January Highlights

Greetings. Welcome to our latest newsletter!

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To a new year!

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

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

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

Creating your Signature Event with Jazz Privé +

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

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

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

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

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

Here are some of our highlights:

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

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

 Essentials for touring internationally

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

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

Contracts: Negotiate and review contracts prior to touring.

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

Official documents:

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

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

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

Travel expenses to consider:

. Airlines – buy tickets early

. Accommodations/Food

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

. Vehicle rental.

Financial and legal factors:

. Performance fees/currency

. Local taxes

. Local fees

. Royalties

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

Voltage differences.

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


 Music Agenda

Upcoming Performances




Acadia 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


Event Entertainment and Production

Event Leadership Executive Cert., Temple STHM

PHL Certified Hospitality Professional