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Popular Song Vocalist Jerry Costanzo, Feinsteinís, NYC, September 21

Popular Song & Jazz Music Vocalist Jerry Costanzo Brings The American Songbook Into The 21st Century, Feinsteinís at Loews Regency, NYC, Sep. 21, 2011, with special guest, jazz guitar great Gene Bertoncini, for first performance of 7-month series.


Popular song and jazz music vocalist Jerry Costanzo and his trio ( with special guest jazz music guitar great Gene Bertoncini, will be performing live at Feinsteinís At Loewís Regency (, 540 Park Avenue at 61st Street, New York City, 212-339-4095) on Wednesday September 21, at 10:30 PM. This is the premier performance in a seven-month long series that Mr. Costanzo will lead at Feinsteinís, and which will feature a list of top tier jazz soloists including guitarist Joe Cohn, vibraphonist Mark Sherman, saxophonist Andy Farber & His 8-piece Swing Mavens, tenor saxophonist Jerry Weldon, saxophonist/clarinetist, Dan Block and others. Costanzo will be accompanied by Tedd Firth; piano, Jennifer Vincent; bass, Jimmy Madison, drums. Mr. Costanzo will be performing classic gems as well as music from his new CD Canít We Be Friends? from Daywood Drive Records, where he continues ďBringing the American Songbook into the 21st Century.Ē (

Canít We Be Friends is Costanzoís popular song and jazz music follow-up to his most recent successful jazz music CD, Destination Moon.

Guitar great Gene Bertoncini ( will join Mr. Costanzo for this premier performance in the series. Bertoncini, a native New Yorker, has amassed a long and impressive list of activities and accolades. He has performed with Carmen McRae, Benny Goodman, Wayne Shorter, Hubert Laws, Paul Desmond, Tony Bennett, Lena Horne, Nancy Wilson, Vic Damone, Eydie Gorme and others. In addition, Bertonciniís studio work includes having served as member of staff orchestras on the Merv Griffin Show, Jack Paar, and The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson. He has also been on the faculties of Eastman School of Music, the New England Conservatory, New York University and others.

Mr. Costanzoís popular song and jazz music series schedule includes: Oct 19: Guitarist Joe Cohn, Joins Jerry and his trio; Nov 16: Vibraphonist/recording artist Mark Sherman, joins Jerry and his trio; Dec 2: Saxophonist Andy Farber & His 8-piece Swing Mavens; Jerry will be performing Andyís original swinging arrangements of classic standards from his first CD Destination Moon and more; Jan 18: Tenor Saxophonist Jerry Weldon joins Jerry and his trio; Feb 15: Saxophonist/Clarinetist, Dan Block joins Jerry and his trio; and Mar 21: Jerry Costanzo brings back the band from his latest CD Canít We Be Friends?

Mr. Costanzo has garnered accolades from an array of journalists and media.
ďCostanzo 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.Ē - Walter Kolosky, Jazz music critic.

Chris Spector, Publisher & Editor, Midwest Record said: ďThe divas have been getting all the attention the last few years but hereís a cat that knows how to swing it 50s style...Ē

For information about Mr. Costanzoís upcoming September 21 performance at Feinsteinís in New York, and the seven month series, visit popular song and jazz music vocalist Jerry Costanzo online at or call 212-543-9998


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