October Happenings

October At a Glance

Autumn greetings!

Autumn brings a cool vibe to the event season in the city! We’re excited to be returning and performing at some of our favorite venues – and to discover new ones – for live stage performances, or to perform and add a special musical experience to a social celebration or to a corporate event.

Upcoming Event Highlights


                   – DesignPhiladelphia Festival – October 4-14

DesignPhiladelphia, Philadelphia Center for Architecture’s signature event returns October 4 to October 14.  As the oldest and largest design festival of its kind in the country, DesignPhiladelphia, a world-class festival,  showcases Philadelphia’s vibrant design scene, shining the spotlight on emerging and established designers and creative thinkers.

Over the course of 10 days, there will be over 130 engaging events celebrating the Center/Architecture + Design’s annual public festival, including panel discussions on design, studio tours, open houses, fashion shows, participatory workshops, book signings, professional development classes, design exhibitions, entertainment, as well as art installations throughout the city.

                   ­- Neighborhood Design Crawls

Explore and enjoy a night of design, architecture, arts, fashion, and live music while strolling throughout the streets of Old City!

Old City design district,  the original hub of Philadelphia’s design scene, will host Old City’s Design Crawl on October 6 during First Friday, with galleries and showrooms opening their doors to the public.

Our contemporary Jazz collective, Mélange Jazz Collective Trio, will be featured at Bulthaup + LEMA Studio during their Open House. Performing artists:  Laurent Bass, saxophonist; Bert Harris, bassist; Alex Levin, pianist.

Center City, West Philly, Fairmount/Brewerytown, and Fishtown will also host design crawls throughout the festival.


Taste of Ardmore 2017

                 -Taste of Ardmore – October 12, 5:30-9pm

Mélange Jazz Collective is thrilled to be performing again at this year’s Taste of Ardmore,  the ever-popular and one of Fall’s best signature events to attend, on Thursday October 12. The event showcases Ardmore finest dining establishments.

Experience and enjoy an evening stroll with friends while sampling delicious dishes, featured wines, specialty cocktails, crafted beers, and more, to the accompaniment of live music.

Mélange’s musical artists: Laurent Bass, tenor saxophone; Bert Harris, upright bass; Steve Strawitz, guitar.

Check out Taste of Ardmore on their website or Facebook for additional event and tickets information.

Highlight of Recent Events

Mélange Jazz Collective at Cars and Cigars at The Capital Grille, King of Prussia – September 27

Hospitality at its best! LB Entertainment was delighted to be invited again to provide entertainment at this year’s Cars and Cigars event, one of The Capital Grille King of Prussias exciting signature events. The early Fall alfresco soirée was a fabulous night of great hospitality and entertainment. Guests enjoyed an evening of delicious cuisine, fine wines, spirits, hand-rolled cigars and sleek cars highlighted with live music by our trio Mélange Jazz Collective.

And, this year’s event was even more special as featured guest, Smokey Robinson, presented his exciting new line of wine! It was an honor for our musicians to meet the great legendary entertainer, singer-songwriter.

Mélange and Smokey Robinson - Cars Cigars 2017 - The Capital Grille KOP

Mélange and Smokey Robinson – Cars and Cigars 2017 – The Capital Grille KOP              Saxophonist Laurent Bass; bassist Bert Harris; pianist Walter Runge

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Upcoming (public) performances

MONDAY NIGHT JAZZ AT SASSAFRAS Mélange Jazz Duet, 6:30pm-9:30pm 48 S. 2nd Street, Old City PA 19106

We love Sassafra’s classy vibes and vintage iconic bar lounge, a hidden gem located in the heart of our Old City neighborhood. Enjoy Live jazz, delicious cocktails and an eclectic menu in an intimate setting.  Mélange Jazz Duet (saxophonist Laurent Bass and bassist Bert Harris) will return at Sassafras on the following Monday nights: October 2; October 9; November 6; November 13; December 4; December 11 – 6:30pm-9:30pm.

WARMDADDY’S FIRST THURSDAY OF THE MONTH HAPPY HOUR Mélange Jazz Collective Trio, 6:00pm-7:15pm, 1400 S. Christopher Columbus Avenue, PA 19147

Kick start the weekend at Warmdaddy’s Happy Hour Thursday Night Groove Series hosted by Michael Tozzi and ijazzglobal.com. Free parking; free admission and complimentary buffet. Mélange Jazz Collective Trio (Laurent Bass, Bert Harris, Steve Strawitz) will return on November 2, December 7 – 6:00pm-7:15pm

WEEKEND NIGHT JAZZ AT PARIS WINE BAR Bert Harris Trio, 9:00pm-12:00am, 2301 Fairmount Avenue, Philadelphia PA 19130.

Experience some of Philadelphia’s finest live Jazz at Paris Wine Bar, a cozy and intimate Parisian style bistro located in the Art Museum area. Look for the Bert Harris Trio’s next performance on October 21, 9:00pm to 12:00am (bassist Bert Harris, saxophonist Laurent Bass, percussionist Karen Smith).

SUNDAY JAZZ BRUNCH, MANAYUNK BREWERY RESTAURANTMélange Jazz Collective Trio, 10:30am-2:30pm, 4120 Main Street, Philadelphia PA 19127 

A go to spot for Sunday Jazz brunch for those seeking great live music along with delicious buffet options, craft beers and more. Mélange Jazz Collective Trio is featured at Manayunk Brewery and Restaurant on Sunday October 29, November 26 – 10:30am-2:30pm.

A TASTE OF ARDMORE ­- Mélange Jazz Collective Trio, October 12, 5:30pm-9:00pm

Taste of Ardmore is back! Mélange Jazz Collective Trio (Bert Harris, Laurent Bass, Steve Strawitz) is thrilled to be performing again for this year’s Taste of Ardmore on Thursday, October 12, 6:00pm-9:00pm. Taste of Ardmore celebrates and showcases Ardmore’s vibrant and diverse restaurant scene while raising funds for the Ardmore Initiative.

STOCKTON MARKET Market Day Music – Mélange Jazz Duet, Saturday September 30, 11:30am – 2:30pm, 19 Bridge Street, Stockton N.J.

Enjoy live music and delicious food at Stockton MarketMarket Day Music’ on Saturday September 30 to the sounds of Mélange Jazz Duet with bassist Bert Harris and saxophonist Laurent Bass! Stockton Market is a year around destination focused on local, artisanal and delicious food and produce located in the picturesque rivertown of Stockton.

DesignPhiladelphia/Old City Design Crawl – Bulthaup Studio + LEMA Studio –  Mélange Jazz Collective Trio, Friday October 6, 5:00pm – 9:00pm, 132 N 3rd St, Old City PA 19106

Explore and experience Old City Design Crawl during October special First Friday.  Mélange Jazz Collective Trio, featuring saxophonist Laurent Bass, pianist Alex Levin, and bassist Bert Harris will perform at Bulthaup + LEMA Studio Open House.

Thank you for your interest and support of our music and art. We look forward to seeing you at one of our performances!

With best wishes,


Booking information:

Danielle Rion-Bass

International Event Professional

PHL Certified Hospitality Professional



t 215.629.1791

e danielle@lbentertainmentintl.com