Sakae Artist: Lauren Kosty

Lauren Kosty is a multi percussionist from Los Angeles, based in London, U.K.

She performs regularly in a range of genres including classical, jazz, musical theatre, recording for film & TV, and pop. Performance highlights include appearances with the Los Angeles Philharmonic at the Hollywood Bowl, Puff Daddy at the American Music Awards and Cirque Du Soleil on MTV.

Additionally, Lauren has recorded at Capitol Records with Grammy-nominated Artist David Benoit and Sony Scoring Stage with Emmy Award-winning composer, Bear McCreary. She has contracted musicians for Taylor Swift, Puff Daddy, the Black Eyed Peas, and on American Idol.

Lauren has also performed or recorded with John Williams, Alan Silvestri, David Newman, Sir Neville Marriner, Gustavo Dudamel, Keith Lockhart, Jane Monheit, Chris Botti, Bobby McFerrin, Brian McKnight, the Fresno Philharmonic, Long Beach Opera, Santa Barbara Symphony, Monterey Symphony, Dave Ricard Big Band, the American Musical and Drama Academy and in venues such as New York’s Carnegie Hall and Los Angeles' Walt Disney Concert Hall.

Lauren is currently touring with crossover tenor Russell Watson as part of the ‘Songs from the Heart’ U.K. tour. She would like to thank Sakae Drums for their support and their superb instruments.

I’m thrilled and honoured to join the Sakae Team. Versatility is important to me and Sakae offers a broad range of timbres that lend the appropriate character to any musical setting. Combo or orchestra, studio or live, concert hall or theatre, these drums are a joy to play. The tone is clear, the look is classy, and the craftsmanship is faultless.

– Lauren Kosty.

Lauren's Set-Up

Almighty Series

Select, 6 ply North American Maple shells. Heavier lugs help to focus vibration and sound transmission to the shell edge. Cradle Mounting System for tone isolation.

  • Vintage White Finish
  • 20 x 16 Bass drum
  • 10 x 7 Tom
  • 12 x 8 Tom
  • 14 x 13 Floor tom

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