About Us

One of the main international events dedicated to jazz and New Orleans Beat, JazzAscona attracts an enthusiastic audience who appreciates the richness of the program, the relaxed atmosphere of the festival, and the Lake Maggiore as a wonderful background to great open-air concerts.

A great variety of music

JazzAscona offers almost 15 concerts a day and a unique musical mix. From New Orleans jazz to swing, from blues to R&B, the festival includes all genres related to the great tradition of jazz and Afro-American music.


The New Orleans Experience

The New Orleans Experience – Original Music & Food from Louisiana” is the festival’s trade-mark. It aims at celebrating New Orleans by showcasing its most representative musicians, offering an overall view of contemporary music from the Crescent City, alongside the experience of tasting savory Louisiana cuisine.

A wonderful location

JazzAscona is mainly an open air event that takes place in the evening (from 6.30 pm to 1.30 am) along the evocative Ascona waterfront, which hosts four stages. During the day (from 11 a.m.) many concerts called Music Hours take place in various restaurants & bars of Ascona. 


Free of charge festival during weekdays

Since 2013, the piazza concerts are free on weekdays, except for the prefestive evening on June 28. During the weekend the access to the whole festival area will be at a set price of CHF 20.00.


Getting around

Ascona is a renowned tourist destinationa and a small town: moving around it on foot is your fastest and most enjoyable option.