Silvan Zingg ( born March 19, 1973 in Lugano, Switzerland ) is a Swiss boogie woogie, blues and jazz pianist.
Silvan Zingg grew up in a musical family. Already during his school years, he began, inspired by plates of African-American blues pianists play the piano. After graduation and a graphic studies, he decided to become a professional musician.
Zingg has given to date than 1,000 concerts in over 30 countries. He was the first overseas solo concert at age 18. He became the youngest pianist and only European at the Masters of Blues & Boogie Woogie Piano Night in Charleston, South Carolina, USA, in part. Afterwards further trips to the USA, among other things Piano Festival in Cincinnati, Detroit and Newport. In November 2005 he performed with Chuck Berry at the Kongresshaus in Zurich. " Silvan plays as if he was from St. Louis, he could be my blues brother. " ( Chuck Berry )
Silvan Zingg has played among others with the blues artists Ray Charles, Memphis Slim, Sammy Price, Champion Jack Dupree, Katie Webster, Michel Petrucciani, Jimmy Walker and Tito Jackson ( brother of Michael ). In November 2008 Silvan Zingg completed his first concert tour in China. In 2010 Silvan Zingg was invited as a speaker for Boogie Woogie and Blues Piano at the University of Texas.
At the Montreux Jazz Festival 2011 Silvan Zingg Special guest was the BB King concert. With this at the concert: Carlos Santana, John McLaughlin, Susan Tedeschi, Derek Trucks, Shemekia Copeland, Robert Randolph and others.
International Boogie Woogie Festival
In 2002 Zingg initiated the first time the International Boogie Woogie Festival Switzerland in Lugano. Since 2002, Wayne, Carl Sonny Leyland, Mitch Woods, Axel Zwingenberger, Vince Weber, Joja Wendt, Jean -Paul Amouroux, Chris Conz meet annually in the spring in Lugano in Ticino pianists of the genre, such as Little Willie Littlefield, Kenny " Blues Boss" and Michael Pewny. In 2006, the TV channel BBC World reported worldwide in a report on the festival.
2013 German Pinetop Award 2013 "Boogie Woogie Entertainer".