Sammy K

Sammy K's Biography

Currently based in Los Angeles, Grammy Nominee Sammy K has performed and or recorded with a list of Artists that includes: Bob Hope, The Coasters, Michael Orland (American Idol), Engelbert Humperdinck, Wes Anderson, Lucy Lawless, Burt Bacharach, The Stars of the Lawrence Welk Show, Jon Hendricks, The United States Air Force Band of Flight, Jimmy Heath, Zara (Dire Straights, Bob Geldof), The Platters, Buselli/Wallarab Big Band, Bobby Vinton, The Nelson Riddle Orchestra, Steve Turre, The Mills Brothers, David Pomeranz, Travis Howard, Kate Miner, Dave Brubeck, The Ink Spots, The Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra and Harry Connick Sr.

Grammy winners Ray Bardani, Ted Perlman and Mike Acosta utilize Sammy's grooves for their recording and live projects. He is a six-time Down Beat Award Winner and has appeared on the Emmy Award winning Wayne Brady Show, Ally McBeal with KC and the Sunshine Band and Josh Groban, Unsung Heroes on CMT and in the films The Fast and the Furious and The Spaces In Between: On The Road With Amy Cook.

His Drumming is heard on The L Word, several Disney holiday DVDs and on TV and radio as part of the LA Laker Band. The 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, and the International Toys for Tots campaign and CBS.

His "Groove Boot Camp" program is taught to students and educators alike all over North America.

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Sammy K

Gear List

Maple Custom - Vintage FinishMBD-1322V 22x16 MBD-1318JV 18x14MTT-1308JV 8x7MTT-1310V 10x9MTT-1312V 12x10MTT-1314V 14x12MTT-1614V 16x14MSD-0116V 14x6.5