The Chicago-based Joe Policastro Trio will stop through Akron later this week as part of a final tour cycle supporting film and TV music.
“This show at BLU Jazz is part of our final tour cycle in support of Screen Sounds, an album featuring re-workings of music from film/TV,” said bassist and bandleader Joe Policastro. “BLU Jazz looks incredible, has a great reputation and consistently presents fantastic music.”
The trio will take the stage Friday, Nov.9, at BLU Jazz+, starting at 8 p.m.
The band — which incorporates flavors of rock, soul, funk and Brazilian music into its sound — has extensively toured the United States and Canada. The trio performed for President Barack Obama, along with sharing the stage with a wide array of notable musicians. In early 2019, the group will release an album focused on the band’s original music entitled Nothing Here Belongs.
“This will be my first time playing in Akron,” Policastro added. “The trio has twice played in Cleveland at Nighttown and Bop Stop, but we’re really excited to finally make it to the Rubber City.”
The trio comprises Policastro, guitarist Dave Miller and Mikel Avery on drums. The band’s numerous influences are rock, soul, funk, Brazilian and jazz and they will play BLU Jazz.
“We are an alternative jazz trio,” said Policastro, an Ohio native, originally from Cincinnati. “You will not hear this music being by played other jazz groups, and you definitely won’t hear it like this. Most importantly, however, this is a band in the truest sense.”
Tickets are $15 ($10 for students) and may be purchased at www.blujazzakron.com.
For info about the group, visit www.thejptrio.com.