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