Rhys Sebastian

Rhys Sebastian is one of the country's most prodigious saxophone talents. He's the son of renowned pianist Merlin D'Souza, and grandson of cello player and music composer Sebastian D'Souza. He began singing when he was less than three years old, learnt the piano when he was 13 and then started on the clarinet. But he found his metier with the sax... for now.


Rhys made his debut as part of the 13-piece jazz group called The Big Band, playing alongside veteran city musicians such as his mother Merlin D'Souza, the Monserrate horn players and vocalists Shazneen, Vivian Pocha, Suzy Q, Bianca and Jazzy Joe his then guru.
-Prithvi Theatre
-The Quarter


"After sharing stage space with Lionel Richie and Benjamin Stanford, Rhys Sebastian, who is part of the band, Sax On Toast, is poised to leave deeper prints on musical pages"

-Verve Magazine

"It requires some serious amount of artistry to approach the music of icons like American jazz pianist Chick Corea, Hindi music composers Shankar-Jaikishan and OP Nayyar as well as that of Western classical god Beethoven and present it all at one single concert. But to add your stamp of originality to their celebrated pieces demands another level of ingenuity. But Sebastian has taken on the task and is ready with his act."

-Rolling Stone India