Wed, February 3rd

Norbert Stachel Album Release Concert


Doors 7PM
Show 7:45PM
Advance Price $7
Door Price $10
Table Reservation (212) 777-1157

Advanced online ticket sales stop at 5pm on day of show
If available, more tickets are available at door

Norbert Stachel Album Release Concert

OPENING 7:45PM : The Chris Biesterfeldt Quartet

Chris BiesterfeldtPhineas got a 4 ½ star review in Downbeat earlier this year and Urban Mandolin was featured on NPR in 2013 (he’s also been playing mandolin the last few years). Although Chris is jazz based, other genres of music he plays - R&B, Funk, Brazilian, African, etc. - also influence his composing

* The Band *

Chris Biesterfeldt – guitar
Ben Stivers – keyboard
Michael O’Brien – bass
Eric Halvorson – drums


8:15PM 1st Set  & 
9:15PM 2nd Set : Norbert Stachel & LehCats

Saxophonist & woodwind player Norbert Stachel is a veteran of the incredibly diverse San Francisco Bay Area Funk Jazz R&B Soul World music scene prevalent from the 1970’s through the present. Norbert’s career has involved performances and recordings with TOWER OF POWER, FLORA PURIM & AIRTO, FREDDIE HUBBARD, TITO PUENTE, CELIA CRUZ, DIANA ROSS, ROY HARGROVE, PRINCE, BOZ SCAGGS, ROGER WATERS, DON CHERRY, ANDREW HILL, CHARLES “GATEMOUTH" BROWN, MINGUS BIG BAND, ARTURO O’FARRILL & AFRO LATIN JAZZ ORCHESTRA, IRVIN MAYFIELD & THE NEW ORLEANS JAZZ ORCHESTRA, ZIGABOO MODELISTE, SHEILA E, PETE ESCOVEDO, PETER APFELBAUM, and many more.

Norbert’s debut CD reflects his compositional inspiration from all of the great musical moments he has experienced and absorbed throughout his diverse career as a sideman for the greats.
Norbert’s group LehCats, co-led with his flutist wife Karen blends Jazz, Funk, R&B, Latin, and other world-music styles and takes you on a unique journey using original compositions as the vehicle. LehCats consists of Norbert Stachel-tenor & soprano saxophones & bass clarinet & flute, Karen Stachel-flute & piccolo & alto flute, Daniel Gonzalez-drums, Mike O’Brien-bass, Gary Fisher-piano, and Chris Biesterfeldt-guitar.

* The Band *

Norbert Stachel – saxes and flute

Norbert Stachel has toured, recorded, and performed with Tower Of Power, Tito Puente, Celia Cruz, Tony Toni Tone, Flora Purim & Airto, Freddie Hubbard, Roy Hargrove,

Karen Stachel - flute and piccolo

Accomplished in both jazz and classical music, flutist Karen Stachel has performed with Narada Michael Walden, Bob Weir & Ratdog, The Wallace Roney Orchestra, The New Amsterdam Symphony Orchestra, & many more.
Daniel Gonzalez - drums

Drummer Daniel Gonzalez has recorded and performed with Tom Harrell, Mark Murphy, Jesse Green, Urbie Green, & more. 
Mike O’Brien - bass

Bassist Mike O’Brien has performed with Harry Connick Jr., Ruben Blades, Dave Samuels, Sachal Vasandani, Ron Afiff, David Binney, Ari Hoenig, & Dan Weiss.
Gary Fisher – piano

Pianist Gary Fisher also performs extensively in the NYC area and can be heard on recordings with Ed Reed, Eddie Marshall, Carl Allen, Vincent Herring, and countless others.
Chris Biesterfeldt - guitar

Guitarist Chris Biesterfeldt has worked with Stevvi Alexander, Raphael Saadiq, Warren Haynes, Donald Brown, James Williams, William Cepeda, & The Princeton Symphony Orchestra.