Born and raised in Mumbai India, Gino has been fooling around with the drums since he was 8 years old and took it up seriously at the age of 15. He is the son of Louiz Banks, India 's legendary jazz pianist and composer. He toured Australia and China with his fathers' indo-jazz fusion band SANGAM playing percussion when he was just 9 years old.
Gino is a versatile musician, this trait leads him to perform and record with artists and bands of all types of genres. Artists like his father Louiz Banks, Ustad Zakir Hussain, Pt. Hariprasad Chaurasia, Dave Holland, Chris Potter, Shankar Mahadevan, Mike Stern, Guthrie Govan, Tony Lakatos, George Brooks, the late great U.Srinivas, Fazal Qureshi, Taufiq Qureshi, Pt. Vikku Vinayakram, Mohini Dey. Bollywood sessions and gigs with Ilaiyaraaja, A.R. Rahman, Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy, Salim-Sulaiman, Vishal-Shekhar, Amit Trivedi, and Hariharan; to fusion groups ARKA, Niladri Kumar, Rakesh Chaurasia's RAF, Ravi Chary Crossing, Mekaal Hasan Band, Ananthaal, Sanjay Divecha, Dhruv Ghanekar and many more
As an in-demand session artist, he is also a producer, arranger, and runs his own studio production called Double Shift Productions.
He has also had the Honor and Privilege of playing a few tracks on the Miles From India Album produced by Bob Belden, nominated for a 2009 Grammy in the Contemporary Jazz Category with Times Square Records, NYC; a fusion of Great Indian Classical Musicians and Miles Davis Alumni Musicians.
Gino is a big advocate of music education and is one of the most in demand drum set educators - running his own lessons platform Algorhythm Drums as well as a Coordinator, Advisor and Adjunct Faculty member at the NMIMS School Of Performing Arts.