February News

February was filled with many exciting events and activities! We are gearing up to spring receptions and summer wedding celebrations and to the summer season music at the Shore. Working closely with musical artists and with creative and talented event planners in selecting entertainment and help them to deliver their vision for their events is most gratifying. This is also the season to experience the city’s vibrant art and cultural happenings for visual and performing arts. Many engaging networking events and some amazing concerts were held throughout the month. We were able to attend a few of them.

We love our new sleek logo and prints design by Studio Z (www.studiozdesign.net), our website designer. They are an amazing creative team to work with.
InLiquid ‘s Fundraiser and Benefit v.12 (www.inliquid.org/Benefit-v12/) held on February 10th at the Crane Building was a phenomenal success this year. LB Entertainment was pleased to be part of this fabulous event and be the sponsor for entertainment for the VIP Reception Party with LB Jazz +One.
STHM Event Leadership program (www.sthm.temple.edu) hosted a networking event on February 17th at Ladder 15 for current students, alumni and faculty. It was wonderful to see my professors, former classmates and meet new students and other industry professionals.
MPI-PA’s (www.pampi.org) monthly educational program – integrating Social Media as part of a business’s marketing and communication strategy, featuring speaker Joel Comm – was held at the legendary Sigma Sound Stage, one of the oldest recording studios in the country: a unique place, exciting topic and delectable food by Feastivities.
Bridal event, Horticulture Center’s Love is in the Air, was held at the Horticulture Center on February 23d.

Music news:
Mélange Jazz Trio will be returning to Manayunk Brewery Restaurant (www.manayunkbrewery.com) on Sunday April 8th to perform for Sunday Jazz Brunch.
Laurent and LB Jazz +One, his fabulous solo jazz lounge band, will be performing at several private events held at some of the most unique venues in Philadelphia: Smith Memorial Playground, The Union League, and at private country clubs in the New Jersey area. Our ensembles and solo musicians will also be performing for private and corporate events at The Franklin Institute, Le Meridien Hotel, Hyatt-Bellevue and Penn Law School.
LB will be recording a new song on alto sax for Jaja Matsimela, one of the best world music groups in the East Coast. Their new album is scheduled to be released later on this year.
Recent concerts and upcoming performances:
Network for New Music with Felyx M ( Mendelsohn Club Chamber) performed at Independence Seaport Museum. Cynthia Folio’s new piece, Music Box, was among the new compositions that were performed. Cynthia Folio is a composer and flutist and is Laurent’s flute Instructor.
Norman David and The Eleventet (www.eleventet.com) , an amazing new jazz and modern music band led by composer, jazz saxophonist and clarinetist Norman David (www.normandavid.com), Laurent’s clarinet instructor. The Eleventet performs frequently on Monday evenings at Plays and Players 3d floor studio at 1714 Delancey Place.
Art After 5 at the Philadelphia Museum of Art (www.philamuseum.org/artafter5/) in the Great Stair Hall is a great opportunity to hear and enjoy an eclectic mix of international music performed by well established and emerging artists.
Neighborhood concerts organized by Jazz Bridge (www.jazzbridge.org/upcomingevents).
Music at Woodmere Museum with Friday Night Jazz series (www.woodmereartmuseum.org).
Save the date!
March 28th, ISES FRESH 2012 at the Simeone Museum (www.isesphila.com).