Summer getaway –
It is always a welcome and magical getaway for Laurent and I to spend precious vacation time on the beautiful shore of Lake Geneva (Lac Léman).
As a native, I have a deeper appreciation of this area which even grew more deeply through our wonderful experiences. We were dazzled by the scenic beauty of the place and seduced by its charm, hospitality, tranquility and cultural experience.
Ten resplendent days in late May took us on a journey from the scenic and cosmopolitan city of Geneva to some of the charming and vibrant French towns and sleepy fishing villages nestled on the lake’s southern shore, surrounded by spectacular vistas of the Alps.
Strolling through the romantic medieval town of Yvoire, exploring Evian and its gardens, taking long hikes along the shore or in the mountains, enjoying a fabulous meal with family and friends are some of our best memories.
If you go, some places to visit and experience:
Jardin de L’eau du Pré Curieux (France) – Jardin de l’Eau du Pré Curieux
Evian Resort, Evian Resort
Hilton Hotel Evian – Hilton Hotel Evian
Yvoire – Yvoire
Le Jardin des Cinq Sens – Le Jardin des Cinq Sens, Yvoire
Le Pré de la Cure, Restaurant Le Pré de la Cure, Yvoire
Thonon-les-Bains (France) – Thonon-les-Bains (France)
Genève/Geneva (Switzerland) – Genève/Geneva
Tosca Italian restaurant – Tosca
Culture trip –
Summertime and music can be the perfect fit for music lovers combining vacation and cultural experience.
Many overseas destinations – and the U.S. – offer numerous summer concerts and cultural events. Music is both a universal language and a local cultural and creative expression. Here is a 2017 list of some of the best international Jazz venues suggested and compiled by Downbeat Magazine. Link:
Some Europeans festivals to experience this summer if you happen to be in these areas:
Paris Jazz Festival, Paris (France), June 17-July 30
Jazz à Vienne, Vienne (France), June 29-July 13
Montreux Jazz Festival, Montreux (Switzerland), June 30-July 15
Yvoire Jazz Festival, Yvoire (France), July 7-8
Montjoux Festival, Thonon-les-Bains (France), July 13-15
Nice Jazz Festival, Nice (France), July 17-21
Paléo Nyon Festival, Nyon (Switzerland), July 18-23
Jazz in Marciac, Marciac (France) July 28-August 15
Music agenda – (please check for regular updates)
Our audience is an integral part of our musical conversation. Join us and our musicians and enjoy a light summer jazz brunch, Happy Hour or a late jazz night to the sounds of Mélange Jazz Collective at one of the city’s iconic venues.
June 1, Mélange Jazz Collective Quartet, Warmdaddy’s, Thursday Happy Hour hosted by Michael Tozzi and Ijazzglobal.com, 6:00pm-7:15pm.
June 4, Mélange Jazz Collective Quartet, Sunday Jazz Brunch, Manayunk Brewery Restaurant, 10:30am– 2:30pm.
June 6, Mélange Jazz Collective Trio, cocktail and dinner receptions, private receptions, The Logan
June 7, Laurent Bass & MïxT BeatZ, solo electro-acoustic performance, Fleisher Art Memorial, Founder’s Award Celebration.
June 10, Bert Harris Trio, private residence.
June 12, Sassafras Sassafras Bar, Old City, Mélange Jazz Duo, saxophonist Laurent Bass and bassist Bert Harris, 6:30pm to 9:30pm
June 21, Graduation reception, Jefferson Hospital, Karen Smith Jazz Trio
June 27, Laurent Bass & MïxT BeatZ, solo electro-acoustic performance, corporate event.
July 9, Mélange Jazz Collective Quartet, Sunday Jazz Brunch, Manayunk Brewery Restaurant, 10:30am– 2:30pm.
July 10, Sassafras Bar, Old City, Mélange Jazz Duo, saxophonist Laurent Bass and bassist Bert Harris, 6:30pm to 9:30pm.
July 17, Sassafras Bar, Old City, Mélange Jazz Duo, saxophonist Laurent Bass and bassist Bert Harris, 6:30pm to 9:30pm.
August 25, Jazz Night, Mélange Jazz Collective Trio, Bala Golf Club Members’ event
September 3, Mélange Jazz Collective Quartet, Sunday Jazz Brunch, Manayunk Brewery Restaurant, 10:30am– 2:30pm.
September 7, Mélange Jazz Collective Trio, First Thursday of the Month, Warmdaddy’s, Thursday Happy Hour hosted by Michael Tozzi and Ijazzglobal.com, 6:00pm-7:15pm.
October 5, Mélange Jazz Collective Trio, First Thursday of the Month, Warmdaddy’s, Thursday Happy Hour hosted by Michael Tozzi and Ijazzglobal.com, 6:00pm-7:15pm.
October 29, Mélange Jazz Collective Quartet, Sunday Jazz Brunch, Manayunk Brewery Restaurant, 10:30am– 2:30pm.
November 2, Mélange Jazz Collective Trio, First Thursday of the Month, Warmdaddy’s, Thursday Happy Hour hosted by Michael Tozzi and Ijazzglobal.com, 6:00pm-7:15pm.
November 26, Mélange Jazz Collective Quartet, Sunday Jazz Brunch, Manayunk Brewery Restaurant, 10:30am– 2:30pm.
LB Entertainment Event Services –
We have the pleasure and honor to partner with many amazing event associates and clients in the industry for new or recurring events. We always admire the creativity, inspiration and aesthetic vision that event planners demonstrate to showcase events that produce special and memorable events. Not only are event planners showcasing their own creativity, but they are also engaging the creativity and professionalism of other industry professionals involved. For us and our musical artists, this means bringing and delivering the best musical and entertainment experience and enhancing the feeling of warm hospitality.
In the words of Restaurateur Will Guidara (The secrets of service https://www.splendidtable.org/story/the-secrets-of-service)
“Great hospitality is really getting to know the person you’re serving such that there is a true and genuine connection, and great service doesn’t exist in the absence of great hospitality.”
LB Entertainment’s collective of talented, creative and professional musical artists will set the vibe to any party. From the sophisticated sounds of modern jazz at a private reception played by one of our jazz ensembles or a cocktail hour enhanced by electro inspired live music, we make it easy to entertain.
To help create flawless, innovative and enjoyable events is at the heart of LB Entertainment’s experience. Call us today at 215.629.1791 to book your next event or to find out more about our artists, rates and availability.
Recently featured special events –
A few words from our clients on recently held events. Thank you!
- Penn Medicine, The Hyatt at the Bellevue and The Ritz Carlton, Penn Medical Alumni Weekend (jazz and classical soloists)
“Danielle, thank you and your team for everything on Saturday – everyone had a wonderful time! Looking forward to working with you in the future!”
- Fleisher Art Memorial, Fleisher Founder’s Award Celebration honoring Marsha Moss (solo electro-acoustic LB & MïxT BeatZ):
“Warm thanks, Laurent, for being your creative self and in making the Fleisher event such a grand success. You are the best!”
- Mahler Foundation Dinner, Union League, cocktail and dinner receptions (Jazz piano soloist):
“Danielle, It was wonderful seeing you. The music was enjoyable. It was a perfect evening. Again, thank you for all your help.”
- Penn Law School, Alumni Weekend Reception (Mélange Jazz Collective Trio):
“Danielle, Thank you! What a great photo. We had such positive feedback about the trio, as always, and they were a pleasure to work with. It was great to meet them and we look forward to next year!”
- Penn Law School, Graduation Reception (Mélange Jazz Collective Trio):
“The trio sounded great yesterday. It was such a pleasure to have them perform”.
Thank you for your support of our music and musicians.
Wishing you all a very happy summer!
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