Jammin' for New Orleans

Two musical weekends in Ascona: 26 - 27.6 and 2/4.7 2020

Jammin' for New Orleans

Like all major events in Switzerland, JazzAscona has been cancelled, but it re-emerges from these silent months with a double rendezvous...

Jammin for New Orleans” - represent a first, significant step towards the "new normality" we are gradually getting used to and will of course take place in accordance with the anti-Covid regulations issued by the authorities. A chance to celebrate, but also an act of solidarity and support for the New Orleans as well as the local music scene and economy.

Thursday 26 and Saturday 27 June 2020 - Fondazione Majid:

Fondazione Majid

On Friday 26th and Saturday 27th June, Majid Foundation’s beautiful spaces will not only give local bands the opportunity to perform, but also offer a taste of the special atmosphere that is so dear to the fans of festival through a series of musical moments created exclusively for JazzAscona and streamed online by the New Orleans artists who were supposed to be performing this year. A sort of long distance participation, to reaffirm the close and historic bond between the Mississippi and Lake Maggiore shores.


As required by the federal guidelines, a reservation for the evenings of June 26th and 27th at Majid Foundation is mandatory.

Click here to secure your place at Majid!

From Thursday 2 to Saturday 4 July 2020:

Olivia & the Funcats

From Thursday 2nd, to Saturday 4th of July, a second event will present a dozen local, Swiss and Italian bands offering acoustic performances in the streets of the old town as well as concerts in various clubs, restaurants and hotels. The dates correspond to what was supposed to be the final weekend of the festival and therefore an opportunity for JazzAscona to underline that music is stronger than all adversities and it cannot and must never stop.

Check the "Jammin' for New Orleans" program.

Entry for both weekends is free, but the public will have the opportunity to donate a voluntary contribution (in form of a free offer) to the New Orleans musicians whose participation was planned at JazzAscona 2020.

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