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Axel Zwingenberger (born May 7, 1955 in Hamburg, Germany) is a blues and boogie-woogie pianist, and songwriter. He is one of the finest boogie-woogie music masters in the world. Zwingenberger was born in Hamburg, Germany, and enjoyed eleven years of conventional piano training. In 1973 he listened to boogie-woogie pianist Albert Ammons, Meade “Lux”, and Pete Johnson. He soon joined piano playing partners Hans-Georg Mller, Vince Weber and Martin Pyrker, and word about the four friends began to spread. In 1974, played at the First International Blues-and-Boogie Woogie Festival of the West German Radio Station in Cologne was followed by Hans Maitners annual festival Stars of Boogie Woogie in Vienna. By 1975, Zwingenberger received his first recording contract, issuing such solo recordings as Boogie Woogie Breakdown, Power House Boogie, and Boogie Woogie Live, as well as lending his talents to recordings by such artists as Lionel Hampton, Jay McShann, Big Joe Turner, Lloyd Glenn, Joe Newman, Sippie Wallace, Mama Yancey, Champion Jack Dupree, Sammy Price, Ray Bryant, Charlie Watts, Vince Weber, and the Mojo Blues Band, among others. In addition to issuing other solo recordings, Zwingenberger continues to tour all over the world and has also authored several publications about blues/boogie-woogie music and musicians, "Boogie Woogie: Piano Solos". He is also known for his photographs of steam locomotives, including some taken from within the machinery itself. http://www.boogie-woogie.com/ Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply.