Sammy with Gregg Bissonette pretending to be Sammy K
Sammy and Will Kennedy in LA- A Friend/Mentor/Spiritual Brother - Grammy winning Contemporary Jazz Legend (Yellowjackets). Will has done so much to assist me in LA... He is a quality human being who is a fantastic musician.
Sammy with Billy Hart in NYC- Friend/Mentor/unique Artist. Billy’s guidance brought my playing to a new level. I am grateful to him for that, he is the man. You are required to get at least one CD he is on…..NOW!
Sammy with Steve Gadd in LA - The man who inspired me to love the straight eighth note. I had wanted to meet him for years. He is as nice as he is talented, great cat
Sammy K & David Garibaldi of Tower of Power
Sheila E & Sammy K
Sammy with Kirsten M - Artist Relations Manager Zildjian West. Kirsten is a wonderful person who really knows cymbals. She has been a great help to me, Thanks Kirsten!
Sammy with Lucy Lawless during one of her sold out shows in LA-she is such a wonderful person, and a real joy to work with
Lucy Lawless and Sammy
Dave Roe, Travis Howard, and Sammy K
Eddie Bayers Nashville Studio legend and Sammy K
Sammy with R&B diva Pheobe Snow after a gig together at the Bottom Line in NYC. Pheobe and I had a wonderful time hanging after the show. She is really an interesting person, and funny!
Sammy with my man JV Collier- Bassist for Bruce Hornsby, The Pointer Sisters and more!
Sammy with Pete Christleib-Tonight Show/LA studios at session together in LA
Sammy with Jazz Saxophone Legend Jimmy Heath
after gig together at Indianapolis Jazz Festival
Sammy with Oneida James-LA bassist (Joe Cocker)
recording together at Sunset Sound Hollywood
man can Oneida groove-make sure you check her out
Sammy with one of the Laker Girls
Some gigs are just more fun than others
Sammy, Mike Daniels, & Rick G. - Mike was my first Drum Set teacher/mentor/and I am still stealing licks from him! He inspired me to embrace the pocket, and to lead my own bands. Rick is my brother from another mother & a fantastic bass player
Jeff Moehle, Vance Okraszew, & Sammy K – My Kalamazoo Homies
Sammy with Tim Froncek - Woody Herman Alum/Grand Valley State University - Teacher/Friend/Mentor. Tim taught me how to kick a big band musically. He is a great cat to hang with….funny guy!!!!
Sammy and Keith Hall - Friend/Spiritual Brother
Fantastic musician who plays drums. I steal riffs from him to this day, don’t tell him!
Sammy with J T Madden - Associate Director of Bands/Director of the Spartan Marching Band/Director of Spartan Brass/Michigan State University - Mentor & friend, a great cat to hang with, funny, smart, and a talented composer and arranger.
Sammy with Amy Cook@Sunset-Sound
Sammy and ‘Uncle’ Freddy G - Mentor/Drummer/Uncle (by proxy). I practiced on his drums all through high school. He was always there to offer a suggestion when I would struggle.
Sammy & Chantelle Barry-vocalist- after a gig in LA.
A strong voice and a real sweetheart!
Sammy K & Vic the Brick Jacobs
The heart and soul of D’Haene
Bobby D, Sammy K & Rick G
Maybe if the record sells, we can afford last names
Sammy, Keith Hall, Jeff Moehle - WMU brothers in the groove. Great guys, burning players... You must check them out - they are serious!
Sammy on the set of The Wayne Brady Show
before a performance with Travis Howard
Sammy & Rick G in NYC. He is a wonderful bassist, my best friend, we learned to play music together. I have known him since we were five years old. Ray Bardani calls us the “Mack Truck” rhythm brothers...ignorant, solid, non-stop pulse…ya know…Rock and Roll!
Sammy with Johnny Brown after gig together in LA - Actor on “Good Times”/singer/ classy dude
Sammy with John Mueller in Lubbock TX at the Buddy Holly Museum. John created the “Winter Dance Party” show that I play in. He is a wonderful performer, and the show has gained national acclaim.
Sammy with Jay Richardson – The Big Bopper’s son.
Great guy, fun to work with, always makes ya smile.
He reminds you music is fun and laughing is good.
Just don’t play Golden Tee Golf with him…..seriously!
Sammy with Mona Tavakoli of Jason Mraz shooting Drum Circle DVD at Remo North Hollywood. Mona is a wonderful performer, and we make each other laugh constantly (also...she owes me money...if you see her...get it for me!).
Sammy & Bruce Jacoby-Manager of Education REMO Inc-wonderful cat-it is an honor to be a part of his Educational Team at REMO-and he really is a solid person-that is why I like being at REMO so much-great products-even better people!
Sammy & Rich Redmond of Jason Aldean-two dynamic personalities in one photo! Rich is one of the few people that makes me look low energy-we are going to be doing clincs together-it will be a celebration of life and music.
Sammy & Abe Thomas-distributor for REMO India-a wonderful spirit-I can’t wait to go to India and work with him!
Sammy & Christine Stevens-the UpBeat Drum Circles team-Christine brought me in to the Recreational Drumming world-and is a great friend.
Sammy with Chris Hart-the Marketing Promotions Manager for REMO Inc-but MORE importantly-a super quality human being.
Sammy & Scott Docherty-wonderful dude-great musician-backstage at LA Sports Arena before Roberto Enrique performance
“Persee” Andrew Schnurr’s orchestrated perception concert in downtown LA. Drew’s music was nothing short of brilliant, and I really enjoyed being a part of his vision-and he MADE me play my whole Yamaha kit-which I have NEVER done before!
Sammy in the studio in Nashville TN-Thank You Remo, Zildjian and Yamaha
Sammy and Bob Saget
Imagineering Legend Bob Gurr with Disneyland Dixieland musicians
Sammy with Tony Dow of Leave It To Beaver
I need more cowbell with Bob Saget.
John Stamos and Sammy K
Sammy and Mickey Mouse
Sammy K with James Gandolfini
Sammy with 4 Star General George Babbit of the USAF
Disney Imagineering Legend Bob Gerr signs his first drumhead
Sammy with Don Rickels
Sammy with percussion industry innovator Vic Firth
Sammy with Arno Lucas famed percussionist with Al Jarreau and others
Sammy K does battle with Donald Duck!
Sammy with Russ McKinnon of Tower of Power & Barry Manilow
The Travel Channel catches Sammy K on another coaster ride
Sammy with Bill Gibson of Huey Lewis and the News
Sammy K and John Stamos
Bob Newhart, Sammy K, and Don Rickels
Sammy K with Famed Producer Garry Marshall
Sammy K with Gregg Bissonette, Steve Fidyk, and Ruben Alvarez