Fred Costello, born in Syracuse, New York, is a multi-talented musician with a varied career including national radio and TV appearances and numerous recording sessions for which he has either played or written.
Has appeared in Las Vegas, Hollywood, Canada, Bahamas and Mexico. Featured as Jazz Organist in numerous Jazz Festivals. Began career as a Jazz Accordionist before switching to organ. Written and recorded for Alexander Film Studios. Hosted "Jazz in The Morning" radio show for 10 years. Performed in 40 states during an 11 year road tour. A former semi-pro baseball player Fred has run a baseball camp since 1978. Has appeared with Mark Murphy, Johnny Smith, Chuck Mangione, Bertoncini, Steve Gadd, Doc Severinsen, Lew Soloff, Dewey Martin, Bill Doggett, Gene Cornish and the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra among many others. Elected to the Rochester Sports Walk of Fame in 1999. Scouted for the Cleveland Indians. Awarded Critics Choice Award 2007. Received Press-Radio Club Award 2009. Released autobiography "A Lifetime of Nightclubs & Ballparks" book - March 2010. "Spirit Of The International League Award" 2011. Has written for Sports Scene Magazine. Featured as top sports organist on NBC Game of the Week and Newsweek Magazine. Has turned down five major league teams as organist including the Yankees and Mets. Besides his music appearances, Fred heads up Costello Music, a teaching studio and band instrument rental service.