About Johnny Costa
Johnny Costa (January 18, 1922 – October 11, 1996) was an accomplished jazz pianist. Given the title "The White Tatum" by jazz legend Art Tatum himself, Costa is best known for his work as musical director of the children's television program, Mister Rogers' Neighborhood. Costa graduated from Carnegie Mellon University with two degrees in music, and immediately began work as a musician, and eventually music director, for Pittsburgh's KDKA-TV. Read more about Johnny Costa on Last.fm.