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  Neville Dickie Champion Jack Dupree Daniel Ecklbauer Artists
 Jan Fischer Marc Galperin 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 Cili Marsall
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