"Yamaha Drums have always felt right to make music on. Whether recording on my kit at home or getting behind a hire kit, it’s always easy to get my setup and my sound right. The new Absolutes are ridiculous! I particularly love Yamaha hardware - it’s so light and compact yet so rigid and reliable - it’s integral to my setups."
Sacha Kloostra is one of Australia's premier all-rounder drum kit artists. Whether burning with a jazz quartet, grooving with a funk or rock band, or lighting up the dance floor with a Cuban salsa ensemble, Sacha has proven his mettle with the best of them, and continues to break new ground with his delicate, yet explosive drumming.
Sacha currently holds the drum chair in Afro-Cuban salsa ensemble ‘Chukale’, and latin-jazz combo ‘The Louise Denson Group’, and over the years has performed with a vast array of esteemed artists and groups from Australia and abroad including Miguel, Enthusiastic Musicians Orchestra, Hot Mambo, The View From Madeleine's Couch, Watussi, Los Mambises, West End Composers Collective, Osmar Salazar Hernandez, Marialy Pacheco, Felix Baloy (Cuba), Sixto "El Indio" Llorente (Cuba), Polo Tamayo (Cuba), Antonio "Leal" Rodriguez (Cuba), Wilson Saoko (Columbia), David Allen, Mark Sholtez, John Hoffman, James Sherlock, Steve Newcomb, Timothy Franklin, Jeff Usher, Rafael Karlen, Dave Spicer, Damian Sim, Shannon Marshall, Stacey Broughton, Ingrid James & more.
In the years since its introduction, the Yamaha Maple Custom Series has become a standard by wich other drums are evaluated, Crafted of all-maple shells, the Maple Custom offers a sound that harkens to the rich and robust tones of collectible vintage drums, but with contemporary attack, projection, and consistent timbre from to drum to drum. The Maple Custom is now acknowledged as a classic of modern times.Other Colours Available