The Boogie Man Cometh!
Calling all live music lovers – Gather round for some foot-tapping rhythm and blues with the Boogie Woogie Ambassador of Switzerland, Silvan Zingg.
The latest in a series of successful fundraising concerts brought to you by the Rotary Club of Morningside, this one-off benefit show also features crowd favorites, the Tony Yoko Jazz Trio, and the vocal talents of guest singer Wendy Allen-Twyford.
The Sunday afternoon concert will be held at The Country Club Johannesburg in Woodmead on 29 October, starting promptly at 3 pm.
Tickets cost R300 per person with all proceeds going towards the various humanitarian projects of the Rotary Club. Pay by 20 October and get the early bird price of R275 p/p, or book a table of 8 for only R2000. There will also be a raffle, and the odds are always in your favour!
Born in Lugano Switzerland to a musical family, Silvan Zingg was inspired at a young age by the great American blues pianists. He learned to play the piano before he started school and gave his first overseas solo concert at age 18, where he was the youngest pianist and only European at the Masters of Blues & Boogie-Woogie Piano Night in Charleston, South Carolina, with Jimmy Walker, and Skeeter Brandon.
Since then, Silvan Zingg has performed in more than 2,000 concerts in over 40 countries, including the Cincinnati, Detroit, and Newport Festivals, as well as the famous New Orleans Jazz & Blues Festival.
In November 2005, he performed with Chuck Berry in a sold-out concert in Zurich, and in 2011, Zingg was invited to perform with B.B. King at the Montreux Jazz Festival.
ln 2013, Silvan Zingg was awarded the ‘German Pinetop Award’ as Boogie-Woogie Entertainer of the Year.