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Take Five With Jerry Costanzo

Read "Take Five With Jerry Costanzo" reviewed by AAJ Staff


Meet Jerry Costanzo: Born into a musical family, Jerry started listening to jazz at an early age. His father, Joseph Costanzo, began his music education early and taught him to play saxophone when he was in the third grade. Jerry's parents played the radio every morning and weekend he and the family would all try out their crooning abilities to the songs of Frank Sinatra, Jerry Vale, Perry Como, Nat Cole and others. Jerry learned all the classic standards through ...

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Album Review

Jerry Costanzo: Destination Moon

Read "Destination Moon" reviewed by Woodrow Wilkins


Many jazz listeners get anxious when a vocalist releases a new album of old songs. The songs are old, therefore they've been covered numerous times in numerous ways. The challenge, then, isn't just to make it good. A recording artist must also make it distinctive--something that catches the attention of those who have already heard Michael Buble, John Pizzarelli, and numerous others tap these resources. Vocalist and bandleader Jerry Costanzo attempts to do this with Destination Moon, a hit-'em-quick collection ...


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