November / December News

Dear Friends,

As we are in the midst of Thanksgiving season, we wish to express our gratitude and appreciation to our friends and supporters during this past year.

We are excited about the New Year as we are pursuing new musical and artistic explorations that will bring a fresh perspective to the mix not only with Laurent’s solo performances but also with our musical collective.


Dubspot’s Producer Certificate in Abbleton Live: Laurent is excited about completing this program  in music production designed by New York based Dubspot and using state-of-the art software from Berlin based Ableton. This new knowledge, integrated with his current expertise, brings new and exciting elements to his creative vision for his solo performances.

Recording at Milkboy Recording Studio.

Mélange Jazz Collective: Mélange Jazz Trio and Quartet are adding new songs to their repertoire.

Preferred Vendor status:  In addition to other premier event venues in Philadelphia, LB Entertainment is proud to have been named Preferred Vendor for Entertainment for private events by the sophisticated and elegant R2L Restaurant.  Here is their new digital brochure:


Public appearances

Sunday December 1st: Jazz Brunch, Mélange Jazz Quartet (bassist Bert Harris, drummer Kimpedro Rodriguez , guitarist Steve Strawitz, saxophonist/flutist Laurent Bass ), 10:30am to 2:30pm, Manayunk Brewery Restaurant (

Saturday December 9th: Bert Harris & Laurent Bass, acoustic Duo, 9:00pm to 12:00am, Paris Wine Bar (

Sunday January 5th: Jazz Brunch, Mélange Jazz Quartet, Manayunk Brewery Restaurant.

Saturday January 18th: Hair O’ The Dog Gala and swanky black-tie affair will be held at the newly renovated Sheraton Philadelphia Downtown Hotel . Laurent will perform solo on tenor sax with the accompaniment of LB Jazz +One. For a complete list of performers, event details and ticket sales, consult

Sunday February 2nd: Jazz Brunch, Mélange Jazz Quartet.


December 6th: LB Jazz + One, holiday luncheon, Ralph’s of South Philly at the Sheraton Valley Forge.

December 10th: LB Jazz + One, cocktail hour reception, PAFA.

December 14th: Mélange Jazz Trio, holiday event, cocktail hour and dinner reception, Davio’s.

December 16th: Mélange Jazz Trio, holiday event, the Navy Yard.


ISES Philadelphia Chapter: November Breakfast Meeting, the Hard Rock Café, November 27th,

Philadelphia Convention & Visitors Bureau (PHLCVB): 2013 Annual Luncheon, Philadelphia Marriott Downtown, November 27th,

Hospitality Sales and Marketing Association International (HSMAI): Annual Jingle Jam, Sheraton Downtown Hotel, December 17th,



When planning an intimate dinner party, a stylish soirée, a garden-party, a family celebration, a holiday celebration or any other special get-togethers – at home or at a premier venue –  live music  will help you create the ultimate entertaining experience and will reflect your personal style.

Jazz Privé +, a full musical service from LB Entertainment,   adds a quality musical experience and enjoyment to private events at home or at private venues.  Mélange Jazz Collective’s blend of contemporary jazz, standards, Brazilian and Latin, ballads, swing, pop, with a touch of blues, or LB Jazz +One or LB Lounge X’s  eclectic and vibrant electro-acoustic solo performances are the perfect musical fit for many occasions.

Whether you need a jazz soloist, a small jazz combo such as a duo, trio, or larger instrumental ensembles, with or without a vocalist, we can help you assess your musical needs and provide the right talent.

Mélange Jazz Collective ( ):  Mélange is defined as « a mixture » and is composed of brilliant professional musicians/composers from various cultural and ethnic backgrounds who all share a deep passion and love for jazz. Mélange Jazz Collective, well known in the special events, social events and local jazz circle, will bring the same exciting musicality, blending sophisticated jazz harmonics, fiery solos and funky and soulful grooves.

LB Jazz +One (  Multi-instrumentalist Laurent Bass’s signature sound infuses elements of American jazz styles, world jazz with rhythms of Africa, Brazil, Cuba and the Caribbean’s and layers of contemporary sound.  LB Jazz +One will thrill audiences with its rich blend of sambas, bossas, blues, reggae and jazz sounds. Its minimal and cutting edge set up and rich sound make the band one of the of the most sought after solo bands in the region for special events.

LB Lounge X Project (  LB Lounge X is a sleek solo lounge/party band that features Laurent Bass which was recently added to our linecard of performance options.  LB Lounge X ‘s creative  and eclectic arrangements and compositions integrate live performance on tenor & soprano sax with electronica, ambient, lounge, electronic dance and other digital elements. Designed to create up-tempo or lay-back feel for lounge, Buddha lounge, soirées, social and private events.

Our warmest wishes and Happy Holiday Season!

Danielle and Laurent