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„Paiste cymbals have all the sounds I need to cover a wide variety of musical situations and that I hear in my head.“
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Sarah is a drummer, educator, and composer who currently lives in New York City and completed her studies at The Juilliard School in 2021, where she learned from greats Billy Drummond and Kenny Washington. Along with performing at many jazz clubs in NYC, Gooch tours around the world with soul singer Morgan James. She has also played at the Bern (Switzerland) International Jazz Festival and performed with Bria Skonberg, Camille Thurman, Lage Lund, Doug Wamble and at several international Lindy hop festivals with the Gordon Webster Band. In 2022, Sarah co-led a band in Spain with trombonist, Alba Pujals where they performed all original music at Nova Jazz Cava in Terrassa and in Barcelona. Her versatile drumming as a recording artist can be heard on two upcoming releases: Morgan James “Nobody’s Fool” and Alba Pujals “Apologia”. Prior to moving to New York City, Sarah was completing her undergraduate studies in jazz at the University of North Carolina Greensboro where she developed a love for teaching, doing masterclasses and workshops at schools around the state. Most recently, Sarah became the drumset instructor and an ensemble coach at the Interlochen Arts Camp. Sarah is a native of Cumberland, Maine.