New York, NY,In support of his new CD release from Daywood Drive Records, Can't We Be Friend's?, Jerry Costanzo will be performing live at the renowned Jazz venue Garage Restaurant & Café in the heart of Greenwich Village on Wednesday, June 29, 2011, from 10:30 PM to 2:30 AM.
As a follow-up to his previous successful CD, Destination Moon, Jerry Costanzo who has coined the phrase Bringing the American Songbook into the 21st Century," has released his newest CD, Can't We Be Friends?. In his performance at the Garage Restaurant & Café, Jerry will be performing songs from both CDs along with other classics from the Great American Songbook. Performing with Jerry will be prominent Jazz veterans Tim Rigusis, piano; Jennifer Vincent, bass; and Jimmy Madison on drums.
Jerry Costanzo delivers a song with a loving nod back to the Rat Pack." Mark Seleski
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 other 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, Tedd 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 a 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 exists in its own place bringing some authenticity along for the ride." Chris Spector, Publisher & Editor, Midwest Record
Where: Garage Restaurant & Café, 99 7th Avenue South (at Grove street) Greenwich Village, NYC (212) 645-0600
When: Wednesday, June 29, 2011; from 10:30 PM to 2:30 AM
Admission: No cover, no minimum