Max Stadtfeld

Max Stadtfeld is a Leipzig based freelance musician.

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. 


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.


September 10 Spielvereinigung Süd Movimento-Festival @Pulheim, Walzwerk

September 20 Jonas Dorn @Cafe Ino

September 21 Jonas Dorn @Kulturhof Gohlis

September 24 Olga Reznichenko Trio @Perronnorde St. Gallen

September 29 Olga Reznichenko Trio @Blue Note Dresden

Oktober 2 Reibach3000 @Objekt 5 Halle

Oktober 4 Olga Reznichenko Trio @Birds Eye Basel

Oktober 5 Olga Reznichenko Trio feat. Theresia Philipps @Loft Köln

Oktober 7 Olga Reznichenko Trio feat. Theresia Philipps @Peng Festival

Oktober 11 Cruz_Stadtfeld_Tiberio @Subbotnik Leipzig

Oktober 12 Cruz_Stadtfeld_Tiberio @Donau115 Berlin

Oktober 13 Cruz_Stadtfeld_Tiberio @Saxstall Pohrsdorf

Oktober 14 Cruz_Stadtfeld_Tiberio @Zwe Wien

Oktober 15 Cruz_Stadtfeld_Tiberio @TBA, Wien

Oktober 19 STAX @Leipziger Jazztage

Oktober 21 STAX @Jazzkollektiv Halle

Oktober 22 STAX @come.closer.weimar

Oktober 27 Redbank @Gera

Oktober 28 Conic Rose @TBA

Oktober 29 Dan Roncari Quartett

November 15 Olga Reznichenko Trio @ReJazz Festival

November 17 Olga Reznichenko Trio @Saxstall Pohrsdorf

Dezember 20 Reibach3000 @Neues Schauspiel Leipzig


NEW MUSIC VIDEO from Ebony Schneeweiß for my Song COINS from my latest Album „Suboptimal“