Summer Highlights

Greetings!

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

A world of music for a world of reasons

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

– Elevates the feel of your event.

– Creates a special atmosphere.

– Sets the tone you want.

– Makes your occasion more pleasurable and memorable.

 

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

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

 

UPCOMING EVENTS

 

JUNE

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

Performance by MïxT BeatZ

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

 

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

For information on the reception and ticket reservation:

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

 

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

 

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

Stockton Market 19 Bridge St., Stockton, NJ 0855

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

 

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

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

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

 

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

 

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

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

Mélange Jazz Trio

 

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

Manayunk Brewery & Restaurant4120 Main St., Philadelphia

Sunday Jazz Brunch with Mélange Jazz Collective

 

JULY

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

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

Mélange Jazz Trio

 

 

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

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

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

bassist Dan McCain.

 

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

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

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

 

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

Manayunk Brewery & Restaurant4120 Main St., Philadelphia

Sunday Jazz Brunch with Mélange Jazz Collective –

 

 

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

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

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

 

Saturday, July 27 – 7:30pm-9:30pm (public event)

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

Mélange Jazz Trio

 

HIGHLIGHTS ON RECENT EVENTS

Mélange performing at The Bridge on Race –

Saxophonist Laurent Bass; percussionist Wesley Rast; bassist Bert Harris

 

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

Mélange Jazz Collective, Bridge on Race

 

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

 

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

Congratulations to the class of 2019!

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

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


With best wishes,

 

Danielle Rion-Bass

International Event Professional

Event Leadership Executive Cert., Temple STHM

PHL Certified Hospitality Professional

LB Entertainment, LLC

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April News and Highlights

Greetings!

Happy Jazz Appreciation Month!

 

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PREMIER TALENT FOR YOUR SPECIAL EVENT

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

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

 

ENSEMBLES AND SOLOISTS

Live Electro Acoustic, Modern Jazz and more

MïxT BeatZ & LB Jazz +One

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

 

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

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

 

Mélange Jazz Collective

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Mélange is defined as “a mixture” and that is what we are: a fusion of individual musical talents from various cultural and ethnic backgrounds that combines a diverse and rich range of musical  backgrounds and styles inspired from Jazz to Latin, funk, blues, reggae, new music to world beat music. Recognized as one of the finest Jazz ensembles in the Philadelphia region, Mélange is known on the Jazz scene and event circles for crafting and performing fresh artistic interpretation of Jazz standards and for its creative original compositions penned by members of the band.

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

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

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

Laurent Bass and MïxT BeatZ

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

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

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

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

UPCOMING PRIVATE EVENTS

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

UPCOMING PUBLIC EVENTS

Table + Tavern ­ 

Whole Foods Market, Wynnewood

15 E Wynnewood Road, Wynnewood

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

Friday, April 19 – 6:30pm-8:30pm

 

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

Paris Wine Bar

2303 Fairmount Avenue, Philadelphia-

Featuring Bert Harris Trio –

Friday, May 17 – 9:00pm-12:00am

 

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

Sassafras

48 S 2nd street, Old City

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

Monday, May 27 – 6:30pm-9:30pm

Monday, June 10 – 6:30pm-9:30pm

Monday, July 8 – 6:30pm-9:30pm

Monday, July 15 – 6:30pm-9:30pm

 

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

Manayunk Brewery & Restaurant

4120 Main St., Philadelphia

Sunday Jazz Brunch

Featuring Mélange Jazz Collective Trio/Quartet–

Sunday, May 19– 10:30am-2:30pm

Sunday, June 30– 10:30am-2:30pm

Sunday, July 14– 10:30am-2:30pm

 

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

Stockton Market

19 Bridge St.

Stockton, NJ 08559.

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

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

 

EVENTS HIGHLIGHTS

Laurent Bass and MïxT BeatZ

Margaret S. Mahler Symposium, cocktail and dinner reception

The Union League

 

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

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

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

 

Thank you.

Danielle Rion-Bass

International Event Professional

Event Leadership Executive Cert., Temple STHM

PHL Certified Hospitality Professional

LB Entertainment, LLC

 

March News & Happenings

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Greetings and welcome!

UPCOMING EVENTS

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

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

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

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

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

Tickets $20.

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

Entertainment Management Partner

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

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

MïxT BeatZ

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Mélange Jazz Collective

Processed with MOLDIVMélange is a fusion of individual musical talents that combines a diverse and rich range of musical backgrounds and styles inspired from Jazz to Latin, funk, blues, reggae, new music to world beat music.

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

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

CALENDAR OF EVENTS

Upcoming Public Performances

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Private and Corporate Events

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

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

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

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

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

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

PERFORMANCE HIGHLIGHTS

Mélange Jazz Collective with V. Shayne Frederick

Honoring Black History Month with Jazz series at Philadelphia International Airport

Jazz at the Airport

Photo courtesy of PHL International Airport

Photos,  courtesy of PHL International Airport

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

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

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

Best wishes.

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

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January Highlights

Greetings. Welcome to our latest newsletter!

LB Entertainment LLC

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

To a new year!

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

We’re excited to present new creative and innovative performances by Mélange Jazz Collective, LB Jazz+One and MïxT BeatZ. Whether they are performing for a special event at an iconic venue, for a private event or for a public stage appearance, our musical artists will bring their cool sophisticated vibes and personal style to their performances, a hallmark of our entertainment experience.

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

Creating your Signature Event with Jazz Privé +

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

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

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

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

Our experience, dedication, and commitment to excellence in the event and entertainment industry over the last 15 years distinguish us as performers and boutique entertainment company.

Here are some of our highlights:

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

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

 Essentials for touring internationally

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

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

Contracts: Negotiate and review contracts prior to touring.

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

Official documents:

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

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

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

Travel expenses to consider:

. Airlines – buy tickets early

. Accommodations/Food

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

. Vehicle rental.

Financial and legal factors:

. Performance fees/currency

. Local taxes

. Local fees

. Royalties

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

Voltage differences.

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

 

 Music Agenda

Upcoming Performances

Acadia

 

 

Acadia Philly ‘Bringing New Orleans to Philadelphia’

 Acadia – 824 S 8th street, Philadelphia

Featuring ‘Mélange Jazz Collective Trio –

Saturday, January 5 – 8:00pm-11:00pm

Saturday, January 19 – 8:00pm-11:00pm

Saturday, January 26 – 8:00pm-11:00pm

Saturday, February 2 – 7:30pm-10:30pm

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

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

 

Honoring Black History Month with Jazz series at Philadelphia International Airport

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

Friday, February 8 – 2:00pm-4:00pm

Food Court located at Terminal B-C

sassafras 2019

 

 

 

 

 

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

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

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

Monday, January 7 – 6:30pm-9:30pm

Monday, January 14 – 6:30pm-9:30pm

Monday, January 21 – 6:30pm-9:30pm

 

Mélange at Warmdaddys January 2019

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

Warmdaddy’s – 1400 S Christopher Columbus Blvd, Philadelphia

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

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

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

Thursday, March 14 – 5:00pm-7:00pm

 

Manayunk Brewery January 2019

 

 

 

 

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

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

Sunday Jazz Brunch

Featuring Mélange Jazz Collective Trio/Quartet–

Sunday, January 27 – 10:30am-2:30pm

Sunday, February 24 – 10:30am-2:30pm

Sunday, March 31 – 10:30am-2:30pm

Sunday, May 19 – 10:30am-2:30pm

 

Paris Wine Bar

 

Paris Wine Bar‘Experience Philadelphia’s finest live jazz in a cozy and intimate Parisian style bistro located in the Art Museum area’
Paris Wine Bar – 2303 Fairmount Avenue, Philadelphia-
Featuring Bert Harris Trio –
Friday, February 1 – 9:00pm-12:00am

 

Table + Tavern

 

Table + Tavern, Whole Foods Market, Wynnewood –

15 E Wynnewood Road, Wynnewood

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

Thursday, February 14 – 6:30pm-8:30pm

Friday, March 29 – 6:30pm-8:30pm

 

Jazz @The Wyndham

SAVE THE DATE – March 23, 2019

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

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

 

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

 Best wishes.

 

Danielle Rion-Bass

International Event Professional

LB ENTERTAINMENT, LLC

Event Entertainment and Production

Event Leadership Executive Cert., Temple STHM

PHL Certified Hospitality Professional

December Highlights

Winter Preview

Dear Friends of LB Entertainment,

Season’s greetings and warmest wishes to all!

As we look back on our musical experiences and performances this past year, we’re grateful to all our friends, fans, clients, jazz enthusiasts and dedicated audience for their support of our entertainment and musical artists. And, as the year is winding down, we have much to be thankful for. We’re looking forward to an exciting new musical year and to be a part of the city’s thriving and vibrant music community while exploring new destinations and projects.

We are passionate about sharing the experience of live music and bringing together artists, jazz and music lovers.

Some of our 2019 projects –

We are looking forward to:

Creating new performance opportunities for our musicians and creating new music.

Collaborating with documentary filmmaker on music for new documentary project.

Expanding cross collaborative opportunities with cultural, events and hospitality industry leaders.

MïxT BeatZ

With our profile raised by the recent release of the EP MïxT BeatZ  and with a new stylishly refined live electro performance, Laurent Bass brings a new exciting  style on the live electro scene.  MïxT BeatZ project is a collection of brilliant original compositions composed and produced by Laurent that incorporates elements of soul, hip-hop, EDM, funk with jazz.  Laurent fuses live electronica with contemporary jazz to create a unique hybrid style of electronic music that exposes the rich originality and style of his multi-textural electro acoustic creations.

Excited for the album release because you are the bomb.com! The new music is very cutting edge” (from one of our loyal patrons).

Mixt BeatZ EP is available worldwide on Amazon Music, iTunes, Deezer, Spotify, and all major platforms.

Look for a new album and some great performances in the upcoming year!

To inquire about MïxT BeatZ ‘s live performances and booking information, please contact us at danielle@laurentbass.com.

Mélange Jazz Collective

Mélange Jazz Collective is a fusion of individual musical talents who combine a diverse and rich range of musical backgrounds and styles inspired from Jazz to Latin, funk, blues, reggae, new music to world beat music. Recognized as one of the premier Jazz bands in the Philadelphia area, Mélange is known on the Jazz scene and event circles for crafting and performing fresh artistic interpretation of Jazz standards and for its creative original compositions.

The ensemble can perform as instrumental – or with a vocalist – as duets, trios, quartets or larger ensembles with a selection of different instrumentation,  depending upon our  clients and event requirements.

”On behalf of Jazz @ the Wyndham we want to extend a HEARTY Thank You to you and Mélange Jazz Collective for the phenomenal performance that left the audience wanting MORE!   … We Love beloved Mélange Jazz Collective (MJC) to life!  My best, Mary (and Nancie & The J@TW team)!”

GIFT IDEAS THAT MAKE THE HOLIDAYS MORE MEMORABLE

Looking for something unique for holiday gifts this year or create a new tradition? Give the gift of an experience with live music.The Gift of Music

 

Select and book a performance

A world of music for a world of reasons – Live performances can be the perfect gift for a variety of occasions, whether it is for a small and personal event or a larger social event.

  • Mélange Jazz Collective – A creative, versatile, sophisticated and professional jazz ensemble that creates great music and exciting performances. Available as duos, trios, quartets and larger ensembles with a selection of different instrumentation.

For booking or to request additional information about our rates, artists and their availability for 2019, please contact us at danielle@lbentertainmentintl.com.

  • MïxT BeatZ – Distinctively stylish and cutting-edge electro performances in live setup.

Book a special electro performance with MïxT BeatZ and multi-instrumentalist and producer Laurent Bass.

To inquire about MïxT BeatZ ‘s live performances and booking information, please contact us at danielle@laurentbass.com or lb@laurentbass.com.

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

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Get the album – ‘For the Love of Germantown’: The album is a compilation of nine great Jazz, Blues and Soul performances of new and classic songs by artists from the Philadelphia area and is in celebration of the rich culture, diversity and history of Germantown. We are proud and honored to have been a part of Philadelphia Jazz Project/Germantown United CCD’s project. Mélange Jazz Collective is featured on track 5, “Sunday Sermon on Mars”, an original composition written by Mélange Jazz Collective’s bassist Bert Harris and dedicated to Sun Ra, visionary musician, composer and band leader who resided in Germantown for some time.

Sunday Sermon on Mars features bassist, Bert Harris; saxophonist, Laurent Bass; drummer, Kimpedro Rodriguez; guitarist, Steve Strawitz.

The cd is a beautiful gift and is available for purchase for $15 at  http://germantownunitedcdc.org/programs-and-projects/germantownalbum/

CALENDAR OF EVENTS AND UPCOMING PERFORMANCES

December 3, Mélange Jazz Duo (sax/bass), The Art of the Duet, Sassafras Bar, 48 S 2nd Street, Old City, 6:30pm-9:30pm (public event).

December 7, Mélange Jazz Collective Trio (keyboard/sax/bass), Davio’s, (holiday receptions/private event).

December 9, Mélange Jazz Collective Quartet (keyboard, bass, drums, sax), Sunday Jazz Brunch, Manayunk Brewery & Restaurant, 10:30am-2:30pm (public event).

December 10, Mélange Jazz Duo (sax/bass), The Art of the Duet, Sassafras Bar, 48 S 2nd Street, Old City, 6:30pm-9:30pm (public event).

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

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

December 17, Mélange Jazz Duo (sax/bass), The Art of the Duet, Sassafras Bar, 48 S 2nd Street, Old City, 6:30pm-9:30pm (public event).

December 21, Mélange Jazz Collective Trio (sax/bass/congas), Table + Tavern, Whole Foods Market, 15 East Wynnewood Road, Wynnewood, 6:30pm-8:30pm (public event).

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

RECENT EVENTS HIGHLIGHTS

MïxT BeatZ, Eat, Drink & Be Giving at NMAJH, “A festive evening for a good cause”- We were thrilled to have the opportunity to support MANNA’s fundraiser and showcase Laurent’s special Live Mïxt BeatZ performance at the National Museum of American Jewish History in conjunction with Philadelphia Style Magazine and special events experts from our area. https://www.nmajh.org/CalendarEvent.aspx?eventid=629

Mélange Jazz Collective Quartet at Jazz @The Wyndham, Mount Laurel – It was a pleasure for Mélange to perform for a very appreciative audience and jazz lovers at Jazz @The Wyndham, a live concert series held every Saturday night at the Wyndham Hotel in Mt. Laurel and sponsored by NAM Events, LLC. Featuring Bert Harris on bass, Laurent Bass on tenor saxophone, David Dzubinski on keyboard, Jeff Johnson on drums. Mélange Jazz Collective will return at Jazz @ The Wyndham on Saturday March 23, 2019.

MïxT BeatZ performing for CLX Logistics’ Open House, corporate event – Laurent and MïxT BeatZ set the vibe with great music and ambiance with an engaging and innovative electro performance at this year’s event for one of our favorite clients.

Mélange Jazz Collective performing for Cars & Cigars 2018, Capital Grille King of Prussia – LB Entertainment was delighted to be invited again to provide entertainment at this year’s Cars and Cigars event, one of The Capital Grille King of Prussia exciting signature events. The early Fall alfresco soirée was a fabulous night of great hospitality and entertainment. Guests enjoyed an evening of delicious cuisine, fine wines, spirits, hand-rolled cigars and sleek cars highlighted with live music by our trio Mélange Jazz Collective. Featuring Laurent Bass on tenor saxophone, Walter Runge on keyboard, Bert Harris on bass.

Mélange Jazz Collective performing at Antonio Fink Exhibits in Berwyn – Guests enjoyed a delightful fall evening reception of art and music for contemporary artist Antonio Fink Exhibits to the sounds of Mélange Jazz Collective, with Laurent Bass on saxophone, Robert Morales on congas, Bert Harris on upright bass.

GALLERY

MïxT BeatZ at NMAJH

MïxT BeatZ at NMAJH

Fall Events

 

Mélange Fall Events

Thank you for your support of the Arts. Wishing you a joyful holiday season.

Cheers!

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

 

November Highlights

Greetings and welcome!

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

 

About MïxT BeatZ – New EP Release

MïxT BeatZ

UPCOMING EVENTS AND PERFORMANCES – MïxT BeatZ and Mélange Jazz Collective

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

Best wishes,

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

October Highlights

Greetings and welcome!

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

LAURENT BASS

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

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

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

Listen to and buy the songs below.

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

Credits:

All tracks composed and produced by Laurent  Bass.

Electronics, soprano saxophone, harmonica, keyboard by Laurent Bass

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

Laurent has shared the stage and collaborated with a variety of talents. He has performed at major music venues on the East Coast including the Kimmel Center, The Mellon Jazz Festival, Penn’s Landing Music Festival, World Café Live, The Painted Bride in Philadelphia, The Bethlehem Music Festival, the Annual SoNoArts Celebration, and at some European events.

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

CALENDAR OF EVENTS AND PERFORMANCES

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

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

 

September Highlights

MïxT BeatZ

LAURENT BASS

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

His latest project and debut EP MïxT BeatZ will be released October 2018 by212 that extra degreerecord Label https://thatextradegree.com/

MïxT BeatZ Project is a collection of original compositions that exposes the rich originality and style of Laurent’s multi-textural electro-acoustic creations.

Look for the EP on Amazon, Itunes, Spotify this October.

Credits:

All tracks composed and produced by Laurent Bass.

Electronics, soprano saxophone, harmonica, keyboard by Laurent Bass.

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

Laurent has shared the stage and collaborated with a variety of talents. He has performed at major music venues on the East Coast including the Kimmel Center, The Mellon Jazz Festival, Penn’s Landing Music Festival, World Café Live, The Painted Bride in Philadelphia, The Bethlehem Music Festival, the Annual SoNoArts Celebration, and at some European events.

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

 

FALL INTO JAZZ

­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­Join us to kick off our fall music season! We’re grateful for the opportunity to return and perform at some of our favorite venues and look forward to seeing you at our live performances.

Calendar of upcoming public and private performances

September 6, Mélange Jazz Collective Trio, First Thursday of the Month, Warmdaddys’, Thursday Happy Hour hosted by Michael Tozzi and Ijazzglobal.com, 1400 S. Columbus Blvd, Philadelphia, 5:00pm-7:00pm.

September 10, Mélange Jazz Duet, Laurent Bass and Bert Harris, Sassafras Bar & Restaurant, Old City 6:30pm-9:30pm.

September 14, Mélange Jazz Collective Trio, Betsy Ross House, with Laurent Bass on saxophone, Bert Harris on bass, Robert Morales on conga drums. 5:00pm- 8:00pm, Little Rebel Beer Garden series presented by Devil’s Den Philadelphia.

September 16, Mélange Jazz Collective Quartet, featuring saxophonist Laurent Bass, bassist Bert Harris, guitarist Steve Strawitz, drummer Jeffrey Johnson. Sunday Jazz Brunch, Manayunk Brewery Restaurant, 4120 Main Street, Manayunk, 10:30am– 2:30pm.

September 17, Mélange Jazz Duet, Laurent Bass and Bert Harris, Sassafras Bar & Restaurant, Old City 6:30pm-9:30pm.

September 20, Laurent Bass + MïxT BeatZ, private event, Blue Bell.

September 21, Mélange Jazz Collective Trio, Bert Harris, upright bass; Laurent Bass, tenor saxophone; Robert Morales, conga drums. Table + Tavern Whole Foods Market, Wynnewood, 6:30pm-8:30pm.

September 22, Mélange Jazz Collective Quartet, featuring saxophonist Laurent Bass, bassist Bert Harris, keyboardist David Dzubinski, drummer Jeff Johnson.  Jazz at The Wyndham, Wyndham Hotel, M1111 Route 73, Mount Laurel, NJ 08054, 9pm-10pm.

September 24, Mélange Jazz Duet, Laurent Bass and Bert Harris, Sassafras Bar & Restaurant, Old City 6:30pm-9:30pm.

September 27, Mélange Jazz Collective Trio, with saxophonist Laurent Bass, keyboardist Walter Runge, bassist Bert Harris, ‘Cars & Cigars 2018′, private event, The Capital Grille, King of Prussia.

October 5, Mélange Jazz Collective Trio, featuring saxophonist Laurent Bass, bassist Bert Harris, keyboardist David Dzubinsky, DesignPhiladelphia 2018, Bulthaup Studio + LEMA Studio Open House, Bulthaup Studio celebrating 21 years of inspired design in Old City + LEMA Studio Flagship Showroom, 132 N 3d Street, 6:00pm-9:00pm.

October 8, Mélange Jazz Duet, Laurent Bass and Bert Harris, Sassafras Bar & Restaurant, Old City 6:30pm-9:30pm.

October 14, Mélange Jazz Collective Trio, featuring saxophonist Laurent Bass, bassist Bert Harris, guitarist Steve Strawitz. Sunday Jazz Brunch, Manayunk Brewery Restaurant, 4120 Main Street, Manayunk, 10:30am– 2:30pm.

October 15, Mélange Jazz Duet, Laurent Bass and Bert Harris, Sassafras Bar & Restaurant, Old City 6:30pm-9:30pm.

October 22, Mélange Jazz Duet, Laurent Bass and Bert Harris, Sassafras Bar & Restaurant, Old City 6:30pm-9:30pm.

October 26, Laurent Bass with Bert Harris Trio, Paris Wine Bar, 2301 Fairmount Avenue, Philadelphia, 9:00pm-12:00am.

October 29, Mélange Jazz Duet, Laurent Bass and Bert Harris, Sassafras Bar & Restaurant, Old City 6:30pm-9:30pm.

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

July News and Happenings

SUMMER AT A GLANCE

Summer greetings!

EVENT ENTERTAINMENT LEADERSHIP
Collaboration, Creativity, Good Execution

Creating memorable experiences happens when you pair creativity and a talented team of professionals, whether it is for a social celebration or to elevate a corporate brand at a company’s event.  Events are made to inspire, create and engage. And, today’s events must 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.

LB Entertainment helps create entertainment designed to enhance many types of events.  Our musical artists, LB’s multi-talented Mélange Jazz Collective and LB’s innovative and original live electronic act MïxT BeatZ bring delight to many audiences for many occasions. (Artist Closeup: http://www.lbentertainmentintl.com/2018/03/).

Our musical options are tailored to individual needs. For information regarding booking your upcoming fall season’s events or to request additional information about our rates, artists and their availability, please call us today or write to danielle@lbentertainmentintl.com.

CREATIVITY IN MUSICAL SOUNDS
Mélange Jazz Collective Trio

Mélange Jazz Collective’s distinctive sound fuses various musical styles and backgrounds as varied as Jazz, blues, Latin, reggae, funk, new music, gospel, world. Music groups form for a variety of reasons – musical relationships, friendships and desire to perform together – but the group’s sound grows out of an understanding among the members about a collective’s musical direction and an acceptable musical outcome. Mélange’s cohesive sound reflects the collective’s close musical collaboration, history, group dynamics, improvisation. Each member expresses his individual voice and strives to engage the others to create a unified sound.

Members of Mélange Jazz Collective are a group of passionate collaborators who have performed together for over 10 years and have collaborated on several music projects. Their unique sound and style is the result of a long creative journey together that keeps developing.

“The joy of performing lies in the unexpected discovery of a new way of interpreting a tune, or in experiencing a spontaneous interaction between group members in the course of the performance that might take the tune in an unusual direction. Ultimately, a collective, informed and inspired improvisational experience might actually be considered even more successful if it leads into a kind of spontaneous musical arrangement, albeit one that is fleeting and unrepeatable. Progress might be measured by an ever-increasing number of these “arrangements” as we continue to perform together”. Steve Strawitz, Mélange Jazz Collective’s guitarist/violinist.

JAZZ CULTURE
John Coltrane: “Both Directions at Once: The Lost Album”

https://www.jazziz.com/lost-john-coltrane-album-discovered-set-for-release-in-june/

OUTDOOR PERFORMANCE SERIES
Mélange Jazz Collective at Betsy Ross House, 239 Arch St., Old City

June 14, July 12, September 14

A summer evening in the heart of our historic neighborhood – It’s always a great pleasure to perform in our own neighborhood! LB Entertainment is pleased to be invited at Betsy Ross House and have Mélange Jazz Collective perform in its beautiful courtyard  for ‘The Little Rebel Garden series’ http://historicphiladelphia.org/betsy-ross-house/betsy-ross-upcoming-events/. Enjoy local craft beers and tasty treats from some of the city’s most popular food trucks to the sounds of Mélange Jazz Collective trio. Entrance to the Beer Garden is free, food and drink are pay-as-you-go; after-hour tours of the house are $5.

Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wom06cNTpOI – Excerpt from ‘Saturday Morning Feeling’, one of Laurent’s original compositions performed by Mélange. Featuring LB on tenor saxophone, Bert Harris on upright bass, Robert Morales on conga drums.

MUSICAL PROGRAMMING
Calendar of upcoming public and private performances

Join us for live performances by Mélange Jazz Collective interpreting the work of an eclectic array of composers and original compositions by members of the group.

July 2, Sassafras, 48S 2d Street, Old City, Mélange Jazz Duo, Laurent Bass and Bert Harris, 6:30pm-9:30pm.

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

July 12, Mélange Jazz Collective Trio, Betsy Ross House, 239 Arch Street, Old City, 5:00pm- 8:00pm, Little Rebel Beer Garden series.

July 16, Sassafras, Old City, Mélange Jazz Duo, Laurent Bass and Bert Harris, 6:30pm-9:30pm.

August 2, Mélange Jazz Collective Trio featuring saxophonist Laurent Bass, bassist Bert Harris, guitarist Steve Strawitz.  First Thursday of the Month, Warmdaddys’, Thursday Happy Hour hosted by Michael Tozzi and Ijazzglobal.com, 5:00pm-7:00pm.

August 13, Sassafras, Old City, Mélange Jazz Duo, Laurent Bass and Bert Harris, 6:30pm-9:30pm.

August 17, Laurent Bass with Bert Harris Trio, Paris Wine Bar, 9:00pm-12:00am

August 27, Sassafras, Old City, Mélange Jazz Duo, Laurent Bass and Bert Harris, 6:30pm-9:30pm.

September 6, Mélange Jazz Collective Trio, First Thursday of the Month, Warmdaddys’, Thursday Happy Hour hosted by Michael Tozzi and Ijazzglobal.com, 1400 S. Columbus Blvd, Philadelphia, 5:00pm-7:00pm.

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

September 14, Mélange Jazz Collective Trio, Betsy Ross House, with Laurent Bass on saxophone, Bert Harris on bass, Robert Morales on conga drums. 5:00pm- 8:00pm, Little Rebel Beer Garden series.

September 16, Mélange Jazz Collective featuring saxophonist Laurent Bass, bassist Bert Harris, guitarist Steve Strawitz. Sunday Jazz Brunch, Manayunk Brewery Restaurant, 4120 Main Street, Manayunk, 10:30am– 2:30pm.

September 17, Sassafras, Old City, Mélange Jazz Duo, Laurent Bass and Bert Harris, 6:30pm-9:30pm.

September 20, Laurent Bass + MïxT BeatZ, private event, Blue Bell.

September 21, Mélange Jazz Collective Trio, Bert Harris, upright bass; Laurent Bass, tenor saxophone; Robert Morales, conga drums. Wynnewoods Whole Foods Market, 6:30pm-8:30pm.

September 22, Mélange Jazz Collective Quartet, featuring saxophonist Laurent Bass, bassist Bert Harris, keyboardist David Dzubinski, drummer Jeff Johnson. Wyndham Hotel & Resorts, M1111 Route 73, Mount Laurel, NJ 08054.

September 27, Mélange Jazz Collective, with saxophonist Laurent Bass, keyboardist Walter Runge, bassist Bert Harris, ‘Cars & Cigars 2018′, private event, The Capital Grille, King of Prussia.

October 5, Mélange Jazz Collective trio, private event, Old City.

GALLERY

 

Thank you for your continued support of our music entertainment and local artists. Please check out our upcoming Fall Preview newsletter for some exciting musical news and a new season of events.

To a great Summer!

Danielle Rion-Bass

International Event Professional

LB ENTERTAINMENT, LLC

www.lbentertainmentintl.com

Event Leadership Executive Cert., Temple STHM

PHL Certified Hospitality Professional

e Danielle@LBEntertainmentintl.com

 

 

May/June Highlights and Happenings

Greetings and welcome!

This spring was one of our most rewarding and exciting entertainment season I can recall.  Our season was filled with an array of diverse engagements bringing a musical experience to many social and corporate events, cultural happenings, music venues, with music performed by talented musicians.

Summer is upon us! We are equally excited about our upcoming performances for a beautiful wedding ceremony and cocktail hour reception in an elegant country setting, performing for private events in the city and bringing our cool vibes at an outdoor beer garden in our Old City neighborhood.

Entertainment Management Partner

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

LB Entertainment represents high notes in the musical life of our region: music in many forms and pleasures, performed by musicians of the first rank, as you may have experienced whether it is with Mélange Jazz Collective or MïxT BeatZ performing at a special event or at a public “gig”.

Nurturing relationships with our clients and musical artists has always been a high priority for us. So is fostering relationships with many of our neighborhoods’ organizations. Thank you for your support of live music and for giving our performing artists the opportunity to shine!

PHILLY’S BEST JAZZ SPOTS

Live jazz lives in many of our city’s neighborhoods’ concert halls and small venues. Here are highlights on some of Philadelphia’s best jazz spots presented by Philadelphia Magazine in their April issue: Philly’s best jazz spots. Our jazz ensembles can frequently be heard at some of the mentioned venues.  Join us and meet our artists:

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

Mélange Jazz duet: saxophonist Laurent Bass and bassist Bert Harris

Dates: Monday May 7 & 14; June 4 & 11 – July 2, 9, 16 – August 13, 20, 27 – September 10 & 17.

A hidden gem located in the heart of our Old City neighborhood, we love Sassafrass classy vibes and vintage iconic bar lounge. Enjoy Live jazz, delicious cocktails and an eclectic menu in an intimate setting.

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

Mélange Jazz Collective – Laurent Bass; Bert Harris; Steven Strawitz (guitar) and guest artists.

Dates: Thursday May 3 & 17; June 7; August 2; September 6 –

Located along the Delaware River, Warmdaddy’s is a popular contemporary music entertainment venue and restaurant where you can enjoy down-home culture, live jazz, blues and R&B by local and national music acts.

Mélange Jazz Collective is featured on the first Thursday of the month for Happy Hour Thursday Night Groove Series hosted by Michael Tozzi and ijazzglobal.com. Free parking; free admission and complimentary buffet.

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

Date: Saturday June 9 –

Bert Harris trio – Laurent Bass (tenor sax); Bert Harris (bass); Karen Smith (congas).

Paris Wine Bar, a casual and elegant Parisian style bistro with intimate vibes located in the Art Museum area is the perfect spot to enjoy live jazz and a late night drink or dinner.

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

Mélange Jazz Collective (trio or quartet) – Laurent Bass (tenor sax); Bert Harris (upright bass); Steve Strawitz (guitar and violin).

Dates: Sunday May 6; June 10; September 16 –

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

PINOT BOUTIQUE, 227 Market Street, Old City – 6:00pm-9:00pm

Mélange Jazz Duet – Laurent Bass on tenor sax and Bert Harris on bass.

Dates: Friday May 25; June 15.

Jazz and Wine, a perfect harmony at Pinot Boutique.

FULL CALENDAR OF UPCOMING EVENTS

May 3, Mélange Jazz Collective Trio, First Thursday of the Month, Warmdaddy’s, Thursday Happy Hour hosted by Michael Tozzi and Ijazzglobal.com, 5:00pm-7:00pm.

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 12, Mélange Jazz Collective trio, Germantown Second Saturday Festival.

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 17, Mélange Jazz Collective Trio, Warmdaddy’s, Thursday Happy Hour hosted by Michael Tozzi and Ijazzglobal.com, 5:00pm-7:00pm.

May 18, Mélange Jazz Collective Trio, The Center for the Art in Wood, “A Perfect Finish”, 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, Warmdaddys’, Thursday Happy Hour hosted by Michael Tozzi and Ijazzglobal.com, 5:00pm-7:00pm

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, 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, private event, Drexel University.

June 14, Mélange Jazz Collective Trio, Betsy Ross House, 5:00pm- 8:00pm, Flag Fest Beer Garden, public event.

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

July 2, Sassafras, Old City, Mélange Jazz Duo,  Laurent Bass and Bert Harris, 6:30pm-9:30pm.

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

July 12, Mélange Jazz Collective Trio, Betsy Ross House, 5:00pm- 8:00pm, Flag Fest Beer Garden, public event.

July 16, Sassafras, Old City, Mélange Jazz Duo,  Laurent Bass and Bert Harris, 6:30pm-9:30pm.

August 2, Mélange Jazz Collective Trio, First Thursday of the Month, Warmdaddys’, Thursday Happy Hour hosted by Michael Tozzi and Ijazzglobal.com, 5:00pm-7:00pm.

August 13, Sassafras, Old City, Mélange Jazz Duo,  Laurent Bass and Bert Harris, 6:30pm-9:30pm.

August 27, Sassafras, Old City, Mélange Jazz Duo,  Laurent Bass and Bert Harris, 6:30pm-9:30pm.

September 6, Mélange Jazz Collective Trio, First Thursday of the Month, Warmdaddys’, Thursday Happy Hour hosted by Michael Tozzi and Ijazzglobal.com, 5:00pm-7:00pm.

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

September 14, Mélange Jazz Collective Trio, Betsy Ross House, 5:00pm- 8:00pm,  Beer Garden, public event.

September 16, Mélange Jazz Collective, Sunday Jazz Brunch, Manayunk Brewery Restaurant, 10:30am– 2:30pm.

September 17, Sassafras, Old City, Mélange Jazz Duo,  Laurent Bass and Bert Harris, 6:30pm-9:30pm.

RECENT EVENT AND VENUE HIGHLIGHTS

Penn Museum – April 19, 2018 – Mélange Jazz Duet, University of Pennsylvania,  private event. Featuring saxophonist Laurent Bass and bassist Bert Harris.

The Union League of Philadelphia – April 20, 2018 – Laurent Bass and MïxT BeatZ, Margaret S. Mahler Foundation, dinner reception.

WHYY Studios –  May 9, 2018 – Mélange Jazz Collective, Pennsylvania Innocence Project’s annual event and fundraiser.  Featuring saxophonist Laurent Bass, bassist Bert Harris, pianist David Dzubinski.

The Bellevue Hotel  – May 12, 2018 – classical and jazz soloists, University of Pennsylvania  Alumni receptions.

The Logan Hotel – May 11, 2018 – Jazz Trio, University of Pennsylvania, Penn Medicine Alumni event.

Hotel Monaco Philadelphia May 18, 2018 Mélange Jazz Collective,  The Center for Art in Wood’s reception and fundraiser. Featuring saxophonist Laurent Bass, bassist Bert Harris, pianist Alex Levin.

Words of appreciation

A few words from our clients on recently held events. Thank you!

“Laurent and his group provided the perfect creative sound for the event.”

“We so appreciate Laurent’s music which sets such a wonderful time for our dinners. Thanks so much”.

“We are so grateful to have you as part of our special day and to be able to share your musical gift with our friends and family”

“Many thanks to you and your team for making this weekend so wonderful.”

”Thank you, Danielle! It was great to have the band again.”

“Danielle, Thank you for all your help. Laurent and the trio were amazing.”

 CONTACTING US

Events are all about the art of bringing people together, creating connections, and emotions. Music can make a big difference. To inquire about booking our musical talent, rates, and availability, please contact us at Danielle@LBEntertainmentintl.com.

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With best wishes,

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