Sammy K | Zildjian Drum Set Artist

Sammy K (Kestenholtz)

Independent, Educator

Grammy nominee Sammy K started his first band at age 12, and has never looked back. His journey has included performing/recording with Artists such as: Dave Brubeck, Lucy Lawless, Jimmy Heath, Bob Hope, Air Force Band, All American College Band at Disneyland, Ann Cusack, Manhattan Transfer, Steve Lawrence and many others. He is a multi Down Beat Award winner, and the Drummer on Song and Record of the year for the Dove Awards. His corporate clients include: Ferrari, ABC, NBC, CBS, Jeep, IBM, Six Flags and Panda Express. Zildjian has been there since the beginning and is part of his sound! Away from music Sammy is an avid roller coaster enthusiast and motorcycle rider.

Sammy K (Kestenholtz)'s setup

1.14" A Zildjian Mastersound HiHats – Pair

2.17" K Custom Hybrid Crash

3.8" A Splash, Brilliant *

4.A Ride (1950's) *

5.16" A Custom Crash

6.22" Swish (1950's) *

* May be prototype or discontinued

Behind the kit

Slammin Sammy K (Kestenholtz) Drum Solo honors teacher Billy Hart

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Photo Credits:
Profile, Header: Ziggy Spitz