About this Artist
Drummer Gino Banks is Louiz’s son, and it is clear that the adventurous spirit of world music exploration is in his DNA. He has played with classical greats like Pandit Shivkumar Sharma, Ustad Rashid Khan, Pandit Vikku Vinayakram, Ustad Sabir Khan, and many others. He is a stalwart in the Bollywood Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy film music world. He works regularly with fusion groups like Niladri Kumar’s Sitar Funk, Rakesh Chaurasia’s RAF, and many others. Rock music is in his world, and he has backed many dance groups. One of his best-known efforts was taking part in Bob Belden’s Grammy-nominated Miles from India: A Celebration of the Music of Miles Davis. Gino also teaches, primarily at the True School of Music.