Weds., July 4, 7:30 pm, Rendon Hall at the California Jazz Conservatory
LehCats (Norbert and Karen Stachels’ last name spelled backwards) performs original compositions that combine elements of modern jazz, funk, R&B, Middle Eastern, Afro/Latin, and rock into a musical potpourri of creative sound. LehCats consists of Norbert Stachel (tenor and soprano sax, bass clarinet, and flute), Karen Stachel (flute, alto flute, and piccolo), Jeff Tamelier (guitar), Murray Low (piano), Dewayne Pate (bass), Gilbert Ross (percussion), and Dan Gonzalez (drums).
Norbert has toured, recorded, and performed with Tower of Power, Flora Purim & Airto, Freddie Hubbard, Roy Hargrove, Prince, Boz Scaggs, Roger Waters, and countless others. He co-leads the band with his wife, flautist Karen, who has released three albums of her own. Along with the seasoned musicians in the band, LehCats redefines the terms teamwork, artistry, and chemistry. Their versatility is evident, and their ability to deliver and uplift both the music and the listener is profound.
This performance will celebrate the release of LehCats’ new CD, Movement to Egalitaria. To hear cuts from the album, visit their website at LehCats.com.
Jazz in the Neighborhood’s Wednesday night series at CJC is presented with financial support from AFM Musicians Union Local 6.
Rendon Hall at the California Jazz Conservatory
$20 general admission / $10 full-time students