Celebrating what would have been Frank's 108th Birthday, popular singer, bandleader and entertainer Jerry Costanzo “… Will perform a mix of timeless standards inspired by the great Frank Sinatra, and other crooning legends". Jerry and his Swinging Pals pay tribute to the musical heroes who inspired his career. Jerry will be performing original and classic arrangements of tunes, such as “Come Fly With Me,” “Lady Is A Tramp,” and “I've Got The World On A String.” As well as, songs from his four CDs, "Destination Moon", "Can’t We Be Friends", "Can I Steal a Little Love" and "Invitation". Jerry will be accompanied by his “All-Star Trio”
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The Man Behind The Mic
In another time and place, Jerry Costanzo wouldn’t be interpreting
the Great American Songbook. It’s likely he’d be conceiving it.
Midwest Record deemed the luminous vocalist and bandleader “a cat that
knows how to swing it and grab the Vegas vibe that most of us never were
old enough to experience,” while Jazz.com raved, “As all great singers
do, he tells a story.”
Raised in a musical family, Costanzo’s musical stencil was etched with
the likes of Frank Sinatra, Perry Como, Count Basie, Mel Torme, Jerry
Vale and Nat King Cole. He was playing saxophone by third grade, and
developed chops as a performer studying acting at New York’s Herbert
Berghof Studio. A stint as personal aid and chauffeur for Al Pacino
further apprised Costanzo to the arts, before he joined his father
Joseph’s big band, The Memories Of Swing, first on sax and then as the
outfit’s lead vocalist.
While well into his 30s before the New Yorker recognized his calling
card—bringing his musical idols back to life—Costanzo is making up for
lost time. Today, the man behind the mic is a full-time troubadour and
bandleader, surrounded by a Who’s Who of the jazz world.
In 2008, his debut full-length album “Destination Moon,” produced
by Andy Farber and accompanied by Farber & his Swing Mavens octet,
served up a dozen chestnuts, including the title track, “I’m Gonna Live
Till I Die,” “Come Fly with Me” and “Straighten Up and Fly Right.”
Showcasing 13 masterful musicians, the project includes tenor, baritone
and alto sax, trombone, trumpet, piano, bass and drums.
“Moon” earned Costanzo a dedicated live following, with gigs
including the Annual Sinatra Birthday Bash at The Count Basie Theatre in
Red Bank, N.J., New York’s Metropolitan Room, Feinstein’s at The Loews
Regency, Kitano Jazz, Small’s Jazz Club, Birdland, The Iridium, The
Waldorf Astoria, Lincoln Centers Mid Summer Night Swing, The Long
Island, N.Y., Tilles Center for the Performing Arts, Dix Hills
Performing Arts Ctr, Hofstra University’s Jon Cranford Adams Playhouse,
The Cicada Club and dozens of concert series up and down the East and
Costanzo’s follow-up disc, “Can’t We Be Friends”—released on
Daywood Drive Records — featuring a five-piece rhythm section comprising
piano, guitar, percussion, bass and vibraphone. The triptych of 10
songs, which again pays homage to musical heroes, thematically
personifies Costanzo’s romantic relationships over the decades, embraced
with a vibe he describes as “George Shearing meets The Nat King Cole
Trio meets Milt Jackson.”
And now- Costanzo’s newest release “Invitation”– Also on
Daywood Drive Records, Mr. Costanzo has assembled a quartet of New
York’s finest musicians, including Pianist/arranger Tedd Firth,
Guitarist Joe Cohn, Bassist Neal Miner and Drummer Johathan Mele, to
accompany him on this latest project- features 14 songs including the
title track, as well as a new single “The Loney One/Nature Boy”, a
medley of two Nat King Cole classic tunes. Other exciting highlights of
“Invitation” include duets with two gifted performers! Multi-talented
Italian singer and entertainer Giada Valenti adds her special vocal
interpretation on “Little Boat (O Barquinho)”, and New York’s very own
swingin’ Champian Fulton puts her artistic spin on “Here’s To The
Losers”. A great album by Mr. Costanzo delivers.
In an interview with All About Jazz, Costanzo was asked to conjure
his dream band. He joked, “They’re all dead. I wish I’d have been in my
prime in the ’30s, ’40s and ’50s.”
No doubt, those who have influenced the music of Jerry Costanzo would
offer a collective thumbs up for skillfully preserving their legacy. He
is indeed breathing new life into a venerable chapter of America’s