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

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”.

 Gallery –

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
Booking: Danielle@LBEntertainmentintl.com
Contemporary Jazz . Electro . Classical
 

 

 

 

 

 

February Happenings

FEBRUARY HAPPENINGS

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

 EVENT ENTERTAINMENT

Events are made to inspire, create and engage. And, today’s events have to be even more creative, authentic, and experiential. Music helps – music that reflects authenticity, imagination and inspiration. Whether it is a cocktail or dinner reception to conclude a conference, a gala or an intimate reception, or a stage performance, live music will bring spark, energy, beauty and foster connectivity.

 UPCOMING SPECIAL EVENT HIGHLIGHT

 Fleisher Founder’s Award, June 7, Laurent Bass and MïxT BeatZ

We are honored to be a part of this distinguished celebration. This year’s Fleisher prestigious Founder’s Award recipient is Marsha Moss, Public Art Curator and consultant, who is honored in recognition of her strong advocacy for the arts and the artists http://fleisher.org/support/founders_award/

Laurent will be performing as an instrumental soloist with his electro-acoustic act, MïxT BeatZ.

Fleisher 2017 Founders Award

 

 

 

 

WHAT’S ON

 First Tuesday of the Month at Wister BYOB:  Jazz Night Tuesday at Wister BYOB Old City, 6pm-9pm.  Enjoy an amazing meal while listening to some of the best jazz Philly has to offer! Mélange Jazz Collective Trio will return to Wister on February 7.

First Thursday of the Month at Warmdaddy’s: Kick start the weekend at Warmdaddy’s Happy Hour Thursday Night Groove Series hosted by Michael Tozzi and ijazzglobal.com. 6pm-7:15pm. Mélange’s next appearance for First Thursday of the Month: February 2, March 2, April 6, May 4. Here is a live video of Mélange’s latest performance (credit to Michael Tozzi): Mélange Live Video at Warmdaddy’s.

 Saturday Night Jazz at Paris Wine Bar:  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. Laurent and Bert Harris Trio will return to PWB on February 25, March 25, April 22; 9pm to midnight.

Sunday Jazz Brunch at Manayunk Brewery:  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 February 5, March 5, April 2, and May 7.

GET TO KNOW OUR ARTISTS

LB Jazz +One and MïxT BeatZ  (Jazz meets House)

Artist bio https://www.reverbnation.com/laurentlbbass

Saxophonist, composer, educator and producer, Laurent LB Bass, with Jazz as his home base, has been pushing the boundaries of music for years. His music and original compositions reflect his extensive musical experience in Jazz, World, Afro-Cuban, Latin, and Electronic.

Renown for his special instrumental electro and Jazz performances, LB creates and produces sophisticated cross-over genres and upbeat tracks through original compositions/remix in electro genre (House, EDM  and sub-genres) using Ableton Live cutting-edge music production technology and state-of-the art equipment and sound design.

LB’s live performances with  MïxT BeatZ and LB Jazz +One integrate his seamlessly eclectic electro tracks with the vibrant sounds of tenor and soprano sax along with other instrumentation.

Laurent LB Bass & Mélange Jazz Collective 

Mélange Jazz Collective is a fusion of individual musical talents who all share a common love for jazz and 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. Labeled as one of the premier bands in the Philadelphia area, Mélange is known on the Jazz scene and event circles for its fresh artistic interpretation and contemporary arrangements of Jazz standards in addition to performing original compositions.

Our musical options are tailored to individual needs. Mélange can perform as instrumental – or with a vocalist – as duets, trios, quartets or larger ensembles depending upon the event requirements.

 MUSIC AGENDA AND CALENDAR OF EVENTS

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

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

February 7, Mélange Jazz Collective Trio (sax, bass, congas), Wister BYOB Jazz Night (public event), 6:00pm – 9:00pm).

February 11, Mélange Jazz Duo (tenor sax and upright bass), Mélange Jazz Duo Video Clip Stockton Market, http://stocktonfarmmarket.com/, 12:00pm – 3:00pm (public event).

February 25, Bert Harris Trio, Paris Wine Bar, 9:00pm – 12:00am (public event).

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, 9:00pm – 12:00am (public event)

March 31, 2017, LB Jazz +One & MïxT BeatZ, solo, (private function), Union League

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, Mélange Jazz Collective Trio, Jazz Night Bala Golf Club (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), Mélange Jazz Duo Video Clip Stockton Market, 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 Trio, Jazz Night Bala Golf Club (private event)

We welcome you to experience our musical performances. Thank you for your interest and continued support of our music and musical endeavors!

With gratitude,

 Danielle

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

January Highlights and Happenings

JANUARY HIGHLIGHTS AND HAPPENINGS

Happy New Year!

Getting off to a good start

Our 2017 musical year is off to a strong start!  We’re enthused about new musical opportunities, extended collaborations with talented artists, and adding new tunes, creative and innovative arrangements and original compositions to our upcoming performances.

Whether they are performing for a special private event or for a public stage appearance, Mélange Jazz Collective, LB Jazz +One and MïxT BeatZ will bring their cool sophisticated vibes and personal style – which are hallmarks of our entertainment experience – back to their performances. As an entertainment hub, Philadelphia is enjoying a vibrant music scene of many genres. Here are some of the venues on the local jazz scene where you can experience our musicians’ sound firsthand.

 Warmdddy’s

Warmdaddy’s is a place to enjoy Southern cuisine and hospitality, Live Jazz and Blues music and entertainment. For almost a decade, the 100-seat restaurant provides live entertainment every night of the week, showcasing in-house performances by local artists and national acts.

Before a packed house, Mélange Jazz Collective Trio kicked off the new year with their first performance on January 5 at Warmdaddy’s Thursday Happy Hour “Groove Series”, hosted by Michael Tozzi and ijazzglobal.com. Mélange is featured for this event on the first Thursday of the month and will return on February 2, March 2, April 6; 6:00pm to 7:15pm.

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Warmdaddy’s – Mélange Jazz Collective, Laurent Bass, tenor sax; Bert Harris, upright bass; Steven Strawitz, guitar

Paris Wine Bar

Paris Wine Bar, a casual and elegant Parisian style bistro with intimate vibes, is the perfect spot to enjoy live jazz and a late night drink or dinner. http://www.philly.com/philly/entertainment/Pretend-like-youre-in-Paris-without-ever-leaving-Philly.html. Laurent will be joining the Bert Harris Trio on tenor and soprano sax for their performance on January 28, February 25 and March 25, 9:00pm – 12:00am

Laurent Bass, tenor sax; Bert Harris, upright bass

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

Wister BYOB

Located in the heart of Old City, Wister is a cozy and inviting BYOB that features fresh seasonal menu and live Jazz on special nights. Mélange will bring their sound back to Wister on Tuesday, January 17, for Jazz Night.

Wister BYOB - Mélange Jazz Collective, Bert Harris, upright bass; Laurent Bass, tenor and soprano sax; Robert Morales, congas.

Wister BYOB – Mélange Jazz Collective, Bert Harris, upright bass; Laurent Bass, tenor and soprano sax; Robert Morales, congas.

Manayunk Brewery and Restaurant

Manayunk Brewery and Restaurant, a local musical fixture as well, is a great spot to enjoy Sunday Live Jazz Brunch, one of their signature events. Mélange Jazz Collective has been delighting audiences for this occasion for many years and will appear there again on Sunday February 5, March 5, April 2.

Manayunk Brewery Restaurant - Mélange Jazz Collective, Laurent Bass, soprano/tenor sax/blues harmonica; Kimpedro Rodriguez, drums; Steven Strawitz, guitar

Manayunk Brewery Restaurant – Mélange Jazz Collective, Laurent Bass, soprano/tenor sax/blues harmonica; Kimpedro Rodriguez, drums; Steven Strawitz, guitar

CALENDAR OF EVENTS

Upcoming Performances

January 5, Mélange Jazz Collective Trio, Warmdaddy’s, Happy Hour hosted by Michael Tozzi and Ijazzglobal.com, 6:00pm-7:15pm, (public event).

January 8, Mélange Jazz Collective, Sunday Jazz Brunch, Manayunk Brewery Restaurant, 10:30am – 2:30pm (public event)

January 8, Mélange Jazz Collective Trio, Philadelphia History Museum (private event)

January 17, Mélange Jazz Collective Trio (sax, bass, congas), Wister BYOB Jazz Night (public event), 6:00pm – 9:00pm).

January 28, Bert Harris Trio, Paris Wine Bar, 9:00pm – 12:00am (public event)

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

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

February 7, Mélange Jazz Collective Trio (sax, bass, congas), Wister BYOB Jazz Night (public event), 6:00pm – 9:00pm).

February 11, Mélange Jazz Duo (tenor sax and upright bass), Stockton Market, http://stocktonfarmmarket.com/, 12:00pm – 3:00pm (public event).

February 25, Bert Harris Trio, Paris Wine Bar, 9:00pm – 12:00am (public event).

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, 9:00pm – 12:00am (public event)

March 31, 2017, LB Jazz +One & MïxT BeatZ, solo, (private function), Union League

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

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

June 7, LB Jazz +One & MïxT BeatZ, Fleisher Art Memorial, Founder’s Award Celebration.

Upcoming Industry and Networking Events – 

Harvard Alumni Association – Global Networking Night, January 11, Pennsylvania 6

MPI PHL, Monthly meeting, January 18, Courtyard by Marriott Philadelphia City Avenue.

Independent Seaport Museum, Event Planner Open House, January 19.

Jingle Jam 2017, January 25, presented by HSMAI and ILEA Greater Philadelphia, Philadelphia Downtown Marriott.

Love is in the Air, February 23, 6:00pm – 8:30pm, The Horticulture Center.

Plan your event

We’d love to help you celebrate your next event! Call us or email us to request a customized proposal on our entertainment and musical options.

Warm regards.

Danielle

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

December News and Happenings

Season’s Greetings to all!

Ending the year on a high note –

2016 marked our 10th anniversary. It was an inspiring year, filled with exciting musical happenings! As the year draws to a close, we wish to thank you for your support of our music and entertainment services.

Our artists shined in their performances throughout the year – from stage appearances at music venues and restaurants to private performances for social celebrations and corporate events. Here are a few moments that made our year memorable:

  • We brought our entertainment and musical talent to many exciting returning events – and new ones.
  • Expanded our collective’s musical collaborations to include talented local artists and additional instruments.
  • LB’s new Yanagisawa professional tenor sax brings his collaborative and solo performances to a new level.
  • Run live performances of original electro compositions by LB & MïxT BeatZ (incorporating Ableton Live, live instruments and field recording), at art and cultural events –  InLiquid v16 Benefit, Fleisher Art Memorial Founder’s Award , and private events.
  • Attended the CD Release Party in October for “For the Love of Germantown”, a Jazz project by Philadelphia Jazz Project in collaboration with Germantown United CDC that includes a track by Mélange Jazz Collective performing bassist Bert Harris’s original composition “Sunday Sermon on Mars.”
  • Played for a special wedding ceremony and cocktail hour at World Café Live at The Queen Wilmington. As all the elements of the wedding celebration came together – personalized music repertoire and performance by Mélange Jazz Collective Trio –  it was truly a wonderful and magical experience, musically and in every way.

Our Musical Artists –

Mélange Jazz Collective (http://www.lbentertainmentintl.com/music/)

Whether the band performs on the local jazz scene or at special events, Mélange is known for its fresh artistic interpretation and contemporary arrangements of Jazz standards in addition to performing original compositions. Mélange Jazz Collective is a fusion of individual musical talents who all share a common love for jazz and combines a diverse range of musical backgrounds and styles inspired from Jazz, Latin, funk, blues, world, reggae, new music to classical.

The collective performs as duos, trios, quartets, or as larger ensembles with a selection of instrumentation (drums, horns, percussion, jazz guitar, jazz violin and vocalists).

LB Jazz +One and MïxT BeatZ (https://www.reverbnation.com/laurentlbbass)

Laurent LB Bass, with Jazz as his home base, has been pushing the boundaries of music for years. Well-known for his special solo electro-acoustic performances at private events, LB is recognized as a trendsetter who produces sophisticated cross-over genres and upbeat soundscapes through original compositions/remix in electro genre (EDM, DnB, techno, dubstep, house, downtempo) (MïxT BeatZ) and Jazz interpretations (LB Jazz +One) using Ableton Live cutting-edge music production technology. LB’s electro-acoustic acts – inspired by his wide musical experience in Jazz, World, Afro-Cuban, Latin, Electronic, and enhanced by state-of-the art equipment and sound design – integrate live performances on soprano and tenor saxophones (at times with the accompaniment of other live performers) with original electro arrangements.

Performances and Happenings – 

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

December 2, Mélange Jazz Collective Trio (sax/congas/bass), First Friday, The Bridge, Old City, First Friday Old City Reception.

December 10, Mélange Jazz Collective Trio (keyboard/sax/bass), (private function), Davio’s.

December 13, Mélange Jazz Collective Trio (sax, bass, congas), Wister BYOB Jazz Night (public event), 6:00pm – 9:00pm).

December 16, Mélange Jazz Collective Trio, First Friday, The Bridge, Old City, reception.

December 27, Mélange Jazz Collective Trio (sax, bass, congas), Wister BYOB Jazz Night (public event), 6:00pm – 9:00pm).

January 5, Mélange Jazz Collective Trio, Warmdaddy’s, Happy Hour hosted by Michael Tozzi and Ijazzglobal.com, 6:00pm-7:15pm, (public event).

January 8, Mélange Jazz Collective Quartet, Sunday Jazz Brunch, Manayunk Brewery Restaurant, 10:30am – 2:30pm (public event)

January 8, Mélange Jazz Collective Trio, Philadelphia History Museum (private event)

January 17, Mélange Jazz Collective Trio (sax, bass, congas), Wister BYOB Jazz Night (public event), 6:00pm – 9:00pm).

January 28, Bert Harris Trio, Paris Wine Bar, 9:00pm – 12:00am (public event)

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

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

February 25, Bert Harris Trio, Paris Wine Bar, 9:00pm – 12:00am (public event).

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

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

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

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

March 31, 2017, LB Jazz +One & MïxT BeatZ, solos, (private function), Union League

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

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

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

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

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

Upcoming Industry and Networking Events – 

Harvard Alumni Association – Global Networking Night, January 11, Pennsylvania 6

MPI PHL, Monthly meeting, January 18,  Courtyard by Marriott Philadelphia City Avenue.

Independent Seaport Museum, Event Planner Open House, January 19.

Jingle Jam 2017, January 25, presented by HSMAI and ILEA Greater Philadelphia, Philadelphia Downtown Marriott.

Love is in the Air, February 23, 6:00pm – 8:30pm, The Horticulture Center.

2016 Musical Moments –

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Musical Moments 2016Wishing you a joyful holiday season and a happy New Year! We look forward to sharing our music and happenings with you in 2017.

LB Entertainment Team

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

 

November Happenings

November News and Highlights

A word of thanks!

A huge thanks 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 and artists for their collaboration and for creating and sharing the beauty of music.

Music Agenda and Upcoming Events

November 18, Mélange Jazz Collective Quartet (sax/bass/keyboard/drums), Bala Golf Club, Jazz Night, http://www.balagolfclub.com/ (private event)

November 19, Bert Harris Trio, Paris Wine Bar, http://www.londongrill.com/paris-wine-bar/ 9:00pm – 12:00am (public event)

December 1, Mélange Jazz Collective Trio (sax/bass/guitar), Warmdaddy’s, Happy Hour hosted by Michael Tozzi and Ijazzglobal.com, 6:00pm-7:15pm, http://www.warmdaddys.com/ (public event)

December 2, Mélange Jazz Collective Trio (sax/congas/bass), First Friday, The Bridge, Old City, http://bridgeonrace.com/

December 10, Mélange Jazz Collective Trio (keyboard/sax/bass), (private function), Davio’s, https://davios.com/phil

December 16, Mélange Jazz Collective Trio, First Friday, The Bridge, Old City, http://bridgeonrace.com/

January 5, Mélange Jazz Collective Trio, Warmdaddy’s, Happy Hour hosted by Michael Tozzi and Ijazzglobal.com, 6:00pm-7:15pm, http://www.warmdaddys.com/ (public event)

January 28, Bert Harris Trio, Paris Wine Bar, http://www.londongrill.com/paris-wine-bar/ 9:00pm – 12:00am (public event)

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

February 25, Bert Harris Trio, Paris Wine Bar, http://www.londongrill.com/paris-wine-bar/ 9:00pm – 12:00am (public event)

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

March 25, Bert Harris Trio, Paris Wine Bar, http://www.londongrill.com/paris-wine-bar/ 9:00pm – 12:00am (public event)

March 31, 2017, LB Jazz +One & MïxT BeatZ, solos, (private function), Union League http://www.unionleague.org/

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

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

Please check our Reverbnation Musician Page for calendar updates, https://www.reverbnation.com/laurentlbbass

Event Industry Calendar

November 23, ILEA (International Live Event Association), Annual November Breakfast Meeting, http://ileaphila.com/

November 23, PHLCVB (Pennsylvania Convention Visitors Bureau), Annual luncheon, http://www.discoverphl.com/

December 7, MPI Philadelphia Chapter, Holiday after 5, http://mpiphl.org/

Celebrate the holidays!

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High Notes for a Perfect Day: A Wedding Celebration

We recently had the pleasure to perform Live for the wedding ceremony and cocktail reception for a very delightful couple – and music lovers – at the iconic World Café Live at the Queen, in Wilmington World Cafe Live Wilmington

The first of our high notes featured our Jazz duet (bass, keyboard) who performed during the musical prelude as the first guests arrived and continued through the processional in the Olympia Room, beautifully illuminated by the glow of a late autumn sunset.

“It might be you”, a specially selected song performed solo on soprano sax marked the entrance and presentation of the bride. The lighting of the candles by the bride and groom followed as our keyboard soloist performed a creative arrangement of Beyoncé’s Ave Maria.

During the recessional, Mélange Jazz Trio performed a resounding “I can’t stop loving you”, by Kem, one of the couple’s favorite artist and song.

The cocktail reception was held on the Balcony where guests enjoyed the cool sounds of Mélange performing a mix of jazz, blues and reggae.

A DJ provided the entertainment during the reception that took place on the first floor.

It was an absolute pleasure to work closely with the bride and groom for over 6 months and to learn about their music preferences and about their vision for their wedding. Our close collaboration with them, with our talented versatile musicians, and our coordination with the venue helped make this occasion a very special and memorable day.

Mélange Jazz Collective’s artists:

Laurent Bass: saxophonist, performed solo and with trio.

Bert Harris: bass player, performed with duo and trio.

Walter Runge: keyboardist, performed solo, with duo and trio.

Jazz Corner

“For the Love of Germantown”

We are proud and honored to have been a part of Philadelphia Jazz Project/Germantown United CCD’s project and to have Mélange Jazz Collective featured on the album “For the Love of Germantown” with an original composition written by our bass player, Bert Harris. This album is in celebration of the rich culture, diversity and history of Germantown, a Philadelphia neighborhood, home of many renowned past and present performing and visual artists. Mélange Jazz Collective Quartet recorded and performed “Sunday Sermon on Mars”, Bert Harris’s original composition. The piece is dedicated to Sun Ra, a visionary musician, composer and band leader who resided in Germantown for some time.

Mélange’s featured musicians:

Bert Harris, composer and bassist; Laurent Bass, saxophonist; Kimpedro Rodriguez, drummer;  Steve Strawitz, guitarist.

The CD is available for purchase on Germantown United CCD’s website Germantown United CCDor by contacting their office directly http://germantownunitedcdc.org/

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Philadelphia Jazz Project http://www.philajazzproject.org/ – Press Release:

Philadelphia is home to strong musical traditions like Jazz, Gospel, DooWop, 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, Philadelphia Jazz Project (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.

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

CD Release Party with Germantown United & Philadelphia Jazz Project, Sunday, October 30, 2016

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.

Featured artists on the album: Bethlehem & Sad Patrick, DM Hotep (David Middleton), Jim Dragoni, John Blake & Steve Giordano Duo, Karen Smith, Kunu Bi, Mélange Jazz Collective, Rob Henderson, Tony Williams & Dave Posmontier.

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Best wishes for a wonderful Thanksgiving and a Happy Holiday Season.

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

 

October News and Highlights

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 add a special musical experience to a celebration or to a corporate event.

We’re equally excited about the opportunity to perform in some of Philadelphia area’s best and unique venues for events of many kinds, from private events to go-to spots for music: Sunday Jazz brunches, wedding ceremony and wedding cocktail receptions, corporate signature events, gala benefits, holiday receptions, Jazz Night at a golf club, live performances at Jazz venues and cafés, and at a newly opened gem of a restaurant in our Old City neighborhood.

Upcoming Events and Performances

October 2, Mélange Jazz Collective Quartet (bass/sax/drums/jazz guitar) Sunday Live Jazz Brunch, Manayunk Brewery Restaurant https://www.manayunkbrewery.com/ 10:30am-2:30pm (public event)

October 6, Mélange Jazz Collective Trio (guitar/sax/bass), Cars & Cigars 2016 (private function), The Capital Grille, King of Prussia, http://www.thecapitalgrille.com/home

October 20, Mélange Jazz Collective Trio (bass/sax/guitar), A Taste of Ardmore, http://www.tasteofardmore.com/  5:30pm – 9:00pm (public event)

October 25, Mélange Jazz Collective Trio (sax/upright bass/percussion), WISTER BYOB, Old City, http://wisterbyob.com/ 6:00pm – 9:00pm (public event)

October 26, Mélange Jazz Collective Trio (sax/keyboard/bass), The College of Physicians, http://www.collegeofphysicians.org/ , http://cbdevents.com/ (private event)

October 28, Bert Harris Trio (bass/percussion/sax), Paris Wine Bar, http://www.londongrill.com/paris-wine-bar/ 9:00pm – 12:00am (public event)

November 3, Mélange Jazz Collective Trio (sax/guitar/bass), Penn Law (private function).

November 6, Mélange Jazz Collective Quartet (sax/keyboard/drums/bass), Sunday Live Jazz Brunch, Manayunk Brewery Restaurant https://www.manayunkbrewery.com/ 10:30am-2:30pm (public event)

November 11, Mélange Jazz Collective Trio and Soloists, World Café Live at the Queen, Wilmington, http://queen.worldcafelive.com , wedding ceremony and cocktail reception (private event)

November 18, Mélange Jazz Collective Quartet (sax/bass/keyboard/drums), Bala Golf Club, Jazz Night, http://www.balagolfclub.com/ (private event)

November 19, Bert Harris Trio, Paris Wine Bar, http://www.londongrill.com/paris-wine-bar/ 9:00pm – 12:00am (public event)

December 1, Mélange Jazz Collective Trio (sax/bass/guitar), Warmdaddy’s, Happy Hour hosted by Michael Tozzi and Ijazzglobal.com, 6:00pm-7:15pm, http://www.warmdaddys.com/ (public event)

December 10, Mélange Jazz Collective Trio (keyboard/sax/bass), (private function), Davio’s, https://davios.com/phil

March 31, 2017, LB Jazz +One & MïxT BeatZ, solos, (private function), Union League http://www.unionleague.org/

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

Event Services

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 LBE’s experience.

Checklist to consider before booking entertainment:

Music can make a big difference. It can create a special atmosphere; set the tone and elevate the feel of an event; strengthen connections to each other and make the occasion more pleasurable and memorable. And, choosing the right music is as important as selecting the right location or venue, as guests will remember the experience. Here are six factors you should consider and research prior to selecting and booking entertainment:

What is the theme and purpose of the event?

Where will the event be located (landmark building, hotel, tent, convention center, music venue, etc.) and what are the logistics of the venue sound-wise and visually?

What type of entertainment will enhance your concept?

What is the audience demographic?

Will there be any speeches?

What is the budget allocated for entertainment?

Gathering these elements will help visualize the overall event and help determine how music will fit into it.

The holiday season is around the corner. Make your holidays memorable!

Holiday Entertainment Planning

 

 Musical Artists

MïxT BeatZ and LB Jazz +One –

MïxT BeatZ and LB Jazz +One perform a blend of seamlessly eclectic electro sets with vibrant organic sounds of tenor or soprano saxophone and other instrumentation (original compositions and remix by Laurent Bass). Available as solo or duo.

Mélange Jazz Collective –

Mélange’s collective experience spans multiple musical styles and cultural and ethnic backgrounds, from Jazz to Latin, funk, reggae, new music, gospel to world beat music. Whether the band is performing on the local jazz scene or at special events, Mélange is known for its fresh artistic interpretation and contemporary arrangements of Jazz standards in addition to performing original compositions.

Our musical options are tailored to individual needs and Mélange can perform as duets, trios, quartets or larger ensembles depending upon the event requirements.

Jazz and Classical Soloists –

Other musical options featuring classical and jazz genres soloists are also available.

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Mélange at Wister BYOB

Mélange at Wister BYOB

Visiting New Orleans

Visiting New Orleans

Mélange performing at A Taste of Ardmore

Mélange performing at A Taste of Ardmore

Cars & Cigars, Capital Grille King of Prussia

Cars & Cigars, Capital Grille King of Prussia

Mélange Jazz Collective Collection

Mélange Jazz Collective Collection

Thank you so much for your interest and support of our music.

All best wishes,

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

September Happenings and Highlights

WELCOME!

We hope that you all had a wonderful summer! Summer vibes may have ended but we’re excited about the vibrant fall season in our area, filled with many autumn events and happenings of every kind.

THE ART OF ENTERTAINING –

We are honored to have the opportunity, throughout the year, to partner with many amazing event associates and clients and feature our music and musical artists at several of their new or recurring events.

We admire the creativity, inspiration and aesthetic vision that planners use to showcase their events that produce special and memorable events. Recurring events require adding new elements, time after time, to produce meaningful and entertaining experiences. Not only are planners showcasing their own creativity, but they are also engaging the creativity of other professionals involved. For us and our musical artists, this means bringing and delivering the best in music to enhance a gala, fundraiser, ceremony or wedding cocktail reception, cultural programming or to a corporate event.

UPCOMING EVENTS AND PERFORMANCES – 

Join us to kick off our fall music season! We’re pleased and grateful to be back at some of our favorite venues. Here are some of our scheduled performances:

 

September 24, Bert Harris Trio, Paris Wine Bar, http://www.londongrill.com/paris-wine-bar/ 9:00pm – 12:00am (public event)

September 29, Mélange Jazz Collective Trio (private function), The Capital Grille, King of Prussia, http://www.thecapitalgrille.com/home

October 2, Mélange Jazz Collective Quartet, Sunday Live Jazz Brunch, Manayunk Brewery Restaurant https://www.manayunkbrewery.com/ 10:30am-2:30pm (public event)

October 20, Mélange Jazz Collective, A Taste of Ardmore (public event), http://www.tasteofardmore.com/ , 5:30pm – 9:00pm.

October 28, Bert Harris Trio, Paris Wine Bar, http://www.londongrill.com/paris-wine-bar/ 9:00pm – 12:00am (public event)

November 3, Mélange Jazz Collective Trio (private function).

November 6, Mélange Jazz Collective Quartet, Sunday Live Jazz Brunch, Manayunk Brewery Restaurant https://www.manayunkbrewery.com/ 10:30am-2:30pm (public event)

November 11, Mélange Jazz Collective Trio, World Café Live at the Queen, Wilmington, http://queen.worldcafelive.com  (wedding ceremony and cocktail hour, private event)

November 18, Mélange Jazz Collective Quartet, Bala Golf Club, Jazz Night, http://www.balagolfclub.com/ (private event)

November 19, Bert Harris Trio, Paris Wine Bar, http://www.londongrill.com/paris-wine-bar/ 9:00pm – 12:00am (public event)

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

December 10, Mélange Jazz Collective Trio (private function), Davio’s, https://davios.com/phil

March 31, 2017, LB Jazz +One & MïxT BeatZ, (private function), Union League http://www.unionleague.org/

May 14, 2017, Mélange Jazz Collective Trio (private function).

 (Our calendar is updated on a regular basis. Please check our Reverbnation Musician Page for updates, https://www.reverbnation.com/laurentlbbass)

 

OUR MUSICAL ARTISTS –

LB Jazz +One and MïxT BeatZ (https://www.reverbnation.com/laurentlbbass)

Laurent LB Bass, with Jazz as his home base, has been pushing the boundaries of music for years. Well-known for his special solo electro-acoustic performances at private events, LB is recognized as a trendsetter who produces sophisticated cross-over genres and upbeat soundscapes through original compositions/remix in electro genre (EDM, DnB, techno, dubstep, house, downtempo) (MïxT BeatZ) and Jazz interpretations (LB Jazz +One) using Ableton Live cutting-edge music production technology. LB’s impactful electro-acoustic acts – inspired by his wide musical experience in Jazz, World, Afro-Cuban, Latin, Electronic, and enhanced by state-of-the art equipment and sound design – integrate live performances on soprano and tenor saxophones (at times with the accompaniment of other live performers) with original electro arrangements.

Mélange Jazz Collective (http://www.lbentertainmentintl.com/music/)

Whether the band is performing on the local jazz scene or at special events, Mélange is known for its fresh artistic interpretation and contemporary arrangements of Jazz standards in addition to performing original compositions. Mélange Jazz Collective is a fusion of individual musical talents who all share a common love for jazz and combines a diverse range of musical backgrounds and styles inspired from Jazz, Latin, funk, blues, world, reggae, new music to classical.

The collective performs as duos, trios, quartets, or as larger ensembles with a selection of instrumentation (drums, horns, percussion, jazz guitar, jazz violin and vocalists).

CAUSES WE CARE ABOUT –   

Below are a few causes we hold dear and near to us and which we have been proud to support over the years through our music entertainment and services with sponsoring, volunteering, contributing, teaching, coaching or mentoring contributions.

Arts and Culture:  Promote and support the creativity and development of musical artists and support some of our region’s major art and cultural organizations with their projects and initiatives, such as InLiquid, Painted Bride, Clef Club of Jazz, Fleisher Art Memorial, Friends of Independence, BalletX.

Education: Support local and national educational institutions and industry organizations through sponsoring, teaching and mentoring students and young professionals in business/international trade and music (Adjunct Faculty at Penn State; providing entertainment at Fleisher Art Memorial, International Live Special Entertainment (ILEA), Meeting International Professionals (MPI, Philadelphia Chapter), MPI/PHLCVB).

Charitable Organizations: Support and contribute to special fund-raising events for some of our area’s nonprofit organizations such as Make a Wish Foundation, One Simple Wish Charity, Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation for Childhood Cancer, ActionAIDS, Gift of Life Family House, Shriners Hospitals for Children.

GALLERY – 

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For all inquiries about our artists, rates and availability, please contact us at Danielle@LBEntertainmentintl.com or call us.

Thank you for your continued support of our entertainment and Live music. We look forward to seeing you at our upcoming shows or private events.

With warm regards,

Danielle

LB ENTERTAINMENT LLC

Danielle Rion-Bass

International Event Professional

Event Leadership Executive Cert., Temple University

School of Sport, Tourism and Hospitality Management

PHL Certified Hospitality Professional

 

June – July News and Happenings

 

JUNE – JULY NEWS & HAPPENINGS

Summer greetings from all of us at LB Entertainment!

Summer is in full swing and Philadelphia summer scene is more vibrant than ever – from recreational to cultural happenings to The 2016 National Democratic Convention.

 PROJECTS

Summer is the perfect time to pursue new music projects – or finish some. For Laurent, creating his own authentic and unique samplings for his electronic music compositions has been one of his special summer projects.

Capturing nature’s sounds through field recording – Today’s audience is seeking different listening experience and artists are seeking to create their own authentic mix of samples – by merging processed field recordings with synthesizer improvisations.

Our recent trips to Acadia Natural Park in Maine and to Cape May provided the perfect landscape for our field recording project…. the inspiring beauty of the Park and its trails, the sound of waves crushing on the coast or along the shore in Cape May.

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Related Links:

https://www.ableton.com/en/blog/art-of-field-recording/

https://www.reverbnation.com/laurentlbbass – Cape May Point, original composition and performance by Laurent Bass

EVENT SERVICES –  http://www.lbentertainmentintl.com/

It’s never too early to plan for the perfect event for fall/winter and holiday season.  And no party is complete without entertainment! When planning an upscale cocktail mixer, a family celebration, a holiday celebration or a corporate gathering – at one of our area’s idyllic venues, or in the intimate setting of your home –  live music will set the tone for the ultimate entertaining experience.

Whether you’re hosting a small intimate gathering or a large scale reception, our dedicated team of industry professionals and performers have one goal in common: to help you create an innovative and memorable event.

Our Musical Talent

As a boutique entertainment platform, LB Entertainment offers a variety of musical genres performed by top professional musical artists. Check our sample collection at https://www.reverbnation.com/laurentlbbass or at http://www.lbentertainmentintl.com/music/

LB Jazz +One and MïxT BeatZ

LB is known as a trendsetter and entertainer who creates sophisticated and upbeat soundscapes through original compositions/remix in electro genre (EDM, DnB, techno, dubstep, house, downtempo) (MïxT BeatZ) and jazz (LB Jazz +One) using cutting-edge music production technology. LB’s special electro-acoustic performances, enhanced by state-of-the art equipment and sound design, integrate his live performance on soprano, tenor saxophone (with the option of additional live performers) with original electro arrangements.

Mélange Jazz Collective

Mélange Jazz Collective is a fusion of individual musical talents who all share a common love for jazz and combine a diverse and rich range of musical backgrounds and styles inspired from jazz, Latin, funk, blues, world and new music. Mélange is available as duos, trios, quartets, or larger ensembles with a selection of instrumentation (drums, horns, percussion, jazz guitar, jazz violin

For all entertainment inquiries, please contact us at Danielle@lbentertainmentintl.com or call us at 215.629.1791.

 EVENTS AND PERFORMANCES

(Please check our Reverbnation Page for regular performance updates https://www.reverbnation.com/laurentlbbass)

We’re very grateful to the many local establishments for their support of live music and Jazz. Special thanks to Paris Wine Bar http://www.londongrill.com/paris-wine-bar/,  Warmdaddy’s  http://www.warmdaddys.com/ , Manayunk Brewery and Restaurant  https://www.manayunkbrewery.com/  for supporting live music – and the arts – and welcoming our musicians.

June 2, Mélange Jazz Collective Trio, Warmdaddy’s, Happy Hour hosted by Michael Tozzi and Ijazzglobal.com, 6:00pm – 7:15pm – http://www.warmdaddys.com/  (public event)

June 3, Laurent Bass and MïxT BeatZ, Fleisher Memorial Founder’s Award, http://fleisher.org/event/27th-founders-award-celebration/ (private event)

June 10, Bert Harris Trio, Paris Wine Bar, 9:00pm – 12:00am – http://www.londongrill.com/paris-wine-bar/  (public event)

June 22, Mélange Jazz Collective Trio, Philadelphia Marriott Downtown (private event)

July 10, Mélange Jazz Collective Quartet, Sunday Live Jazz Brunch, Manayunk Brewery Restaurant https://www.manayunkbrewery.com/, 10:30am-2:30pm (public event)

October 2, Mélange Jazz Collective Quartet, Sunday Live Jazz Brunch, Manayunk Brewery Restaurant https://www.manayunkbrewery.com/ 10:30am-2:30pm (public event)

October 6, Mélange Jazz Collective Trio, Warmdaddy’s, Happy Hour hosted by Michael Tozzi and Ijazzglobal.com, 6:00pm-7:15pm, http://www.warmdaddys.com/ (public event)

November 3, Mélange Jazz Collective Trio, Warmdaddy’s, Happy Hour 6:00pm-7:15pm, http://www.warmdaddys.com/ (public event)

November 6, Mélange Jazz Collective Quartet, Sunday Live Jazz Brunch, Manayunk Brewery Restaurant https://www.manayunkbrewery.com/ 10:30am-2:30pm (public event)

November 11, Mélange Jazz Collective Trio, World Café Live at the Queen, Wilmington, http://queen.worldcafelive.com  (private event)

November 18, Mélange Jazz Collective Quartet, Bala Golf Club, Jazz Night, http://www.balagolfclub.com/ (private event)

 Gallery  

Laurent Bass, Fleisher Art Memorial Founder’s Award, June 3

Laurent Bass, Fleisher Art Memorial Founder’s Award, June 3

Mélange Jazz Collective Quartet, Manayunk Brewery Jazz Brunch, July 10

Mélange Jazz Collective Quartet, Manayunk Brewery Jazz Brunch, July 10

Paris Wine Bar, Bert Harris Trio, June 10, Photo courtesy Kenny White Photography

Paris Wine Bar, Bert Harris Trio, June 10, Photo courtesy Kenny White Photography

Laurent Bass and Mélange Jazz Collective Trio, May 21 – Art Sanctuary

Laurent Bass and Mélange Jazz Collective Trio, May 21 – Art Sanctuary

Bert Harris and Mélange Jazz Trio, private event, Marriott Downtown, June 22

Bert Harris and Mélange Jazz Trio, private event, Marriott Downtown, June 22

Warmdaddy's - Mélange Jazz Collective Trio

Thank you for your support and interest in our music.

With very best wishes for the remainder of summer,

 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
Member PHLCVB