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Popular NYC Singer, Entertainer and Bandleader, Jerry Costanzo “… Will perform a mix of timeless standards inspired by the great Nat King Cole at Iridium NYC June 28, 2016, 8:30 pm.
Jerry and his orchestra pay tribute to what some have called “The Voice Of The 20th Century”. Jerry will be performing classic favorites, such as “Straighten Up And Fly Right,” “Walking My Baby Back Home,” Nature Boy,” “Unforgettable”.. As well as, original Nat Cole Inspired arrangements from his CD releases, “Destination Moon”, “Can’t We Be Friends” and “Invitation”. Jerry will be accompanied by his “All-Star,” 9-piece Swing Orchestra.
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“Make no mistake, Costanzo is not a clone of Sinatra, Cole or any of those icons. Jerry’s distinctive voice, unique style and original swinging arrangements breath new life into the invariable “American Songbook”
– Walter Kolosky, Jazz.com
Jerry Costanzo – vocal | Tedd Firth – piano/musical director | John Ray – bass | Jonathan Mele – drums | Mark Lopeman – tenor sax | Dan Block – alto sax | James Miceli – baritone sax | Marc Topaz – trumpet | Eric Miller – trombone
“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, Midwest Record