Jerry Costanzo Jazz & Swing
For Jerry there needs to be a score that goes beyond 5 out of 5 (Spinal Tap fans would say, Jerry goes to 11). First he is just a great guy. Good spirit. Good person. Good sport. Good character. Not only was this my experience, but also this can be seen by the people he chooses to have surrounding him. 2) He is tolerant and patient. Every wedding will have "moments" that test people. Jerry just takes it all in stride. 3) He is part of the solution. Some vendors require so much maintenance that you'd think they feel they should be the center of attention (I've seen this especially with performers when interviewing them). Jerry keeps the attention where it should be. No excessively long breaks (don't you hate bands that do that?). Jerry is a great supporting team player, and he thinks creatively to craft solutions. 4) Quality – superb! Here I am, months after the wedding – and people are still talking about what a great band we had. My only regret … I wish I was a guest instead of the groom, so that I would have had more time to enjoy them. I whole heartily and without reservation recommend Jerry's group. Go for the larger set of pieces / instruments – you won't regret it, and let him help you make your next event a winning memory.
Jerry Costanzo and his band were absolutely AMAZING! We could not have asked or gotten a better band for our wedding. Our wedding had a very diverse age group ranging from teenagers to great grandparents and everyone absolutely enjoyed every minute of the band. Jerry's voice along with the bands' instruments compliment one another so well, making the music sound so smooth. Not only was the band's music fantastic, but they hold the highest level of professionalism and yet are so down to earth that you feel as though you are the best of friends with the entire band. Again, the band was absolutely amazing and we totally recommend them to play at any event.
-Robert Batista, Glen Cove, NY
"Having Jerry sing live at our wedding was such a hit with our guests! Knowing him personally gave the event a special twist as well. Jerry sang solo along with a DJ and it was a winning combination for sure. He helped create a very special memory for both of us. People are still talking about it a year later".
-Bobbi and Chris, Rocky Point NY
Jerry and his band were awesome. They did a wonderful job at my wedding, and everyone loved them! He was so easy going and great to work with- and listened to me when we talked about what I wanted. I am a musician, so he played close attention to that fact, and how important the music was to me. The only little thing that wasn't perfect was that I had requested that when they take breaks and the DJ was working, I didn't want the DJ to play really loud pop or dance music- and there ended up being a bit of that at the wedding (which wasn't a huge deal becuase my bridesmaids ate it up!). That was his DJ however, not Jerry.
Considered one of the best and busiest singer/bandleaders on the scene today. Jerry has gained popularity among connoisseurs of jazz & swing, young and old. His interpretations of great standards from the song-writing legends, including George & Ira Gershwin, Cole Porter, Rodgers & Heart to name a few, will set the stage and carry listeners back to the sultry and swinging sounds of the 30s 40s & 50s. If you are a Rat Pack fan you'll see why much of Jerry's repertoire draws from the best elements of Sinatra, Dean, Bennette, Nat Cole and other crooning legends.
Jerry Costanzo is constantly in demand for corporate functions, weddings, private parties, dances, special events & fundraisers. Jerry is available with his Trio, Quartet up to his full 17-piece Big Band Orchestra.
The finest musicians, right out of New York City’s Jazz & Swing Scene, accompany Jerry. Not only are they world-class professionals but also accomplished recording artists, arrangers & composers whose names can be seen on a number of Jazz Labels. Their talent, professionalism and ability to enhance any event will amaze you. All have the ability to play any style of Jazz, including, American Popular Song Book, Jazz, Swing & Big Band Classics, Bossa Nova & Latin. Requests are always welcome and encouraged. Jerry's groups are expandable from a Trio to a 8, 9 or 17-piece Big Band Orchestra. Jerry is also available as a soloist using professional background tracks. [Ask about our Band/DJ packages] Contact Jerry for a complete performance schedule