Axel Zwingenberger

Axel Zwingenberger, born May 7, 1955 in Hamburg (Germany), is a blues/boogie-woogie pianist and songwriter. He is a master of boogie-woogie music. Zwingenberger was raised in Hamburg, Germany and had eleven years of traditional piano training. He listened to the boogie-woogie pianists Albert Ammons and Meade “Lux” Johnson in 1973. Soon he joined his piano playing friends Hans-Georg Mller (Vince Weber), and Martin Pyrker. Word soon spread about these four friends. Hans Maitners annual festival Stars of Boogie Woogie was held in Vienna in 1974. He also played at the First International Blues-and-Boogie Woogie Festival of West German Radio Station, Cologne. Zwingenberger was able to record his first solo recording in 1975. He issued Boogie Woogie Breakdown and Power House Boogie. Zwingenberger has released many solo recordings and continues to tour the globe. He also wrote several publications on blues/boogiewoogie music and musicians called “Boogie Woogie Piano Solos”. Zwingenberger is also well-known for his photographs of steam locomotives. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License and may also be available under the GNU FDL.

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