Seven musicians who define the terms artistry, teamwork and chemistry starting with the chemistry of the married couple of Karen and Norbert Stachel, the leaders of LehCats. Their versatility is evident, and their ability to deliver and uplift both the music and the listener is profound.
LehCats is Norbert and Karen Stachels’ last name spelled backwards. Based in New York City, they perform original artistic and tasteful compositions that combine elements of Modern Jazz, Funk, R&B, Middle Eastern, Afro/Latin, and Rock creating a musical potpourri of creative sound. LehCats consist of Norbert Stachel, tenor and soprano sax, bass clarinet, and flute, Karen Stachel, flute, alto flute, and piccolo, Dave Solomon, guitar, Edsel Gomez, piano, John Benitez, bass, Francis Benitez, percussion, and Daniel Gonzalez on drums.
Norbert Stachel has toured, recorded, and performed with Tower Of Power, Flora Purim and Airto, Freddie Hubbard, Roy Hargrove, Prince, Boz Scaggs, Roger Waters, and countless others.
Karen Stachel has three released albums of as a solo artist. She works as a professional jazz and classical flutist in NYC, and prior to that, in the San Francisco Bay Area. She can be heard on several movie soundtracks. She is a member of the Wallace Roney Orchestra and a flutist/piccoloist with the New Amsterdam Symphony.