About

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. 

 


Concerts

 

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



Music

NEW MUSIC VIDEO

Check out this new video from Ebony Schneeweiß for my Song COINS from my latest Album "Suboptimal"

 

 


NEW ALBUM

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.

credits

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

  • „A quartet with potential and an engaging sift through 1960s retro and contemporary NYC cool.“ Jazzwise (GB)
  • „Ein Erlebnis erster Güte.“ Fono Forum (DE)
  • „Eine frische und vitale Band, die mit Sicherheit schnell ihr Publikum findet.“ Jazzthing (DE)
  • „Zwischen Mainstream und freundlicher Avantgarde bringen Stadtfeld und die Seinen ihren Jazz zum Schweben.“ Rondo (DE)
  • „Ein furioser Start. […] Hier meldet sich eine Generation zu Wort, die sich gegenseitig zuhört, um dann in gemeinsamen Statements kurzweilig einen Flow zu entwickeln. […] Vier sehr junge Musiker zelebrieren ihren Aufbruch in einer stimmigen Melange aus Notiertem und Freiem.“ Leipziger Volkszeitung (DE)
  • „Ein betörend luftiges Kleinod.“ Stereo (DE)
  • „Absolute Verweigerung zum homogenen Klangbild und genau das macht Stax zu so einer gelungenen Neuerscheinung. So schillernd, so kompromisslos und so weit, ist der Kosmos des jungen Jazz heute.“ Deutschlandfunk Kultur (DE)

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: