New York, NYIn support of his new CD release from Daywood Drive Records, Can't We Be Friend's?, Jerry Costanzo will be returning to Lincoln Center's 'Mid Summer Night Swing' series in Damrosch Park at Lincoln Center on Wednesday, June 29, 2011, from 7:30 to 9:30 PM.
Once again Jerry Costanzo will be returning to Lincoln Center for the ever popular 'Mid Summer Night Swing' series as a featured vocalist with the Swingtime Big Band, directed by Steve Shaiman. This 20-piece Big Band Orchestra vividly recreates classics from the libraries of Basie, Goodman, Miller, and Ellington. It's a catalogue of music that offers all the ballroom essentials, including foxtrot, lindy hop, cha-cha, rhumba, waltz, and more. Costanzo will be performing classic big band arrangements of crooning legends Frank Sinatra, Nat King Cole and Joe Williams, to name but a few.
Behind Costanzo's confident yet down-to-earth singing is a clever, witty intonation that showcases his love of the music. . . . Costanzo and his fabulous players bring the Jazz genre to life with a style that should be savored and enjoyed like fine wine." Lily Emeralde and Emma Dyllan, Phosphorescence Magazine
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.
Costanzo and his swinging pals know how to grab the Vegas vibe . . . 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
W 62nd St. (b/w Columbus & Amsterdam)
Wednesday, June 29, 2011; from 7:30 to 9:30 PM