Catapults and Parachutes
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Catapults and Parachutes

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"Maryland Press"

"An innovative jazz quartet...original jazz with a twist of rock, classical and avante-garde. What a delight!"

August 2007 - Havre de Grace Magazine

"Oregon Press"

"...the quartet favors probing, mid-tempo rhythmically adventurous originals. Such strong young bands show that jazz's future is in secure hands."

-Brett Campbell (August 2007)

- Eugene Weekly


New EP is scheduled to be completed and available May 1, 2008.



After successfully completing their first US national tour, Catapults and Parachutes is preparing to hit the road again. Having played in an array of venues, from indie rock clubs to upscale jazz and supper clubs, the group has shown its ability to transcend genre. Catapults and Parachutes is an innovative Jazz Collaborative that respects the rich jazz tradition while focusing on original compositions that explore other genres including rock, classical and avant-garde. The band's compositional style combines contrapuntal melodies, odd meters and complex and shifting rhythmic structures which challenge and liberate their musical personalities. Yet, their music is surprisingly accessible and is enjoyed by musicians, non-musicians and everyone in between.

Cameron Holt, Rafal Sarnecki, Luke Schneiders and Tucker Yaro all began studying at the New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music in Manhattan at the same time. They played one of their first jam sessions at the school together and have been close friends and collaborators ever since. In 2006, Holt began composing music for a new and different project which he felt would reflect the way his musical style and tastes have evolved during his time in New York and at the New School. Holt quickly enlisted Sarnecki, Yaro and Schnieders to round out the quartet and began playing gigs--and Catapults and Parachutes was born.