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35 years of
The Hamburg Boogie Woogie Connection
we'll party on August 8th, 2023

The Hamburg Boogie Woogie Connection 2023

Fabrik, Tuesday, August 8th, 2023


35 years of The Hamburg Boogie Woogie Connection! The mother of the international Boogie Woogie festivals keeps on delighting with the blues-honed cheerfulness of these forever-young, untamed pianorhythms, which brought the roll to the rock. Eight piano virtuosi at two grand pianos will unleash their improvisational spirits!

Julien Brunetaud has been awarded the best French Blues pianist, he will perform at the „Fabrik“ for the first time. Also, „Boogiekathi“ Katharina Alber from Tyrolia, Austria, will charm Hamburg’s audience. There will be a happy return of Lasse Jensen Danmark’s Boogie Woogie pianist number one, who impressed at the Fabrik already 10 years ago. Thomas Scheytt from Freiburg, Germany, will have his debut at The Hamburg Boogie Woogie Connection with his elaborate Blues- and Boogie sounds, as well as Thomas „Piano“ Schulze, hailing from Berlin’s Prenzlauer „Boogieberg“. Guenther Brackmann is a fix star of Hamburg’s Blues- and Boogiescene, performing the first time as a soloist at the Fabrik Boogiefestival. Jo Bohnsack enthralls the audience with his North Sea-steeled New Orleans- and Louisiana-Bluesgrooves ever since the first Hamburg Boogie Woogie Connection on 8.8.88. Last but not least host Axel Zwingenberger will celebrate his 50th Boogie Woogie stage anniversary also on the 8.8. at the Fabrik – the legend of the international Blues and Boogie Woogie-piano scene!

Tuesday, August 8th, 2023; doors open: 7 pm, show starts: 8 pm

Fabrik, Barnerstraße 36, 22765 Hamburg,

Line Up 2023

  • Axel Zwingenberger

    Axel is the host of The Hamburg Boogie Woogie Connection and plays there every year.

  • Günther Brackmann

    Günther plays here again after 10 years.

  • Jo Bohnsack

    Jo is a regular of this festival and appears every year.

  • Julien Brunetaud

    Julien will play our festival for the first time in 2023.

  • Lasse Jansen

     Lasse will be back in Hamburg after 10 years.

  • Thomas "Piano" Schulze

    Thomas will participate in the festival for the first time.

  • Thomas Scheytt

    Coming from the south of Germany, Thomas will play our festival for the first time.

  • Katharina Alber

    Kathi brings Feel Good Boogie from Tyrolia for the first time to the Fabrik.