Reeya Banerjee, Tony Cenicola and James Rubino
Washington DC born and San Francisco raised artist Reeya Banerjee has been playing music since the early age of seven. She was brought up by two creative parents – both Indian immigrants who moved to the US from New Delhi in 1978. Reeya’s mother was a classically trained Indian singer and her father played classical violin as a young man. Reeya credits her lifelong musical obsession to her mother who introduced her to The Beatles. Reeya cut her musical teeth by learning piano during a 3 year stint living in Chicago. There she also began singing and touring as part of a local professional children’s choir called the Evanston Children’s Chorus. After two years this pursuit culminated in a performance at Chicago Symphony Center with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra when Reeya was just nine. The choir toured all over the Chicago area giving performances and this was Reeya’s first real taste of live music performance.