The SHRAPNELS are a jazz funk quintet featuring drummer Keith Oltman, trumpet player Mike Miller, bass player Matthew Mayer keyboard player, Mark Dempsey and Guitarist Jaime Moffett.
The SHRAPNELS perform music adapted to reflect the rich heritage of improvisational jazz. The group uses originals, classic rock, funk, modern rock, pop, hip-hop, traditional music and jazz standards from the Real Book as launching points for individual and group improvisation.
Artists such as Miles Davis, Pink Floyd, Wayne Shorter, the Police, Freddie Hubbard, Jaco Pastorious, Radiohead, the Meters, Duke Ellington, A Tribe Called Quest, James Brown, Phish, the Who, Led Zeppelin, Kool in The Gang, the Beatles, the Beastie Boys, MMW, the Bad Plus and Tom Waits along with many other great artists are influences on the band. Many of these artists are featured in the live sets performed by the group.