Jack Costanzo (Chicago, Illinois, U.S., September 24, 1919 – August 18, 2018) was an American percussionist.
A composer, conductor, drummer and bandleader of Jack Costanzo & His Orchestra, Jack Costanzo is best known as a bongo player, and is nicknamed "Mr. Bongo". He visited Havana three times in the 1940s and learned to play Afro-Cuban rhythms on the bongos and congas.
Costanzo started as a dancer, touring as a team with his wife before World War II. After his discharge from the Navy, he worked as a…
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