Spring Highlights

Hello and Happy Spring.

We welcome the gradual return to the world of live music with a feeling of joy and gratitude. At last. More than a year after arts, entertainment and events were abruptly disrupted, we are delighted that fans will once again be able to experience live performances, together.

Keeping a musical mindset has helped harmonize our journey through the uncertainties of the time by –

  • Staying productive, active, and creatively engaged.
  • Feeling connected with what we do and through our collective community.
  • Creating new music.
  • Collaborating on new musical projects.
  • Staying informed and engaged through industry leading associations and event partners.

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About us

Whether you are looking for jazz, electronic music, classical or a more customized performance for you and your guests, LB Entertainment can provide the right choice in musical style and ambiance to make your events memorable.

We are ready to help you craft your next private event or party.  Call us or write to Danielle@lbentertainmentintl.com for more information about our rates, artists, and their availability.

Available for corporate events, wedding ceremonies and receptions, cocktail hours, family celebrations, galas, cultural events, mixers, and more.

MïxT BeatZ on Ijazzglobal.com

We wish to extend a big shout out to Michael Tozzi for featuring MïxT BeatZ and Laurent’s original compositions Feelin’ Good and Sky Travel on Ijazzglobal.com https://viaggiomedia.com/ijazzglobal on his birthday. Thank you!

More information on MïxT Beatz at http://www.lbentertainmentintl.com/about-us/mixt-beatz-2/

Concert En Plein Air

Laurent was honored to recently perform at Community Arts Center in Wallingford https://communityartscenter.org/ for an exciting sold-out outdoor concert celebrating the music of Harry Belafonte. Concert curated by Paul Downie, featuring Gumbo Nouveau and Lisa Chavous. With Bert Harris, bass; Jocko MacNelly, guitar; Paul Downie, drums/vocals; Wesley Rast, percussion/vocals; Kirk Abernathy, keys; Laurent Bass, sax; Lisa Chavous, vocals.

 Photos of recent performances

 

Please stay tuned for further announcements of our upcoming public live performances.

Thank you for your interest in our music and for your continued support.

With best wishes,

Danielle and Laurent

Danielle Rion-Bass

International Event Professional

LB Entertainment, LLC

Event Leadership Executive Cert. Temple STHM

PHL Certified Hospitality Professional

 


 

September Highlights

September Updates from LB Entertainment

Greetings. Welcome to our latest updates.

Jazz Philadelphia Summit 2020, October 9 and 10 – “Resilience”

Jazz Philadelphia Summit https://jazzphiladelphia.org/ brings together musicians, educators, industry professionals, fans, and some of the most innovative thinkers in the jazz scene for two days of music and discovery. We will be attending the 2020 Summit that will be presented virtually on October 9 and 10.

In view of the incredible challenges and adversity that confront musicians and the music industry, this year’s theme is “Resilience”. Resilience in the sense of “getting through and emerging stronger on the other side as a community”, a theme that will resonate with many.

Award-winning musician Terri Lyne Carrington will be the keynote speaker.  Other presenters and performers include:

George Burton . Vijay Iyer . Orrin Evans . Monnette Sudler . Michelle Lordi . Aaron Graves . Tony Miceli . Michael O’Bryan . Michael Kline . Mark Christman . John Ernesto . Emmet Cohen . Dr. Ron McCurdy . Denny Santangini . Carol Riddick . Anthony Tidd . Aalyah Duncan.

For more information on Jazz Philadelphia and Jazz Philadelphia Summit, go to https://jazzphiladelphia.org/

“Emergence” – A new composition by MïxT BeatZ and Laurent Bass

In my own words:

As a musician, composing music has been one of the activities that keeps me grounded during this time of quarantine. My latest composition is entitled “Emergence”, soon to be released.

Eclectic fusion and music of hope, “Emergence” is a tribute to all artists affected by adversity in this period of great challenges and transformation. “Emergence” is meant to foster hope through driving rhythm and creative arrangement. “Emergence” is an energetic positive song, dedicated to encouraging musicians and artists to stand strong and emerge stronger.

Resources and Innovative Strategies

We are pleased to join MPI Philadelphia  (Meeting Professionals International) and ILEA   (International Live Events Association) for their virtual round table discussions with industry leaders as part of their leadership and education engagement program for the event industry. We are impressed by the content of the presentations, the undeniable support and strategic resilience that these organizations offer amid these unprecedented and difficult times.

Music provides a space for reflection, inspiration, enjoyment, and getting re-energized. We love music. We love entertainment. While we confront COVID-19, we continue to explore the best way to perform in collaboration with other event professionals and musical artists.

We look forward to safely return and share our music in front of a live audience.

With warmest regards.

Danielle Rion-Bass

International Event Professional

LB Entertainment, LLC

Event Leadership Executive Cert. Temple STHM

PHL Certified Hospitality Professional

 

Spring Highlights

Spring Happenings

Spring is upon us! We’re are very much looking forward to a season filled with an array of wonderful events and performances. We’re grateful to our loyal clients of many years and to our new clients for the opportunity to add a memorable musical dimension to their special events at some of Philadelphia’s most iconic venues.

Laurent Bass, photo by Edward Brailsford

UPCOMING PERFORMANCES AND EVENTS

Sunday, March 1 – Mélange Jazz Collective, Sunday Jazz Brunch at Manayunk Brewery Restaurant. Public event, 10:30am-2:30pm. Reservations recommended.

Monday, March 9 – Mélange Jazz Duo,  Laurent Bass and Bert Harris, Sassafras, Old City 6:30pm-9:30pm.

Wednesday, March 11 – Mélange Jazz Collective with bassist Bert Harris, saxophonist Laurent Bass, pianist Walter Runge. Pennsylvania Convention Center, private corporate event.

Friday, March 20 – Mélange Jazz Duet, Bert Harris, upright bass; Laurent Bass, tenor saxophone. Whole Foods Market, 1111 N. Bethlehem Pike, Spring House, 6:30pm-8:30pm.

Thursday, March 26 – Mélange Jazz Duet, Bert Harris, upright bass; Laurent Bass, tenor saxophone. Whole Foods Market, 1111 N. Bethlehem Pike, Spring House, 6:30pm-8:30pm.

Monday, March 30 – Mélange Jazz Duo, Laurent Bass and Bert Harris, Sassafras, Old City, 6:30pm-9:30pm.

Friday, April 17 – Mélange Jazz Duet, Bert Harris, upright bass; Laurent Bass, tenor saxophone. Table + Tavern Whole Foods Market, Wynnewood, 6:30pm-8:30pm.

Sunday, April 19 – Mélange Jazz Collective, Sunday Jazz Brunch at Manayunk Brewery Restaurant. Public event, 10:30am-2:30pm. Reservations recommended.

Monday, April 20 – Mélange Jazz Duo, Laurent Bass and Bert Harris, Sassafras, Old City 6:30pm-9:30pm.

Friday, April 24 – Laurent Bass and MïxT BeatZ, The Union League, Margaret S. Mahler Foundation, private function.

Friday, May 15 – Mélange Jazz Collective, University of Pennsylvania, The Logan Hotel, private event.

Friday, May 15 – Mélange Jazz Collective, University of Pennsylvania, private event, Penn Law.

Saturday, May 16 – Classical and Jazz Soloists, University of Pennsylvania, private events, The Bellevue Hotel and The Ritz-Carlton.

Sunday, May 17 – Mélange Jazz Collective, University of Pennsylvania, Penn Law. private event.

April – Jazz Appreciation Month

Philly Celebrates Jazz

The Office of Arts, Culture and the Creative Economy (OACCE) presents Philly Celebrates Jazz, a celebration of Jazz Appreciation Month in April. All month long, OACCE presents jazz-inspired events in Philadelphia’s neighborhoods and promotes jazz happenings across the city.

PHL Jazz Appreciation Month 2020

Art and Business

March 18 – Spring Soirée at The Barnes https://barnes-foundation.ticketleap.com/spring-soiree/

Spring SoiréeWe are looking forward to attending Spring Soirée at The Barnes and meeting industry professionals while enjoying the museum’s collection and the new exhibition by leading modernist artist on tapestry design and pioneering entrepreneur, Marie Cuttoli: ‘The Modern Thread from Miro to Man Ray’.

RECENT SPOTLIGHT EVENTS

February 19 –  Bert Harris in a Concert of Jazz and Poetry presented by Jazz Bridge https://www.jazzbridge.org/

Jazz Bridge presented an exciting and inspiring evening of musical expression and poetry, featuring original musical compositions and poems by highly talented performers.

Original compositions by Bert Harris, Laurent Bass, David Dzubinski and poems by Leslie D. Hamilton

Performers: Saxophonist Laurent Bass; bassist Bert Harris; pianist David Dzubinski; drummer Pio Voluntad; percussionist Robert Morales; poetess Leslie D. Hamilton.

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February 14Mélange Jazz Collective & V. Shayne Frederick at PHL International Airport

Mélange Jazz Collective and special guest artist V. Shayne Frederick were thrilled and honored to perform again this year at Philadelphia Marketplace, B/C Connector at Philadelphia International Airport in celebration of Black History Month. Featuring Laurent Bass, tenor sax; Bert Harris, bass; David Dzubinski, keyboard; V. Shayne Frederick, vocals.

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Mélange at PHL Airport

 

February 1The Art of Wood-Fired Ceramics Featuring Peter Callas at Community Arts Center in Wallingford, Artist Reception.

Mélange Jazz Collective performed for an amazing opening reception for The Art of Wood Fired Ceramics: Featuring Peter Callas. The show is on view at Community Arts Center in Wallingford until March 7.

Mélange’s featured musicians: bassist Bert Harris; pianist David Dzubinski; saxophonist Laurent Bass; percussionist Karen Smith.

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February 27 – ‘Love is in the Air’ at Fairmount Park Horticulture Center https://constellationculinary.com/venues/fairmount-park-horticultural-center/

It was a pleasure to attend Love 2020 at The Horticulture Center presented by Constellation Culinary Group, meet some of Philadelphia’s top wedding professionals and learn about some of the newest trends in the industry.

LOVE 2020

LB Entertainment brings a world of music for a world of reasons

Whether they are performing for a special event at an iconic venue, for a private event or for a public stage appearance, our musical artists will bring their cool sophisticated vibes, professional and personal style to their performances, a hallmark of our entertainment experience.

LB Entertainment brings the best in music to many occasions and for many reasons. Here’re a few:

Enhance your Signature Event with Live Music

Whether it is a corporate function, a professional gathering, a gala fundraiser or any other special event, LB Entertainment can provide a professional, creative, original and memorable performance that will be in perfect harmony with your event.

Set the Vibes at your Wedding Ceremony and Wedding Cocktail Reception

Our ability to provide live entertainment with custom music arrangements (solo, duo, trio, etc.) and different instrument groupings at many memorable wedding ceremonies and cocktail receptions has differentiated us from many in the industry. Each wedding is unique. We’re happy to work with you to help you craft some of your most memorable moments.

Create your Private Event with Jazz Privé

When planning an intimate dinner party, a stylish soirée, a garden-party, a family celebration, a holiday celebration or any other special get-togethers in your own home, our music & entertainment will help you create the ultimate entertaining experience that will reflect your own personal style.

BOOKING ENTERTAINMENT WITH LB ENTERTAINMENT

LB Entertainment can make a big difference when selecting your musical entertainment:

  • The right musical style and imprint for your event.
  • Professional and first-rank musicians and performers in many musical genres.
  • 25 years of management experience that you can depend upon.
  • Competitively priced.
  • A long list of satisfied clients.
  • Professional musician equipment always.

For additional information on our musical talent, availability and rates, please contact us at Danielle@lbentertainmentintl.com or LB@laurentbass.com

Thank you for your interest and support of our music.

With best wishes,

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

January Entertainment and upcoming Events

LB Entertainment –

January Entertainment and Upcoming Events

 

Welcome to our latest entertainment highlights and to a new season!

2019 ended on a high note and we are equally excited about the new year. As we begin 2020, we’re embarking on a new journey filled with artistic projects, new musical collaborations and exciting new performances with great musicians and friends.

Here are some of Laurent’s performances at the start of the year. We look forward to seeing you at our upcoming musical engagements and performing at special events.

UPCOMING EVENT HIGHLIGHTS

Saturday, February 1 – The Art of Wood Fired Ceramics, Community Arts Center in Wallingford

Artist Reception featuring Peter Callas– Performance by Mélange Jazz Collective Quartet: featuring bassist Bert Harris, saxophonist Laurent Bass, pianist David Dzubinski, percussionist Karen Smith.IMG_5213 (002)The Art of Woodfired Ceramics featuring Peter Callas

This invitational international exhibition, curated by Brett Thomas and Mark Tyson, features work by 40 artists from Japan, France, New Zealand, Indonesia, Denmark and the United States. The work showcases the uniqueness, power and breadth of the wood-firing technique with styles ranging from wabi-sabi to expressionism.

The show is anchored by a collection of large expressionist ceramic sculptures by Peter Callas who is celebrating his 50th year as a ceramic artist.

Friday, February 14 – Mélange Jazz Collective with V. Shayne Frederick. Jazz series in celebration of Black History Month at Philadelphia Marketplace, PHL International Airport. 12:00pm-2:00pm.

Photo courtesy of PHL International Airport

Photo courtesy of PHL International Airport

Featuring saxophonist Laurent Bass, pianist David Dzubinski, bassist Bert Harris, vocalist V. Shayne Frederick.

Wednesday, February 19 – Jazz Bridge Neighborhood and Special Concert Series

Jazz Bridge concert at Fellowship Hall, Ridge Avenue United Methodist Church, 7:30pm-9:00pm, Neighborhood and Special Concert Series featuring Mélange Jazz Collective Sextet, curated by Bert Harris.

Jazz BridgeMélange will perform original compositions penned by members of the band.

Artists:

Bert Harris – upright bass.

Laurent Bass – tenor saxophone.

 David Dzubinski – piano.

 Pio Voluntad – drums.

 Robert Morales – conga drums.

 Leslie D. Hamilton – spoken word poetry.

 

Jazz Bridge’s Real Philadelphia Book/Neighborhood Concert series showcases a great lineup of local jazz musicians who are invited to perform their original music compositions to audiences who appreciate jazz and blues.

These concerts take place during October through May on first Wednesdays in Cheltenham, PA; on first Thursdays in Collingswood, NJ, and on third Wednesdays in Roxborough (Philadelphia), PA.

 

UPCOMING EVENTS AND MUSIC PROGRAMMING

Monday, January 6 – Mélange Jazz Duo, saxophonist Laurent Bass and bassist Bert Harris, Sassafras, Old City. Public event, 6:30pm-9:30pm.

Friday, January 10 – Mélange Jazz Duo, saxophonist Laurent Bass and bassist Bert Harris, Whole Foods Market Spring House, 1111 N. Bethlehem Pike, Spring House, PA  19477. Public event, 6:30pm to 8:30pm.

Friday, January 17 – Mélange Jazz Duo, saxophonist Laurent Bass and bassist Bert Harris, Hilton Pennsylvania at Penn’s Landing. Private event.

Sunday, January 19 – Mélange Jazz Collective Quartet, Sunday Jazz Brunch at Manayunk Brewery, 10:30am-2:30pm. Bert Harris, Laurent Bass, pianist David Dzubinski, drummer Pio Voluntad. Public event; reservations recommended.

Monday, January 20 –  Mélange Jazz Duo, Laurent Bass and Bert Harris, Sassafras, Old City 6:30pm-9:30pm.

Thursday, January 23 – Mélange Jazz Duo, saxophonist Laurent Bass and bassist Bert Harris, Whole Foods Market Spring House, 1111 N. Bethlehem Pike, Spring House, PA  19477. Public event, 6:30pm to 8:30pm.

Saturday, January 25 – Mélange Jazz Duo, saxophonist Laurent Bass and bassist Bert Harris, Whole Foods Market Center City,  2101 Pennsylvania Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19130. Public event, 6:30pm-8:30pm.

Friday, January 31 – Mélange Jazz Duo, saxophonist Laurent Bass and bassist Bert Harris, Whole Foods Market Spring House, 1111 N. Bethlehem Pike, Spring House, PA  19477. Public event, 6:30pm to 8:30pm.

Saturday, February 1 – Mélange Jazz Collective Quartet, Community Arts Center in Wallingford, 414 Plush Mill Road, Wallingford, Artist Reception 5:00pm-8:00pm.

Monday, February 10, Mélange Jazz Duo, Laurent Bass and Bert Harris, Sassafras, Old City 6:30pm-9:30pm.

Wednesday, February 14 – Mélange Jazz Collective Quartet, Philadelphia Marketplace, PHL International Airport, 12:00pm-2:00pm. Laurent Bass, saxophone; Bert Harris, bass; David Dzubinski, keyboard; V. Shayne Frederick, vocals.

Wednesday, February 14 – Mélange Jazz Duo, saxophonist Laurent Bass and bassist Bert Harris, Whole Foods Market Spring House , 1111 N. Bethlehem Pike, Spring House, PA  19477. Public event, 6:30pm to 8:30pm.

Wednesday, February 19 – Mélange Jazz Collective sextet, Jazz Bridge concert at Jazz Bridge Concert at Fellowship Hall, Ridge Avenue United Methodist Church, 7:30pm-9:00pm.

Friday, February 21 – Mélange Jazz Duo, Laurent Bass and Bert Harris.  The Thirsty Soul, 1551 W. Passyunk Ave., Philadelphia 19145. Public event, 9pm-11pm.

Sunday, March 1 – – Mélange Jazz Collective, Sunday Jazz Brunch at Manayunk Brewery Restaurant. Public event, 10:30am-2:30pm. Reservations recommended.

Monday, March 9, Mélange Jazz Duo,  Laurent Bass and Bert Harris, Sassafras, Old City 6:30pm-9:30pm.

Wednesday, March 11, Mélange Jazz Collective with bassist Bert Harris, saxophonist Laurent Bass, pianist Walter Runge. Pennsylvania Convention Center, private  corporate event.

Monday, March 30, Mélange Jazz Duo, Laurent Bass and Bert Harris, Sassafras, Old City, 6:30pm-9:30pm.

Sunday, April 19 – Mélange Jazz Collective, Sunday Jazz Brunch at Manayunk Brewery Restaurant. Public event, 10:30am-2:30pm. Reservations recommended.

Monday, April 20, Mélange Jazz Duo, Laurent Bass and Bert Harris, Sassafras, Old City 6:30pm-9:30pm.

Friday, April 24, Laurent Bass and MïxT BeatZ, The Union League, private corporate event.

Friday, May 15 – Mélange Jazz Collective, The Logan Hotel, private event.

Saturday, May 16 – Classical and Jazz Soloists, private events, The Bellevue Hotel and The Ritz-Carlton.

Drumming, photo David Dzubinski

 

In the news –

REC PHILLY A place for creators

Laurent recently joined REC Philly as a new member. Located in the Fashion District Philadelphia, REC Philly is a newly open coworking space designed for creative collaboration and supporting the local creative economy. REC provides resources, strategies and opportunities for growth to its members and local creative entrepreneurs including audio, visual artists, experience creators, and more.

REC Creative session

Creative session, REC Philly

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Book your event with LB Entertainment

LB Entertainment offers premium live music experiences designed to help create the perfect atmosphere for many occasions. Please contact us at Danielle@lbentertainmentintl.com or LB@laurentbass.com for additional information on our musical artists, bands, pricing and entertainment services.

Thank you for your support of live music and musical artists.

With best wishes,

Danielle Rion-Bass

International Event Professional

LB Entertainment, LLC

November-December Highlights

Greetings and Happy Holidays!

A word of thanks!

Thank you to all our friends, supporters, partners and music lovers for their wonderful support of our music and entertainment over the year!
A special thanks to our musician friends for their collaboration and for creating and sharing the magic of music with us.

UPCOMING EVENTS AND PERFORMANCES

Monday, November 4, Mélange Jazz Duet, Laurent Bass (sax, percussion, harmonica) and Bert Harris) – Sassafras Bar & Restaurant, 48 S. 2nd St., Old City 6:30pm-9:30pm.

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Sassafras  is a wonderful vintage iconic bar lounge with classy vibes located in the heart of our Old City neighborhood where you can enjoy live jazz, delicious cocktails and delicious fare.

 

 

Thursday, November 7, Mélange Jazz Duet, Bert Harris, upright bass; Laurent Bass, tenor saxophone. Whole Foods Market, 1111 N. Bethlehem Pike, Spring House  PA  6:00pm-8:00pm.

Monday, November 18, Mélange Jazz Duet, Laurent Bass and Bert Harris, Sassafras Old City 6:30pm-9:30pm.

Sunday, November 24, Mélange Jazz Collective Quartet, featuring saxophonist Laurent Bass, bassist Bert Harris, guitarist Steve Strawitz, drummer Grant MacAvoy. Sunday Jazz Brunch, Manayunk Brewery Restaurant, 4120 Main Street, Manayunk, 10:30am– 2:30pm.

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Mural by James Dupree

Manayunk Brewery Restaurant is a great go to spot for Sunday Jazz brunch for those seeking great live music along with delicious buffet options, craft beers and more.

Friday, November 29, Mélange Jazz Duet, Bert Harris, upright bass; Laurent Bass, tenor saxophone. Table + Tavern Whole Foods Market, Wynnewood, 6:30pm-8:30pm.

Thursday, December 5, Mélange Jazz Duet, Bert Harris, upright bass; Laurent Bass, tenor saxophone. Whole Foods Market, 1111 N. Bethlehem Pike, Spring House,  6:00pm-8:00pm.

Saturday, December 7, Mélange Jazz Duet, Laurent Bass, tenor sax and Bert Harris, bass; social event, private event.

Thursday, December 12, Mélange Jazz Duet, Laurent Bass, tenor sax and Bert Harris, bass; corporate holiday party, private event.

Sunday, December 15, Mélange Jazz Collective Quartet, featuring saxophonist Laurent Bass, bassist Bert Harris, guitarist Steve Strawitz. Sunday Jazz Brunch, Manayunk Brewery Restaurant, 4120 Main Street, Manayunk, 10:30am– 2:30pm.

Friday, December 19, Mélange Jazz Duet, Bert Harris, upright bass; Laurent Bass, tenor saxophone. Table + Tavern Whole Foods Market, Wynnewood,  6:30pm-8:30pm.

Monday, December 23, Mélange Jazz Duet, Laurent Bass and Bert Harris, Sassafras Old City, 6:30pm-9:30pm.

Monday, January 6, Mélange Jazz Duet, Laurent Bass and Bert Harris, Sassafras, Old City 6:30pm-9:30pm.

Monday, January 20, Mélange Jazz Duet, Laurent Bass and Bert Harris, Sassafras, Old City 6:30pm-9:30pm.

Monday, February 10, Mélange Jazz Duet, Laurent Bass and Bert Harris, Sassafras, Old City 6:30pm-9:30pm.

Monday, March 9, Mélange Jazz Duet, Laurent Bass and Bert Harris, Sassafras, Old City 6:30pm-9:30pm.

Monday, March 30, Mélange Jazz Duet, Laurent Bass and Bert Harris, Sassafras  Old City, 6:30pm-9:30pm.

Monday, April 20, Mélange Jazz Duet, Laurent Bass and Bert Harris, Sassafras, Old City 6:30pm-9:30pm.

Friday, April 24, Laurent Bass and MïxT BeatZ, The Union League, private corporate event.

GIVE THE GIFT OF A MEMORABLE EXPERIENCE

Let us inspire you! If you are searching for some exciting and unique gift ideas this holiday season, music and entertainment can be the perfect gift.  Make the holidays more memorable by gifting experiences! Our bands, Mélange Jazz Collective and electro act MïxT BeatZ can be the perfect musical fit for many occasions.

LB Entertainment offers a variety of live performances ranging from solos to duets, trios or larger ensembles as well as a choice of instrument groupings.

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MïxT BeatZ – Multi-instrumentalist and saxophonist Laurent Bass creates sophisticated and upbeat soundscapes through original compositions/remix in electro genre performed by MïxT BeatZ and electro-enhanced jazz creations by LB Jazz +OneSample his music http://www.lbentertainmentintl.com/about-us/mixt-beatz-2/

Mélange Jazz Collective – Mélange Jazz Collective is a versatile and inventive Philadelphia ensemble who works in the World Beat, Blues, Funk and Jazz scenes. Recognized as one of the finest Jazz ensembles in the Philadelphia region, 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 penned by members of the band.

Select and book a performance – When planning a stylish soirée, a jazz cocktail hour, a garden-party, a family celebration or a holiday celebration at a private venue or in your own home, live music will help create the ultimate entertaining experience and add a memorable dimension to the occasion.

LB Entertainment provides high quality musical experience and flawless entertainment designed to enhance many types of events. Call us today at 215.629.1791 or write to us at danielle@lbentertainmentintl.com for booking our bands or to request additional information about our rates, artists and availability for the 2019-2020 season.

HIGHLIGHTS FROM RECENT PERFORMANCES

– Arts and Design – October 4,  Mélange Jazz Collective Trio at G. T. Design’s opening reception at LEMA + BULTHAUP Studio in celebration of Design Philadelphia Festival. With saxophonist, Laurent Bass; bassist, Bert Harris; pianist, David Dzubinski.  Here’s a short clip of the event: https://vimeo.com/366756063     

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– Corporate Entertainment – Mélange Jazz Collective Trio at The Lucy. We were honored to provide our jazz entertainment by Mélange Jazz Collective at this year’s Penn Law’s distinguished event, 2019 Benefactors’ Dinner Reception at the elegant venue, The Lucy, in Center City on October 24. Featuring Laurent Bass, tenor sax; Jason Fifield, double bass; David Dzubinski, piano.

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JAZZ CULTURE

We recently attended two performances by iconic jazz musicians.

– Odeon Pope – Sounds of the Circle Premiere, La Rose Jazz Club, October 12. https://www.pewcenterarts.org/event/sounds-circle-premiere-2019-10-12-000000

Pioneering jazz saxophonist, Pew Fellow, composer and performer Odeon Pope who grew up in Philadelphia lead an ensemble of great Philadelphia musicians playing Odeon Pope’s original compositions for his Sounds of the Circle project at La Rose Jazz Club in Germantown. This was a historic performance!

– Cecil McBee – Jazz On a High Floor in the Afternoon at the Whitney Museum, New York November 16 https://whitney.org/events/cecil-mcbee,

The Whitney Museum is presenting a series of cross-generational live in-gallery jazz performances in coordination with the multimedia exhibit showing by artist Jason Moran that pay homage to iconic New York jazz venues. The quintessential bassist Cecil McBee, accompanied by two talented musicians, performed original compositions at Slugs’ Saloon, a staged installation reminiscent of the historic East Village jazz landmark. It was a fantastic concert to attend.

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Thank you for your continued support of live music. Wishing you all a safe and happy holiday season,

Danielle

Danielle Rion-Bass
International Event Professional
LB Entertainment, LLC

 

September Highlights

 

 

 

Autumn greetings!

 Upcoming Event Highlights at LB Entertainment

DesignPhiladelphia

DesignPhiladelphia Festival – October 2 – 13

DesignPhiladelphia, Philadelphia Center for Architecture and Design’s signature event returns October 2 to October 13, 2019.  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.

Join us for some great live jazz by Mélange and to preview the amazing collections by LEMA and G.T. Design!

Friday, October 4

Private reception by G.T. Design/LEMA: 4:30PM to 6:00pm

Open House: 6:00pm to 8:00pm

 

Design and Jazz with Mélange Jazz Trio – LEMA Studio and G.T. Design, Old City – 140 N. 3rd Street, Old City.

We’re excited to return again this year for DesignPhiladelphia First Friday in Old City with a special performance by Mélange Jazz Collective Trio for G. T. Design’s private reception at LEMA (4:30pm-6:00pm) and Open House (6:00pm-8:00pm). With saxophonist Laurent Bass, keyboardist David Dzubinski, bassist Bert Harris.

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2019 Cars and Cigars, The Capital Grille King of Prussia (private event)

Wednesday, September 25.

LB Entertainment is delighted to be invited again this year to provide live entertainment for 2019 Cars and Cigars, one of Capital Grille King of Prussia’s exciting signature events. The early Fall al fresco soirée is a fabulous night of great hospitality and entertainment as guests enjoy 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, tenor sax; Bert Harris, upright bass; Walter Runge, keyboard.

Mélange Jazz Trio at The Capital Grille

Mélange Jazz Trio at The Capital Grille

Book your event with LB Entertainment

LB Entertainment offers premium live music experiences designed to help create the perfect atmosphere for many occasions. Our experience, dedication, and commitment to excellence in the event and entertainment industry over the last 15 years distinguish us as performers and boutique entertainment company.

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What we offer :

  • Sensitivity to clients’ needs and customized experience.
  • Ability to provide the right musical style and imprint for your event (social, corporate, non profit, private).
  • Partnership with first-rank musicians and performers in many musical genres.
  • Core competencies in event leadership.
  • 25 years of management experience that you can depend upon.
  • Competitively priced.
  • Insured.
  • A long list of satisfied clients.

For more information about our musical artists, bands, pricing and entertainment services for your special gatherings and holiday parties with LB Entertainment this season, visit www.lbentertainmentintl.com or contact us at Danielle@LBEntertainmentintl.com.

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Philadelphia Music News – Councilman David Oh establishes Philadelphia Music Industry Task Force –

I was pleased to be invited to attend a presentation by Philadelphia Music Task Force on their recommendations and impact on Philadelphia’s music community and local music industry: https://www.inquirer.com/news/philadelphia-music-task-force-david-oh-20190816.html

Calendar of Music

SEPTEMBER

Sunday, September 1510:30am-2:30pm (public event)

Manayunk Brewery & Restaurant – 4120 Main St., Philadelphia

Sunday Jazz Brunch with Mélange Jazz Collective

 

Monday, September 16 – 6:30pm-9:30pm (public event)

Sassafras Bar Old City – 48 S 2nd street, Old City

Mélange Jazz Duet – Laurent Bass, tenor saxophone; Bert Harris, upright bass

 

Saturday, September 21 – 11:45am-12:45pm (public event)
https://communityartscenter.org/ – Fine Arts and Crafts Festival, Swarthmore
Mélange Jazz Trio – Bert Harris, Laurent Bass, Karen Smith

 

Wednesday, September 25 – (private event)

2019 Cars & Cigars at The Capital Grille King of Prussia

Mélange Jazz Collective trio – Laurent Bass, Bert Harris, Walter Runge

 

OCTOBER

Friday, October 4 –

DesignPhiladelphia Festival/First Friday Old City

Design and Jazz at LEMA/G.T. Design, Old City

4:30pm-6pm – private reception

6pm-8pm – Open House

Mélange Jazz Collective Trio – Laurent Bass, Bert Harris, David Dzubinski

 

Saturday, October 5 (private event)

Gulph Mills Golf Club

Mélange Jazz Duo – Laurent Bass, tenor sax; Bert Harris, upright bass

 

Monday, October 7 6:30pm-9:30pm (public event)

Sassafras Bar Old City – 48 S 2nd street, Old City

Mélange Jazz Duet – Laurent Bass, tenor saxophone; Bert Harris, upright bass

 

Sunday, October 20 10:30am-2:30pm (public event)

Manayunk Brewery & Restaurant – 4120 Main St., Philadelphia

Sunday Jazz Brunch with Mélange Jazz Collective

 

Thursday, October 24 – (private event)

Corporate Gala Dinner, Penn Law School

The Lucy by Cescaphe

Mélange Jazz Collective Trio – Laurent Bass, tenor sax; Jason Fifield, upright bass;  David Dzubinski, keyboard.

 

Thank you for your support of our live music performances and musical artists. We look forward to seeing you at our next musical events!

Danielle Rion-Bass

LB Entertainment, LLC

International Event Professional

Event Leadership Executive Cert., Temple STHM

PHL Certified Hospitality Professional

 

August Highlights

 

 

 

 

Greetings!

Fall into Jazz

Summer vibes may be ending soon but we’re excited about the return of a vibrant fall season in our city, a season filled with creativity, inspiration, celebrations at events and happenings of many kinds. We, at LB Entertainment, are thrilled to launch a new season of music entertainment for our clients’ public and private special events and showcasing an array of great live music performed by dedicated musical artists.

The Art of the Duo

Laurent Bass and Bert Harris

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

What do you get when the love of jazz brings together two uniquely talented longtime musician friends? The end result is the exciting and versatile duo of tenor saxophonist Laurent Bass and bassist Bert Harris and their innovative and creative music performances in their new project, Mélange Duo.

The pair has been collaborating and performing for over 10 years with our band Mélange jazz Collective as a trio and quartet developing a strong musical connection as musicians. Their new collaboration as a duo is a unique fusion of musical styles and backgrounds. As one of the leading duos in our area, Mélange Duo has been featured in different venues for public and private events.

Please check our calendar of events for upcoming live performances or call us for bookings.

Creative events with creative music

Fall/Winter is the season for events, of many kinds…cocktail receptions, galas, fundraisers, holiday parties, soirées, convention receptions, corporate events, artistic and cultural events, mixers, and more. Events are all about the art of bringing people together, creating connections, and emotions.  Music highly contributes to the overall experience and performs its magic.

Booking our performers

LB Entertainment offers premium live music experiences designed to help create the perfect atmosphere for many occasions. Our experience, dedication, and commitment to excellence in the event and entertainment industry over the last 15 years distinguish us as performers and boutique entertainment company.

Here are some of our highlights:

  • Sensitivity to clients’ needs and customized experience.
  • Ability to provide the right musical style and imprint for your event (social, corporate, non profit, private).
  • Partnership with first-rank musicians and performers in many musical genres.
  • Core competencies in event leadership.
  • 25 years of management experience that you can depend upon.
  • Competitively priced.
  • Insured.
  • A long list of satisfied clients.

For more information about our musical artists, bands, pricing and entertainment services for your special gatherings and holiday parties with LB Entertainment this season, visit www.lbentertainmentintl.com or contact us at Danielle@LBEntertainmentintl.com.

Upcoming Event Spotlights

DesignPhiladelphia

 

2019 DesignPhiladelphia Festival – October 2 – 13

Design & Jazz at Bulthaup + LEMA Studio, Old City – We’re excited to return again this year for DesignPhiladelphia First Friday in Old City with a special performance by Mélange Jazz Collective Trio in  collaboration with Bulthaup Studio + LEMA Studio Open House, Friday, October 4, 2019, 5:30pm to 8:30pm, 132 N. 3rd Street (showrooms connect). See you there!

Bulthaup Studio

 

DesignPhiladelphia, Philadelphia Center for Architecture and Design’s signature event returns October 2 to October 13, 2019.  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 11 days, DesignPhiladelphia will celebrate the work of local designers, architects, + creative professionals with 120+ public events.

Recent Event Highlights

Michener Art Museum

Mélange Jazz Collective Trio at  Michener Art Museum for a Private Tasting by Catering by Design + Garnish, July 21.

LB Entertainment was honored to be invited to celebrate Catering by Design  + Garnish’s culinary talent and event décor at their special private tasting event for their fall/winter menu at the amazing Michener Art Museum. It was a great pleasure to showcase our entertainment and to have Mélange entertain guests. What a wonderful experience!

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Calendar of Music

Please check our calendar periodically to be sure to see our updated listing of performances.

AUGUST

Saturday, August 3 – 7:30pm-10:30pm (public event)

Acadia Restaurant – 824 S. 8th street, Philadelphia 19147

Mélange Jazz Trio

 

Monday, August 5 – 6:30pm-9:30pm (public event)

Sassafras Bar Old City48 S 2nd street, Old City

Mélange Jazz Duet – Laurent Bass, tenor saxophone; Bert Harris, upright bass

 

Monday, August 12 – 6:30pm-9:30pm (public event)

Sassafras Bar Old City48 S 2nd street, Old City

Mélange Jazz Duet – Laurent Bass, tenor saxophone; Bert Harris, upright bass

 

Friday, August 16–Private social event

The Rittenhhouse Hotel, Cassatt Lounge

Mélange Jazz Trio – Laurent Bass, Walter Runge, Bert Harris

 

Sunday, August 25 – 10:30am-2:30pm (public event)
Manayunk Brewery & Restaurant4120 Main St., Philadelphia
Sunday Jazz Brunch with Mélange Jazz Collective
Bert Harris, Laurent Bass, Steve Strawitz, Grant MacAvoy

 

SEPTEMBER

Sunday, September 15 – 10:30am-2:30pm (public event)

Manayunk Brewery & Restaurant4120 Main St., Philadelphia

Sunday Jazz Brunch with Mélange Jazz Collective

 

Monday, September 16 – 6:30pm-9:30pm (public event)

Sassafras Bar Old City48 S 2nd street, Old City

Mélange Jazz Duet – Laurent Bass, tenor saxophone; Bert Harris, upright bass

 

Saturday, September 21 – Public Event
Community Arts Center in Wallingford
Fine Arts and Craft Festival
Mélange Jazz Trio – Bert Harris, Karen Smith, Laurent Bass
Performance: 11:45am-12:45pm

 

Wednesday, September 25 – (private event)

2019 Cars & Cigars at The Capital Grille King of Prussia

Mélange Jazz Collective trio – Laurent Bass, Walter Runge, Bert Harris

 

 

OCTOBER

Friday, October 4 – 5:30pm – 8:30pm (public event)

DesignPhiladelphia Festival/Old City First Friday, Bulthaup + LEMA Studio, 132 N. 3d Street, Old City

Mélange Jazz Collective Trio – Laurent Bass, Bert Harris, David Dzubinski

 

Monday, October 7 – 6:30pm-9:30pm (public event)

Sassafras Bar Old City48 S 2nd street, Old City

Mélange Jazz Duet – Laurent Bass, tenor saxophone; Bert Harris, upright bass

 

Sunday, October 20 – 10:30am-2:30pm (public event)

Manayunk Brewery & Restaurant4120 Main St., Philadelphia

Sunday Jazz Brunch with Mélange Jazz Collective

 

Thursday, October 24 – (private event)

Corporate gala

The Lucy by Cescaphe

Mélange Jazz Collective Trio

 

We are grateful for your support of live music and musical artists. Looking forward to sharing our music with you and to seeing you this new season!

Danielle Rion-Bass

International Event Professional

LB Entertainment, LLC

www.lbentertainmentintl.com

e danielle@lbentertainmentintl.com

Summer Highlights

Greetings!

Summer is upon us! There is so much to enjoy in summertime. Join us this June and July for our live performances featuring Mélange Jazz Collective or MïxT BeatZ.

A world of music for a world of reasons

 Events are all about the art of bringing people together, creating connections, and emotions.  Music can make a difference:

– Elevates the feel of your event.

– Creates a special atmosphere.

– Sets the tone you want.

– Makes your occasion more pleasurable and memorable.

 

LB Entertainment offers premium live music experiences curated and designed to help create the perfect atmosphere for many occasions, such as social gatherings, weddings, galas, fundraisers, cultural events, corporate events and more.

For more information on our musical artists and entertainment services or book our bands for the upcoming fall/winter season or for performances at music venues, please call us or contact us at Danielle@LBEntertainmentintl.com.

 

UPCOMING EVENTS

 

JUNE

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thursday, June 6 – 5:30pm-7:30pm (public event; tickets required)

Performance by MïxT BeatZ

Fleisher Art Memorial Celebrate Fleisher! 30th Founder’s Award Honoring Diane Burko.

 

On Thursday, June 6, Fleisher will honor artist, educator, environmentalist Diane Burko with the 30th Founder’s Award. The award recognizes individuals who have made a significant commitment to providing access to the arts, promoting excellence in creative expression, and enriching Philadelphia’s cultural resources.

For information on the reception and ticket reservation:

https://fleisher.org/event/celebrate-fleisher-30th-founders-award-honoring-diane-burko/

 

Diane Burko was featured on May 30, 2019 on WHYY’s Movers & Makers . The episode is now available at https://video.whyy.org/show/movers-makers/

 

Friday, June 7, 5:30pm-8:30pm (public event)

Stockton Market 19 Bridge St., Stockton, NJ 0855

Mélange Jazz Duet, bass/sax, Laurent Bass and Bert Harris

 

Monday, June 10 – 6:30pm-9:30pm (public event)

Sassafras Bar Old City48 S 2nd street, Old City.

Mélange Jazz Duet – Laurent Bass, tenor saxophone; Bert Harris, upright bass.

 

Wednesday, June 12, Old City, corporate event, Mélange Jazz Duet, Laurent Bass; tenor sax; Bert Harris, upright bass (private event)

 

Saturday, June 29 – 7:30pm-9:30pm (public event)

Acadia Restaurant – 824 S. 8th street, Philadelphia 19147

Mélange Jazz Trio

 

Sunday, June 30 – 10:30am-2:30pm (public event)

Manayunk Brewery & Restaurant4120 Main St., Philadelphia

Sunday Jazz Brunch with Mélange Jazz Collective

 

JULY

Saturday, July 6 – 7:30pm-9:30pm (public event)

Acadia Restaurant – 824 S. 8th street, Philadelphia 19147

Mélange Jazz Trio

 

 

Sunday, July 7 – 5:00pm-9:00pm (public event)

Heritage Restaurant, 914 N. 2nd St. Northern Liberties

Karen Smith Trio – Percussionist Karen Smith, saxophonist Laurent Bass,

bassist Dan McCain.

 

Monday, July 8 – 6:30pm-9:30pm (public event)

Sassafras Bar Old City48 S 2nd street, Old City.

Mélange Jazz Duet – Laurent Bass, tenor saxophone; Bert Harris, upright bass.

 

Sunday, July 14 – 10:30am-2:30pm (public event)

Manayunk Brewery & Restaurant4120 Main St., Philadelphia

Sunday Jazz Brunch with Mélange Jazz Collective –

 

 Monday, July 15 – 6:30pm-9:30pm (public event)

Sassafras Bar Old City48 S 2nd street, Old City.

Mélange Jazz Duet – Laurent Bass, tenor saxophone; Bert Harris, upright bass.

 

Saturday, July 27 – 6:30pm-8:30pm (public event)

Whole Foods Philly Center City –    2101 Pennsylvana Avenue, Philadelphia 19130

Mélange Jazz Duet – Laurent Bass, saxophone; Bert Harris, bass.

 

AUGUST

Saturday, August 3 – 7:30pm-10:30pm (public event)

Acadia Restaurant – 824 S. 8th street, Philadelphia 19147

Mélange Jazz Trio

 

Monday, August 5 – 6:30pm-9:30pm (public event)

Sassafras Bar Old City48 S 2nd street, Old City.

Mélange Jazz Duet – Laurent Bass, tenor saxophone; Bert Harris, upright bass.

 

Monday, August 12 – 6:30pm-9:30pm (public event)

Sassafras Bar Old City48 S 2nd street, Old City.

Mélange Jazz Duet – Laurent Bass, tenor saxophone; Bert Harris, upright bass.

 

Sunday, August 25 – 10:30am-2:30pm (public event)

Manayunk Brewery & Restaurant4120 Main St., Philadelphia

Sunday Jazz Brunch with Mélange Jazz Collective –

 

HIGHLIGHTS ON RECENT EVENTS

Mélange performing at The Bridge on Race –

Saxophonist Laurent Bass; percussionist Wesley Rast; bassist Bert Harris

 

We were thrilled to return and perform at Bridge on Race in our Old City neighborhood and entertain guests at a special happening during the recent Memorial Weekend holiday. Performing jazz on the fifth-floor outdoor terrace of this beautiful building overlooking stunning views of Center City and Delaware River waterfront is a truly enjoyable experience.

Mélange Jazz Collective, Bridge on Race

 

Classical and jazz soloists performing at Penn Medicine Alumni Weekend Receptions at The Bellevue Hotel, The Logan Hotel, Ritz-Carlton Hotel.

Featured Soloists: Pianist David Dzubinski; cellist Gael Abbasi; pianist V. Shayne Frederick; cellist Gozde Tiknaz; guitarist Steven Strawitz; pianist Walter Runge; cellist Jim Holton.

Pianist David Dzubinski, cellist Gozde Tiknaz, pianist V. Shayne Frederick

Pianist David Dzubinski, cellist Gozde Tiknaz, pianist V. Shayne Frederick

 

Guitarist Steven Strawitz, pianist Walter Runge, cellist Jim Holton, cellist Gael Abbasi

Guitarist Steven Strawitz, pianist Walter Runge, cellist Jim Holton, cellist Gael Abbasi

Mélange performing at University of Pennsylvania for PENN Law School’s Graduate reception.

Laurent Bass, saxophone; Jason Fifield, upright bass; David Dzubinski, piano.

 

Over 2000 guests attended 2019 Penn Law Graduation Reception on Sunday, May 19 as Penn Law graduates and their families and friends were invited to celebrate at the Graduation Reception at the Courtyard, Clock, Great Hall and Goat.

Congratulations to the class of 2019!

Mélange Jazz Collective, saxophonist Laurent Bass, bassist Jason Fifield, pianist David Dzubinski

Mélange Jazz Collective, saxophonist Laurent Bass, bassist Jason Fifield, pianist David Dzubinski


With best wishes,

 

Danielle Rion-Bass

International Event Professional

Event Leadership Executive Cert., Temple STHM

PHL Certified Hospitality Professional

LB Entertainment, LLC

w www.lbentertainmentintl.com

 

 

April News and Highlights

Greetings!

Happy Jazz Appreciation Month!

 

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PREMIER TALENT FOR YOUR SPECIAL EVENT

Through our collaboration with premier musicians enhanced by our professional entertainment services, LB Entertainment elevates the profile of many events. Since its inception, LB Entertainment has provided high quality entertainment experiences for over a thousand events, from social to corporate, non profit and private events, at special venues ranging from leading cultural and educational institutions to some of the most prestigious and iconic destinations in our area.

LB Entertainment offers a unique and sophisticated selection of performances to help you create the perfect atmosphere for your special event and make your special day more pleasurable and memorable. Our musicians provide premier performances, and throughout the booking and planning process, you’re ensured a professional and seamless experience. Whether you are looking for jazz, live electro, classical music, or a more customized music entertainment, our background gives us the ability to make the right match between our clients and our musicians. We offer a variety of instrument groupings, from solo electro to jazz quartets to classical soloists depending upon the requirements of your events.

 

ENSEMBLES AND SOLOISTS

Live Electro Acoustic, Modern Jazz and more

MïxT BeatZ & LB Jazz +One

Enjoy the sounds of Laurent Bass as he dazzles guests with his unique blend of jazz elements and electronic dance music to create an unforgettable experience.

 

Multi-instrumentalist and saxophonist Laurent Bass is known as a trendsetter who creates sophisticated and upbeat soundscapes through original compositions/remix in electro genre performed by MïxT BeatZ and electro-enhanced jazz creations by LB Jazz +One.  Sample his music: http://www.lbentertainmentintl.com/about-us/mixt-beatz-2/

Laurent has created a unique blend of performance that encompasses the worlds of jazz elements and electronic dance music/house music to create a memorable experience. His vibrant and emotive performances captivate audiences.

 

Mélange Jazz Collective

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Mélange is defined as “a mixture” and that is what we are: a fusion of individual musical talents from various cultural and ethnic backgrounds that combines 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 finest Jazz ensembles in the Philadelphia region, 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 penned by members of the band.

The ensemble can perform as instrumental – or with a vocalist – as duets, trios, quartets or larger ensembles.

Mélange Jazz Collective setting up for a great night of music March 23 at Jazz@The Wyndham in front of a listening audience. Featuring: Laurent Bass, tenor sax; Bert Harris, upright bass; David Dzubinski, piano; Jeff Johnson, drums; Kaylé Brecher, vocals.

SAVE THE DATE – Celebrate Fleisher! 30th Founder’s Award Honoring Diane Burko https://fleisher.org/event/celebrate-fleisher-30th-founders-award-honoring-diane-burko/

Laurent Bass and MïxT BeatZ

Thursday, June 6, 2019, 5:30-7:30 p.m.

Laurent is honored to be performing for this year’s Fleisher 30th Founder’s Award honoring artist, environmentalist, and good friend Diane Burko.

‘On Thursday, June 6, Fleisher will honor Diane Burko with the 30th Founder’s Award. The award recognizes individuals who have made a significant commitment to providing access to the arts, promoting excellence in creative expression, and enriching Philadelphia’s cultural resources.

Fleisher is proud to honor Diane for many reasons, including her contributions as an artist, educator, and environmentalist. Diane served on Fleisher’s Board of Directors for many years, helping to create access to arts education for thousands of children and adults, and has been a generous supporter of our work. Most recently, Diane has distinguished herself nationally for her environmental advocacy, and devotes her attention to communicating issues of climate change’.

UPCOMING PRIVATE EVENTS

We are delighted and grateful to be invited to return to some of our clients’ annual recurring events  and feature some of the finest classical soloists and Mélange Jazz Collective for various receptions, including at The Bellevue Hotel, The Logan, The Ritz-Carlton,  Kimpton Hotel Palomar Philadelphia, the Courtyard and Great Hall at Penn Law School, among others.

UPCOMING PUBLIC EVENTS

Table + Tavern ­ 

Whole Foods Market, Wynnewood

15 E Wynnewood Road, Wynnewood

Featuring Mélange Jazz Trio – Bert Harris, bass; Laurent Bass, saxophone; Wesley Rast, percussion.

Friday, April 19 – 6:30pm-8:30pm

 

Paris Wine Bar‘Experience Philadelphia’s finest live jazz in a cozy and intimate Parisian style bistro located in the Art Museum area’

Paris Wine Bar

2303 Fairmount Avenue, Philadelphia-

Featuring Bert Harris Trio –

Friday, May 17 – 9:00pm-12:00am

 

Sassafras Bar Old City – A Philly neighborhood vintage iconic bar with classy vibes located in the heart of Old City’

Sassafras

48 S 2nd street, Old City

Featuring Mélange Jazz Duet – Laurent Bass, tenor saxophone; Bert Harris, upright bass.

Monday, May 27 – 6:30pm-9:30pm

Monday, June 10 – 6:30pm-9:30pm

Monday, July 8 – 6:30pm-9:30pm

Monday, July 15 – 6:30pm-9:30pm

 

Manayunk Brewery & Restaurant‘A go to spot for Sunday Jazz brunch for those seeking great live music along with delicious buffet options, craft beers and more”.

Manayunk Brewery & Restaurant

4120 Main St., Philadelphia

Sunday Jazz Brunch

Featuring Mélange Jazz Collective Trio/Quartet–

Sunday, May 19– 10:30am-2:30pm

Sunday, June 30– 10:30am-2:30pm

Sunday, July 14– 10:30am-2:30pm

 

Stockton Market‘Stockton Market, located in the heart of Stockton NJ, is about supporting small, artisanal and local businesses via community building’.

Stockton Market

19 Bridge St.

Stockton, NJ 08559.

Featuring Mélange Jazz Duet, bass/sax, Laurent Bass and Bert Harris

Friday, June 7- 5:30pm-8:30pm

 

EVENTS HIGHLIGHTS

Laurent Bass and MïxT BeatZ

Margaret S. Mahler Symposium, cocktail and dinner reception

The Union League

 

We’re deeply appreciative to perform for this year’s 50th Annual Margaret S. Mahler Symposium on Child Development on April 5 at The Union League. It has been an honor and privilege for Laurent to perform for this prestigious organization over the last twelve consecutive years.

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Please keep us in mind and consider booking our bands for your next special event at www.lbentertainmentintl.com

Come listen to some cool jazz played by some fantastic musicians. We would love to see you at one of our public live performances.

 

Thank you.

Danielle Rion-Bass

International Event Professional

Event Leadership Executive Cert., Temple STHM

PHL Certified Hospitality Professional

LB Entertainment, LLC

 

March News & Happenings

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Greetings and welcome!

UPCOMING EVENTS

SPOTLIGHT – Jazz @The Wyndham with featured band Mélange Jazz Collective and vocalist Kaylé Brecher.

We’re delighted to return and attend Jazz @The Wyndham presented by NAM Events, LLC on Saturday March 23, 2019 for a special live jazz performance by our featured band Mélange Jazz Collective with vocalist Kaylé Brecher.

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Mélange Jazz Collective - Jazz at The WyndhamMélange’s performance will feature:  bassist Bert Harris, saxophonist and multi-instrumentalist Laurent Bass, pianist, David Dzubinski, drummer Jeffrey Johnson with vocalist/composer/lyricist Kaylé Brecher.

Mélange will perform tunes by landmark composers and  original compositions by members of the band.

Please join us for a very special evening of live entertainment and great music!

Tickets $20.

March 23, 2019 – Jazz @The Wyndham by NAM Events, LLC – Wyndham Hotel,Terra Nova Lounge, 1111 Rt 73, Mount Laurel, NJ. Door opening: 6:45pm, Showtime 7:30pm.

Entertainment Management Partner

In the midst of a constantly evolving musical and entertainment landscape, Philadelphia and its neighborhoods offer a vibrant and thriving live music scene. As an entertainment management partner and performer for many different clients, we’re excited to be part of our city’s creative community.

Please contact us at Danielle@LBEntertainmentintl.com or LB@LBEntertainmentintl.com for any additional information on our musical talent, rates and availability.

MïxT BeatZ

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Mélange Jazz Collective

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The ensemble can perform as instrumental – or with a vocalist – as duets, trios, quartets or larger ensembles depending upon the event requirements.

Mélange Jazz Collective is a versatile and inventive Philadelphia ensemble who works in the World Beat, Blues, Funk and Jazz scenes. Together for 10 years, this exquisite group of Philly music veterans quietly creates great music and excitement whenever and where ever they perform.” Philadelphia Jazz Project

CALENDAR OF EVENTS

Upcoming Public Performances

Friday, March 1 – 5:00pm-8:00pm, Mélange Jazz Duo – Bert Harris, bass; Laurent Bass, saxophone, Stockton Farmers Market.

Saturday, March 2 – 7:30pm-10:30pm, Mélange Jazz Collective Trio, Acadia Philly

Saturday, March 9 – 7:30pm-10:30pm, Mélange Jazz Collective Trio, Acadia Philly

Saturday, March 16 – 7:30pm-10:30pm, Mélange Jazz Collective Trio, Acadia Philly

Saturday, March 23 – 8:00pm-11:00pm, Mélange Jazz Collective Quintet, Jazz & R&B @The Wyndham by NAM Events, LLC – Wyndham Hotel, Terra Nova Lounge, 1111 Rt 73, Mount Laurel, NJ. Tickets required.

Friday, March 29– 6:30pm-8:30m, Mélange Jazz Collective Trio,  Table + Tavern, Whole Foods Market, Wynnewood ,15 E Wynnewood Road, Wynnewood

Sunday, March 31 – 10:30am-2:30pm, Mélange Jazz Collective Trio, Manayunk Brewery & Restaurant, 4120 Main St., Philadelphia

Friday, April 19 – 6:30pm-8:30m, Mélange Jazz Collective Trio,  Table + Tavern, Whole Foods Market, Wynnewood ,15 E Wynnewood Road, Wynnewood

Sunday, May 19 – 10:30am-2:30pm, Mélange Jazz Collective Trio, Manayunk Brewery & Restaurant, 4120 Main St., Philadelphia

Private and Corporate Events

March 12 – Mélange Jazz Collective Trio, Pennsylvania Convention Center, Philadelphia, corporate event, cocktail reception.

April 5MïxT BeatZ, Laurent Bass, The Union League cocktail and dinner reception.

May 18 – Piano, guitar, cello soloists, The Bellevue Hotel, cocktail receptions.

May 18 – Piano soloists, The Ritz Carlton cocktail receptions.

May 18 – Piano and guitar soloists, The Logan, cocktail receptions.

May 19 – Mélange Jazz Collective Trio, University of Pennsylvania, graduation reception.

PERFORMANCE HIGHLIGHTS

Mélange Jazz Collective with V. Shayne Frederick

Honoring Black History Month with Jazz series at Philadelphia International Airport

Jazz at the Airport

Photo courtesy of PHL International Airport

Photos,  courtesy of PHL International Airport

Mélange Jazz Collective at PHL AirportOn February 8, Philadelphia International Airport and Philadelphia Market Place hosted a jazz performance honoring Black History Month. Travelers were entertained to the fantastic sounds of Mélange Jazz Collective with singer V. Shayne Frederick on the B/C Stage.

Featuring saxophonist Laurent Bass, pianist David Dzubinski, vocalist V. Shayne Frederick.

Thank you so much for your continued support of our music and entertainment. We look forward to seeing you!

Best wishes.

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

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