March News


Our concept of entertainment is to create a culture of musical experiences and enjoyment for our guests, whether we are performing at a music venue or at a special event.

Music Trends

Trends in 2016 music entertainment suggest that there is a greater desire for Live music either in distinct genres, or in electronic music – by integrating more live elements. Another trend is that artist booking will focus on cross- genre appeal and cutting-edge acts pushing the boundaries, and will demand superior performances for distinct genres.

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LB Jazz +One and MïxT BeatZ (

Laurent LB Bass, with Jazz as his home base, has been pushing the boundaries of music for years. LB is known as a trendsetter who creates sophisticated cross-over genres and upbeat soundscapes through original compositions/remix in electro genre (EDM, DnB, techno, dubstep, house, downtempo) (MïxT BeatZ) and jazz interpretations (LB Jazz +One) using cutting-edge music production technology. LB’s impactful electro-acoustic acts – inspired by his wide musical experience in Jazz, World, Afro-Cuban, Latin, Electronic, and enhanced by state-of-the art equipment and sound design – integrate live performances on soprano, tenor saxophone and other live performers with original electro arrangements.

Press release:

“Laurent LB Bass’s new single ‘Feelin’ Good’ welds virtuoso saxophone and harmonica performances to an electro-style drum-bass framework, and the result is one of the grooviest instrumentals of the year.”

Mélange Jazz Collective

Whether the band is performing on the local jazz scene or at special events, Mélange is known for its fresh artistic interpretation and contemporary arrangements of Jazz standards in addition to performing original compositions. Mélange Jazz Collective is a fusion of individual musical talents who all share a common love for jazz and combines a diverse range of musical backgrounds and styles inspired from Jazz, Latin, funk, blues, world, reggae, new music to classical.

LB is co-founder of Mélange Jazz Collective and is its lead saxophonist, clarinetist, flutist and blues harmonica player. The collective performs as duos, trios, quartets, or as larger ensembles with a selection of instrumentation (drums, horns, percussion, jazz guitar, jazz violin and vocalists).

Upcoming Performances

Public Appearances

Sunday, March 27 – Live Jazz Brunch, 10:30am-2:30pm, Manayunk Brewery Restaurant  – Mélange Jazz Collective Quartet – Reservations recommended.

Thursday, April 7 – Warmdaddy’s Happy Hour 6:15pm-7:15pm, Mélange Jazz Collective Trio.

Friday, April 8 – Paris Wine Bar, 9pm-12am, Bert Harris/Laurent Bass/Karen Smith Trio.

Sunday, April 17 – Live Jazz Brunch, 10:30am-2:30pm, Manayunk Brewery Mélange Jazz Collective Quartet.

Thursday, May 5 – Warmdaddy’s Happy Hour,, 6:15pm-7:15pm, Mélange Jazz Collective Trio

Sunday, May 15 – Live Jazz Brunch, 10:30am-2:30pm, Manayunk Brewery Mélange Jazz Collective Quartet.

Private Events

Tuesday, March 22 – Corporate event, Hotel Palomar, Mélange Jazz Trio.

Friday, April 15 – Corporate event, Union League, LB & MïxT Beatz.

Friday, May 13 – Private events, cocktail receptions, Mélange Jazz Collective.

Saturday, May 14 – Private events, cocktail receptions, soloists, Hyatt at the Bellevue


Radio Station Spin Report

Laurent’s song, ‘Feelin’ Good’, continued to grow in popularity in latest month of heavy rotation on numerous radio stations worldwide. Please click here to view LB’s latest spin report, which now reflects an impressive level of monthly spins:

Happy Hour at Warmdaddy’s

Mélange Jazz Collective is now featured on the first Thursday of each month at Warmdaddy’s Happy Hour hosted by Michael Tozzi &

Warmdaddy’s is a place to enjoy Southern cuisine and Live Jazz and Blues music and entertainment. For almost a decade, the 100-seat restaurant provides live entertainment every night of the week, from national acts to in-house performances by local artists. Warmdaddy’s is one of Philadelphia’s Live music destinations owned by Robert and Benjamin Bynum. Their other venues include Paris Bistro and Green Soul in Chestnut Hill, SOUTH on Broad Street, and Relish in West Oak Lane – almost all of which feature live jazz or blues.

Recording session

Mélange Jazz Collective Quartet will be recording an exciting new original composition by our bass player Bert Harris with instrumentation including bass, guitar, drums and saxophones. The new recording will be posted on our website in April.

Jazz Appreciation Month

Jazz Appreciation Month 2016
April is Jazz Appreciation Month in Philadelphia – and around the world – and April 30 has been designated as International Jazz Day by UNESCO.
Philadelphia, with its rich history in jazz, is experiencing a vibrant and thriving jazz scene today. Enjoy live performances, panels, films, photography and art exhibitions at various venues throughout the month. We hope that you can join us for some of our performances.

Philadelphia International Festival of the Arts (PIFA)

PIFA is returning to Philadelphia on April 8 – April 23, 2016 with an amazing and innovative array of artistic performances.

Recently attended industry events

GPHSMAI – March 10, Dave & Busters, Impact of DNC 2016 on the Greater Philadelphia area, presented by Julie Coker Graham, President & CEO of PHLCVB and Angela Val, Deputy Executive Director of PHLDNC Host Committee.

The EVENT CENTER Sugar House Casino – March 10, Reception celebration and hospitality industry preview of the newly opened Event Center at Sugar House Casino.

PHL Diversity,, African American Museum – February 29, 10th Annual Business Opportunity Networking Luncheon.

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Warm wishes for the new season. Happy Spring!


Danielle Rion-Bass
International Event Professional
Event Leadership Executive Cert., Temple University
School of Tourism and Hospitality Management
PHL Certified Hospitality Professional