Karen Stachel & Norbert Stachel & LehCats

Smalls Jazz Club
183 West 10th Street

LehCats (Norbert and Karen Stachels’ last name spelled backwards) performs their original compositions that artistically and tastefully combine elements of Modern Jazz, Funk, R&B, Middle Eastern, Afro/Latin, and Rock into a musical potpourri of creat... more

LehCats (Norbert and Karen Stachels’ last name spelled backwards) performs their original compositions that artistically and tastefully combine elements of Modern Jazz, Funk, R&B, Middle Eastern, Afro/Latin, and Rock into a musical potpourri of creative sound. LehCats is a seven piece ensemble who define the terms artistry, teamwork and chemistry starting with the chemistry of the married couple of Karen and Norbert Stachel, the group leaders. These musicians tell a unique story and their versatility is evident and their ability to engage the audience is profound. ? Norbert Stachel has toured, recorded, and performed with Tower Of Power, Flora Purim & Airto, Freddie Hubbard, Roy Hargrove, Prince, Boz Scaggs, Roger Waters, and countless others. Norbert co-leads the band with his wife Karen Stachel. ? Karen Stachel has released three albums of her own. She works as a professional jazz and classical flutist in NYC and the Bay Area. She can be heard on several movie soundtracks and commercials. She is a member of the Wallace Roney Orchestra and a regular flutist/piccoloist with the New Amsterdam Symphony. ? Edsel Gomez, 2007 Grammy award nominee Edsel Gomez is today one ... more

LehCats (Norbert and Karen Stachels’ last name spelled backwards) performs their original compositions that artistically and tastefully combine elements of Modern Jazz, Funk, R&B, Middle Eastern, Afro/Latin, and Rock into a musical potpourri of creative sound.

LehCats is a seven piece ensemble who define the terms artistry, teamwork and chemistry starting with the chemistry of the married couple of Karen and Norbert Stachel, the group leaders. These musicians tell a unique story and their versatility is evident and their ability to engage the audience is profound.
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Norbert Stachel has toured, recorded, and performed with Tower Of Power, Flora Purim & Airto, Freddie Hubbard, Roy Hargrove, Prince, Boz Scaggs, Roger Waters, and countless others. Norbert co-leads the band with his wife Karen Stachel.
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Karen Stachel has released three albums of her own. She works as a professional jazz and classical flutist in NYC and the Bay Area. She can be heard on several movie soundtracks and commercials. She is a member of the Wallace Roney Orchestra and a regular flutist/piccoloist with the New Amsterdam Symphony.
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Edsel Gomez, 2007 Grammy award nominee Edsel Gomez is today one of the premier Latin Jazz pianists in the world. He works with Dee Dee Bridgewater’s, Jack DeJohnette’s, vocalist Janis Siegel, to name a few.
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The short list of who David Solomon has worked with is: Al Jarreau, Chubby Checker, Bobby Caldwell, Bette Middler, Neil Sedaka, and Tito Puente Jr. Broadway Shows are: Grease, On Your Feet, In The Heights, Cats, and Miss Saigon.

?Bassist Lonnie Plaxico has appeared with such luminaries as Sonny Sitt, Junior Cook, David Murray, Alice Coltrane, Stanley Turrentine, Joe Sample, Abbey Lincoln, and Dizzy Gillespie.

?Drummer, Daniel Gonzalez, has recorded and performed with Tom Harrell, Mark Murphy, Jesse Green, Urbie Green, to name a few.

LehCats latest cd "Movement to Egalitaria is a line in the sand. Any jazz fusion recordings that are released in the future will be compared to this album. Karen Stachel and Norbert Stachel have delivered an epic and energetic production for the ages. They have poured their hearts and souls into creating something that will stand the test of time - not just because of its brilliant virtuosity - but because this album has vision and integrity. It stands for something."


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Karen Stachel & Norbert Stachel & LehCats

Smalls Jazz Club

183 West 10th Street
New York, NY 10014
(212) 929-7565
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