May News 2015





–          New original compositions –

As a multi-instrumentalist, producer, composer, and performer, Laurent has been a fixture of Philadelphia area’s Jazz and live electro-acoustic performance music scene for many years. Over the last couple of years, he has had the opportunity to study with the greatest in contemporary electronic music, music technology and composition at Dubspot Electronic and DJ School in NY. Laurent’s latest original compositions which are performed with his solo bands MïxT BeatZ and LB Jazz +One, can be heard on his Reverbnation Page

 –          LB’s Akademia Award Winner Artist Campaign and Worldwide Radio Broadcasts –

Laurent’s Akademia Artist Campaign has reached a new stage in its development!

As of May 1st, his song ‘Feelin’ Good’, March 2015 Akademia Music Award for best song Funk/Jazz, ( is being spun on the following five Power FM stations located in major population centers across the world (San Francisco, Boston, Paris, Rome, Manila)

KSPR Radio San Francisco, California USA

KBPR Radio Boston, Massachusetts USA

KPPR Radio Paris, France

KRPR Radio Rome, Italy

KMPR Radio Manila, Philippines

Since April 1st, ‘Feelin’ Good’ has also been spun on the following five stations and has received a very strong listener response in its first month of heavy rotation on these stations.

KXRL Radio Los Angeles, California USA

KEDG Radio Sydney, Australia

KHSX Radio Houston, Texas USA

WLDN Radio London, United Kingdom

WMIC Radio Miami, Florida USA


Laurent was featured in April 2015 Dubspot student spotlight. Dubspot, where Laurent received his Ableton Live Producer’s Certif.,  is the premier electronic music and DJ school in the world, with courses available in New York City, Los Angeles and online.

“In our April 2015 Dubspot Student Spotlight, we highlight some remarkable artists and producers who have recently taken courses at Dubspot NYC, LA and Online. Get to know Cammar, Hakuu, LB Laurent Bass, PLAYÄ, and Corporeal!”

LB Laurent Bass // Philadelphia, PA, US

Multi-instrumentalist, music producer, composer, educator and partner at LB Entertainment, Laurent Bass is at the vanguard of solo live entertainment in electro performances and is an active member of the Philadelphia Jazz collective.

A native of Philadelphia, Laurent performs on tenor, alto and soprano sax, clarinet, flute, blues harmonica, Ableton Live, and has an extensive background in Jazz, Latin, World, Nu Jazz, classical music and electronic music production. His original compositions reflect his wide musical background and he was recently awarded The Akademia Music Award for Best Song Funk/Jazz for his composition, Feelin’ Good.

Laurent is recognized in the music and events circle for his creative electro acoustic jazz solo performances with LB Jazz +One and Mïxt BeaTz, in which he integrates live performances on soprano and tenor sax with electronic elements using Ableton Live. He is co-founder of the band Mélange Jazz Collective and performs as its lead saxophonist, clarinetist and flutist. He has collaborated with several Jazz, Latin and World bands and his musical pursuits have taken him all over the East Coast at live events including the Kimmel Center, The Mellon Jazz Festival, Penn’s Landing Music Festival, World Café Live, The Painted Bride, in Philadelphia,  The Bethlehem Music Festival, the Annual SoNoArts Celebration in So. Norwalk, CT, and at some European events.

Laurent received Dubspot Online Ableton Live Producer Certificate  in April 2014 from Dubspot in New York. He studied extensively with composer, alto saxophonist and Jazz innovator, Bobby Zankel, with clarinetist and saxophonist Norman David, and with flutist Dr. Cynthia Folio. He recently attended Buster Williams School of Music and completed their Summer Jazz Intensive program.

Laurent received his Ed.M from Harvard Graduate School of Education and his B.A. from Temple University.

Influencers: Miles Davis, John Coltrane, Sony Rollins, Wayne Shorter, Stanley Turrentine, Nile Rodgers, Pat Metheny, Nils Petter Movaer, Thievery Corporation.

Why I chose Dubspot:

I was searching for a way to combine my live band performance experience with new electronic music environment.  I was approaching this goal from a musician’s perspective. My search led me to Ableton Live as it offers a unique electronic music environment that combines easily with musicians’ tools, effects and features – which I did not find in other environments.

Dubspot’s comprehensive curriculum in electronic music production and systematic approach to teaching offer fundamental concepts needed to construct current electronic compositions, i.e.:

•        Subtractive and FM Modulation synthesis.
•        Digital MIDI and analog audio recording.
•        Sampling.
•        MIDI & audio effects.
•        Composition construction and arrangements.

Dubspot’s program and Ableton Live have helped me bring my musical performances and electronic music production to the next level, and further my career as a musician and electronic music producer.” – LB Laurent Bass


Laurent – LB JAZZ +One & MïxT BeatZ

–          May 27, National Constitution Center, PHLCVB/ISES Spring Networking Event: