Sarah Thawer is a JUNO-Award nominated drummer based in Toronto, Canada. She started playing drums at age 2 and her first stage performance was at age 5. She is currently touring, recording and performing with international artists playing a wide range of genres from Jazz and Fusion all the way to Indian, Latin, 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 and played with various artists including: George Watsky, AR Rahman, Mark Lettieri, Sekou Bunch, Jane Bunnett, Thompson Egbo-Egbo, Gabriel Palatchi, Del Hartley, Charlotte Day Wilson, Osman Mir, Ruth B., Vijay Prakash, Benny Dayal, Jon Batiste at NPR’s Tiny Desk, Tegan and Sara on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, Robert Sput Searight and Ghost Note to name a few.
Sarah endorses Yamaha Drums, Zildjian Cymbals, Vic Firth Drum Sticks, Evans Drumheads, Sunhouse/Sensory Percussion, 64 Audio, Gruv Gear and ProLogix Percussion.