Big names for the Jazz Cat Club’s tenth season

The Line Up includes Serena Brancale, Jon Faddis, Wycliffe Gordon, Vincent Herring, James Cartner, Pat Martino, Ronnie Cuber, Cécile McLorin, Andrea Motis, Julien Brunetaud... 

The Ascona Jazz Cat Club will celebrate its tenth season from October 2017 to May 2018. Conceived as Jazz Ascona’s winter appendix, the club has made a name for itself with an intriguing and high-quality program that includes international jazz, blues, R&B and soul artists, such as Ron Carter, John Scofield or Steve Gadd.

Curated by Nicolas Gilliet, the tenth edition will star young Italian crooner Walter Ricci with singer Serena Brancale (October 23, a reunion show starring Ronnie Cuber and Thomas Moeckel (December 11),  a New Orleans piano R&B inspired show by Julien Brunetaud Band (January 22, 2018), Andrea Motis, young Catalan trumpet star (February 26, 2018), legendary American guitarist Pat Martino (April 9, 2018) and Grammy Award winner Cécile McLorin Salvant (may 7, 2018). The march 2018 date is yet to be announced. 

Absolute highlight: the “Jazz The Story”, a show that celebrates the history of jazz, in the centennial of the first jazz record, by bringing an all star band on the stage! Starring: Vincent HerringJon Faddis, Jeremy PeltEric AlexanderJames CarterWycliffe GordonMike LeDonneKenny DavisCarl AllenNicolas Bearde (Saturday November 11, at the Teatro di Locarno). With the exception of this special event, all the other shows will be held at the Teatro del Gatto of Ascona (via Muraccio 21), starting at 20:30. 

Info: Booking: - tel +41 78 733 66 12.



Monday, October 23
The Italian Feel - Nu Soul & New Crooners
Serena Brancale “Soula"
Walter Ricci Quartet Feat. Attilio Troiano


Saturday, November 11
Jazz - The Story
All Star Jazz Orchestra           
Vincent Herring, Jon Faddis, Jeremy Pelt, Eric Alexander, James Carter,  Wycliffe Gordon, Mike LeDonne, Kenny Davis, Carl Allen, Nicolas Bearde ¨


Monday, December 11
Jazz In Concert Reunion
Ronnie Cuber & Thomas Moeckel
Monday, January 22
Julien Brunetaud
Monday, February 27
Emotional Dance
Andrea Motis

Sunday, 11 & Monday, 12 March
To Be Annunced!

Monday, April 9
Pat Martino

Monday, May 7
Cécile Mclorin Salvant