Maués, Amazon, Brazil
band: KARINE AGUIAR // GEN ROSSO
STICK SIZE: 5AR // 5A // 7A
Master in music from UNESP (Paulista State University), drummer and researcher of Amazonian musical rhythms and Educator, Ygor Saunier is born on january 26, 1987 in the city of Maués, Amazonas. For five years participated as drummer and percussionist in the most important orchestras of the Amazonas Theater, in Manaus/AM. His artistic training took place partly at the Cláudio Santoro High School of Arts, where he also held the teaching chair of the Drums and Percussion courses from 2012 to 2014. He participated in courses with big names of drums and percussion in Brazil, Europe and New York, USA. Responsible for all rhythmic research of the Amazonian music genres and for the production and recording of all percussion and part of the drums on Karine Aguiar’s “Arraial do Mundo” CD, awarded as Best Brazilian Music Album of 2014 in Paris by Portail du Brésil en France (Portal do Brasil em França), the world’s largest site for French-speaking Brazil. He performed on stage at the UNESCO World Headquarters and at Jardin D’Acclimatation in Paris (France), the Amazonian rhythms, along with Karine Aguiar in March 2014.
In August 2015, Ygor has released the book “Amazon Drums: Musical Rhythms of Northern Brazil”, sponsored by Bank of Amazônia S/A. The book is already considered a reference in the theme with national and international launching tours to promote workshops, having already gone through some of the best music universities in Brazil, such as UNESP, UFMG, Souza Lima & Berklee College, UFAM, Study Center Popular Culture (NECUP, Belo Horizonte, MG), obtaining an excellent acceptance and criticism about the work.Ygor was nominated as a finalist in the 2017 Music Professionals Award, is currently residing in São Paulo and has just been selected to participate in the European tour with the international band Gen Rosso, an important Italian band with 53 years of history, experience of about 200 tours, over 50 recorded albums, millions of viewers on tours and shows performed in over 50 countries.
Since 2019, Ygor started some approachs with greats drum brands in all the world. Currently is endorsee by the brands: 1) Torelli Musial (Brazil); 2) Soultone Cymbals (United States); 3) Collision Drumsticks (United Kingdom).
WHY DO YOU PLAY COLLISION?
The Collision team came to me by Instagram and we started an approach. One of the things I most liked about Collision was that they use American Hicory wood and some drum sticks measures that I don’t find in other brands and that interested me a lot.
As I am a drummer who plays with many artists of different styles, I have used 3 types of drumsticks: I use 5AR for Rock Pop Concerts or a sound that requires more weight, I use 5A it is a super versatile drumstick and I also use 7A to play jazz, bossa nova or others lighter styles.I am very happy with this partnership. I recommend the Collision Drumsticks because it is a brand that has a lot to offer in advantage over many other brands, starting with a high quality product at a great price
“Ygor Saunier is a great friend and excellent musician, with whom I had the pleasure of sharing information a few years ago. Always dedicated and attentive, he now shares his greatest source of wealth, the rhythms of the North.”
— Rafael Barata (Important drummer in the “Brazilian Jazz” scene, acts on national and international circuit)
“The great drummer Ygor Saunier, show us the true origin of the rhythm, also gives us a lesson on how they are adapted for drums. Congratulations, Ygor! Certainly your work will help to tell our cultural and popular history of Brazilian rhythms.”
— Celso de Almeida (One of the most renowned Brazilian drummers. He has played and recorded with some of the biggest names in Brazilian music, among them: Hermeto Pascoal, Domiguinhos, Gal Costa, Gilberto Gil and many others)