Max Stadtfeld was born in Konstanz, in 1993. Since 2013, Stadtfeld has been living in Leipzig, where he studied jazz drums at the HMT Leipzig with Prof. Heinrich Köbberling, Prof. Michael Wollny and Johannes Lauer. Since graduating in 2018, Max Stadtfeld has been working as a freelance musician. In 2019, he opened the Bauhaus 100th anniversary festival together with Michael Wollny and his Bau.Haus.Klang project. In the same year, Max's debut album Stax was released on Act Music. His second album suboptimal was released in 2022 on the Cologne based label Klaeng.
04.10.2022 - @Jazzclub Erfurt Redbank
13.10.2022 - @Loft Köln Olga Reznichenko Trio
14.10.2022 - @Romanfabrik Frankfurt Olga Reznichenko Trio
02.11.2022 - @Disharmonie Schweinfurt STAX
13.11.2022 - @Schille Leipzig Berns/Neumann/Heuken/Stadtfeld
16.11.2022 - @Saxstall Pohrsdorf STAX
17.11.2022 - @Weltecho Chemnitz STAX
18.11.2022 - @Kulturhof Gohlis STAX
20.11.2022 - Köln STAX
24.11.2022 - @Horns Erben Obleser/Timm/Stadtfeld
05.12.2022 - @Objekt 5 Halle Obleser/Timm/Stadtfeld
17.12.2022 - @Blue Note Dresden Olga Reznichenko Trio
NEW MUSIC VIDEO
Check out this new video from Ebony Schneeweiß for my Song COINS from my latest Album "Suboptimal"
Hailing from Leipzig, Germany, 1993 born drummer Max Stadtfeld announces his sophomore album “Suboptimal” with his group “STAX”, to be released March 25 2022 on Cologne based label KLAENG. After his self-titled + highly acclaimed 2019 debut on legendary label ACT he returns with another contemporary jazz masterpiece full of yet unheard ideas, stylistic quotes and productional refinement- with zeitgeist, expressive will and progressive approach.
In addition to Stadtfeld´s significant compositional handwriting, it is above all the four musicians in the band whose interplay makes the quartet so unique. Processed saxophone cascades, spacious guitar overdubs, alternation of double and electric bass sounds and sometimes violently compressed drum beats. Surrendering to the suboptimal, to the supposedly raw + imperfect, the record emerges something that is self-contained and perfect in its own way.
released March 25, 2022
Reza Askari - double bass, electric bass
Bertram Burkert - guitar
Matthew Halpin - saxophone, flute
Max Stadtfeld - drums
Alex Binder - recording, mixing
Markus Abendroth - mastering
Ebony Schneeweiß - artwork
All tracks are written by Max Stadtfeld, except for "Ich geb 8" by Bertram Burkert.
Some nice quotes on the debut album Stax:
BAU.HAUS.KLANG: Eröffnungskonzert des Bauhausjahres / Opening Bauhaus Festival in January 2019
Michael Wollny, Emile Parisien, Leafcutter John, Wolfgang Heisig and Max Stadtfeld.
Recent releases Max has been involved in: