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Those who have worked with Ed Croft say...

Ed Croft is a force on the bass. Regardless of genre, he supplies a groove and a flare for improvisation that is world class. I've had the pleasure of performing with hundreds of bassists around the world. Ed can play any style...with anybody.

-- Joe Goretti (Moby, Ingrid Michaelson, Regina Spektor, Ne-Yo, Robyn, The Temptations)

Versatile bass player Ed Croft can play anything. His creativity and ability to improvise shows his true understanding and knowledge of the origins of roots music. It is clear that he has done his homework. It's rare to find a guy with such a deep vocabulary in roots music while also being able to add a contemporary edge. Ed's skill and experience makes it easy for him to jump in on any gig. It's always a new and exciting experience working with Ed!

--Ray Hangen (Buffalo Music Hall of Fame {class of '18}, Sean Costello, Terry Buchwald, Bruce Katz Band)

During my career I've been fortunate enough to have played with some of the best bass players in the world. Ed Croft combines chops, taste, and musicality to place him in the ranks of the best and I look forward to continuing our musical association for a long time to come.

--Bruce Johnstone (Maynard Ferguson, Woody Herman, New York Mary, Anthony Braxton)

Ed Croft is everything you could want in a bass player - great time, sensitivity to dynamics, taste - as well as imaginative solos.

--Dave Braham (Houston Person, Lou Donaldson, Sonny Stitt)

In the few short years I’ve known Ed Croft and had the good fortune to play music with him,
I have realized that he fits into that small category of musicians that go out of their way to know the Who, What, Where, and Why of the music he plays.
Only a select few musicians can jump from genre to genre and be authentic in each of them.
He is a master and student of American music, Country, Bluegrass, Jazz, R&R.

--Doug Yeomans (Buffalo Music Hall of Fame {class of '04}, Levon Helm, Richard Manuel, Stan Szelest, Rick Danko, Paul Butterfield)

JazzBuffalo Poll Awards:

2023Best Acoustic Upright Bassist
2022: Best Acoustic Upright Bassist, Best Electric Bassist, Rising Star, Most Memorable Performance - A Charlie Brown Christmas (Ed Croft Trio) at Seneca One
2021: Best Acoustic Upright Bassist
2019: Best Acoustic Upright Bassist
2018: Best Acoustic Upright Bassist, Rising Star, John Hunt Jazz Artist of the Year
2017: Best Acoustic Upright Bassist

Other Awards:

2023: Buffalo Night Life Music Awards
Best Blues Bass
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