Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Feinstein's Jazz Series continues with Jerry Costanzo & Joe Cohn, NY, Oct. 19

Jazz singer and popular song stylist Jerry Costanzo leads his jazz music trio at Feinstein’s At Loew’s Regency (540 Park Avenue at 61st Street, New York City, ph: 212-339-4095) on Wednesday October 19th, at 10:30 PM., and will be featuring special guest jazz music guitarist Joe Cohn. As the jazz singer continues this monthly jazz music series accompanied by Tedd Firth (piano), Jennifer Vincent (bass) & Jimmy Madison (drums), Mr. Costanzo will be performing classic gems as well as jazz music from his new CD "Can’t We Be Friends?" from Daywood Drive Records, where the jazz singer and popular music vocalist continues "Bringing the American Songbook into the 21st Century"

Son of legendary saxophonist Al Cohn and vocalist Marylin Moore, Joe Cohn has steadily risen to through the jazz music ranks and has made his mark as one of the most inventive and catalytic guitarists in jazz. He has toured the United States and Europe and played with groups led by his father, Al Cohn, Freddy Cole, Bob Mover, Nick Brignola, Artie Shaw, Zoot Sims, Buddy DeFranco, Al Grey, Warren Chiasson, Carmine Leggio, Claude "Fiddler" Williams and Harry Allen and others.

Jerry also leads his own big band and smaller jazz music ensembles, along with musical director Andy Farber. Noted for working with the best jazz musicians in the business he counts Steve Ash, Tedd Firth, Neal Miner, Dave Glasser, Mike LeDonne, Jerry Weldon, Ralph Lalama, Ben Wolfe, Jimmy Madison, and many others among those with whom he has recorded and performed widely.

Jerry has announced the following artists and dates for his continuing jazz music and popular song series. November 16: Vibraphonist/recording artist Mark Sherman, joins Jerry and his trio; December 2: Saxophonist Andy Farber and His 8-piece Swing Mavens will accompany Mr. Costanzo’s performances of Andy’s original swinging arrangements of classic standards, recorded on his first CD Destination Moon; January 18: Tenor Saxophonist Jerry Weldon joins Jerry and his trio; February 15: Saxophonist/Clarinetist, Dan Block joins Jerry and his trio; and March 21: Jerry Costanzo will perform with the band from his latest CD "Can’t We Be Friends?"

"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" - Jazz music critic Walter Kolosky.

"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.

For more information visit (http://www.jerrycostanzo.com) or call 646-449-9027

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