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Thank you for a great year!

The year 2018 is going to end soon. When I look back and think of my personal highlights this year, there are quite a lot.

First of all, there are of course the great concerts abroad. In January was the first tour in a foreign country in 2018. In Baku, Azerbaijan I was able to give my „The World of Boogie Woogie and Blues Piano“- lecture and concerts to the arts university music students.

Only two months later, I started a fantastic tour through South Africa, which was also my first trip to Africa at all. In various cities I could give a masterclass and play some concerts together with the famous Jazz drummer Anthony Yoko. In the free time between the concerts I had the chance to do a game drive where I saw a lot of animals in the wild.

In the middle of the year I was part of the 1. New Orleans Festival in Tel Aviv, Israel. Together with Kenny ‚Blues Boss‘ Wayne, we could celebrate fantastic concerts there. The Tel Aviv New Orleans Jazz Festival made me honorary member.

Beginning of August it was time again for the great Boogie Feet’s Festival in Dombås, Norway, organized by dancer Sondre Olsen-Bye. As always, it was such a blast to be part of this festival together with my Trio and the great dancers.

End of November was the annual Jazz Festival “Piano Jazz auf zwei Flügeln” in Basel, Switzerland. As every year, we presented a 4-days festival with the special guests Stephanie Trick & Paolo Alderighi, Rossano Sportiello and Luca Filastro. With sold out concerts it was as always a joy to celebrate this festival with these great musicians and we presented various music styles such as stride and classic to the audience.

Unfortunately due to certain reasons, I had to postpone my own annual International Boogie Woogie Festival in Lugano this year. However, the 17th edition is already appointed for spring 2019.

The other annual concerts on which I participate every year, such as the concert together with Jo Bohnsack in Sylt, Germany, in Horn at the Lake Constance or the Sylvester Party at the Hotel Walther in Pontresina, Switzerland (just to name a few) were all celebrated.

It was not only the big concerts abroad but also the small ones in bars or restaurants for only a limited number of guests, which made this concert year 2018 so unforgettable for me.

To me it is such a joy and it fills my heart with so much love to celebrate and play my favorite music to the world. This is only possible because of my family, my supporters and my fans. Please receive my heartfelt thanks for all your support in visiting my concerts, buying my CDs and following me on Facebook and Instagram!

Special thanks are dedicated to my Trio with Nuno Alexandre and Valerio Felice with whom I had such a blast on stage and I can always count on them.

I wish you a joyful, healthy and prosperous New Year 2019! Keep on listening to the most wonderful music and I hope to see you soon at any of my next concerts.

Silvan Zingg