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Johnny Costa
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Background information
Birth name John Costanza
Born (1922-01-18)January 18, 1922
Arnold, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Died October 11, 1996(1996-10-11) (aged 74)
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Occupation(s) Musician, music director
Instruments Piano, celesta, synth, accordion
Years active 1955–1996
Labels Warner Bros. Records
Associated acts Fred Rogers

Johnny Costa (born John Costanza; January 18, 1922 – October 11, 1996) was an American jazz pianist. Given the title "The White Art Tatum" by jazz legend Art Tatum, Costa is best known for his work as musical director of the children's television program Mister Rogers' Neighborhood.

Costa died of aplastic anemia in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on October 11, 1996, at the age of 74.

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