Sarah Thawer is a drummer based in Toronto, Canada.
She is self- taught and has been playing since the age of 2 and has been performing on stage since the age of 6. She was introduced to music at a very young age, as she comes from a musical family.
Sarah is currently freelancing, collaborating, doing session work and performing with international artists playing jazz, latin, gospel, hip hop, funk, r&b/soul, fusion, indian and world music.
She studied jazz and world music at York University and was the recipient of the Oscar Peterson Scholarship, the highest award given by the institution, in addition to graduating with the Summa Cum Laude distinction. She has been recognized and shared the stage with many popular artists including AR Rahman, Ruth B, Jane Bunnett and Maqueque, Del Hartley, D’bi and the 333, Rich Brown, Re.verse, Salim-Sulaiman, Dean Jarvis, Benny Dayal and Funktuation, Thompson Egbo-Egbo, The Battle of Santiago, Maria Mulata, Grisha Goryachev, Roger and Sam Grandinson, S S Thaman, Steve Koven, Vijay Prakash to name a few. Sarah has also been featured and interviewed on various television and radio stations such as CBC News newscast, Jazz FM 91.1, OMNI TV, Rogers Daytime, Vijay TV and various others.
Sarah endorses Yamaha drums, Vic Firth drum sticks, Evans drum heads, Zildjian cymbals and Gruv Gear.
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