Axel Zwingenberger vince weber  

Together with his friend Vince Weber, who since a long time wanted to initiate a special pianists’ meeting exactly on 8-8-88, Axel Zwingenberger is the co-host of this annual, improvised session at Hamburg’s Fabrik. As in the long music nights at the "Sperl" club in Hamburg, whose patron Poldi Eidenhammer looked after "his" pianists’ bunch like a godfather, the music was meant to be in the main focus. No big spectacle, no nonsense, just two grand pianos on stage, a good sound, and Blues and Boogie Woogie are set to start. The Fabrik is an ideal and legendary place for that.

The illustrious row of musicians, who have performed at "The Hamburg Boogie Woogie Connection", is extremely long: besides dozens of home grown musicians, there were international greats, from Champion Jack Dupree via Ray Bryant to Chris Jagger or Mike Sanchez.

With "The Hamburg Boogie Woogie Connection" as a role model, meanwhile similar festivals came into existance all over Europe, in Salzkammergut, Tessin, Burgundy, Auvergne, Dorset or Gyoer, just to name a few.

Lila Ammons  Jean-Paul Amouroux  Jim Badzick  Jean-Pierre Bertrand
BendixBoettger Dia  Gottfried Böttger  Jo Bohnsack Boogie House Trio
 Charlie Booty  Günther Brackmann  Mark Braun Daniel Brunckhorst
Heinz und Marcel Brunner Ray Bryant Big John Carter Manne Chicago
 Michal Cholewinski  Steve Clayton Chris Conz Dániel Balázs
Champion Jack Dupree  Daniel Ecklbauer Artists Jan Fischer Chase Garrett
 James Goodwin  Tibor Grasser Bob Hall Ulrike Hausmann
 Jörg Hegemann Henry Heggen Dominik Heins Günther Henzel
Nino Hiemann  Michal Hortig  Duffy Jackson Chris Jagger
 Lasse Jensen Michael Kaeshammer Artists2 Filiep Ketels Ladyva klein
Carl Sonny Leyland Jan Luley Artists Micha Maass Maciej Markiewicz
Jessy Martens Jürgen Meyer-Burgdorff Claus-Jürgen Möller Frank Muschalle
 Joachim Palden Henning Pertiet klein Michael Pewny Julian Phillips
Hannes Plagge  Dan Popek Jan Preston Martin Pyrker
Sabine Pyrker klein Christian Rannenberg Eeco Rijken Rapp Rob Rio
 Martin Röttger Inga Rumpf Keito Saito Mike Sanchez
Matthias Schlechter Martin Schmitt Martijn u Greta Georg Schröter und Marc Breitfelder
 Joachim Schumacher Bob Seeley Luca Sestak Ludwig Seuss klein
Christoph Steinbach Günther Straub Stefan Ulbricht Michael van den Valentyn
Clemens Vogler Niels von der Leyen Leopold von Knobelsdorff Abi Wallenstein
 Papadon Washington Ben Waters Diz Watson Vince Weber
Joja Wendt Christian Willisohn Silvan Zingg Axel Zwingenberger
 Torsten Zwingenberger  2 Hot 8 to the Bar