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Eddie Costa


Who is Eddie Costa?

Eddie Costa: Edwin James "Eddie" Costa was an American jazz pianist, vibraphonist, composer and arranger. In 1957 he was chosen as Down Beat jazz critics' new star on piano and vibes – the first time that one artist won two categories in the same year. He became known for his percussive, driving piano style that concentrated on the lower octaves of the keyboard.

  • also known as Costa, Eddie
  • born on (85 years ago) in Pennsylvania
  • profession: Vibraphonist, jazz pianist
  • died on (53 years ago) in New York City
  • genres: Bebop, Jazz, Modal jazz
  • albums: "Quintet", "Guys and Dolls Like Vibes"

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Google previewThe Biographical Encyclopedia of Jazz (2007)

by the late Leonard Feather, Ira Gitler

Jon Eardley; Jimmy Raney; Eddie Costa; George Wallington; Al Cohn; Zoot Sims; Gil Evans; Mose Allison; Carmen McRae; et al.

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