Sarah Thawer is a JUNO-Award nominated drummer and recording artist based in Toronto, Canada. She started playing drums at age 2 and her first stage performance was at age 5.
Sarah is currently performing, recording and touring across the world with different artists as well as performing solo and with her own band. She is also known for being a versatile musician, playing a wide range of genres from jazz and fusion all the way to Indian, funk, r&b, hip hop, and latin to name a few.
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, Jon Batiste, Sheila E., AR Rahman, Steve Weingart, Mark Lettieri, Sekou Bunch, Char (Hisato Takenaka), Osman Mir, Karthik, Charlotte Day Wilson, Jane Bunnett and Tegan and Sara to name a few.
Sarah endorses Yamaha Drums, Remo Drum Heads, Istanbul Agop Cymbals, Sunhouse/Sensory Percussion, 64 Audio, Gruv Gear and ProLogix Percussion.