Immerse yourself in the music of the moment. Drink in the unmistakable sounds of jazz at infectious jam sessions and concerts by the big names of the genre as well as up-and-coming new talents.


The Jazzkantine in the heart of Lucerne’s old town is a restaurant, café and concert venue in one. Hosting all manner of acts, the Jazzkantine is especially well known for its barnstorming jam sessions. On one Tuesday each month, anyone can bring their own instrument to join in.

Louis Bar at the Montana

The Louis Bar at the Hotel Montana is well known in the city as a meeting place for fans of jazz and blues. There is live music almost every day, plus the legendary jam sessions every Thursday. A whole series of music-makers, from mainstream to bebop, have kept spirits high for more than 20 years now – and jamming along is encouraged.

RIGYTHM – what happened to jazz

The RIGYTHM jazz series brings virtuoso jazz concerts to the rather unexpected venues of Weggis and Vitznau. In fact, «jazz» is an umbrella term as diverse and surprising as the region itself. Successive curators showcase the genre by giving a platform to big names as well as emerging talent.