Joe Policastro
Double Bass


These groups represent bands in which Joe plays a dedicated role as leader, performer, arranger, or composer. For his work as a sideman see Associated Acts below. Additionally, you may view Joe's Discography.

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Joe Policastro Trio

A firmly-rooted guitar/bass/drums/ jazz trio, the band's open-minded, inclusive nature also brings rock, old-school funk, soul, brazilian, and free improvisation to the surface while still keeping the aesthetic of an acoustic trio intact.

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Modeled after the Gerry Mulligan Quartet of the 1950s, Jeru is a chamber-jazz, pianoless quartet that pays homage to Mulligan's music and focuses on new compositions and arrangements for its unique instrumentation.

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Mulligan Mosaics Big Band

Aided by Franca Mulligan, the Gerry and Franca Mulligan Foundation, and Mulligan Publishing, the MMBB is a 13-piece big band that performs the music of the Gerry Mulligan's Concert Jazz Band and original music specifically crafted for the ensemble.

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Mulligan Mosaics Nonet

An off-shoot of Jeru and the Mulligan Mosaics Big Band, this "Birth of the Cool" ensemble performs and preserves classic third-stream works and commissions new music.

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Associated Acts