November Highlights

A word of thanks –

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

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

 Jazz in the neighborhood –

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

Gift it!

Gift it!







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

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

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

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

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


In their own words –

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

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

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

Join us –

Music agenda

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


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


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

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


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


Friday, December 2
Mélange Jazz Collective Trio, sax, bass, piano
Laurent Bass, David Dzubinski, Bert Harris


Friday, December 9
Mélange Jazz Collective Trio, sax, bass, piano
Laurent Bass, David Dzubinski, Bert Harris


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


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

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



Wishing you a wonderful Thanksgiving and a joyful holiday season!


Danielle Rion-Bass

International Event Professional

LB Entertainment, LLC

Event Leadership Executive Cert., Temple

School of Sport, Tourism and Hospitality Management

PHL Certified Hospitality Professional