Jerry Costanzo will be performing live at the Metropolitan Room in Manhattan on Friday, March 11, 2011 at 9:30 PM.
As a follow-up to his most recent successful CD, Destination Moon, Jerry Costanzo has put the finishing touches on his upcoming CD Can't We Be Friends, scheduled for release on May 9th, 2011. In his performance at the Metropolitan Room, Jerry will be performing songs from Can't We Be Friends, along with Jazz veterans Andy Farber, Sax & flute; Mike Carubia, Trumpet; Isaac Ben Ayala, Piano; Mark Sherman, Vibraphone; Bob Girllo, Guitar; Jennifer Vincent, Bass; and Jimmy Madison on Drums.
Costanzo is not a clone of Cole, Sinatra or any of those icons. His voice is smooth but has a slight gravelly quality. As all great singers do, he tells a story. . . Costanzo wows." Walter Kolosky
Jerry also leads his own big band and smaller jazz ensembles, with musical director Andy Farber, and has worked with and continues to work with the best jazz musicians in the business such as: Steve Ash, Ted Firth, Neal Miner, Joe Cohn, Dave Glasser, Mike LeDonne, Jerry Weldon, Ralph Lalama, Mark Sherman, Ben Wolfe, Jimmy Madison, Alvestor Garnett, Hilary Kole, to name but a few.
The divas have been getting all the attention the last few years but here's a cat that knows how to swing it 50s style and could give Steve Tyrell and few pointers on how to sharpen it up to get his groove back. Costanzo and his swinging pals know how to grab the Vegas vibe that most of us have heard about but never were old enough to really experience. It's not a time piece, just a good time that doesn't try to recreate, but exist in it's own place bringing some authenticity along for the ride. . ." MIDWEST RECORD CHRIS SPECTOR Radio
34 W 22nd Street (Btw 6th & 7th Ave.)
New York, NY 10010
Friday, March 11, 2011 at 9:30 PM