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.