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Musician Sammy Ray lands on Spotify


“Sammy Ray” Kestenbaum was born in Westchester County New York. Sammy is the oldest of three and has two younger sisters, one whom is a private chef in Manhattan, the other is in the fashion design program at Cornell University. Kestenbaum got his start in music as a young kid by listening to all the music his parents played in the car and at home. His love for the beetles pushed him to learn how to navigate and figure out chords on his grandparents grand piano at the age of six.

Later on in school, Sammy took classical piano lessons for a bunch of years. Eventually, he got bored with the training of classical music and wanted to learn the popular songs that he was hearing. Sammy quit piano until high school, where he played a little, and then college, where he started a pick-up band with a few roommates, buying his first keyboard and setting up a small jam studio in his college house’s basement.