Ascona in the canton of Ticino, a city in Switzerland, is the host of an annual summer music festival. Ascona Jazz Festival is a 10-day event that strongly associated with New Orleans and classical jazz.
Today, Ascona Jazz Festival is one of the most important events in the world of jazz music. It is devoted to historical jazz styles and in particular to the music of New Orleans. The event was initially started in 1985. In recent years more than 60,000 visitors from all over the world have come to Ascona to attend the event. The event is organized by the regional tourist office “Organizzazione turistica Lago Maggiore e Valli”.
Since 2006, the event has given an award to a person in the jazz music based on their career in the previous year. In 2017, a musician from the United States, Jon Cleary (pianist, multi-instrumentalist, vocalist, and songwriter), won this award. The next event, Ascona Jazz Festival will be held from 21st June to 30th June in Ascona.
During the event, more than 200 concerts by more than 300 artists will be held by national and international musicians throughout the city. Moreover, you can enjoy a wide range of jazz music; classical to modern swing, from Dixieland to blues, from gospel to traditional New Orleans jazz.
If you love jazz music and you are looking for a destination for your summer trip in late June, Ascona Jazz Festival would be great for you. You can look for the tickets of the concerts in their official website.
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