The ever-evolving Shonai enjoys his musical life as a performer, educator, composer and arranger. Born in a musicians’ family in Kolkata Shonai had got introduced to various genre of music in his childhood time. He started his training with learning Tabla and then moved to Piano in 1996. He has done Grade 6 in Classical Music in Piano from Associated Board of Royal School of Music and Grade 8 in Jazz Piano from London College of Music. Shonai studied Jazz till the advanced level my himself with the help of a few world class Jazz musicians. In his 20 years of performance life he has worked in every possible situations from solo to duet and from bands like trio, quartet and Quintet to Big Bands. Shonai being predominantly a contemporary and jazz Pianist has worked with Jazz stalwarts like Mr.Carlton Kitto, Mr.Andrew Gracias, Mr.Lewis Hilt, Mr.Marcus Dengate, Mr. Clive Huse to name a few.