JOHNNY COSTA

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Johnny Costa made a number of fine recordings over his long musical career, but he will probably be better remembered for his musical contributions to television. After initially studying accordion in childhood, he took up the piano, studying with a teacher who had also taught Oscar Levant. Costa discovered he had perfect pitch and earned two college degrees in music education, though teaching was only a backup plan to his real goal of performing. He spent 15 years as music director for KDK-TV in Pittsburgh and recorded LPs for Savoy Coral and Dot in the 1950s. He achieved his greatest fame as the music director for the long-running public TV series Mister Rogers Neighborhood, where he insisted on playing jazz, reasoning that children will gravitate to good music. He was correct, as he remained with the program for the final three decades of his life. He did several sessions for read more...
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Classic CostaClassic Costa
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Chiaroscuro Records 1993
$9.57
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Flying FingersFlying Fingers
Chiaroscuro Records 1995
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Dream - Johnny Costa Plays Johnny MercerDream - Johnny Costa Plays Johnny Mercer
Chiaroscuro Records 1997
$7.58
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Portrait of George GershwinPortrait of George Gershwin
Chiaroscuro Records 1995
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Classic Costa by Johnny Costa (1993-07-28)Classic Costa by Johnny Costa (1993-07-28)
Chiaroscuro Records
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A Portrait to Gershwin by Johnny Costa (2002-01-17)A Portrait to Gershwin by Johnny Costa (2002-01-17)
Chiaroscuro
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JOHNNY COSTA The Amazing Johnny Costa album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Amazing Johnny Costa
Swing 1955
JOHNNY COSTA Piano Solos album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Piano Solos
Swing 1955
JOHNNY COSTA The Most Beautiful Girl in the World album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Most Beautiful Girl in the World
Swing 1955
JOHNNY COSTA Costa Loving album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Costa Loving
Swing 1955
JOHNNY COSTA Introducing... album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Introducing...
Swing 1955
JOHNNY COSTA In My Own Quiet Way album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
In My Own Quiet Way
Swing 1959
JOHNNY COSTA Mister Rogers' Neighborhood album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Mister Rogers' Neighborhood
Swing 1967
JOHNNY COSTA Classic Costa album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Classic Costa
Swing 1992
JOHNNY COSTA Flying Fingers album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Flying Fingers
Swing 1992
JOHNNY COSTA A Portrait Of George Gershwin album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
A Portrait Of George Gershwin
Swing 1994
JOHNNY COSTA Dreams So Real album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Dreams So Real
Swing 1996
JOHNNY COSTA Christmas Reflections album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Christmas Reflections
Swing 1996

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