Axel Zwingenberger

Genres: R&B / Soul
Decades: 1980s 1990s 2000s


7 May 1955, Hamburg, Germany. After studying classical piano for more than a decade, Zwingenberger began playing boogie-woogie in 1973. Although this was more than 30 years after the style had enjoyed its brief period of popular success, Zwingenberger’s technical prowess brought him immediate public recognition in Germany. He released a successful album and was invited to tour and record in the USA, appearing with ‘Big’ Joe Turner. By the end of the 70s he had established a reputation throughout Europe and was featured at concerts and festivals, sometimes as a single and also with visiting jazz luminaries such as Lionel Hampton. In the following decades he continued his touring and recording, working with Beulah ‘Sippie’ Wallace, Mama Yancey, Joe Newman, Jay ‘Hootie’ McShann, Champion Jack Dupree, and Red Holloway as part of the Axel Zwingenberger And The Friends Of Boogie Woogie series. Although rightly praised for his remarkable...

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