Sarah Thawer is a JUNO-Award nominated drummer born in Toronto, Canada. She started playing drums at age 2 and her first stage performance was at age 5. Sarah is currently playing, recording and touring across the world with different artists as well as performing solo. She plays a wide range of genres from jazz and fusion all the way to indian, funk, r&b and hip hop.
Sarah is a self-taught drummer and later decided to study jazz and world music at York University. She 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.
Sarah has shared the stage, performed, recorded and worked with various artists including: George Watsky, Sheila E., Jon Batiste, Sekou Bunch, AR Rahman, Mark Lettieri, Osman Mir, Tegan and Sara, Adrian X, Jane Bunnett, Gingger Shankar, Robert Sput Searight and Ghost Note to name a few.
Sarah endorses Yamaha Drums, Zildjian Cymbals, Vic Firth Drumsticks, Remo Drumheads, Sunhouse/Sensory Percussion, 64 Audio, Gruv Gear, and ProLogix Percussion.
Sarah on Remo Drumheads, "O. M. G. LIFE CHANGING!"