b. 7 Oct 1932, NEW YORK, NY, USA, d. 30 Dec 1993. Academically qualified, with on-the-road knowledge playing trombone with big rings such as for example those led by Woody Herman and Thad Jones and Mel Lewis, Costanzo became a highly-respected musician. After touring European countries with Clark Terry, Costanzo produced his very own forays beyond your USA and set up a reputation being a instructor and clinician, specifically in the 80s. In this 10 years he documented in Czechoslovakia and in addition appeared on tv within the USSR. His function in america was centred upon his very own big music group and he was specifically observed for his accompaniment to performers, including Tony Bennett, Johnny Mathis, Mel Tormé and Marlene VerPlanck.