Chicago’s Joe Policastro Trio will be playing The Evening Muse on Sat, Jan 25 as noted at https://www.eveningmuse.com/e/joe-policastro-trio-chicago-jazz—74848655343/
Hailed by Downbeat for its “deft analysis of choice repertoire” and by the Chicago Reader for its “diversity of approaches to all kinds of source material,” the JPT is a Chicago-based alternative jazz trio led by bassist Joe Policastro and features guitarist Dave Miller and drummer Mikel Avery. While firmly rooted in jazz, the band’s open-minded, inclusive nature draws upon a wide array of musical styles and sources while still keeping the aesthetic of an acoustic trio intact. Their fourth album, Nothing Here Belongs, focuses on the band’s original music, whereas previous releases, West Side Story Suite (2013), POPS! (2016), and Screen Sounds (2017), highlighted the trio’s ability to remake unlikely songs in its own raw, highly idiosyncratic fashion.
Nothing Here Belongs is streaming at https://open.spotify.com/album/07PNJNQ8AzjVzhtUqrs9SV
and there are select album tracks at https://soundcloud.com/joepolicastrobass