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.

G.T. Design at LEMA

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bulthaup Studio

 

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

 

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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

Processed with MOLDIVMélange is a fusion of individual musical talents 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.

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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January Highlights

Greetings. Welcome to our latest newsletter!

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To a new year!

We’re enthused about our new musical opportunities and extended collaborations with talented artists and associates during this upcoming year.

We’re excited to present new creative and innovative performances by Mélange Jazz Collective, LB Jazz+One and MïxT BeatZ. 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 and personal style to their performances, a hallmark of our entertainment experience.

It is a privilege and pleasure to work with such talented artists.

Creating your Signature Event with Jazz Privé +

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

Jazz Privé +, a full musical service from LB Entertainment, will add a quality musical experience and enjoyment to your own events.

Find out more about our entertainment and performance options. For all inquiries, please contact us at danielle@lbentertainmentintl.com or call us today.

Special Events and Event Entertainment LB Entertainment, LLC – Event Entertainment and Production

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 professional and first-rank musicians and performers in many musical genres.
  • Core competencies in event leadership through Temple STHM’s programs and industry organizations.
  • 25 years of management experience that you can depend upon.
  • Competitively priced.
  • Insured.
  • A long list of satisfied clients.

For booking information or to request additional information about our rates, artists and their 2019 availability, please call us today or write to danielle@lbentertainmentintl.com.

 Essentials for touring internationally

Getting signed up and performing on the international circuit is a good way to develop one’s career, promote music, increase sales and distribution. Performing in different cultures and environment can be an exciting, rewarding and very enriching experience.

As for any international artistic activities, there are important requirements to comply with whether you book your band directly or through promoters, booking agents or clubs. Here is some general information to consider for navigating the music-biz for a successful tour overseas.

Contracts: Negotiate and review contracts prior to touring.

Scheduling: Set up tour well in advance for each city.

Official documents:

. Valid passport: Many countries require your passport to be valid for 3-6 months        beyond your departure date from the country you are visiting. Be sure your passport is valid before flying abroad or you may be denied boarding.

.  Valid work permit/visa: if you are planning to touring overseas, figuring out your work permit/visa situation should be a top priority. Consult with your booking agent or check requirements with the proper authorities before traveling and performing.

Insurance: check your current coverage with your insurance company and evaluate if you require additional travel insurance for medical services overseas and for instruments/equipment.

Travel expenses to consider:

. Airlines – buy tickets early

. Accommodations/Food

. Equipment rental: evaluate differential cost between using a freight forwarding             company to ship your instruments or renting overseas.

. Vehicle rental.

Financial and legal factors:

. Performance fees/currency

. Local taxes

. Local fees

. Royalties

Language barriers: learn a few valuable sentences and understanding of cultural etiquette.

Voltage differences.

Technology/Communication: check with your carrier for options on international plans.

 

 Music Agenda

Upcoming Performances

Acadia

 

 

Acadia Philly ‘Bringing New Orleans to Philadelphia’

 Acadia – 824 S 8th street, Philadelphia

Featuring ‘Mélange Jazz Collective Trio –

Saturday, January 5 – 8:00pm-11:00pm

Saturday, January 19 – 8:00pm-11:00pm

Saturday, January 26 – 8:00pm-11:00pm

Saturday, February 2 – 7:30pm-10:30pm

Saturday, February 16 – 7:30pm-10:30pm

Saturday, February 23 – 7:30pm-10:30pm

 

Honoring Black History Month with Jazz series at Philadelphia International Airport

Featuring Mélange Jazz Collective Quartet – saxophonist Laurent Bass; Bassist, Bert Harris; keyboardist, David Dzubinski; vocalist, V. Shayne Frederick.

Friday, February 8 – 2:00pm-4:00pm

Food Court located at Terminal B-C

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

48 S 2nd street, Old City 6:30pm-9:30pm

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

Monday, January 7 – 6:30pm-9:30pm

Monday, January 14 – 6:30pm-9:30pm

Monday, January 21 – 6:30pm-9:30pm

 

Mélange at Warmdaddys January 2019

Warmdaddy’s‘Southern cuisine, Happy Hour, Live Music’

Warmdaddy’s – 1400 S Christopher Columbus Blvd, Philadelphia

Happy Hour Thursday Night Groove series hosted by Michael Tozzi and ijazzglobal.com. Live Music, free parking, complimentary buffet + reduced prices on drinks and appetizers.

Featuring Mélange Jazz Collective Trio – Laurent Bass, saxophone; Bert Harris, upright bass; Steven Strawitz, guitar.

Thursday, January 17- 5:00pm-7:00pm

Thursday, March 14 – 5:00pm-7:00pm

 

Manayunk Brewery January 2019

 

 

 

 

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’

www.manayunkbrewery.com – 4120 Main St., Philadelphia

Sunday Jazz Brunch

Featuring Mélange Jazz Collective Trio/Quartet–

Sunday, January 27 – 10:30am-2:30pm

Sunday, February 24 – 10:30am-2:30pm

Sunday, March 31 – 10:30am-2:30pm

Sunday, May 19 – 10:30am-2:30pm

 

Paris Wine Bar

 

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, February 1 – 9:00pm-12:00am

 

Table + Tavern

 

Table + Tavern, Whole Foods Market, Wynnewood –

15 E Wynnewood Road, Wynnewood

Featuring Mélange Jazz Trio – Bert Harris, bass; Laurent Bass, saxophone; Robert Morales, congas.

Thursday, February 14 – 6:30pm-8:30pm

Friday, March 29 – 6:30pm-8:30pm

 

Jazz @The Wyndham

SAVE THE DATE – March 23, 2019

Jazz & R&B @The Wyndham by NAM Events LLC – Wyndham hotel/Terra Nova Lounge, 1111 Rt 73, Mount Laurel, NJ. Tickets required.

Featuring Mélange Jazz Collective Quartet– Bert Harris, bass; Laurent Bass, saxophone; David Dzubinski, keyboard; Kaylé Brecher, vocalist; Jeff Johnson, drums.

 

Thank you for your continuing support of our music and musical talent.

 Best wishes.

 

Danielle Rion-Bass

International Event Professional

LB ENTERTAINMENT, LLC

Event Entertainment and Production

Event Leadership Executive Cert., Temple STHM

PHL Certified Hospitality Professional

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 bomb.com! 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 danielle@laurentbass.com.

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)!”

GIFT IDEAS THAT MAKE THE HOLIDAYS MORE MEMORABLE

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 danielle@lbentertainmentintl.com.

  • 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 danielle@laurentbass.com or lb@laurentbass.com.

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

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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  http://germantownunitedcdc.org/programs-and-projects/germantownalbum/

CALENDAR OF EVENTS AND UPCOMING PERFORMANCES

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 13, Mélange Jazz Duo, Laurent Bass and Bert Harris, private event, Old City.

December 15, Mélange Jazz Collective trio, Acadia Restaurant, 824 South Eight Street, Philadelphia, 8pm-11pm. Bassist Bert Harris, percussionist Karen Smith, saxophonist Laurent Bass.

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).

December 23, Mélange Jazz Collective Quartet (keyboard, bass, percussion, sax), Sunday Jazz Brunch, Manayunk Brewery & Restaurant, 10:30am-2:30pm (public event).

December 29, Mélange Jazz Collective Trio, Acadia Restaurant, 824 South Eight Street, Philadelphia, 8pm-11pm. Bassist Bert Harris, conga player Robert Morales, saxophonist Laurent Bass (public event)

January 5, Mélange Jazz Collective Trio, Acadia Restaurant, 824 South Eight Street, Philadelphia, 8pm-11pm. Bassist Bert Harris, conga player Robert Morales, saxophonist Laurent Bass (public event).

January 7, Mélange Jazz Duet, Bert Harris, bass; Laurent Bass, tenor saxophone, Sassafras Bar, 48 S 2nd Street, Old City, 6:30pm-9:30pm (public event).

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

January 17 , Mélange Jazz Collective Trio, Warmdaddy’s Thursday Happy Hour hosted by Michael Tozzi and ijazzglobal.com. Featuring saxophonist Laurent Bass, bassist Bert Harris, guitarist Steve Strawitz. 5pm-7pm (public event).

January 19, Mélange Jazz Collective Trio, Acadia Restaurant, 824 South Eight Street, Philadelphia, 8pm-11pm. Bassist Bert Harris, percussionist Karen Smith, saxophonist Laurent Bass (public event).

January 21, Mélange Jazz Duet(sax/bass), Sassafras Bar, 48 S 2nd Street, Old City, 6:30pm-9:30pm (public event).

January 26, Mélange Jazz Collective Trio, Acadia Restaurant, 824 South Eight Street, Philadelphia, 8pm-11pm. Bassist Bert Harris, percussionist Karen Smith, saxophonist Laurent Bass (public event).

January 27, Mélange Jazz Collective Trio, Sunday Jazz Brunch, Manayunk Brewery & Restaurant, 10:30am-2:30pm. Bert Harris, bass; Laurent Bass, tenor saxophone, David Dzubinski, keyboard (public event).

February 1, Bert Harris Trio, Paris Wine Bar2303 Fairmount Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19130 9pm-12am (public event).

February 9, Mélange Jazz Collective trio, Acadia Restaurant, 824 South Eight Street, Philadelphia, 8pm-11pm. Bassist Bert Harris, percussionist Karen Smith, saxophonist Laurent Bass (public event).

February 14, Mélange Jazz Collective Trio (sax/bass/congas), Table + Tavern, Whole Foods Market, 15 East Wynnewood Road, Wynnewood, 6:30pm-8:30pm (public event).

February 16, Mélange Jazz Collective Trio, Acadia Restaurant, 824 South Eight Street, Philadelphia, 8pm-11pm. Bassist Bert Harris, percussionist Karen Smith, saxophonist Laurent Bass (public event).

February 24, Mélange Jazz Collective Quartet, Sunday Jazz Brunch, Manayunk Brewery & Restaurant, 10:30am-2:30pm. Featuring bassist Bert Harris, saxophonist Laurent Bass, keyboardist, David Dzubinski, drummer Jeff Johnson (public event).

March 14 , Mélange Jazz Collective Trio, Warmdaddy’s Thursday Happy Hour hosted by Michael Tozzi and ijazzglobal.com. Featuring saxophonist Laurent Bass, bassist Bert Harris, guitarist Steve Strawitz. 5pm-7pm (public event).

March 23, Mélange Jazz Collective, Live Jazz @The Wyndham, Mount Laurel, NJ.Featuring bassist Bert Harris, keyboardist David Dzubinski, saxophonist Laurent Bass, drummer Jeff Johnson, vocalist Kaylé Brecher.

March 29, Mélange Jazz Collective Trio, Table + Tavern, Whole Foods Market, 15 East Wynnewood Road, Wynnewood, 6:30pm-8:30pm. Bert  Harris, bass; Laurent Bass, saxophone; Robert Morales, congas (public event).

March 31, Mélange Jazz Collective, Sunday Jazz Brunch, Manayunk Brewery & Restaurant, 10:30am-2:30pm (public event).

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

RECENT EVENTS HIGHLIGHTS

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. https://www.nmajh.org/CalendarEvent.aspx?eventid=629

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.

GALLERY

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.

Cheers!

Danielle Rion-Bass
International Event Professional
LB ENTERTAINMENT, LLC
Event Entertainment and Production
www.lbentertainmentintl.com
Event Leadership Executive Cert., Temple STHM
PHL Certified Hospitality Professional
Booking:  danielle@lbentertainmentintl.com

 

November Highlights

Greetings and welcome!

EAT, DRINK AND BE GIVINGA festive evening for a good cause

Join LB Entertainment and other special events experts on Monday November 12th at The National Museum of American Jewish History!

Enjoy a progressive dining experience and live entertainment throughout the stunning spaces of the museum, sip on specialty cocktails, explore the museum, win raffle prizes, and give back to the community!

All proceeds benefit the Metropolitan Area Neighborhood Nutrition Alliance (MANNA) whose mission is to serve people who are at acute nutritional risk due to serious illness by providing delicious nourishing meals and counsel.

Join us and MïxT BeatZ for this very special event! Tickets are $50 per person – RSVP by November 5th.

 FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION AND TICKETS HERE
https://www.nmajh.org/CalendarEvent.aspx?eventid=629

 

National Museum of American Jewish History
Corner of 5th and Market Streets
Philadelphia, PA 19106

 

About MïxT BeatZ – New EP Release

MïxT BeatZ

UPCOMING EVENTS AND PERFORMANCES – MïxT BeatZ and Mélange Jazz Collective

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We look forward to seeing you at one of our performances. Thank you for your interest in our Music and support of Performing Arts.

Best wishes,

Danielle Rion-Bass
International Event Professional
LB ENTERTAINMENT, LLC
Event Entertainment and Production
www.lbentertainmentintl.com
www.laurentbass.com
Booking Information: danielle@laurentbass.com

October Highlights

Greetings and welcome!

We are very excited to announce the release of Laurent’s new EP MïxT BeatZ, October 1 on 212 degree record label.

LAURENT BASS

Philadelphia based, multi-instrumentalist and contemporary electronic artist Laurent Bass has been a forerunner in the electronic beats and jazz scene.

His latest project and debut EP MïxT BeatZ was released October 1, 2018 by 212 that extra degree record label https://thatextradegree.com/

MïxT BeatZ is a collection of original compositions that incorporates soul, hip-hop, EDM, and funk with an element of jazz and exposes the rich originality and style of Laurent’s multi-textural electro-acoustic creations.

Listen to and buy the songs below.

Amazon CLiCK HERE  iTunes CLiCK HERE or Stream on Spotify CLiCK HERE

Credits:

All tracks composed and produced by Laurent  Bass.

Electronics, soprano saxophone, harmonica, keyboard by Laurent Bass

Born to music and jazz loving parents and trained as a multi-instrumentalist, music has always been a part of Laurent’s life. His own playing is influenced from a wide variety of great musicians, from Sony Rollins, John Coltrane, Miles Davis, Stanley Turrentine, Wayne Shorter to Herbie Hancock, Nils Petter Molvær, Thievery Corporation, Pat Metheny, Nile Rodgers, among others. As an artist, composer and producer, he has been trained and mentored by some recognized as true innovators in contemporary electronic and jazz genres.

Laurent has shared the stage and collaborated with a variety of talents. He has performed at major music venues on the East Coast 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, and at some European events.

Performance booking: Please contact Danielle Rion-Bass, Danielle@LaurentBass.com

CALENDAR OF EVENTS AND PERFORMANCES

Thank you for your support of our music and following our musical journey.

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