Collage presents:

George Crotty Trio

Karamel, London, GB

£5 (advance), £10 OTD
Entry Requirements: All welcome

Doors open 7pm, music starts at 8pm.

Band line-up: George Crotty, (cello), John Murchison (bass) , Jeremy Smith, (percussion)

Known for their expressive fluidity and modal orientation, The George Crotty Trio engages in cross-cultural interplay within modal jazz, Indian raga, and Arabic maqam, all while pushing the boundaries of the cello as a jazz instrument, on which bandleader George Crotty has forged his own exciting vocabulary.

Following his graduation from the Berklee College of Music, Crotty immersed himself in New York’s jazz and world music scenes, playing with several ensembles, such as the Brooklyn Raga Massive, and the Detroit-based National Arab Orchestra. Additionally, he has enjoyed fruitful collaborations with Simon Shaheen, Paquito D’Rivera, Anat Cohen, and Darol Anger.
Powered by percussionist Jeremy Smith and bassist John Murchsion, The George Crotty Trio’s 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.

“Transcends the trio format.” - The WholeNote

“A stream of genre-blurring invention.” - All About Jazz

“Sounds like the cosmopolitan centre Toronto is.” - Canadian Music Centre


Karamel - 4 Coburg Road, London N22 6UJ The Karamel vegan kitchen will be serving food until 9.30pm. Email to book a table.

Doors open 7pm, music starts at 8pm.