On the occasion of a joint concert at the Congress house in Zurich, the Rock‘n Roll legend Chuck Berry said with enthusiasm about his pianist: “Silvan is playing as if he came from St. Louis - he could be my Blues brother!”
Silvan Zingg’s style is characterized by a great portion of swing, heavy groove and an impressive virtuosity. With a refreshing repertoire of over five hundred titles, he plays lively boogie-woogie, sensitive blues, classic jazz and swing.
All is performed with passion, lightness and brilliant quality. Influenced by vintage recordings, he started to play the piano in early childhood. After his studies at the university, he began his professional music career. His talent and passion for music made him travel around the world. He has played in more than 30 countries up to now (Europe, USA, Russia, Asia and the Middle East). The critics describe him as an exceptional pianist, impressive by his technique and his cheerful enthusiasm.
Silvan Zingg appeared and performed on stage with legends like Chuck Berry, Ray Charles, Kathie Webster, Sammy Price, Memphis Slim, Champion Jack Dupree, Tito Jackson, Michel Petrucciani, Pinetop Perkins and many more. Meeting Claude Nobs made one of his dreams come true!
The year 2011 will see him perform for the first time at the Montreux Jazz Festival with B.B. King and Carlos Santana.
Silvan Zingg’s International Boogie Woogie Festival Since Silvan’s first invitation in April 2002 in Lugano, world class musicians and dancers gather every year for the “International Boogie Woogie Festival” in Switzerland. As a result of the annual rising success of this high-profile meeting of renowned artists, the TV Station BBC World reported worldwide on it.