‘Policastro, is a melody-minded bassist who prioritizes group cohesion over individual displays of virtuosity.’ (Brian Zimmerman, Downbeat)
‘, putting alternately gritty and focused touches on songs we’ve come to love, .Policastro and company have found their niche tapping into different breeds of treasured songs.’ (Dan Billawsky, All About Jazz)
The Joe Policastro Trio is a band that can turn ‘pop tart into Jazz art’ (Travis Rogers, Jazz Owl) and one that ‘should have wide appeal among both jazz fans and listeners of other genres.’ (Hrayr Attarian, Chicago Jazz Magazine)
The Joe Policastro Trio is a Chicago-based jazz trio led by bassist JoePolicastro featuring guitarist Dave Miller and drummer Mikel Avery. Whilefirmly rooted in jazz, the band’s open-minded, inclusive nature also bringsrock, pop, old-school funk, soul, Brazilian, and free improvisation to thesurface while still keeping the aesthetic of an acoustic trio intact.