|Origin Manno, Switzerland|
Role Pianist · silvanzingg.com
Name Silvan Zingg
|Website Silvan Zingg|
|Occupation(s) Pianist, songwriter, producer|
Albums Boogie Woogie Triology, Dancin' The Boogie
Genres Boogie-woogie, Jazz, Blues
Similar People Chris Conz, Luca Sestak, Axel Zwingenberger, Jean‑Paul Amouroux, Stephanie Trick
Silvan zingg playing his boogie woogie piano music in schools
Silvan Zingg (born 19 March 1973) is a Swiss boogie woogie, blues and Jazz pianist and founder in 2002 of the International Boogie Woogie festival in Lugano, Switzerland.
- Silvan zingg playing his boogie woogie piano music in schools
- Silvan zingg pinetop s boogie woogie piano
- Musical career
- International Boogie Woogie Festival
- Boogie woogie masterclass and lecture
Silvan zingg pinetop s boogie woogie piano
Silvan Zingg is called the "Boogie Woogie Ambassador". He was born in Lugano to a musical family. Before he started school, he had learned to play the piano and was particularly inspired by the work of Afro-American blues pianists. After studies as a graphic designer he decided to become a professional musician. Zingg has since performed in more than 1,000 concerts in 30 countries: Switzerland, Germany, Liechtenstein, Austria, France, Italy, the Netherlands, Belgium, Spain, Luxembourg, Greece, Monaco, Andorra, the Vatican, Bulgaria, Poland, Czech Republic, Hungary, Sweden, England, Ireland, the USA, Canada, India, Arab Emirates, China, Russia, Mexico. He gave his first overseas solo concert at 18 years of age. He was the youngest pianist and only European at the Masters Of Blues & Boogie Woogie Piano Night in Charleston, South Carolina; together with Jimmy Walker, and Skeeter Brandon. He has performed in other American venues including the Cincinnati, Detroit, Newport Festivals. In November 2005, he performed with Chuck Berry in a sold out concert in Zurich. Zingg has played with such other blues artists as Ray Charles, Memphis Slim, Sammy Price, Champion Jack Dupree, Katie Webster, Michel Petrucciani and Jimmy Walker. In 2011, Zingg was invited by festival promoter Claude Nobs to perform with B.B. King at the Montreux Jazz Festival. Among others on stage were Carlos Santana, John McLaughlin, Susan Tedeschi, Derek Trucks, Shemekia Copeland, and Robert Randolph.
His CD Boogie Woogie Triology won several awards, and was top selling CD on CD Baby for more than one year.
International Boogie Woogie Festival
In 2002, Zingg initiated the International Boogie Woogie Festival in Lugano. Since then it has been held annually in April and has attracted such entertainers as Little Willie Littlefield, Kenny "Blues Boss" Wayne, Carl Sonny Leyland, Mitch Woods, Axel Zwingenberger, Vince Weber, Joja Wendt, Jean Paul Amouroux, Michael Pewny and Chris Conz. In 2006, BBC World reported on the festival, which brought it world-wide attention. In November 2008, Silvan Zingg completed his first concert tour of China.
Boogie woogie masterclass and lecture
In 2010, Zingg was invited to give a concert/lecture about the history of boogie woogie at the University of Texas in Brownsville.