March News and Happenings

March News and Happenings

Greeting and happy spring!   We’re looking forward to a season filled with new performances by our bands and to new exciting events. Spring is also the season to celebrate Jazz Appreciation Month (April)!

Upcoming Events and Performance Highlights

LB Entertainment is honored to provide entertainment for many distinguished events and celebrations throughout the year. Here are just a few of the highlights:

 – Friday May 18, 2018 Mélange Jazz Collective performs for The Center for Art in Wood, “A Perfect Finish”, at Hotel Monaco Philadelphia. Featuring saxophonist Laurent Bass, bassist Bert Harris, pianist Alex Levin.

Mélange is delighted to be performing for The Center for Art in Wood’s special event  A Perfect Finish  celebrating The Center’s Co-founder and Executive Director, Albert LeCoff.  Located in the heart of Old City, the Center is a magnificent gallery and is widely recognized ‘as one of the most valuable resources for the education, preservation and promotion of the field of art made from wood’.

 – Friday, April 20, 2018 – Laurent Bass and MïxT BeatZ performs for Margaret S. Mahler Foundation dinner reception at the Union League.

Margaret S. Mahler Child Development Foundation will host their dinner reception for their symposium on Child Development on April 20 at The Union League. Laurent has been performing for this particular event for over 10 years and is honored to be invited again for this year’s reception.

Wednesday, May 9, 2018 – Mélange Jazz Collective performs for Pennsylvania Innocence Project‘s annual event hosted at WHYY Studios in Old City. For more information: http://innocenceprojectpa.org/join-us-for-our-9th-anniversary-celebration-may-9th/ . Featuring saxophonist Laurent Bass, bassist Bert Harris, pianist David Dzubinski

Artist Closeup

Laurent LB Bass –  http://www.laurentbass.com/

Laurent’s music style expands beyond jazz performances as he has also established himself as an artist in electronic genre.  He, along with many other passionate musicians, producers and artists, recently attended a community event for the newly released and upgraded Ableton Live 10, a program dedicated to enhance live music performances and music creation, at SAE Institute New York.


Laurent LB Bass with MïxT BeatZ  and LB Jazz +One

Philadelphia-based, multi-instrumentalist, music producer, composer, educator and partner at LB Entertainment LLC, Laurent LB Bass is at the vanguard of solo live entertainment in electro-acoustic performances and is an active member of the Philadelphia Jazz collective.

With Jazz as his home base, LB has been pushing the boundaries of music for years. Well-known for his special solo electro-acoustic performances with LB Jazz +One and MïxT BeatZ and for his performances with Mélange Jazz Collective, LB is recognized for producing sophisticated and creative cross-over genres and upbeat soundscapes through original compositions/remix in electro genre and Jazz interpretation using Ableton Live and Max for Live cutting-edge music production technology. His performances integrate live performances on soprano and tenor saxophones (at times with the accompaniment of other live performers) with original electro samples and reflect his wide musical experience in Jazz, World, Afro-Cuban, Latin, Electronic.

Laurent is a recipient of Ableton Live Producer Certificate program by Ableton AG, a Berlin-based music software company. He studied extensively with composer, alto saxophonist and Jazz innovator, Bobby Zankel, with clarinetist and saxophonist Norman David, and with flutist Dr. Cynthia Folio. He recently attended Buster Williams School of Music and completed their Summer Jazz Intensive program.  He was awarded Akademia Award for best funk/jazz song for his original composition, Feelin Good (http://www.theakademia.com/march2015_bestsong_funkjazz.html)

Laurent received his Ed.M from Harvard Graduate School of Education and his B.A. from Temple University.

Influencers: Miles Davis, John Coltrane, Sony Rollins, Wayne Shorter, Stanley Turrentine, Nile Rodgers, Pat Metheny, Nils Petter Movaer, Thievery Corporation.

Saxophonist Laurent LB Bass & 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 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

Jazz Appreciation Month – Philly Celebrates Jazz

 Jazz Appreciation MonthApril is Jazz Appreciation Month in Philadelphia – and around the world – and April 30 has been designated as International Jazz Day by UNESCO to highlight jazz and its diplomatic role of uniting people in all corners of the globe.

Philadelphia has an extraordinary jazz heritage and is currently enjoying a thriving and vibrant jazz scene.  Enjoy cultural events, special live performances, panels, films, photography and art exhibitions at various venues throughout April.

LB Entertainment has several performances featured during the month of April. We hope that you can join us and our musicians at some of our happenings listed on our calendar at Paris Wine Bar, Sassafras Old City, Manayunk Brewery, Pinot Boutique or at Stockton Market.

To find more about Philly Celebrates Jazz, visit The City of Philadelphia, Office of the Arts, Culture and the Creative Economy.

Spring Music Agenda and Upcoming Performances

Please take a look at our performance schedule. We look forward to sharing our music with you.

March 4, Mélange Jazz Collective Trio, Sunday Jazz Brunch, Manayunk Brewery Restaurant, 10:30am– 2:30pm.

March 13, Mélange Jazz Collective Trio, Private event, Pennsylvania Convention Center.

April 6, Mélange Jazz Duet, Stockton Market, The Art of the Duet, bass/sax, Laurent Bass and Bert Harris, 5:30pm-8:30pm.

April 9, Sassafras Bar, Old City, Mélange Jazz Duo, Art of the Duet, bass/sax, Laurent Bass and Bert Harris, 6:30pm-9:30pm.

April 13, Laurent Bass with Bert Harris Trio, Paris Wine Bar, 9:00pm-12:00am.

April 16, PENN Museum, Mélange Jazz Duo, Laurent Bass and Bert Harris, Penn Law, private event.

April 19, Mélange Jazz Collective Trio, Penn Law, Great Hall, private event.

April 20, Private event, Solo electro-acoustic, LB + MïxT BeatZ,  The Union League.

April 27, Mélange Jazz Duo, Pinot Boutique,  saxophonist Laurent Bass and bassist Bert Harris, 6:00pm-9:00pm.

April 29, Mélange Jazz Collective Trio, Sunday Jazz Brunch, Manayunk Brewery Restaurant, 10:30am– 2:30pm.

May 3, 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.

May 6, Mélange Jazz Collective, Sunday Jazz Brunch, Manayunk Brewery Restaurant, 10:30am-2:30pm.

May 7, Sassafras Bar, Old City, Mélange Jazz Duo, Art of the Duet, bass/sax, Laurent Bass and Bert Harris, 6:30pm-9:30pm.

May 9, Mélange Jazz Collective Trio, Pennsylvania Innocence Project, special reception, WHYY studios WHYY Studios.

May 11, Mélange Jazz Collective Trio, Penn Law, private event.

May 11, Jazz Trio, Penn Medicine, private event, The Logan Hotel.

May 12, Classical and jazz soloists, Penn Medicine, private events, Hyatt at The Bellevue .

May 13, Mélange Jazz Collective Trio, Penn Law, Graduation Reception, private event.

May 14, Sassafras Bar, Old City, Mélange Jazz Duo, Art of the Duet, bass/sax, Laurent Bass and  Bert Harris, 6:30pm – 9:30pm.

May 18, Mélange Jazz Collective Trio, The Center for the Art in Wood, private event, Hotel Monaco Philadelphia.

May 25, Mélange Jazz Duo, Pinot Boutique,  saxophonist Laurent Bass and bassist Bert Harris, 6:00pm-9:00pm.

June 2, Private event, Normandy Farm Hotel , Mélange Jazz Collective Duo, Trio and saxophone soloist.

June 4, Sassafras Bar, Old City, Mélange Jazz Duo, Art of the Duet, bass/sax, Laurent Bass and Bert Harris, 6:30pm- 9:30pm.

June 6, Mélange Jazz Collective Trio, The Logan Hotel, private event.

June 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.

June 9, Laurent Bass with Bert Harris Trio, Paris Wine Bar, 9:00pm-12:00am.

June 10, Mélange Jazz Collective, Sunday Jazz Brunch, Manayunk Brewery Restaurant, 10:30am– 2:30pm.

June 11, Sassafras Bar, Old City, Mélange Jazz Duo, Art of the Duet, bass/sax, Laurent Bass and Bert Harris, 6:30pm- 9:30pm.

June 13, Mélange Jazz Collective Trio, Betsy Ross House, 5:00pm- 8:00pm, public event.

June 15, Mélange Jazz Duo, Pinot Boutique,  saxophonist Laurent Bass and bassist Bert Harris, 6:00pm-9:00pm.

Thank you for your support of live music and the arts.

Happy Spring!

Danielle

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

February Highlights

February Highlights

Greetings! Welcome to our latest newsletter.

What I love about my work as an event entertainment professional –

Event entertainment is inspiring, exciting, challenging and rewarding. It has been my experience (please click here to see some interesting highlights on my earlier conversation on event entertainment). What I love about music and event entertainment is to see how music, through shared experience, can bring people together in so many occasions and in many diverse musical landscapes –  local, regional and international.

LB Entertainment is a small upscale boutique entertainment company specializing in live Jazz and electro-acoustic genres with deep roots in the event industry and stage performances. Throughout the years, we have proudly been associated with many wonderful clients, professional industry partners and amazing musical artists. And, to be a part of Philadelphia’s vibrant and thriving music scene has been equally exciting for me.

Our musical experience is shared with a wide audience, ranging from performing Live at special events in industries such as Film, Pharmaceuticals, Arts and Culture, Hospitality, Educational Institutions, Healthcare, Design, Community events to Wedding Ceremonies and Wedding Receptions, Birthdays, Anniversaries, Holiday parties to Live stage performances at Jazz Clubs, Festivals, Restaurants, special music projects, and more.

Some of the best destinations –

Philadelphia is home to many architectural landmarks and stunning iconic venues that will make any event, small or large, shine.   Here are some of the premier locations where we had the pleasure to perform:

Barnes Foundation, corporate events

Bala Golf Club, Jazz Night

Bolingbroke Mansion, corporate events

Betsy Ross House, holiday events

Bulthaup + Lema Studio, Design Philadelphia events

CrossPoint, Radnor, corporate event

Davio’s, holiday events

Doylestown Country Club, holiday event

Front & Palmer, non-profit event

Grounds for Sculpture, non-profit event

Hilton East Brunswick, holiday event

Hilton Philadelphia City Avenue, corporate events

Hotel Monaco, corporate events

Hub Commerce Square, corporate event

Hyatt at the Bellevue, corporate events

Independent Seaport Museum, holiday events

Crane Art Building, InLiquid, Benefit and Fundraiser

Le Méridien, Corporate events

Liberty Bell Center, Independence National Historical Park, corporate event

Loews Hotel, corporate events

Manayunk Brewery Restaurant, Sunday Jazz Brunch

National Museum of American Jewish History, corporate events

PAFA, Wedding cocktail and dinner receptions; corporate events

Paris Wine Bar, Weekend Jazz Night

Penn Law School, corporate events

Pennsylvania Convention Center, corporate events

Philadelphia Marriott Downtown, corporate events

Please Touch Museum, corporate events

R2L, Corporate events

Ritz Carlton, corporate events

Rodin Museum, corporate events

Sassafras Old City,@Sassafrasbar, Monday Night Jazz

Seasons 52, King of Prussia, corporate events

Simone Foundation Automotive Museum, corporate event

The Bridge on Race, private events

The Capital Grille, King of Prussia, Cars and Cigars events

The College of Physicians, corporate events

The National Constitution Center, industry event

The Crystal Tea Room, corporate event

The Franklin Institute, corporate event

The Logan, corporate events

The Piazza, industry event

The Rittenhouse, holiday events

The Union League, corporate events

The Westin, corporate event

Trenton Country Club, Jazz Night and private events

Vie – Cescaphe, Philadelphia Film Festival Closing Reception

Warmdaddy’s, Thursday Happy Hour, hosted by Michael Tozzi and ijazzglobal.com

Wister BYOB

World Café Live, Wilmington, wedding ceremony and cocktail reception

 

Calendar of events/Live music performances –

Please join us at one of our upcoming live performances for a special musical experience and meet our musicians and performing artists.

February 4, Mélange Jazz Collective, Sunday Jazz Brunch, Manayunk Brewery Restaurant, 10:30am– 2:30pm. Go Eagles!

February 10, Bert Harris Trio, Paris Wine Bar, 9:00pm – 12:00am.

February 26, Ableton Live 10 Promo Party, SAE NYC.

March 4, Mélange Jazz Collective Trio, Sunday Jazz Brunch, Manayunk Brewery Restaurant, 10:30am– 2:30pm.

March 13, Mélange Jazz Collective Trio, Private event, Pennsylvania Convention Center.

April 6, Mélange Jazz Duet, Stockton Market, The Art of the Duet, Laurent Bass and Bert Harris, 5:30pm-8:30pm.

April 9, Sassafras Bar, Old City, Mélange Jazz Duo, The Art of the Duet, saxophonist Laurent Bass and bassist Bert Harris, 6:30pm to 9:30pm.

April 13, Bert Harris Trio, Paris Wine Bar, 9:00pm – 12:00am.

April 15, Mélange Jazz Collective, Sunday Jazz Brunch, Manayunk Brewery Restaurant, 10:30am– 2:30pm.

April 20, Private event, Solo electro-acoustic, LB + MïxT BeatZ,  The Union League.

May 3, 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.

May 6, Mélange Jazz Collective, Sunday Jazz Brunch, Manayunk Brewery Restaurant, 10:30am– 2:30pm.

May 7, Sassafras Bar, Old City, Mélange Jazz Duo, The Art of the Duet, saxophonist Laurent Bass and bassist Bert Harris, 6:30pm to 9:30pm.

May 11, Mélange Jazz Collective Trio, Private event, cocktail reception, University of Pennsylvania.

May 11, Jazz Trio, private event, cocktail and dinner receptions, The Logan Hotel.

May 12, Classical and jazz soloists, cocktail receptions, private events, Hyatt at The Bellevue .

May 14, Sassafras Bar, Old City, Mélange Jazz Duo, The Art of the Duet, saxophonist Laurent Bass and bassist Bert Harris, 6:30pm to 9:30pm.

June 2, Private event, Normandy Farm Hotel , Mélange Jazz Collective Duo, Trio, and saxophone soloist.

June 4, Sassafras Bar, Old City, Mélange Jazz Duo, The Art of the Duet, saxophonist Laurent Bass and bassist Bert Harris, 6:30pm to 9:30pm.

June 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.

June 10, Mélange Jazz Collective, Sunday Jazz Brunch, Manayunk Brewery Restaurant, 10:30am– 2:30pm.

June 11, Sassafras Bar, Old City, Mélange Jazz Duo, The Art of the Duet, saxophonist Laurent Bass and bassist Bert Harris, 6:30pm to 9:30pm.

Thank you for your interest and continued support of our live music and musical endeavors.

We look forward to seeing you at one of our upcoming performances or to performing at one of your special events or celebrations.

Booking: For more information about our musical artists, availability and pricing, please contact us at Danielle@LBEntertainmentintl.com.

With best wishes,

Danielle Rion-Bass
LB ENTERTAINMENT, LLC
International Event Professional
Event Leadership Executive Cert., Temple STHM
PHL Certified Hospitality Professional
www.lbentertainmentintl.com

 

January Highlights

JANUARY HIGHLIGHTS

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

2017 ended on a high note and we are equally excited about the new year! As we begin 2018, we are embarking on a new journey filled with artistic projects, musical collaborations, and creating new exciting performances and opportunities.

WHY MUSIC FOR YOUR SPECIAL EVENT?

Events are made to inspire, create and engage. Over the years, we have performed for many types of events including galas, fundraisers, wedding ceremonies and cocktail receptions, jazz brunches, cultural events, corporate events, public performances, and more. Music can make a big difference for the success of events or meetings. Here are a few reasons why:

  • Creates a special atmosphere.
  • Sets the tone you desire.
  • Elevates the feel of your event.
  • Fosters audience engagement.
  • Makes your occasion more pleasurable and memorable.
  • And at sales or marketing presentations, music of the right kind can be a powerful motivator.

LB ENTERTAINMENT: Our difference

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.

Some of our highlights:

  • Sensitivity to clients’ needs and customized experience.
  • Ability to provide the right musical style and imprint for your event.
  • 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.
  • A long list of satisfied clients.

DISCOVER OUR EVENTS’LINEUP

Music calendar

January 8, Sassafras Bar, Old City, Mélange Jazz Duo, saxophonist Laurent Bass and bassist Bert Harris, 6:30pm to 9:30pm.

January 13, private event, Mélange Jazz Collective.

January 15, Sassafras Bar, Old City, Mélange Jazz Duo, saxophonist Laurent Bass and bassist Bert Harris, 6:30pm to 9:30pm.

January 21, Mélange Jazz Collective, Sunday Jazz Brunch, Manayunk Brewery Restaurant, 10:30am– 2:30pm.

February 4, Mélange Jazz Collective, Sunday Jazz Brunch, Manayunk Brewery Restaurant, 10:30am– 2:30pm. Go Eagles!

February 10, Bert Harris Trio, Paris Wine Bar, 9:00pm – 12:00am.

February 26, Ableton Live 10 Promo Party, SAE NYC.

March 4, Mélange Jazz Collective, Sunday Jazz Brunch, Manayunk Brewery Restaurant, 10:30am– 2:30pm.

March 13, Private event, Pennsylvania Convention Center , Mélange Jazz Collective.

April 6, Mélange Jazz Duet, Stockton Market, 5:30pm-8:30pm.

April 9, Sassafras Bar, Old City, Mélange Jazz Duo, saxophonist Laurent Bass and bassist Bert Harris, 6:30pm to 9:30pm.

April 15, Mélange Jazz Collective, Sunday Jazz Brunch, Manayunk Brewery Restaurant, 10:30am– 2:30pm.

April 20, Private event, Solo LB + MïxT BeatZ,  The Union League .

May 6, Mélange Jazz Collective, Sunday Jazz Brunch, Manayunk Brewery Restaurant, 10:30am– 2:30pm.

May 7, Sassafras Bar, Old City, Mélange Jazz Duo, saxophonist Laurent Bass and bassist Bert Harris, 6:30pm to 9:30pm.

May 11, Mélange Jazz Collective, Private event, cocktail reception, University of Pennsylvania.

May 11, Jazz Trio, private event, cocktail and dinner receptions, The Logan Hotel.

May 12, Classical and jazz soloists, cocktail receptions, private events, Hyatt at The Bellevue .

May 14, Sassafras Bar, Old City, Mélange Jazz Duo, saxophonist Laurent Bass and bassist Bert Harris, 6:30pm to 9:30pm.

June 2, Private event, Normandy Farm Hotel , Mélange Jazz Collective.

June 4, Sassafras Bar, Old City, Mélange Jazz Duo, saxophonist Laurent Bass and bassist Bert Harris, 6:30pm to 9:30pm.

June 10, Mélange Jazz Collective, Sunday Jazz Brunch, Manayunk Brewery Restaurant, 10:30am– 2:30pm.

June 11, Sassafras Bar, Old City, Mélange Jazz Duo, saxophonist Laurent Bass and bassist Bert Harris, 6:30pm to 9:30pm.

Thank you for your interest and continued support of our music and musical endeavors. We look forward to seeing you at one of our performances or to assisting you with your musical needs.

With best wishes,

 Danielle Rion-Bass
LB Entertainment, LLC
International Event Professional
Event Leadership Executive Cert., Temple
School of Sport, Tourism and Hospitality Management
PHL Certified Hospitality Professional
www.lbentertainmentintl.com

 

 

 

 

November Highlights

A word of thanks –

The holiday season is upon us! It’s a magical time of the year in Philadelphia with the city showing its colors at its best! As we reflect upon our musical journey over the year, we’re grateful to all our friends, fans, clients and dedicated audience for their support of our entertainment, music and musical artists.

A special thanks to all our musician friends for their creative collaboration and for sharing their art and the gift of music.

 Jazz in the neighborhood –

Jazz lives in many of our city’s neighborhoods, such as Germantown, Mt. Airy, Chestnut Hill, Center City, among others, in concert halls and in small places. We’re thrilled that our neighborhood, Old City, is burgeoning on the jazz scene as well as live music can be heard at a number of local clubs and at dining establishments, or at special events. We’re equally excited about the opportunity to perform in our own neighborhood at some of our favorite spots, private residences and at iconic venues: Sassafras, Wister, The Bridge, National Constitution Center, Independence Visitor Center, Pinot Boutique, Hotel Monaco, Philadelphia History Museum, Neighborhood Design Crawl, and more.

Gift it!

Gift it!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Music & EntertainmentIf you are searching for some exciting and unique gift ideas this holiday season, music and entertainment can be the perfect gift.

Select and book a performance – When planning an intimate dinner party, a stylish soirée, a garden-party, a family celebration or a holiday celebration, at a private venue or in your own home,  live music helps create the ultimate entertaining experience and adds a memorable musical dimension to the occasion.

JAZZ PRIVÉ+, a full musical service from LB Entertainment, creates high quality and flawless entertainment designed to enhance many types of events. Mélange Jazz Collective and its collection of contemporary jazz, standards, and original compositions, or Laurent’s solo electro performances with MïxT BeatZ are the perfect musical fit for many occasions.Our musical options are tailored to individual needs. Mélange can perform as instrumental or with a vocalist, as duets, trios, quartets or larger ensembles.

For booking or to request additional information about our rates, artists and their availability for 2018, please call us today at 215.629.1791 or write to danielle@lbentertainmentintl.com.

for-the-love-of-germantownGet 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 the album with “Sunday Sermon on Mars”, original composition written by Mélange Jazz Collective’s bassist Bert Harris and is dedicated to Sun Ra, visionary musician, composer and band leader who resided in Germantown for some time.The cd is a beautiful gift and is available for purchase at  http://germantownunitedcdc.org/programs-and-projects/germantownalbum/

 

In their own words –

Creating memories – “Hello Danielle! I hope all is well with you and Laurent! Jason and I are coming up on our 1-year anniversary (November 11th) and as we reflect on that day we can’t help but think about Mélange Trio serenading our guests! The highlight of course being Laurent playing “It Might be you” on the saxophone as I walked down the aisle! Thanks again for making our wedding even more of a memorable experience!” (Jason and Dominique’s wedding ceremony and cocktail hour reception).

Jazz and Design – “Loved it! Bulthaup & Lema Studio was a perfect match for the exquisite sound of Mélange. And how special to be serenaded by Mélange as we dined outside just across the street.” (DesignPhiladelphia, Neighborhood Design Crawl, LEMA+ Bulthaup Studio, Old City).

From an iconic legend: “To LB, What a great musician you are. God bless you. Smokey Robinson, 9-27-17.” (Cars and Cigars 2017, The Capital Grille).

Join us –

Music agenda

JAZZ AT SASSAFRAS, 48 S. 2nd Street, Old City PA 19106 – 6:30pm-9:30pm
Monday, November 6
Monday, November 13
Monday, December 4
Monday, December 11
Mélange Jazz Duet, sax and bass – Laurent Bass and Bert Harris.

 

WARMDADDY’S FIRST THURSDAY OF THE MONTH HAPPY HOUR, 1400 S. Christopher Columbus Avenue, PA 19147 – 6:00pm-7:15pm                                      Thursday, November 2                                                                                          Thursday, December 7                                                                                         Mélange Jazz Collective Trio, sax, bass, guitar- Laurent Bass, Bert Harris, Steve Strawitz

 

PINOT BOUTIQUE, 227 Market Street, Old City, PA 19106 – 6:00pm-9:00pm        Friday, November 17                                                                                                       First Friday, December 1

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

 

MANAYUNK BREWERY RESTAURANT
SUNDAY JAZZ BRUNCH
4120 Main Street, Philadelphia PA 19127 – 10:30am-2:30pm
Sunday, November 26
Mélange Jazz Collective Trio, sax, hand percussion, bass, guitar –
Laurent Bass, Bert Harris, Steve Strawitz

 

HILTON EAST BRUNSWICK,  private event
Friday, December 2
Mélange Jazz Collective Trio, sax, bass, piano
Laurent Bass, David Dzubinski, Bert Harris

 

THE RITTENHOUSE HOTEL, private event
Friday, December 9
Mélange Jazz Collective Trio, sax, bass, piano
Laurent Bass, David Dzubinski, Bert Harris

 

HISTORIC HOLIDAY NIGHTS IN OLD CITY,  Betsy Ross House, 239 Arch Street – 6:00pm-7:30pm – ‘Celebrate the season in America’s most historic square mile with Historic Holiday Nights in Old City, presented by Old City District’.
Thursday, December 14, 6:00pm-7:30pm
Mélange Jazz Collective Trio, bass, sax, percussion
Laurent Bass, Bert Harris, Karen Smith

 

BRIDGE ON RACE, Old City – private event                                                            Friday, December 15                                                                                                 Mélange Jazz Collective Quartet, sax, guitar, congas, bass
Laurent Bass, Bert Harris, Roberto Morales, Steve Strawitz

 
STOCKTON MARKET, 19 Bridge Street, Stockton N.J., 6:00pm-9:00p                Friday, December 29                                                                                             Mélange Jazz Duet, sax and bass – Laurent Bass and Bert Harris

 

 

Wishing you a wonderful Thanksgiving and a joyful holiday season!

Danielle

Danielle Rion-Bass

International Event Professional

LB Entertainment, LLC

Event Leadership Executive Cert., Temple

School of Sport, Tourism and Hospitality Management

PHL Certified Hospitality Professional

www.lbentertainmentintl.com

e danielle@lbentertainmentintl.com

 

 

 

 

October Happenings

October At a Glance

Autumn greetings!

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

Upcoming Event Highlights

 DesignPhiladelphia

                   – DesignPhiladelphia Festival – October 4-14

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

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

                   ­- Neighborhood Design Crawls

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

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

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

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

             

Taste of Ardmore 2017

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

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

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

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

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

Highlight of Recent Events

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

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

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

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

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

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Upcoming (public) performances

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

With best wishes,

Danielle

Booking information:

Danielle Rion-Bass

International Event Professional

PHL Certified Hospitality Professional

LB ENTERTAINMENT, LLC

www.lbentertainmentintl.com

t 215.629.1791

e danielle@lbentertainmentintl.com

 

Fall Entertainment Highlights

Welcome!

HEADING INTO FALL

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 many events and happenings of every kind. We, at LB Entertainment, are thrilled to launch a new season of entertainment showcasing an array of great live music performed by outstanding musical artists.

WHAT WE DO

Our location in the heart of Old City, Philadelphia, puts us in the center of the area’s musical life. We are close to this area’s many arts organizations, entertainment and event venues, as well as near many professional musicians and many of our clients.

For more than 20 years, we have been building strong ties with both soloists and groups looking for “gigs” and with event planners looking to add a special musical experience. Whether the occasion be small and personal – a wedding or other family affair – or a big event staged by professionals in the hospitality or meeting industry, LB Entertainment can provide the right choice in musical style, ambiance and personality. We – and the musicians and performers we represent – have consistently come through for some of the best-known companies in our region and at some of its most prestigious venues. We have also booked many engagements outside the Greater Philadelphia area and even overseas.

CONTACT

For more information or to request a customized entertainment proposal for your special event, please contact us at Danielle@LBEntertainmentintl.com. We will happy to give you more information about artists, rates and availability.

WHAT’S ON

Music Agenda (public events)

Join us to kick off our fall music season! We’re delighted and grateful to be back at some of our favorite music venues and to be invited to perform at some exciting new destinations. Enjoy a delicious jazz brunch, Happy Hour, or a late jazz night to the sounds of Mélange at one of the city’s iconic venues, or for a unique experience at one of the community event happenings. Here are some of our scheduled public performances:

 

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

We love Sassafras’ classy vibes and vintage iconic bar lounge and restaurant, a hidden gem located in the heart of our Old City neighborhood. Enjoy Live jazz, delicious cocktails and an eclectic menu in an intimate setting.  Mélange Jazz Duo, featuring saxophonist Laurent Bass and bassist Bert Harris, will return at Sassafras on the following Monday nights:  August 28; September 11; September 18; October 2; October 9; November 6; November 13; December 4; December 11 – 6:30pm-9:30pm.

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

Kick start the weekend at Warmdaddy’s Happy Hour Thursday Night Groove Series hosted by Michael Tozzi and ijazzglobal.com. Free parking; free admission and complimentary buffet. Mélange Jazz Collective will return for First Thursday of the Month event on: November 2, December 7 – 6:00pm-7:15pm

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

Experience some of Philadelphia’s finest live Jazz at Paris Wine Bar, a cozy and intimate Parisian style bistro located in the Art Museum area. Look for the Bert Harris Trio (bassist Bert Harris, saxophonist Laurent Bass, percussionist Karen Smith) on August 26, October 21 -9:00pm-12:00am.

SUNDAY JAZZ BRUNCH, MANAYUNK BREWERY RESTAURANT 10:30am-2:30pm, 4120 Main Street, Philadelphia PA 19127 

A go to spot for Sunday Jazz brunch for those seeking great live music along with delicious buffet options, craft beers and more. Mélange Jazz Collective will be featured at Manayunk Brewery and Restaurant on Sunday September 3, October 29, November 26 – 10:30am-2:30pm.

SAVE THE DATE: A TASTE OF ARDMORE  October 12, 6:00pm-9:00pm

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

STOCKTON MARKET Market Day Music – Saturday September 30, 12:am – 3:00pm, 19 Bridge Street, Stockton N.J.

Enjoy live music and delicious food at Stockton Market ‘Market Day Music’ on Saturday September 30 to the sounds of Mélange Jazz Duo! Stockton Market is a year around destination focused on local, artisanal and delicious food located in the picturesque rivertown of Stockton. Featuring Laurent Bass on tenor saxophone and Bert Harris on bass.

SUPPORTING A GOOD CAUSE

PNAA FOUNDATION YOUTH SPORTS FUND GOLF OUTING

LB Entertainment is proud to support PNAA‘s mission (The Philadelphia Non-Profit Advertising Agency) and to participate in its Golf Outing on September 19 at Bala Golf Club. The event is to support PNAA’S mission and raise funds for youth sports and educational organizations in the Philadelphia region.

 “For the Love of Germantown” Benefit Album

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Our musical artists always look for new creative horizons and challenge themselves artistically. Their latest track recording, “Sunday Sermon on Mars”, a soulful and funky composition by bassist Bert Harris (dedicated to Sun Ra) recorded with Mélange Jazz Collective’s fresh and creative sounds, is part of the newly released album, “For the Love of Germantown”.

Mélange Jazz Collective’s featured artists on this album include: Laurent Bass on tenor saxophone; Bert Harris on bass; Steve Strawitz on guitar; Kimpedro Rodriguez on drums.

“For the Love of Germantown!” is a great way to support Germantown’s burgeoning arts scene, and Germantown United CDC’s creative and community driven approach to economic development.

Available for $15 donation through Germantown United CDC’s website: http://germantownunitedcdc.org/programs-and-projects/germantownalbum/

ARTISTS SPOTLIGHTS

Laurent LB Bass & Mélange Jazz Collective 

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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

Mélange 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 depending upon the event requirements.

Saxophonist Laurent Bass Photo by Jenny Lynn Photography

Saxophonist Laurent Bass
Photo by Jenny Lynn Photography

Laurent LB Bass and MïxT BeatZ  (Jazz meets House)

Philadelphia-based, multi-instrumentalist, music producer, composer, educator and partner at LB Entertainment LLC, Laurent LB Bass is at the vanguard of solo live entertainment in electro-acoustic performances and is an active member of the Philadelphia Jazz collective.

With Jazz as his home base, LB has been pushing the boundaries of music for years. Well-known for his special solo electro-acoustic performances with LB Jazz +One and MïxT BeatZ and for his performances with Mélange Jazz Collective, LB is recognized for producing sophisticated and creative cross-over genres and upbeat soundscapes through original compositions/remix in electro genre and Jazz interpretation using Ableton Live and Max for Live cutting-edge music production technology. His performances integrate live performances on soprano and tenor saxophones (at times with the accompaniment of other live performers) with original electro samples and reflect his wide musical experience in Jazz, World, Afro-Cuban, Latin, Electronic

Laurent is a recipient  of Ableton Live Producer Certificate program by Ableton AG, a Berlin-based music software company. He studied extensively with composer, alto saxophonist and Jazz innovator, Bobby Zankel, with clarinetist and saxophonist Norman David, and with flutist Dr. Cynthia Folio. He recently attended Buster Williams School of Music and completed their Summer Jazz Intensive program. In March 2015, he was awarded Akademia Award for best funk/jazz song for his original composition, Feelin Good (http://www.theakademia.com/march2015_bestsong_funkjazz.html)

Laurent received his Ed.M from Harvard Graduate School of Education and his B.A. from Temple University.

Influencers: Miles Davis, John Coltrane, Sony Rollins, Wayne Shorter, Stanley Turrentine, Nile Rodgers, Pat Metheny, Nils Petter Movaer, Thievery Corporation.

ELECTRO CORNER

LOOP 2017, Berlin

Ableton Summit for Music Makers
10 – 12 Nov 2017
Funkhaus Berlin

Loop 2017 Berlin

As a performer, electronic music producer and recent recipient of Ableton Live Producer Cert. Program, Laurent is planning to attend  LOOP 2007, an international summit for music makers hosted by Ableton. The event attracts a diverse range of music makers, thinkers and cultural creatives whose goals are to collaborate on new ideas, share new techniques, and make new connections. It will be held in Berlin November 10-12, 2017.

LOOP is three days of discussions, performances, presentations, studio sessions, installations and interactive workshops aimed at exchanging ideas at the cutting edge of music, creativity, and technology. Bringing together artists, technologists, educators and other creative thinkers, LOOP is a collective exploration of what it is to make music today and what it could be tomorrow.

JAZZ CULTURE

John Coltrane (1926-1967)

Leader of the avant-garde trend in the 60’s, John Coltrane is considered today as one of the most influential saxophonists and creative masters in jazz improvisation, inspiring generations of artists. Born in North Carolina in 1926, John Coltrane moved North to Philadelphia in 1943 during the Great Migration and stayed until he moved to NY in 1958.

On July 21, The Philadelphia Clef Club and Performing Arts and The Warriors of the Wonderful Sounds led by  Saxophonist Bobby Zankel presented the 50th Anniversary Homage to John Coltrane, honoring his life and his music.

FringeArts Festival, September 22-24: A Love Supreme, a dance performance inspired by “A Love Supreme”, Coltrane’s 1965 jazz masterpiece, will be presented by choreographer Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker at FringeArts 140 N Columbus Blvd, Philadelphia.

The October Revolution of Jazz & Contemporary Music Festival – October 5-8, 2017 – FringeArts Building

The October Revolution of Jazz & Contemporary Music is a 4-day music festival presented by Ars Nova Workshop in collaboration with FringeArts. Artists lineup and tickets: http://www.theoctoberrevolution.org/

GALLERY

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Saxophonist Laurent Bass – Photo courtesy of Haley Richter Photography http://www.haleyrichterphoto.com/

Bassist Bert Haris - Photo courtesy of Haley Richter Photography http://www.haleyrichterphoto.com/

Bassist Bert Harris – Photo courtesy of Haley Richter Photography http://www.haleyrichterphoto.com/

LB and MïxT BeatZ

LB and MïxT BeatZ, corporate event

Taste of Ardmore - Photo courtesy of Haley Richter Photography

Taste of Ardmore – Photo courtesy of Haley Richter Photography

Join us in celebrating a new musical season! We look forward to seeing you at one of our upcoming performances or performing at one of your special celebrations.

Thank you for your support and interest in our entertainment and live music.

Danielle

Danielle Rion-Bass
International Event Professional
Event Leadership Executive Cert., Temple University
School of Sport, Tourism and Hospitality Management
PHL Certified Hospitality Professional
LB ENTERTAINMENT LLC
www.lbentertainmentintl.com
e Danielle@LBEntertainmentintl.com

Summer Highlights

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

Shores of Lac Léman (Lake Geneva)

Shores of Lac Léman (Lake Geneva)

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:

http://downbeat.com/digitaledition/2017/spcvenueguide/single_page_view/61.html

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

August 28, Sassafras Bar, Old City, Mélange Jazz Duo, saxophonist Laurent Bass and bassist Bert Harris, 6:30pm to 9:30pm.

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.

September 11, Sassafras Bar, Old City, Mélange Jazz Duo, saxophonist Laurent Bass and bassist Bert Harris, 6:30pm to 9:30pm.

September 18, Sassafras Bar, Old City, Mélange Jazz Duo, saxophonist Laurent Bass and bassist Bert Harris, 6:30pm to 9:30pm.

October 2, Sassafras Bar, Old City, Mélange Jazz Duo, saxophonist Laurent Bass and bassist Bert Harris, 6:30pm to 9:30pm.

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 9, Sassafras Bar, Old City, Mélange Jazz Duo, saxophonist Laurent Bass and bassist Bert Harris, 6:30pm to 9:30pm.

October 12, A Taste of Ardmore, Mélange Jazz Trio.

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 6, Sassafras Bar, Old City, Mélange Jazz Duo, saxophonist Laurent Bass and bassist Bert Harris, 6:30pm to 9:30pm.

November 13, Sassafras Bar, Old City, Mélange Jazz Duo, saxophonist Laurent Bass and bassist Bert Harris, 6:30pm to 9:30pm.

November 26, Mélange Jazz Collective Quartet, Sunday Jazz Brunch, Manayunk Brewery Restaurant, 10:30am– 2:30pm.

December 4, Sassafras Bar, Old City, Mélange Jazz Duo, saxophonist Laurent Bass and bassist Bert Harris, 6:30pm to 9:30pm.

December 9, Mélange Jazz Trio, private corporate event.

December 11, Sassafras Bar, Old City, Mélange Jazz Duo, saxophonist Laurent Bass and bassist Bert Harris, 6:30pm to 9:30pm.

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”.

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Mélange Jazz Collective ensembles, jazz and classical soloists.

Corporate events, Mélange Jazz Collective ensembles

Jazz and classical soloists

Corporate events, Jazz and classical soloists

Fleisher Founder's Award/Marsha Moss

LB & MïxT BeatZ, Fleisher Founder’s Award/Marsha Moss

Mélange Jazz Duo, Sassafras Bar, Old City

Mélange Jazz Duo, Sassafras Bar, Old City

 

Thank you for your support of our music and musicians.

Wishing you all a very happy summer!

Danielle

 

Danielle Rion-Bass

International Event Professional

Event Leadership Executive Cert., Temple University

School of Sport, Tourism and Hospitality Management

PHL Certified Hospitality Professional

LB ENTERTAINMENT LLC

www.lbentertainmentintl.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

April News and Highlights

APRIL NEWS AND HIGHLIGHTS

Friends,

Welcome to Spring, a new season filled with creative vitality and exciting happenings!

Spring in Philadelphia is a time to celebrate a vibrant season of new and fresh art and cultural event programming that will delight audiences. With its deep music tradition, the city offers an incredible music scene filled with a wide array of diverse musical genres. As we celebrate Jazz Appreciation Month  April 1-30, some amazing performances are featured at several local music venues throughout the month of April.

  • The sixth annual Center City Jazz Festival, one of the highlights of Jazz Appreciation Month, will take place on Saturday, April 29. The festival features six hours of live performances at five downtown locations, all conveniently within walking distance of each other. One ticket gives attendees access to all 20 bands scheduled to play over the course of the day.

This year’s venues feature: Fergie’s Pub, Chris’ Jazz Café, Franky Bradley’s, Milkboy Philadelphia and Time. Tickets and performances schedule information available on Center City Jazz Festival‘s website.

  • The Philadelphia Jazz Festival , April 23-30, is a new Philadelphia Jazz festival created to help preserve and promote Philadelphia’s long and rich jazz legacy. The festival, scheduled during Jazz Appreciation Month, presents a comprehensive mix of local, national and international artists across a broad musical spectrum. Additionally, it offers an important Education & Outreach component with several events featured throughout the week. Ticket information is available on the website.
  •  Exit 0 Jazz Festival April 21-23. The Exit Zero Jazz Festival is an annual multi-venue festival with three full days of performances staged in the Schmidtchen Theater, Cape May Convention Hall and in the clubs of Cape May. A wide array of jazz and other genres of music are presented throughout the weekend.

MUSIC AGENDA AND CALENDAR OF EVENTS

We are excited about our musical collaborative’s upcoming performances featured at private and public events this Spring and are grateful to our supporters for their continued interest in our music and art.

Upcoming public performances

April 2, Mélange Jazz Collective, Sunday Jazz Brunch, Manayunk Brewery Restaurant,10:30am – 2:30pm.

April 6, Mélange Jazz Collective Trio, Warmdaddy’s, Thursday Happy Hour hosted by Michael Tozzi and ijazzglobal.com, 6:00pm-7:15pm.

May 4, Mélange Jazz Collective Trio, Warmdaddy’s, Thursday Happy Hour hosted by Michael Tozzi and Ijazzglobal.com, 6:00pm-7:15pm.

May 7, Mélange Jazz Collective, Sunday Jazz Brunch, Manayunk Brewery Restaurant, 10:30am– 2:30pm.

May 19, Bert Harris Trio, Paris Wine Bar, Wine and Jazz, Philly Wine Week, 9:00pm – 12:00am.

May 20, Mélange Jazz Duo (tenor sax and upright bass), The Stockton Farmer’s Market The Stockton Market, 12:00pm – 3:00pm .

June 1, Mélange Jazz Collective Trio, Warmdaddy’s, Thursday Happy Hour hosted by Michael Tozzi and Ijazzglobal.com, 6:00pm-7:15pm.

June 4, Mélange Jazz Collective, Sunday Jazz Brunch, Manayunk Brewery Restaurant, 10:30am– 2:30pm.

Upcoming performances for private events and receptions

April 14, Jazz Night, Mélange Jazz Collective Trio, Bala Golf Club  Members’ event, 6:00pm-9:00pm.

April 14, Piano Soloist, Union League The Union League 

May 12, Mélange Jazz Collective Trio, Penn Law School

May 13, Piano soloist, The Hyatt at The Bellevue

May 13, Cellist, The Hyatt at The Bellevue

May 13, Classical guitarist, The Hyatt at The Bellevue

May 13, Keyboardist, The Hyatt at The Bellevue

May 13, 2017, Classical guitarist, The Ritz-Carlton

May 14, 2017, Mélange Jazz Collective Trio, Penn Law School

June 7, Laurent Bass & MïxT BeatZ, Fleisher Art Memorial, Founder’s Award Celebration.

June 10, Bert Harris Trio, private event

August 25, Jazz Night, Mélange Jazz Collective Trio, Bala Golf Club  Members’ event, 6:00pm-9:00pm.

ATTENDING SPECIAL EVENTS

April 17 –  Ableton University Music Production Workshop and Producer Showcase

The Ableton University Tour is a series of music making events taking place at university campuses across the US during March and April. On April 17, Ableton held an all-day event on Drexel’s campus with a series of music production workshops in the labs of the Music Industry Program in the URBN Center.

As a recipient of Ableton Live Producer Certification Program Ableton , Laurent uses Ableton Live 9 in conjunction with Apple’s new MacBook Pro, Universal Audio Apollo Twin Sound Module and additional supporting architecture to create, produce and perform his portfolio of electro original tracks and remix.

April 23 – 30 – The Philadelphia Jazz Festival, The Philadelphia Jazz Festival.

April 29, Center City Jazz Festival Center City Jazz Festival.

April 12, ILEA, International Live Events Association , Greater Philadelphia Area, April networking and educational meeting, Food & Wine Pairing, National Museum of American Jewish History .

March 29,  ILEA, International Live Events Association , Greater Philadelphia Area, Presentation by Kyle Mihalcoe from Wedding Wire, The Kimmel Center.

A MUSICIAN’S PRACTICE

Practicing, composing, engineering, producing – and performing – are part of Laurent’s commitment to his individual and collective music experience. The legendary cellist Pablo Casals was asked at age 90 why he continued to practice: “Because I am making progress” he replied. Practicing scales and intonation using “long tone” exercises, jazz phrase exercises in all keys, practical theory using jazz tunes to develop improvisation are part of Laurent’s daily music routine as a saxophonist and multi-instrumentalist.

PHOTO GALLERY

Mélange Jazz Collective, saxophonist Laurent Bass, keyboardist Walter Runge, bassist Keith DeStefano - Bala Golf Club

Mélange Jazz Collective, saxophonist Laurent Bass, keyboardist Walter Runge, bassist Keith DeStefano – Bala Golf Club

Mélange Jazz Trio, Warmdaddy's - saxophonist Laurent Bass, guitarist Steve Strawitz, bassist Bert Harris

Mélange Jazz Trio, Warmdaddy’s – saxophonist Laurent Bass, guitarist Steve Strawitz, bassist Bert Harris

ILEA, Kimmel Center

ILEA, Kimmel Center

  • Mélange Jazz Collective, Manayunk Brewery Restaurant, Jazz Brunch.

    tTMélange Jazz Collective, Manayunk Brewery Restaurant, Jazz Brunch.

    Mélange Jazz Trio, PA Convention Center - bassist Bert Harris, keyboardist Walter Runge, saxophonist Laurent Bass

    Mélange Jazz Trio, PA Convention Center – bassist Bert Harris, keyboardist Walter Runge, saxophonist Laurent Bass

    Thank you for reading. Happy Spring!

    Danielle

    Danielle Rion-Bass
    International Event Professional
    Event Leadership Executive Cert., Temple University
    School of  Sport,Tourism and Hospitality Management
    PHL Certified Hospitality Professional
    LB ENTERTAINMENT LLC 
    www.lbentertainmentintl.com

 

 

March Highlights and Happenings

 

Jazz Appreciation Month 2017

April was designated as Jazz Appreciation Month by the Smithsonian National Museum of American History in 2002 to herald and celebrate the extraordinary heritage and history of jazz and to set out to promote jazz both as an historical and a contemporary art form. The celebration culminates with International Jazz Day on April 30.

Philly Celebrates Jazz April 1-30

Philly Celebrates Jazz

The Office of Arts, Culture and the Creative Economy leads the City of Philadelphia in Philly Celebrates Jazz. The month-long celebration and shared cultural experience features live performances, neighborhood concerts, exhibitions, discussion panels, and films highlighting Philadelphia’s current vibrant jazz scene, community roots and rich jazz heritage.

If you are a jazz fan from the Philadelphia area or visiting our city, you can catch a gig at many local venues and jazz lounges. Check out Jazz Near You for a comprehensive list of local jazz events during Jazz Appreciation Month.

Mélange Jazz Collective’s performances

We’re excited to be a part of this celebration as we will be performing and attending several concerts during April. Mélange will be featured at Warmdaddy’s and Manayunk Brewery and Restaurant:

April 2, Jazz and Brunch: Mélange Jazz Collective Quartet, Sunday Jazz Brunch, Manayunk Brewery Restaurant, 10:30am -2:30pm (public event).

April 6, Thursday’s Groove Series hosted by Michael Tozzi and iJazzGlobal.com: Mélange Jazz Collective Trio, Warmdaddy’s  Happy Hour, 6:00pm-7:15pm, (public event).

A passion for music

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

Our musical artists always look for new creative horizons and challenge themselves artistically. Their latest track recording, “Sunday Sermon on Mars”, a soulful and funky composition by bassist Bert Harris (dedication to Sun Ra) recorded with Mélange Jazz Collective’s fresh and creative sounds, is part of the newly released album, “For the Love of Germantown”.

Mélange Jazz Collective’s featured artists in this album include Laurent Bass on tenor saxophone; Bert Harris on bass; Steve Strawitz on guitar; Kimpedro Rodriguez on drums.

Read more on Mélange Jazz Collective’s project in collaboration with Philadelphia Jazz Project and Germantown United Community Corporation.                                                     

for-the-love-of-germantown

For the Love of Germantown

Philadelphia Jazz Project

‘Philadelphia is home to strong musical traditions like Jazz, Gospel, Doo-Wop, R&B, Rock and Hip-Hop. Our greatest strength has been the unexpected and wonderful blending and swirling of these traditions into new and fascinating musical creations. One place where this magic happens is Germantown. This community in the Northwestern region of Philadelphia was and continues to be a neighborhood rich in culture, history and diversity. Many renowned Philadelphia musicians, writers, visual artists, media makers and dancers grew up, or made their homes in Germantown.

In the Spring of 2016, PJP began a collaboration with Germantown United Community Development Corporation [GUCDC] and a group of talented Germantown musicians. The task: To record and produce a compelling CD, as a fundraiser for GUCDC. The goal: To celebrate the historical cultural strength and diversity of the Germantown community.

We used three recording studios including Boom Room Studios, Spice House Sound and Germantown’s Rittenhouse Soundworks. We reached out to more than a twenty musicians, vocalists and poets seeking participants for this project.’

The culminating CD, entitled, “For the Love of Germantown” and released on October 30th 2016, is a compilation of nine great Jazz, Blues and Soul performances of new and classic songs.’

The CD is available on GUCDC’s website. All proceeds go to Germantown United CDC’s work to support arts and culture as a means to build community and economic opportunity. Enjoy listening!

Philadelphia Real Book

The Real Book has been, for many years, the go-to resource for jazz musicians playing jazz standards and classics from the Great American Songbook. Thanks to the initiative and efforts of Jazz Bridge, Philadelphia has now its own Real Book.

Philadelphia Real Book is a compilation of original music from a diversity of contemporary and past Jazz composers and artists with roots in Philadelphia.

Congratulations to our musicians, bassist Bert Harris and guitarist Steve Strawitz, whose compositions will be included in the forthcoming Volume II of Philadelphia Real Book.

March Event Highlight

Bringing the Jazz experience

A wonderful cocktail reception with a touch of Jazz marked the end of a busy conference day for our client and guests at the Pennsylvania Convention Center at the beginning of March. We were excited to have the opportunity to add a jazzy musical backdrop and bring the Philly Jazz experience to the event with the sounds of Mélange Jazz Collective. Our trio featured Laurent Bass on saxophone, Bert Harris on bass and Walter Runge on keyboard. It was a pleasure to work with our client and with PA Convention Center’s professional staff.

Music Agenda and Calendar of Events

March 2, Mélange Jazz Collective Trio, Warmdaddy’s, Thursday Happy Hour hosted by Michael Tozzi and Ijazzglobal.com, 6:00pm-7:15pm, (public event).

March 5, Mélange Jazz Collective, Sunday Jazz Brunch, Manayunk Brewery Restaurant, 10:30am – 2:30pm (public event).

March 7, Mélange Jazz Collective Trio, Pennsylvania Convention Center (private event).

March 16, Mélange Jazz Collective Trio, Warmdaddy’s, Thursday Happy Hour hosted by Michael Tozzi and Ijazzglobal.com, 6:00pm-7:15pm, (public event).

 March 25, Bert Harris Trio, Paris Wine Bar, Wine and Jazz, Philly Wine Week, 9:00pm – 12:00am (public event)

April 2, Mélange Jazz Collective, Sunday Jazz Brunch, Manayunk Brewery Restaurant, 10:30am – 2:30pm (public event).

April 6, Mélange Jazz Collective Trio, Warmdaddy’s, Thursday Happy Hour hosted by Michael Tozzi and ijazzglobal.com, 6:00pm-7:15pm, (public event).

April 14, Jazz Night:  Melange Jazz Collective Trio, Bala Golf Club http://www.balagolfclub.com/  Members’ event, 6:00pm-9:00pm (private event).

April 14, Piano Soloist, Union League (private event).

May 4, Mélange Jazz Collective Trio, Warmdaddy’s, Thursday Happy Hour hosted by Michael Tozzi and Ijazzglobal.com, 6:00pm-7:15pm, (public event).

May 7, Mélange Jazz Collective, Sunday Jazz Brunch, Manayunk Brewery Restaurant, 10:30am – 2:30pm (public event).

May 12, 2017, Mélange Jazz Collective Trio (sax, bass, keyboard), (private event).

May 13, 2017, Soloists, The Hyatt at The Bellevue (private event).

May 13, 2017, Soloist, The Ritz-Carlton (private event).

May 14, 2017, Mélange Jazz Collective Trio (sax/keyboard/bass), (private event).

May 20, Mélange Jazz Duo (tenor sax and upright bass), http://stocktonfarmmarket.com/, 12:00pm – 3:00pm (public event).

June 1, Mélange Jazz Collective Trio, Warmdaddy’s, Thursday Happy Hour hosted by Michael Tozzi and Ijazzglobal.com, 6:00pm-7:15pm, (public event).

June 4, Mélange Jazz Collective, Sunday Jazz Brunch, Manayunk Brewery Restaurant, 10:30am – 2:30pm (public event).

June 7, Laurent Bass & MïxT BeatZ, Fleisher Art Memorial, Founder’s Award Celebration.

August 25, Mélange Jazz Collective, Jazz Night Bala Golf Club (private event).

Join us in celebrating Jazz Appreciation Month and Philadelphia vibrant Jazz scene!

Danielle

Danielle Rion-Bass
International Event Professional
Event Leadership Executive Cert., Temple University
School of Tourism and Hospitality Management
PHL Certified Hospitality Professional
LB ENTERTAINMENT LLC
www.lbentertainmentintl.com
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