Toronto based drummer, Sarah Thawer, has been bringing Indian rhythms, infused with her incredible talent and energy, to numerous stage and recording projects. Her love of the instrument is seen in every video and performance she graces, proving once again that those with the greatest passion for the instrument make the greatest drummers.
Sarah studied jazz and world music at York University, where she graduated Summa Cum Laude. She received the Oscar Peterson Scholarship, the highest award given by York. For all her academic achievement, Sarah, like so many of the drummer’s we’ve talked with this first season, started playing at a very young age and never touched a drum book–technique or otherwise–until college, developing a very natural style inspired by the Indian music her father performed and listened to.
For more information on Sarah, visit her website, sarahthawer.com
You’ll also love this Vic Firth Jams Live video with Sarah. Note – sh’ed never played with these musicians before this video!
And here’s the complete, mind-blowing YouTube video of Drum City as heard, in part, in this episode’s podcast intro.