Sammy Nestico is one of the world's most gifted and versatile composers and arrangers. Sammy was a member of the United States Air Force Band in Washington D.C. for 15 years, serving as staff arranger and leader of the famed Airmen of Note. Later, he enlisted with the United States Marine Band and served as chief arranger and director of the White House orchestra during the Kennedy and Johnson administrations. From 1970 until 1984, Sammy was the composer/arranger for the Count Basie Orchestra, directing the recording of ten albums of original music and garnering four Grammy awards. During this same period, he served as composer/arranger for Capital Records and created music for movies and television. Sammy has arranged and/or conducted albums for a wide range of recording artists, including Frank Sinatra, Sarah Vaughan, Bing Crosby, Toni Tennille, Nancy Wilson, Barbra Streisand and many others. His arrangements have been performed and recorded by the leading symphonies, but he is most proud of his nearly 600 titles published in the educational field and played in the schools of America.