As a follow-up to his previous successful CD releases, Destination Moon and Can't We Be Friends? Jerry Costanzo, one of New York's finest crooners and first-rate musicians is back with his latest swinging single "Can I Steal A Little Love." On this release, Costanzo is backed by an 18-piece Big Band with an exciting and fun tune arranged and conducted by Andy Farber. The tune and arrangement are reminiscent of the Rat Pack styling's of Frank, Sammy & Dean.. With a Billy May twist.
“. . . after hearing Destination Moon . . . I've played several tracks by this talented individual. Some good stuff from his CD. Look forward to his next disc.”—Barry Rosen, WHCJ-FM, The Voice Of Savannah State Radio
“Thanks for sending me this CD which will be featured in my Jazz programmes, keep up the good work and keep me posted of any other forthcoming releases”—Martin Smith, Radio Seagull
Jerry grew up in an atmosphere of rich musical history. His father began teaching him to play the saxophone when he was in the third grade. Jerry later went on to study acting. In the early 1980s he started playing Alto Sax with his father’s big band, "The Memories of Swing." Before that, he played in the horn section of a classic rock band and also providing some vocals. Jerry’s career took on a new dimension when his father asked him to sing with the big band and he’s never looked back, delighting audiences ever since with his fervent singing and effervescent personality every time he takes up a microphone.
Jerry is well known for his interpretations of the “Great American Songbook” and the popular standards that are a part of all of our lives. He has had many notable recent performances including Lincoln Centers Mid Summer Night Swing; Post University’s Tillis Center; Hofstra University Performing Arts Center; the Count Basie Theatre; the Metropolitan Room, NYC; . Feinstein’s Night Club at The Lowes Regency and The Kitano Jazz Club. Jerry’s audience is building all over the world and he is in high demand.
”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 and few pointers on how to sharpen it up to get his groove back. . .“ — Midwest Record CHRIS SPECTOR
“. . . Jerry Costanzo delivers a song with a loving nod back to the Rat Pack. I mean that in the best possible way . . . Andy Farber's Swing Mavens puts this far above schmaltz. Maybe it’s in the subtle interactions between Costanzo and the horns. Maybe it's the cool-cat finger-snap/bass introduction . . .”—Mark Saleski, JAll.com
Jerry leads his own big band The Jerry Costanzo Orchestra, and is also working with saxophonist, arranger, producer Andy Farber & his Swing Mavens octet, as well as his smaller ensembles. He has worked and continues to work with the best jazz musicians in the business including, Steve Ash, Tedd Firth, Neal Miner, Joe Cohn, Dave Glasser, Jerry Weldon, Mark Sherman, Ben Wolfe, Jimmy Madison, Alvestor Garnett, Hilary Kole, to name a few.
Listen to Jerry Costanzo’s latest full-length CD, "Can’t We Be Friends?" and it’s a good bet that you’ll want to check out "Destination Moon" too. Either disc is a sure thing for a party or an intimate evening, but seeing this talented and seasoned pro live really brings the party directly home to you.
"Can I Steal A Little Love" (Phil Tuminello) 2:33
Jerry Costanzo: Vocals
Andy Farber: Alto/Tenor/Baritone, Saxophones & Piano
Brian Pereschi: All Trumpets
Andrew Williams: All Trombones & String Bass
Jonathan Mele: Drums
Arrangement by: Andy Farber
Produced By Jerry Costanzo
Recorded, Mixed & Engineered by Andy Farber- Mount Vernon, NY January 2010
Final Mix & Mastering by Andrew Williams- Binghamton, NY March, 2012
Special Thanks to: Duotone Audio Group, NYC