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Sarah Thawer's Top 5 Drumming Moments That Shaped Her Style

November 11, 2020


Today’s guest is Sarah Thawer…a Toronto-based, freelance drummer, percussionist, pianist and overall badass with a style consisting of a unique blend of jazz, Indian, world and funk style drumming. She is one of my favorite drummers to watch, literally, because you can’t help but notice the enjoyment on her face and her love of improvisation is a true testament to her capabilities behind the kit. Her playing blows my mind and I was really excited to have her on the show to dissect the top 5 drumming moments that shaped her style. Her positivity and approach to navigating a career in the music industry is something I’ve admired for quite a long time. Please enjoy my conversation with the incredibly talented, Sarah Thawer.




My Favorite Things by John Coltrane off the album My Favorite Things - 1961

(Elvin Jones on drums)


Quadrant 4 by Billy Cobham off the album Spectrum - 1973

(Billy Cobham on drums)


Gimme 5 by Chris Dave & Daniel Crawford off the album Smoke Break – 2020

(Chris Dave on drums)


Pankhida Tu Udi Jaje by Ashit, Hema & Alap Desai off the album Ranglo - 2006


Curly Martin (Feat. Robert Glasper, Thundercat and Ronald Bruner Jr.) by Terrace Martin off the album Velvet Portraits - 2016

(Ronald Bruner Jr. on drums)


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