Jack Costanzo (Mr. Bongo)

Born 1924 in Chicago. Bongos and congas.

Performed with Stan Kenton, Nat King Cole, Peggy Lee, Betty Grable, Harry James, Judy Garland, Jane Powell, Francis Faye, Dinah Shore, Marlon Brando, etc. Appeared in numerous motion pictures. Instructor to Marlon Brando, Tony Curtis, Frank Sinatra, Judy Garland, Betty Grable, Debbie Reynolds, Gary Cooper, etc.

(working project)
Compiled by Trevor Salloum and c and Zeno Okeanos

Nat King Cole:
Bop Kick-Capitol

The Best Of The Nat King Cole Trio/The Instumental Classics, Capitol Jazz

Stan Kenton:
One Night Stand with Stan Kenton

Afro Cuban Jazz North of the Border- Norgran

Frances Fay:
Caught in the Act- Crescendo

Howard Rumsey:
Howard Rumsey's Lighthouse All-Stars, Vol.3,('52,'53,&'55) Contemporary C3508

Jack Costanzo:
Go Latin-  Liberty

Costanzo, Cano and Bongos- GNP 90

Latin Fever- Liberty 3039

Bongo Cha Cha Cha- Golden Tone C4061

Bongo Cha-Cha-Cha!, Evon 349

Afro Drum Carnival- GNP 25 (Compilation LP)

Learn to Play Bongos- Liberty

Cha Cha Cha, Clarity 804

Naked City- Liberty

Afro Can Can- Liberty

Viva Tirado-GNP 257

Mr. Bongo (Jack Costanzo and his Afro-Cuban Band) GNP-19 featuring Eddie Cano on Piano.

Bongo Fever! Sunset SUM-1134 & Stereo SUS-5134

Mr.Bongo Plays (Hi-Fi) Cha Cha, TOPS L1564, reissued on  Palladium 163 (LP & CD)

Jack Costanzo And Gerrie Woo- Latin Percussion With Soul- Tico (S)LP 1177

Eddie Cano & Jack Costanzo With Tony Martinez and his Orchestra  GNP 44

Bongo Fever-Jack Costanzo at the Garden Of Allah- Liberty LRP

Mr. Bongo Plays in Hi-Fi, Tops 1564

Mr Bongo Has Brass, Zephyr 12003

Although not credited Jack is the Bongo drummer on several early GNP
Recordings by Rene Touzet.

Ultra Lounge Series- Capitol (Selected songs with Jack Costanzo)