The Rat Pack Songbook
Artists: Louiz Banks, Gino Banks, Gary Lawyer, Sheldon D’Silva
About the Show:
This Band is probably the only Singer and Trio ensemble in India who are the truest exponents of the Rat Pack Repertoire!
Smooth Mainstream jazz styling with Jazz Guru jazz pianist/keyboardist Louiz Banks featuring Numero UNO bassist Sheldon D'Silva and the amazing rhythm machine Gino Banks on Drums with lush and riveting vocals by the one and only Gary Lawyer is the hallmark of this band. The chemistry on stage is magical and the pulsating music is captivating . Listen to the original and unique interpretation of Standards by this High Standards Band and you will be hooked. Look forward to them performing at the Ziziland Jazz Festival, Mumbai 2017.
LOUIZ BANKS is unanimously hailed as India’s best jazz pianist and Keyboardist; . He also is a prolific composer of original music in all genres of music ...Louiz carves another notch in his eventful career with this exciting jazz group BROTHERHOOD. This Band focuses on smooth and very contemporary renditions of jazz standards and originals that is refreshingly fresh, swinging and exciting, in its subtle and thought provoking nuances and virtuosity.
GARY LAWYER really needs no introduction. Arguably one of the finest singers India has produced in the world of western music Gary’s versatility can be seen in all genres of music be it Rock, soul, jazz, rock n roll, popular and the blues. A classically trained bass baritone Gary sings in the tenor range with ease. Till date he has to his credit 5 albums of original compositions and covers, all of which have had rave reviews and above that there are seven videos all of which have had prime rotation on the music channels Gary also has a beautifully crafted album of Jazz Standards with the jazz and Fusion Maestro Louis Banks. Add to that numerous awards, accolades and successful live shows and you have the man often referred to as the “legendary” Gary Lawyer or the “man” with the golden voice.
SHELDON D’SILVA on Bass is the young and dynamic and very brilliant electric bassist that is dazzling audiences everywhere with his virtuosity and versatility. He has performed with great success with many international artists from all over the world.
GINO BANKS on drums is the new drum sensation in the country that is mesmerizing listeners wherever he plays with his dazzling and superior technique, his sensitivity and his amazing versatility. He has extensively performed with great international artists and performed at very prestigious music festivals all over the world.
About Ziziland Jazz Festival
A celebration of Jazz music, the festival will pay tribute to Ella Fitzgerald & members of the Rat Pack.
Never heard jazz music before? You've probably heard more than you think, from popular culture! Check out a playlist here.
Rat Pack: Live in 1965
Louiz & Gino Banks: Two of India's best jazz musicians!
St. Andrew's Auditorium, Mumbai
St. Dominic Road, Bandra West, Mumbai