Louiz Banks News
#LifeisMusic – The three bands are getting closer to the final results!
The race is heating up but who is feeling the pressure?
Every now and then, one must weigh the risk. Stick to the tried-and-tested or step away and freestyle our next move. Both come with their own pitfalls. Sometimes, the best way to decide what needs to be done is to simply ask yourself which one is more fun. Click here to read more
#LifeisMusic – 1023MB, SAKHA, Bombay Ducks all set to win everyone over with their performances!
Round one of the contest has each of the 12 band members wearing their best game face. But will it be enough?
In the last episode, we couldn’t help but pick sides. But that got us thinking. Would Beethoven have survived a play-off with Tchaikovsky? Would it be fair to put them up against each other? And if we had to choose one at the end, what a sorry shame it would be for our ears that were denied the music of the losing composer. Click here to read more
#LifeisMusic – The stage is set for 1023MB, SAKHA, Bombay Ducks’ first performance
Following the most important music lesson of their lives, the chosen 12 showcase their sound, led by the maestros.
It’s a big stage. And when you think about the illustrious list of masters it has held while they belt out music of world-class fame, it’s bound to be intimidating. Click here to read more
#LifeIsMusic – sitar player Purbayan Chatterjee is keeping pace with the world of music!
You need to hit the road running while learning from India’s best. In the fifth episode of #LifeIsMusic, the maestros just upped the game.
The tempo is climbing, the #LifeIsMusic family is growing and the maestros are leaving no room for anything less than genius. Pace Of Mind is a composition by Sitar player Purbayan Chatterjee that’s loosely based on the raag Jog. For the uninitiated, Jog is a Hindustani Classical raag that belongs to Khamaj thaat. For every one, however, it is a celebration to the ears. Click here to read more
#LifeIsMusic – Welcome aboard the 747
A solo artiste’s journey across seven seas and finding jugalbandi closer home
Rhythm, it would seem runs in the Qureshi family. This is a particularly endearing episode of #LifeIsMusic, thanks to a guest appearance by Shikhar Naad Qureshi, son of Taufiq Qureshi and by the looks of it, yet another legend in the making. Shikhar may be in his early twenties but what he lacks in years, he more than makes up for in talent. That his grandfather was the illustrious Ustad Alla Rakha is noteworthy. His education to music started perhaps as an infant being cradled in the arms of not one or two but three legendary musicians. Click here to read more
#LifeIsMusic – Avdhoot Phadke: Breathing music
Shy, dedicated, realistic, humble and extremely soft-spoken, Avdhoot Phadke, the 21-year-old flutist from Mumbai’s satellite town Dombivli is a talent that you cannot ignore and a young role model you’d hope kids in the future have. Excerpts from an interview:
Flute is a difficult instrument to play and not too many people play it. How did you take it up?
I was around eight years-old. There was a flute at home;a plain bamboo one. I just picked it up and tried to play it and I liked the sound of it. I was fascinated by the sound. It got me intrigued, so I started learning. Click here to read more
#LifeIsMusic- Hansel Dias: A product of the ‘usual Bass Guitarist story’
A boy-next-door, who taught himself to play the Guitar and switched to the Bass because bands needed him to…
Hansel Dias grew up in a humble home, tucked away in a Mumbai suburb, in a close-knit community with his mother’s church choir singing and dad’s collection of The Beatles,The Eagles, Bee Gees, Scorpions and Engelbertas the only musical influences. Click here to read more
#LifeIsMusic: An 18-year-old, Mohini Dey’s love affair with the Bass!
A few hours of being around the 18-year-old Bassist Dey on the set of#LifeIsMusic, followed by a 20-minute interaction with her in her green room during a short recess can be confusing.
On set, Mohini Dey is focused, conversing, if at all, only with her instrument. On the shoot floor, the candid photographer seldom manages to click a snap where she’s smiling; pictures of her nimble fingers passionately Click here to read more
Zee Entertainment forays into creation of original digital content with #LifeIsMusic
This will be one of a kind musical experience…
As a first in India, Zee Entertainment Enterprises Ltd (ZEEL) has got its entire digital ecosystem – Zee Digital Convergence (ZDC) – and its content studio – Essel Vision Productions Ltd- to design and introduce a unique instrumental musical show – #LifeIsMusic – that celebrates world music and highlights the true value of musicians who are experts in the instrumental genre. Click here to read more
Louiz Banks: My best performance is the one I’ll give tomorrow!
In a candid and rather long interview with Yoshita Sengupta, Louiz Banks speaks about his dream venue, artists he wishes to collaborate with and how one should get initiated into Jazz
The godfather of jazz in India, as he is popularly known, sure likes a good conversation. Despite having spent over 40 years as a musician and playing with the likes of the legendary Click here to read more
Mirchi Music Awards 2013 winners’ list: Amitabh Bachchan wins the Living Legend With Golden Voice award
Take a look at who won the awards this time around…
The Mirchi Music Awards of 2013 was judged by distinguished jury members of the industry. Click here to read more