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The Bob Ross Auto Group Jazz & Beyond Series welcomes the Joe Policastro Trio to the DAI for the first time!
The JOE POLICASTRO TRIO is a Chicago-based jazz trio led by bassist Joe Policastro featuring guitarist Dave Miller and drummer Mikel Avery. While firmly rooted in jazz, the band’s open-minded, inclusive nature also brings rock, soul, funk, Brazilian, and free jazz to the surface while keeping the aesthetic of an acoustic jazz trio intact. Their third album, Screen Sounds (JeruJazz Records, August 11, 2017), is an assemblage of movie/TV music re-imagined by the trio. Other releases by the band include 2013’s West Side Story Suite For Jazz Trio, and 2016’s POPS!, also on JeruJazz Records.
Bands are a rarity in jazz these days, especially ones who hone their craft as consistently as this one does. Their last album, POPS! (2016), was a collection of the trio’s re-workings of “pop” tunes, and a nod to Pops For Champagne, the famed Chicago nightclub where the trio continues its long-running, three-nights-a-week residency. Beyond Chicago, the band has been extensively playing together on the road having completed several tours even performing for President Barack Obama in October of 2016.
Known for its eclectic taste and approach, the Joe Policastro Trio “makes the case that such musical hybridity is worth celebrating.” “Policastro…is a melody-minded bassist who prioritizes group cohesion over individual displays of virtuosity.” (Brian Zimmerman, Downbeat
Did you know museum members get free admission to all Bob Ross Auto Group Jazz & Beyond concerts? Click Here to learn more about this and the many other benefits of membership!
Food provided by Bernstein’s Fine Catering will be available for purchase and a cash bar will also be available. Doors open at 5:00 p.m. and the concert begins at 5:30 p.m.
Joe Policastro Trio
Date: Thursday, October 10, 2019, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. (doors open 5:00)
Location: Shaw Gothic Cloister
Cost: Free for museum members; $8 for non-members
Tickets may be purchased at the museum the night of the concert. All seating is general admission.
Part of the DAI’s “100 Happenings for 100 Years” centennial celebration!