Sammy Nestico is acclaimed as one of the greatest contributors to the field of music of the last century, working in classical, jazz and big band; as a composer, orchestrator, writer, arranger, and last but not least, as an educator. His career spans over seventy-years and he continues to work, at an age when most people have long since retired. Following a life in the shadow helping to mold careers of some of the greatest music icons of the last century, Maestro Sammy Nestico fulfills his lifetime dream. For the first time, through exclusive access, his story will be told.
In the Library of Congress, the Sammy Nestico Archive sits beside the archives of Leonard Bernstein, Aaron Copland, Gerry Mulligan and George and Ira Gershwin -- as it should be. Sammy Nestico and his music are a national treasure.