Since many years I visit JazzAscona, a jazz festival which happens in many places of Ascona, a Swiss town on the lakefront of Lago Maggiore. There are stages on the piazza - directly on the lakefront, in the Old Town, in many restaurants and hotels and there even are several jazz church services in an 700 years old church.
There are trios and there are big bands, there is vocal music and there are brass bands - a simply wonderful mixture, in 2009 the 25th edition.
I'm not a musician or a jazz specialist at all - but this New Orleans jazz of the annual festival somehow has "infected" me ...
Here you can see the tenor saxophonist Boris van der Lek of "Christian Willisohn's Southern Spirit" Band. He really plays his instrument in an "intoxicating" way ... you can hear him HERE.
A bit of the atmosphere there around the piazza you can see and hear HERE.
In workshop you can see two other pictures of this band.
In the map view righthand you even can see the 5 stages on piazza.This GoogleEarth picture obviously was taken while JazzAscona festival at the end of June.