Shonai being predominantly a contemporary jazz pianist enjoys his musical career as a performer, educator, composer, and arranger. Being a graded artist in All India Radio countless jazz recitals have been broadcasted. (This is sample text)
"Shonai nailed it at The Piano Man. His trio had made people swing to their tune. The show was pretty good! Shonai was a hit last night!"
-Amuze Records review
"We were introduced to the Kolkata Trio; Shonai, a bit late in the album, but their groovy piano-led tunes add a funky touch to Foxtrot Project V2 with ‘Walking on Air’ and a tribute to the legend, Carlton Kitto, with the somber but gratitude-filled ‘An Ode to Mr. Kitto’ "