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Sammy Nestico

At the age of 17, Sammy Nestico became the staff arranger for ABC radio station, WCAE, Pittsburgh, Pa. He received his B.S. degree in music education from Duquesne University, and has been honored three times by the school with an honorary Doctor of Music degree, the Distinguished Alumni award, and in 1994, he was inducted into the ?Century Club?. North Texas State also presented him with special music awards in 1978, 1979 and 1980. As an educator, he has directed the music programs at Westinghouse Memorial High School, Wilmerding Pa., Pierce College, Los Angeles, Ca. and the University of Georgia, Athens, Ga.

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Albums

Fun Time and More Live
Fun Time and More Live

2011
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Sammy Nestico: A Portrait of Sammy
Sammy Nestico: A...
Fenwood Music
2005
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Basie-cally Sammy
Basie-cally Sammy
Hänssler Classic
2005
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Big Band Favorites Of...
Summit Records
1998
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Night Flight
Summit Records
1986
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Dark Orchid
Summit Records
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