George Crotty is a crossover cellist Toronto, Canada. He traces his family lineage to fiddlers in County Clare, Ireland, and a family of Jewish musicians descended from Felix Mendelssohn. A recent graduate of the Berklee College of Music, Crotty aspires to forge a new linguistic path for the cello by integrating elements from Eastern, Celtic, and Jazz traditions. He has recently performed domestically and abroad with oud / violin virtuoso, Simon Shaheen, American fiddle guru, Darol Anger. and jazz legend Paquito D'Rivera.
George is currently a member of the Canadian Arabic Orchestra, and New York's experimental quintet, 2Birds Band. An active session player, he has also stepped into the role of producer, releasing 2Birds Band's String Groover, and Vidi Aquam, a collaboration with Canadian cellist, Kirk Starkey. George plays a CR Electric Cello made by Ned Steinberger (NS)