Louis Banks to rock UAE

DUBAI - Louis Banks, the versatile jazz musician is all set to rock the UAE when he performs at the `Chivas Al La Mode Jazz evening' in Dubai on April 7 and 9 and in Abu Dhabi on April 8.

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Published: Wed 7 Apr 2004, 12:12 PM

Last updated: Thu 2 Apr 2015, 12:57 PM

Accompanied by bass player Karl Peters, saxophonist Talal, drummer Gino Banks and jazz vocalist Sonia Saigal, Louis promises to play `cool jazz' as well as some renditions of pop and rock songs as well. A jazz pianist and keyboard player par excellance, Louis has towered over the jazz scene in India since the last two decades.

A veteran of international jazz festivals, he has performed with jazz greats such as Yolande Bavan, Charlie Mariano, Charlie Byrd and the legendary Dizzy Gillespie.

Louis expressed his love for jazz and proclaimed it to be the `music of the future'. "I really do believe that jazz represents music of the free world and today it is universally loved for its melodic value. I'm still in love with it and I always seem to discover something new and exciting when I play it," he said.

The free concert is a part of the Chivas A La mode jazz events, which have been taking place since the last three years.

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