“Jaz Sawyer takes his mission seriously”. - SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE
Jaz Sawyer (with one “Z”) began playing drums at age of 2 in the Haight Ashbury district of San Francisco, California. Several of Jaz's early mentors and teachers include Eddie Marshall, John Santos, Donald Bailey, Mondre Moffatt and Raymond Froehlich (SF Symphony). Jaz's musical studies has taken him through music programs at the Ruth Asawa School of The Arts, SF Conservatory of Music, Stanford Jazz Workshop, Michael Carvin School of Drumming and The New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music. Jaz has performed at Carnegie Hall, Sydney Opera House, The Kennedy Center and more. You can hear Jaz on over 80 + recordings both as a leader and sideman, and on the new soundtrack from the 2019 movie “The Chaperone”.