439 Ashbourne Road
Cheltenham, PA 19012
Native New Yorker and Temple University alum, Marcell Bellinger studied under world-class trumpeter Terell Stafford. Bellinger is a band leader, arranger and composer. Now residing in Philadelphia, Bellinger is an instructor at the Philadelphia Clef Club of Jazz and Performing Arts and a Teaching Artist for Jazz House Kids. Bellinger has a personal commitment to using the music that has made such a difference in his life to influence people—young or old--wherever he goes.
Now in its 10th year at the Cheltenham Center for the arts, Jazz Bridge is a non-profit arts organization serving a need no one else is addressing in the Philadelphia area: responding to local jazz and blues artists in times of need. Proceeds from the neighborhood concert series go to help local jazz musicians in personal or professional crisis. Concerts feature prominent jazz and blues musicians during an hour and a half long program which includes a Q&a with the artists and light refreshments. Check out our website to learn more about each performer.