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Jack Costanzo

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Biography

Chicago, Illinois, USA
Composer, conductor and drumnmer who began his career as a dance instructor. He joined the orchestras of, first, Stan Kenton (first bongo drummer) and later that of Nat King Cole. He played in night clubs and hotels with Peggy Lee, Xavier Cugat, Frank Sinatra, Danny Kaye, and Eddie Fisher, and he later organized his own band, and made many records. Joining ASCAP in 1957, his chief musical collaborators included Eddie Cano and Paul Lopez. His popular-song and instrumental compositions include "I Want (Quiere)", "Bongo Blues", "Drumarama", "Go Bongo", and "El Diablito". Read more...

Actor

Character: Jack Costanzo

Riddles in Rhythm 1956

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Character: Himself - Orchestra leader

Bernardine 1957

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Character: Julna

Harum Scarum 1965

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Character: Waldo Kinster

Make Room for Daddy 1953

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