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Dennis Costi 

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Bandleader Dennis Costi's Duos and Trios have actively performed in the Portland area for over 25 years for concerts, public celebrations, weddings and private parties of all kinds. During this time, they have been celebrated for their varied and distinctive sound, earning rave reviews wherever they play!

They have a large and diverse music library, which includes Light Jazz, Latin, Beautiful Ballads, The Blues, Swing, Show Tunes, Pop and Light Classical favorites, and lots of Frank Sinatra hits. They are always pleased to play requests whenever possible, including music for Jewish weddings, and lots of holiday favorites.

Their music is AMERICANA, from the Great American Songbook, featuring tunes made famous by the
great bands, vocalists, and musicians of the era.  Whether you want a sound that is fun, rhythmic, jazzy and upbeat, or beautiful poignant ballads that evoke memorable moments of wonderful times, or even smooth, light Latin tunes, Dennis Costi's band is the one for you!
                     Very Talented, Very Experienced, Very Professional!

Dennis plays Saxophones, (tenor and soprano), Flute and Clarinet,
adds great richness to the color and feel of the music. With fine Guitar accompaniment, the DUO achieves a full, unique and expressive sound that is sure to please many diverse audiences. They frequently add an upright bass player to make a versatile TRIO, perfect for weddings and receptions. They can also play as a Quartet by adding a drummer to keep the beat for dancing, or the incredibly talented vocalist, pianist, John Gilmore. (see his photo at lower left).

                                      Several Rave Reviews:
               "I wanted to say thanks for booking the perfect Trio for us"!

                            Kimberly McHone, Clinicient, Inc, Dec. 2012

                                            "They were fantastic!"
                                 Kimmy Su, Bride, The Foundry, June 2013
                         Pianist/Vocalist John Gilmore played on this reception.
        His father was Artistic Director at Capitol Records when Frank Sinatra was recording there.
       Mr. Sinatra gave John enthusiastic approval when he heard him play and sing at a local club
                                                     in Los Angeles.

       "Dennis and group were great!  Thanks for letting me know about them."
                         Carolyn Wence, CMP, CGMP, Plans & Action, July, 2013
          For Buz and Carolyn Raz's 50th Wedding Anniversary Celebration Party

         "Everything went very well, and the band was very well-received."
                       Sarah Meierhoefer, Releve Unlimited, OMSI, 8-4-13
Dennis is also the leader of an 8 pc, small big Band.
Swing DC. also listed on our site.

Dennis Costi
was born and raised in the Portland, Oregon area, where he earned a Bachelors of Arts degree from Portland State University. He moved from Portland to Vancouver, WA in 1974.

He has maintained a very active private teaching schedule, instructing students on saxophone, flute and clarinet.

He is also widely called upon as a clinician and contest adjudicator, and is a frequent guest artist in the Oregon Symphony Pops Orchestra, most recently accompanying the legendary Johnny Mathis, for the 7th time, and Natalie Cole.

John Gilmore's photo is on the left.  Click on John's name to be taken to his spot 
                                                                 on our site for Bio and Sound Samples.

             "I wanted to say thanks for booking the perfect Trio for us!"
                                             Kimberly McHone, Clinicient, Inc, Dec. 2012
                               "They were fantastic!"
                                             Kimmy Su, Bride, The Foundry, June 201






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