December Highlights

Winter Preview

Dear Friends of LB Entertainment,

Season’s greetings and warmest wishes to all!

As we look back on our musical experiences and performances this past year, we’re grateful to all our friends, fans, clients, jazz enthusiasts and dedicated audience for their support of our entertainment and musical artists. And, as the year is winding down, we have much to be thankful for. We’re looking forward to an exciting new musical year and to be a part of the city’s thriving and vibrant music community while exploring new destinations and projects.

We are passionate about sharing the experience of live music and bringing together artists, jazz and music lovers.

Some of our 2019 projects –

We are looking forward to:

Creating new performance opportunities for our musicians and creating new music.

Collaborating with documentary filmmaker on music for new documentary project.

Expanding cross collaborative opportunities with cultural, events and hospitality industry leaders.

MïxT BeatZ

With our profile raised by the recent release of the EP MïxT BeatZ  and with a new stylishly refined live electro performance, Laurent Bass brings a new exciting  style on the live electro scene.  MïxT BeatZ project is a collection of brilliant original compositions composed and produced by Laurent that incorporates elements of soul, hip-hop, EDM, funk with jazz.  Laurent fuses live electronica with contemporary jazz to create a unique hybrid style of electronic music that exposes the rich originality and style of his multi-textural electro acoustic creations.

Excited for the album release because you are the! The new music is very cutting edge” (from one of our loyal patrons).

Mixt BeatZ EP is available worldwide on Amazon Music, iTunes, Deezer, Spotify, and all major platforms.

Look for a new album and some great performances in the upcoming year!

To inquire about MïxT BeatZ ‘s live performances and booking information, please contact us at

Mélange Jazz Collective

Mélange Jazz Collective is a fusion of individual musical talents who combine a diverse and rich range of musical backgrounds and styles inspired from Jazz to Latin, funk, blues, reggae, new music to world beat music. Recognized as one of the premier Jazz bands in the Philadelphia area, Mélange is known on the Jazz scene and event circles for crafting and performing fresh artistic interpretation of Jazz standards and for its creative original compositions.

The ensemble can perform as instrumental – or with a vocalist – as duets, trios, quartets or larger ensembles with a selection of different instrumentation,  depending upon our  clients and event requirements.

”On behalf of Jazz @ the Wyndham we want to extend a HEARTY Thank You to you and Mélange Jazz Collective for the phenomenal performance that left the audience wanting MORE!   … We Love beloved Mélange Jazz Collective (MJC) to life!  My best, Mary (and Nancie & The J@TW team)!”


Looking for something unique for holiday gifts this year or create a new tradition? Give the gift of an experience with live music.The Gift of Music


Select and book a performance

A world of music for a world of reasons – Live performances can be the perfect gift for a variety of occasions, whether it is for a small and personal event or a larger social event.

  • Mélange Jazz Collective – A creative, versatile, sophisticated and professional jazz ensemble that creates great music and exciting performances. Available as duos, trios, quartets and larger ensembles with a selection of different instrumentation.

For booking or to request additional information about our rates, artists and their availability for 2019, please contact us at

  • MïxT BeatZ – Distinctively stylish and cutting-edge electro performances in live setup.

Book a special electro performance with MïxT BeatZ and multi-instrumentalist and producer Laurent Bass.

To inquire about MïxT BeatZ ‘s live performances and booking information, please contact us at or

Buy the EP  on Amazon CLiCK HERE  iTunes CLiCK HERE or Stream on Spotify CLiCK HERE


Get the album – ‘For the Love of Germantown’: The album is a compilation of nine great Jazz, Blues and Soul performances of new and classic songs by artists from the Philadelphia area and is in celebration of the rich culture, diversity and history of Germantown. We are proud and honored to have been a part of Philadelphia Jazz Project/Germantown United CCD’s project. Mélange Jazz Collective is featured on track 5, “Sunday Sermon on Mars”, an original composition written by Mélange Jazz Collective’s bassist Bert Harris and dedicated to Sun Ra, visionary musician, composer and band leader who resided in Germantown for some time.

Sunday Sermon on Mars features bassist, Bert Harris; saxophonist, Laurent Bass; drummer, Kimpedro Rodriguez; guitarist, Steve Strawitz.

The cd is a beautiful gift and is available for purchase for $15 at


December 3, Mélange Jazz Duo (sax/bass), The Art of the Duet, Sassafras Bar, 48 S 2nd Street, Old City, 6:30pm-9:30pm (public event).

December 7, Mélange Jazz Collective Trio (keyboard/sax/bass), Davio’s, (holiday receptions/private event).

December 9, Mélange Jazz Collective Quartet (keyboard, bass, drums, sax), Sunday Jazz Brunch, Manayunk Brewery & Restaurant, 10:30am-2:30pm (public event).

December 10, Mélange Jazz Duo (sax/bass), The Art of the Duet, Sassafras Bar, 48 S 2nd Street, Old City, 6:30pm-9:30pm (public event).

December 17, Mélange Jazz Duo (sax/bass), The Art of the Duet, Sassafras Bar, 48 S 2nd Street, Old City, 6:30pm-9:30pm (public event).

December 21, Mélange Jazz Collective Trio (sax/bass/congas), Table + Tavern, Whole Foods Market, 15 East Wynnewood Road, Wynnewood, 6:30pm-8:30pm (public event).

January 7, Mélange Jazz Duo (sax/bass), The Art of the Duet, Sassafras Bar, 48 S 2nd Street, Old City, 6:30pm-9:30pm (public event).

January 14, Mélange Jazz Duo (sax/bass), The Art of the Duet, Sassafras Bar, 48 S 2nd Street, Old City, 6:30pm-9:30pm (public event).

March 23, Mélange Jazz Collective Quartet (sax, piano, bass, drums), Live Jazz @The Wyndham, Mount Laurel,

April 5, Laurent Bass + MïxT BeatZ, The Union League (private event)


MïxT BeatZ, Eat, Drink & Be Giving at NMAJH, “A festive evening for a good cause”- We were thrilled to have the opportunity to support MANNA’s fundraiser and showcase Laurent’s special Live Mïxt BeatZ performance at the National Museum of American Jewish History in conjunction with Philadelphia Style Magazine and special events experts from our area.

Mélange Jazz Collective Quartet at Jazz @The Wyndham, Mount Laurel – It was a pleasure for Mélange to perform for a very appreciative audience and jazz lovers at Jazz @The Wyndham, a live concert series held every Saturday night at the Wyndham Hotel in Mt. Laurel and sponsored by NAM Events, LLC. Featuring Bert Harris on bass, Laurent Bass on tenor saxophone, David Dzubinski on keyboard, Jeff Johnson on drums. Mélange Jazz Collective will return at Jazz @ The Wyndham on Saturday March 23, 2019.

MïxT BeatZ performing for CLX Logistics’ Open House, corporate event – Laurent and MïxT BeatZ set the vibe with great music and ambiance with an engaging and innovative electro performance at this year’s event for one of our favorite clients.

Mélange Jazz Collective performing for Cars & Cigars 2018, Capital Grille King of Prussia – 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 Prussia 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. Featuring Laurent Bass on tenor saxophone, Walter Runge on keyboard, Bert Harris on bass.

Mélange Jazz Collective performing at Antonio Fink Exhibits in Berwyn – Guests enjoyed a delightful fall evening reception of art and music for contemporary artist Antonio Fink Exhibits to the sounds of Mélange Jazz Collective, with Laurent Bass on saxophone, Robert Morales on congas, Bert Harris on upright bass.


MïxT BeatZ at NMAJH

MïxT BeatZ at NMAJH

Fall Events


Mélange Fall Events

Thank you for your support of the Arts. Wishing you a joyful holiday season.


Danielle Rion-Bass
International Event Professional
Event Entertainment and Production
Event Leadership Executive Cert., Temple STHM
PHL Certified Hospitality Professional