Sarah Thawer is a self-taught drummer based in Toronto, Canada. She started playing drums at age 2 and her first stage performance was at age 5. She is currently freelancing, touring, recording and performing with international artists playing various genres including jazz, fusion, Latin, gospel, funk, r&b, hip hop, 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 shared the stage with many popular artists including AR Rahman, Del Hartley, D’bi and the 333, Rich Brown, Re.verse, Salim-Sulaiman, Benny Dayal and Funktuation, Jane Bunnett and Maqueque, Mitch Frohman, Thompson Egbo-Egbo, Maria Mulata, Grisha Goryachev, Roger and Sam Grandinson, S S Thaman, Steve Koven, Vijay Prakash to name a few.
Sarah has also been featured on various television and radio stations such as CB
“I love that music and culture go hand in hand. You learn so much growing up in a culture where every event has music to it.” –Sarah Thawer