|Zingg Silvan, Switzerland, 2008|
Tour Dates: 6 Nov - 17 Nov, 2008
"...Silvan is in possession of what I call "grace and power", playing with equal parts force and finesse. The energy he possessed throughout his set was particularly infectious- his duet with T.Franklin had me literally out of my seat during the mixing sessions for this recording - WOW! "
Influenced by vintage recordings of black pianists, Silvan Zingg taught himself to play the piano during his early school years. Music is important in the family; his father, mother, and sister are also musicians. Silvan studied piano and trombone for six years and after completing courses in graphic design he started a professional music career.
Silvan quickly became a popular entertainer at his college due to his sensational interpretation of the blues. He easily convinced his listeners that he was passionate about music, including classic Boogie Woogie, Blues, and Jazz, with variations from other musical genres.
Today Silvan Zingg is one of the most successful young jazz and blues pianists in his country. Since 2002, he is the promoter and organizer of the annual Boogie Woogie Festival in Switzerland. This festival is unique in the world and every April draws an international group of the best piano players to the fabulous Ticino area in south Switzerland. This event is one of the most important in Europe’s Blues scene. This year the BBC World TV network recognized the importance of the festival in a thirty-minute broadcast.
"...young boogie-woogie prodigy from Lugano, Switzerland...incredible groove !"
"Artists such as Ray Charles, Paula Cole and Silvan Zingg use our piano transducers..."