Sammy K

Sponsored by Yamaha, Vic Firth, Remo, Zildjian

Sammy K is a Grammy nominee and multi Down Beat award winner based in Los Angeles. He has been a clinician and/or performer at: Jazz Educators International Conference, International Association of Jazz Educators International Conference, Indianapolis Jazz Festival, Montreux/Detroit Jazz Festival, Percussive Arts Society Invitational Marching Competition, Notre Dame Jazz Festival, Brandon Jazz Festival, Aquinas College Jazz Festival, Spartan Invitational Marching Competition, Southwest Ohio Jazz Festival, Miami Valley Jazz Camp, Bands of America Marching Competition and the International Music Camp and the Music For All Summer Symposium. He works with school districts around the US and Canada as a guest instructor for their Jazz and Rock Bands, and has been the Drum Line Instructor for multiple award winning high school programs. Sammy’s recording and live credits include: Dalai Lama Awakening , Bob Hope, The Coasters, Alan Paul (The Manhattan Transfer), Wes Anderson, Lucy Lawles, Burt Bacharach, Trini Lopez, The Stars of the Lawrence Welk Show, Levi Kreiss(Tony winner), Dennis Tufano (Buckinghams), Jon Hendricks, Jimmy Heath, Zara (Dire Straights, Bob Geldof), The Platters, Bill A Jones (Glee), Buselli/Wallarab Big Band, Bobby Vinton, The Nelson Riddle Orchestra, Engelbert Humperdinck, Steve Turre, Michael Orland (American Idol), The Mills Brothers, David Pomeranz, Travis Howard (Nashville Star/Miranda Lambert), Kate Miner, Dave Brubeck, The Ink Spots, The Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra, Peggi Blu (American Idol/Star Search) and Harry Connick Sr. Grammy winners Ray Bardani, Ted Perlman and Mike Acosta utilize Sammy’s grooves for their recording and live projects. He has appeared on the Emmy Award winning “Wayne Brady Show”, “Ally McBeal” with KC and the Sunshine Band and Josh Groban, “Unsung Heros” on CMT and in the film “The Fast and the Furious.” Corporate clients that have used his talents include: The Walt Disney Company, Ferrari, NBC, The Hal Leonard Publishing Company, Much Music Television, the Six Flags Corporation, Daimler-Chrysler, ABC, the International Toys for Tots campaign and CBS. Sammy proudly endorses Remo Drum Heads, Zildjian Cymbals, Vic Firth Drum Sticks, and Yamaha Drums. You can get more information about him at

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