38th JazzAscona


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Sister Cities Edition!

2022 is the year of JazzAscona’s rebirth, as from June 23 to July 2, the streets will finally fill with music, colour and activities again. The 38th edition will be involving the entire city and celebrate the "Sister Cities" partnership agreement signed last September by the authorities of Ascona and New Orleans.

Thanks to the Sister Cities partnership, Ascona will hosts many musicians of course, but also dancers, chefs, Mardi Gras Indians and Second Line dancers, with the aim of offering a broad overview of New Orleans culture.

Some sixty musicians will travel from Louisiana and stay throughout the festival, like the new queen of soul music Erica Falls; singer, accordionist and heir to the zydeco tradition as well as 2022 Grammy nominated artist Sean Ardoin, as well as one of the most important groups of the Indian Mardi Gras culture, Bo Dollis Jr. & The Wild Magnolias, or the celebrated New Orleans Jazz Orchestra, performing twice: on June 25 a tribute to Aretha Franklin and on July 2 with one of the most famous jazz singers in the world, Dee Dee Bridgewater.

During the 10-day festival, some 350 events will be presented. In addition to the nightly jam sessions, a series of workshops will also provide entertainment during the day: Ashlin Parker, with his "Trumpet Mafia" for example, but also workshops on other aspects of New Orleans culture: second line dancing with choreographer and dancer Michelle Gibson, burlesque with Trixie Minx, New Orleans drumming techniques with Adonis Rose and much more.


Line up 2022

Sean Ardoin (stage biblioteca, 20.45)
Ali Affleck & The Hot Town Tigers with Enrico Tomasso (stage chiesa, 21.15)
Erica Falls (stage biblioteca, 23.00)
Michael Bradford Group (stage New Orleans, 24.00)

Accordeon Night with Danilo Boggini and Sean Ardoin (stage chiesa, from 21.15)
Tribute to Allen Toussaint with NOJO 7 (stage New Orleans, 22.00)

Tribute to Aretha Franklin with New Orleans Jazz Orchestra (stage New Orleans, 22.00)
Bo Dollis & The Wild Magnolias (stage New Orleans, 24.00)

Gospel Mass with New Orleans’ Musicians (chiesa San Pietro e Paolo, 10.00)
Trombone Night with Slidestream, Michael Watson & the Alchemy (stage chiesa, from 21.15)

The Dead South (stage New Orleans, 22.00)

Tribute to Joe Zawinul with Scott Kinsey Group & the BundesjazzOrchester (stage New Orleans, 22.00)

Sax Night with Miss Bee & The Bullfrogs, Sax Gordon, Ricardo Pascal (stage New Orleans, from 20.00)
Bo Dollis & the Wild Magnolias (stage chiesa, 23.30)

Swiss Jazz Ambassadors feat. Sarah Hanahan  (stage New Orleans, 20.00)
NOJO 7 (stage chiesa, 23.30)

Ashlin Parker Trumpet Crew (stage biblioteca, 23.00)
Sax Gordon (stage chiesa, 23.30)

NOJO & Dee Dee Bridgewater (stage New Orleans, 22.00)
Ida Nielsen & The Funkbots (stage chiesa, 23.30)
Trixie Minx Burlesque Show (stage New Orleans, 24.00)


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