Eddie Costa

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Birthday
14, 1930
Birthplace
Pennsylvania
Death Date
Jul 28, 1962 (31)
Birth Sign
Leo
Birthday
14, 1930
Birthplace
Pennsylvania
Death Date
Jul 28, 1962 (31)

About

Jazz artist and vibraphonist whose style was known for its power and for focusing on the lower octaves, earning him the nickname The Bear.

Before Fame

He was drafted in 1951 by the Army and spent two years abroad, performing in Japan and Korea.

Trivia

He had a highly successful trio appearance at the 1957 Newport Jazz Festival.

Family Life

His brother Bill was musically trained and had an impact on his artistry. He left behind a wife and four children when he was killed in a car accident in 1962 at the age of 31.

Associated With

He recorded 1958's Guys and Dolls Like Vibes with Bill Evans.