Thursday, June 9, 2011

Lugano Estival Jazz 2011

“Music and rhythm find their way into the secret places of the soul”
Plato

It might not sound very inviting at his very moment but - believe me - the sun WILL reappear! Be ready to plunge into Lugano's Estival Jazz as it celebrates its 33nd year of existence this year.

Lugano Estival Jazz is the premier musical event in Southern Switzerland (Canton Ticino).
Set in the heart of Lugano, in the beautiful 19th century Piazza della Riforma, and in the surrounding town of Mendrisio in star architect Mario Botta's "Piazzale alla Valle", Lugano Estival Jazz attracts thousands of Jazz and World Music fans each year.

The good news is:  All concerts are OPEN AIR and TOTALLY FREE!

Miles Davis, Dizzy Gillespie, Keith Jarrett, Ray Charles, Bobby McFerrin, Herbie Hancock, BB King, Friedrich Gulda, Tito Puente, Chick Corea, The Manhattan Transfer, Take 6, Gato Barbieri, Maynard Ferguson, Cesaria Evora, Dee Dee Bridgewater Carla Bley, Barbara Hendricks, Wynton Marsalis, Cheb Mami, Noa, Oscar D'Leon, Jon Hendricks, Paco de Lucia, Van Morrison, Buddy Guy, Taj Mahal, Khaled are only some of the over 300 groups / artists that have performed since 1979.

Click here for this Estival Jazz 2011 programme and see if you might be tempted to join a concert below the starry sky.

Where: Mendrisio www.mendrisio.ch
When: Friday 24th & Saturday 25th June, 2011

Where: Lugano www.lugano.ch
When: Thursday June 30th, Friday 1st  & Saturday 2nd July, 2011

2 comments:

sweet european dreams said...

mmmmmmmmm...this sounds like SO much fun, and especially that the setting is in Lugano!
I wrote a little blog on Lugano today and mentioned your blog in it!
Enjoy your weekend in one of the most beautiful parts of the world!
-diane
http://www.sweeteuropeandreams.com

Expat with Kids said...

Wow! I am terribly flattered at your mention of my blog in your post. Thank you so much. You just made my weekend! ;)

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