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21 OCT - George Crotty Trio @7:30pm

A sonic journey with a cello in a way you've never heard before.

The George Crotty Trio roams wild realms beyond the pale of the cello’s classical roots. Known for an expressive fluidity and modal orientation, the world-jazz outfit engages in cross-cultural interplay between post-bop, South American grooves, Indian Raga, and Arabic Maqam.

George Crotty has forged his own vocabulary on the cello. Following his graduation from the Berklee College of Music, he immersed himself in New York’s jazz and world music scenes, joining several ensembles such as the Brooklyn Raga Massive and the Detroit-based National Arab Orchestra, in addition to collaborating with Paquito D’Rivera, Anat Cohen, and Darol Anger.

Powered by drummer Matias Recharte (Kuné, Jesse Cook) and bassist Jonathan Chapman (Travis Knights, Laura Anglade) their collaborative sound deviates from a trio's typical hierarchy. The three players intertwine on their own spontaneous terms in an exploration of groove and colour, lending Crotty's tunes an exciting three-dimensional quality.


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