Posted by Hash Varsani // July 17, 2012
JazzAscona is considered one of the world’s most important appointments of historical jazz styles and of the music and culture of New Orleans. The festival offers itself as a gathering and exchange place for the international and local jazz scene. Along the Lake Maggiore shores jazz breathes, musicians meet, and tradition renews itself. It is not by chance that every year new ideas and musical projects are born right here in Ascona.
JazzAscona is an extraordinary mix of culture and fun that involves the whole of Ascona’s historical centre with more than 200 concerts and jam sessions with at least 300 musicians from all over the world. The artistic direction is curated by Nicolas Gilliet, who has been at the head of the event for the past nine years.