Ascona Jazz Festival

Coordinates: 46°09′N 8°46′E / 46.150°N 8.767°E / 46.150; 8.767
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46°09′N 8°46′E / 46.150°N 8.767°E / 46.150; 8.767

Ascona Jazz Festival, or Jazz Ascona, is an annual jazz festival held in Ascona, Switzerland. The 10-day festival takes place from late June to early July on the Swiss shores of Lake Maggiore and is devoted to historical styles of jazz, particularly New Orleans jazz.

Under the direction of Nicolas Gilliet, Jazz Ascona features more than 200 concerts, 300 musicians, and events such as gospel choirs, jam sessions, exhibits, conferences, and films.[1]

Ascona Jazz Award[edit]

Established in 2006, the Ascona Jazz Awards recognizes individuals from the jazz world who distinguished themselves during the previous year or during their career. The award is presented annually during the Jazz Ascona festival and is supported by the municipality of Ascona.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Staff, Offbeat (Jun 1, 2009). "Six for Switzerland". OffBeat. Retrieved Jun 1, 2009.
  2. ^ Staff, All About Jazz (Jul 6, 2009). "The Ascona Jazz Award 2009 to Rossano Sportiello". All About Jazz. Retrieved Jul 6, 2009.