Discography



Albums
25 YEARS IN THE MOONLIGHTVERMONT JAZZ ENSEMBLE
30 GREATEST TRUMPET HITSAL HIRT ORCHESTRA
50 YEARS of the AIRMEN OF NOTEUSAF AIRMEN OF NOTE
A TIME FOR LOVEBILL WATROUS ORCHESRTA
A TRIBUTE TO BASIEPETER O’GARA BIG BAND
AS YOU REMEMBER THEM VOL 1TIME LIFE/CAPITOL 3 ALBUM SET
AS YOU REMEMBER THEM VOL 2TIME LIFE/CAPITOL 3 ALBUM SET
AS YOU REMEMBER THEM VOL 3TIME LIFE/CAPITOL 3 ALBUM SET
AS YOU REMEMBER THEM VOL 4TIME LIFE/CAPITOL 3 ALBUM SET
AS YOU REMEMBER THEM VOL 5TIME LIFE/CAPITOL 3 ALBUM SET
AS YOU REMEMBER THEM VOL 6TIME LIFE/CAPITOL 3 ALBUM SET
AS YOU REMEMBER THEM VOL 7TIME LIFE/CAPITOL 3 ALBUM SET
AS YOU REMEMBER THEM VOL 8TIME LIFE/CAPITOL 3 ALBUM SET
BASIE AND BEYONDQUINCY JONES / SAMMY NESTICO
BASIE BIG BANDCOUNT BASIE ORCHESTRA
BASIE STRAIGHT AHEADBILL O’CONNELL ORCHESTRA
BASIE STRAIGHT AHEADCOUNT BASIE ORCHESTRA
BASIE!COUNT BASIE ORCHESTRA
BIG BAND FAVORITESSAMMY NESTICO ORCHESTRA
BING AND BASIECOUNT BASIE ORCHESTRA
BUDDY PLAYS AND PLAYSBUDDY RICH ORCHESTRA
CELEBRATE THE HORN!INTERNATIONAL HORN SOCIETY
CLASSIC JAZZLOUIE BELLSON ORCHESTRA
DANCINGWARREN DURRETT ORCHESTRA
DARK ORCHIDSAMMY NESTICO ORCHESTRA
DAY IN, DAY OUTFRANK STALLONE
DO IT AGAINTONI TENNILLE
DOIN’ BASIE’S THINGJAN MOLENAAR BIG BAND
ERIN GO BRAUGH (Air Force #1)U.S. MARINE BAND
FAMOUS ARRANGERSKENT STATE UNIV LAB BAND
FEELIN’ FREESINGERS UNLIMITED
FORGET TO REMEMBERDENNIS BONO
GENERATIONSAIR FORCE BAND OF THE WEST
GEORGE BENSON ANTHOLOGYGEORGE BENSON
HAPPINESS ISREADERS DIGEST
HARRAD SUMMERMOVIE SOUNDTRACK ALBUM
HAVE A NICE DAYCOUNT BASIE ORCHESTRA
HOLIDAY POPSBOSTON POPS ORCHESTRA
HOT NIGHT IN PARIS, APHIL COLLINS
IT DON’T MEAN A THINGBOSTON POPS ORCHESTRA
IT’S MY TURNMOVIE SOUNDTRACK ALBUM
JAZZ ALIVE!BILL O’CONNELL BIG BAND
KOSTELANITZ!ANDRE KOSTELANITZ ORCHESTRA
L.A. IS MY LADYFRANK SINATRA
LEGACYUSAF AIRMEN OF NOTE
LET’S DANCEUSAF AIRMEN OF NOTE
LIKE YOUNGBUDDY GRECO
MERRY CHRISTMAS, BABY!CHRISTINA AGUILARA
MILSAP SWINGSRONNIE MILSAP
MORE THAN YOU KNOWTONI TENNILLE
MUSIC FROM THE PARKDISNEY STUDIOS
MY WAYFRANK SINATRA
NICE ‘N EASYSAMMY NESTICO ORCHESTRA
NIGHT AND DAYBOSTON POPS ORCHESTRA
NIGHT AND DAYPETERSON JAZZ COLLECTION
NIGHT FLIGHTSAMMY NESTICO ORCHESTRA
NO MORE MR. NICE GUYPAT BOONE
PABLO YEARS, THESARAH VAUGHAN
PETER MARSHALL, BOY SINGERPETER MARSHALL
PIA TODAYPIA ZADORA
PLAY IT AGAIN SAM!FRANK CAPP ORCHESTRA
PLAY IT AGAIN SAMMYBILL O’CONNELL ORCHESTRA
PRIME TIMECOUNT BASIE ORCHESTRA
Q’S JOOK JOINTQUINCY JONES
REFLECTIVE FLUTEGORAN MARCUSSON
RUNNIN’ WILDBOSTON POPS ORCHESTRA
SAMMY NESTICO For You To PlayDARK ORCHID
SANADA PLAYS SAMMY NESTICOAL SANADA JAZZ ENSEMBLE
SEND IN THE CLOWNSSARAH VAUGHAN
SPIRIT OF AMERICADANIEL RODRIGUEZ
STANDING OVATIONCOUNT BASIE ORCHESTRA
STRAIGHT AHEADPETERSON JAZZ COLLECTION
SWING ERA, THE CURTAIN CALLTIME/LIFE CAPITOL 3 ALBUM SET
SWING ERA, THE 1944-1945TIME/LIFE CAPITOL 3 ALBUM SET
SWING ERA, THE INTO THE 50’STIME/LIFE CAPITOL 3 ALBUM SET
SWING ERA, THE ENCORETIME/LIFE CAPITOL 3 ALBUM SET
SWING ERA, THE INTO THE 70’STIME/LIFE CAPITOL 3 ALBUM SET
SWING ERA, THE ONE MORE TIMETIME/LIFE CAPITOL 3 ALBUM SET
SWING ERA, THE POST WARTIME/LIFE CAPITOL 3 ALBUM SET
SWING ERA, THE 1930-1936TIME/LIFE CAPITOL 3 ALBUM SET
SWING ERA, THE 1936-1937TIME/LIFE CAPITOL 3 ALBUM SET
SWING ERA, THE 1937-1938TIME/LIFE CAPITOL 3 ALBUM SET
SWING ERA, THE 1938-1939TIME/LIFE CAPITOL 3 ALBUM SET
SWING ERA, THE 1939-1940TIME/LIFE CAPITOL 3 ALBUM SET
SWING ERA, THE 1940-1941TIME/LIFE CAPITOL 3 ALBUM SET
SWING ERA, THE 1941-1942TIME/LIFE CAPITOL 3 ALBUM SET
SWING ERA, THE 1942-1944TIME/LIFE CAPITOL 3 ALBUM SET
SWINGIN BACK TO THE 40’SRAY ANTHONY ORCHESTRA
SWINGIN’ TOGETHERCLEVELAND JAZZ ORCHESTRA
SWINGPHONIC BAND AND ORCHESTRASTAN KENTON ORCHESTRA
SWINGPHONIC SOUND, THENO. TEXAS STATE LAB BAND
THAT TODDLIN; TOWNBILL O’CONNELL BIG BAND
THE BEST OF SARAH VAUGHANSARAH VAUGHAN
THE LEGACY OF SAMMY NESTICOU.S. ARMY FIELD BAND
THE VOICES OF FREEDOMU.S. NATIONAL GUARD BAND
THINGS ARE SWINGIN’TONI TENNILLE
THIS IS THE MOMENTSAMMY NESTICO ORCHESTRA
THIS ONE’S FROM THE HEARTJAMES DARREN
TRIBUTE TO SAMMY NESTICOPAUL’S BIG BAND (Germany)
UNFINISHED BUSINESSBILL O’CONNELL ORCHESTRA
WARM BREEZECOUNT BASIE ORCHESTRA
WINDJAMMERS SWINGPHONICHARRY CURRIE WIND ENSEMBLE
CROCODILE TEARSPAT LONGO ORCHESTRA
CHAIN REACTIONPAT LONGO ORCHESTRA
THE BIG SOUND!SI OLIVER ORCHESTRA
QUANTUM LEAPPAUL GARCIA ORCHESTRA
THE HIGHER WE FLYFALCONAIRES
BON VOYAGEAIRMEN OF NOTE
BILLY MAY FOR PRESIDENTPAT LONGO/FRANK SINATRA JR.

Motion Pictures
THE COLOR PURPLE
THE BEST LITTLE WHOREHOUSE IN TEXAS
USED CARS
I WONDER WHO’S KILLING HER NOW?
HERO AT LARGE
ANALYZE THIS
CACTUS FLOWER
BLUE LAGOON
BUDDY SYSTEM
FIGHTER (FIGHTING CHANCE)
FRONT PAGE
HEART LIKE A WHEEL
HEAVEN CAN WAIT
IT’S MY TURN
JUST YOU AND ME KID
MILLION DOLLAR INFIELD
SILENT MOVIE
THAT OLD FEELING
WHOLLY MOSES
NEW ADVENTURES OF HEIDI
BIG BLACK PILL
MIRACLE OF KATHIE MILLER
STONESTREET
IT HAPPENED ONE CHRISTMAS
CHANDLER

Television
MAYBERRY RFD
ANDY GRIFFITH SHOW, THE
THAT GIRL
GOMER PYLE
NEW PEOPLE, THE
STREETS OF SAN FRANCISCO, THE
HAWAII 5-0
EMERGENCY
LOU GRANT SHOW, THE
MARY TYLER MOORE SHOW,THE
CAPTAIN AND TENNILLE SHOW, THE
JOHN DAVIDSON SHOW, THE
DELLA REESE SHOW, THE
BOB NEWHART SHOW, THE
COLUMBO
CANNON
CHARLIE’S ANGELS
MISSION IMPOSSIBLE
TONY RANDALL SHOW, THE
MEDICAL CENTER
MANNIX
MOD SQUAD
BIONIC WOMAN, THE
INCREDIBLE HULK, THE
M.A.S.H.
GEORGE BURNS SPECIAL
GOLDIE HAWN SPECIAL
LIZA MINELLI SPECIAL
‘MAMA’ CASS ELLIOT SPECIAL
JULIE ANDREWS SHOW
PERRY COMO SPECIAL
THE TONIGHT SHOW
THE OSCARS
THE GRAMMY AWARDS
THE EMMY AWARDS
THE GOLDEN GLOBE AWARDS
HARRY’S BATTLES (DICK VAN DYKE)

Commercials
ANHEUSER BUSCH (Busch, Michelob, Budweiser)
FORD MOTOR COMPANY
MATTEL TOYS
MARINA TISSUE
DODGE MOTOR CARS
BANK AMERICARD
ZENITH
CHRYSLER MOTOR CARS
PITTSBURGH PAINTS
THE NATIONAL GUARD
REMINGTON RAZOR

Song Writing Collaborations
JOHNNY MERCER
BOBBY TROUPE
STAN FREEBERG
STEVE ALLEN
Arranging Credentials
THE UNITED STATES AIR FORCE BAND (12 years) 1950-1963
Staff Arranger (Concert Band, Jazz Ensemble)
Leader/Director Air Force Jazz Ensemble (Airmen of Note)
THE UNITED STATES MARINE BAND (5 years)
Chief Arranger
Leader/Director: White House Orchestra
(Serving under Presidents Kennedy and Johnson)
STAFF ARRANGER: ABC radio station WCAE, Pittsburgh PA.
(1943)
(1946-1951)
TEN ALBUMS - COUNT BASIE ORCHESTRA
(Winner of 4 Grammy Awards)
(1968—1984)
GRAMMY NOMINATIONS
Best Instrumental Arrangement with Accompanying Vocal - Phil Collins 1996
Best Instrumental Arrangement "KIJI Takes A Ride" 2002
Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album "This Is The Moment" 2002
CAPITOL RECORDS: Co-Writer of 63 Albums
(1970—1975)
ORIGINAL COMPOSITIONS — LOS ANGELES RAMS NFL Football Games
(2 years)
SERENADE IN BLUE
Arranger for the U.S. AIR FORCE WEEKLY Radio Shows
(5 years)
Education Field
B.S. DEGREE DUQUESNE UNIVERSITY
HONORARIUMS:
Doctor of Music — Duquesne University
Most Distinguished Alumni Award — Duquesne University
Century Club — Duquesne University
Jazz Lab Award 1978,1979,1980 North Texas State
Member Of The American Band Masters Association
ASMAC Award (American Society of Music Arrangers & Composers)
BBAA Award (Big Band Academy of America)
The Sammy Nestico Arranging Award (Sponsored Annually by the United States Air Force Band)
Authored Text Book “The Complete Arranger” (Published in English, German, Italian, and Japanese)
PROFESSOR — University of Georgia
(1998 — 1999)
PUBLISHER OF 600 COMPOSITIONS IN THE MUSIC EDUCATION FIELD
(1960 — present)