The famous Swiss Boogie Woogie & Blues pianist Silvan Zingg from Lugano started improvising on his mother’s piano as a little boy. His repertoire leaves nothing to be desired: from lively Boogie Woogie and sensitive Blues to classical Jazz and Swing – all played with lightness, improvisation, a lot of passion and wit in a brilliant quality. This is what characterizes the piano playing of the “Boogie Woogie Ambassador from Switzerland”, as the international press calls him.
At the age of 18 he performed at the “Masters of Boogie Woogie Night” in Charleston, South Carolina. Today he is one of the most famous Boogie Woogie pianists in Europe.
In his now over 25-year music career, he had the pleasure to perform in more than 50 countries in Europe, South-, North- and Central-America, Asia and Africa.
“Silvan plays as if he were from St. Louis – he could be my blues brother!” – said Rock ‘n’ Roll legend Chuck Berry enthusiastically about his pianist during a joint concert. Full of praise for Silvan Zingg was also B.B. King after their concert in the Stravinski Hall at the Montreux Jazz Festival in 2011. With him, Silvan Zingg associates a very special moment: Zingg was the only European who attended the funeral of B.B. King in 2015 and was allowed to participate there in Indianola, Mississippi, USA. A day he will never forget.