The Ross Bellenoit Sextet

07/16/2024 7:30 PM
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The Ross Bellenoit Sextet

As of 2022, Ross Bellenoit has forged quite a career path, racking up impressive credits as a guitarist, composer and record producer. After moving to Philadelphia in 2003, Bellenoit quickly became the leading axe-man for a thriving singer-songwriter scene that spawned Amos Lee, Birdie Busch, and Chris Kasper. Since 2010, he's been making his mark as a songwriter himself, having released several of his own albums of original material, including three full-length LP’s in 2015.

Raised in the Pioneer Valley of western Massachusetts, Bellenoit trained on classical guitar & viola for ten years before studying jazz guitar at the University of the Arts — but Bellenoit is not the sort of musician who lets his studies do the talking. A spontaneous, in-the-moment improviser and consummate team player, Bellenoit has spent the past six years training himself to stay on his toes, and to anticipate the un-obvious. "If there's one thing that I try to keep aware of," Bellenoit says, "it's the song's temperament. No matter the style or context of the song, you have to surrender yourself completely to what the music is telling you in the moment. Serve the song, and the song will serve you."

Bellenoit more often than not can be found at Turtle Studios, the last remaining original “large” studio standing in Philadelphia. He has contributed to a wide array of albums — rock, jazz, gospel, R&B, country, even a song about cheeseburgers written for Philadelphia Inquirer food critic Craig Laban. He's worked as a guitarist with renowned producers John Carter Cash, Phil Nicolo, Ian Cross, Brian McTear and Devin Greenwood — and for the past 14 years has been producing records for a variety of artists himself.

Bellenoit has also racked up a considerable amount of touring experience, most notably touring with Bob Dylan and Elvis Costello as a member of Amos Lee's band in 2007. He's made multiple regional tours with country group The Sweetback Sisters (with whom he appeared on NPR's "A Prairie Home Companion") fellow Philadelphian songstress Birdie Busch, and has toured internationally several times with German-based Joseph Parsons Band since 2008. As an arranger, in 2017, he was commissioned to write a suite of original music by the Philadelphia Jazz Project, and was music director for the Philadelphia Museum of Fine Arts Centennial Concert celebrating 100 years of music in Philadelphia.

Ross Bellenoit - guitar
Victor North - sax
Mervin Toussaint - sax
Morgan Walbridge - vibraphone
Jordan Berger - bass
Joe Truglio - drums

Set times 7:30pm & 9:00pm
Dinner & Show ~ $70 includes 3-course dinner.
General Admission ~ $15
(Beverages not included)

Dinner & Show fees include server gratuities.

Streaming on our YouTube channel: Chris' Jazz Cafe - YouTube

As of 2022, Ross Bellenoit has forged quite a career path, racking up impressive credits as a guitarist, composer and record producer. After moving to Philadelphia in 2003, Bellenoit quickly became the leading axe-man for a thriving singer-songwriter scene that spawned Amos Lee, Birdie Busch, and Chris Kasper. Since 2010, he's been making his mark as a songwriter himself, having released several of his own albums of original material, including three full-length LP’s in 2015.

Raised in the Pioneer Valley of western Massachusetts, Bellenoit trained on classical guitar & viola for ten years before studying jazz guitar at the University of the Arts — but Bellenoit is not the sort of musician who lets his studies do the talking. A spontaneous, in-the-moment improviser and consummate team player, Bellenoit has spent the past six years training himself to stay on his toes, and to anticipate the un-obvious. "If there's one thing that I try to keep aware of," Bellenoit says, "it's the song's temperament. No matter the style or context of the song, you have to surrender yourself completely to what the music is telling you in the moment. Serve the song, and the song will serve you."

Bellenoit more often than not can be found at Turtle Studios, the last remaining original “large” studio standing in Philadelphia. He has contributed to a wide array of albums — rock, jazz, gospel, R&B, country, even a song about cheeseburgers written for Philadelphia Inquirer food critic Craig Laban. He's worked as a guitarist with renowned producers John Carter Cash, Phil Nicolo, Ian Cross, Brian McTear and Devin Greenwood — and for the past 14 years has been producing records for a variety of artists himself.

Bellenoit has also racked up a considerable amount of touring experience, most notably touring with Bob Dylan and Elvis Costello as a member of Amos Lee's band in 2007. He's made multiple regional tours with country group The Sweetback Sisters (with whom he appeared on NPR's "A Prairie Home Companion") fellow Philadelphian songstress Birdie Busch, and has toured internationally several times with German-based Joseph Parsons Band since 2008. As an arranger, in 2017, he was commissioned to write a suite of original music by the Philadelphia Jazz Project, and was music director for the Philadelphia Museum of Fine Arts Centennial Concert celebrating 100 years of music in Philadelphia.


Seating Info
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Premier Tables:
The best seats in the house positioned directly in front of the performance stage (marked dark blue on the seating map).

Standard Tables:
Clear and unobstructed views of stage (marked purple on the seating map). A few tables have a partially obstructed view (marked light blue on the seating map).

Cocktail & Bar Area:
Seating at high-top tables and at the bar area available on a first come, first seated basis (marked green on the seating map). Tables may be shared for sold out shows. Two TV monitors with live video feed of the performance are conveniently located above the bar and cocktail areas.

  • All ticket prices are per person.
  • Dinner menu available in all sections.
  • Your ticket is also your dining reservation.
  • Every ticket gets a seat in area purchased and tables are reserved based on the date when you made your reservation.
  • We will do our best to ensure that your entire group sits together, please let us know in the order notes if there are multiple ticket orders in your group.
  • For any special needs or accommodation requests, please call us at 215-568-3131.
  • Tickets are the same price whether purchased in person, over the phone or online.
  • No refunds, professional cameras or outside food and drink.
  • There is a limited amount of seating available for performances, if the show is sold out online, contact us at 215-568-3131 for seating availability.

Festival Seating:
Festival seating is our general admission ticket. The entire venue or a portion of the venue may be designated for festival admission. These tickets will guarantee you a seat for the show and you are free to sit anywhere in the venue based on a "first come, first seated" basis. This should also allow for larger groups to sit together.

  • All ticket prices are per person.
  • Dinner menu available in all sections.
  • Your ticket is also your dining reservation.
  • For any special needs or accommodation requests, please call us at 215-568-3131.
  • Tickets are the same price whether purchased in person, over the phone or online.
  • No refunds, professional cameras or outside food and drink.
  • There is a limited amount of seating available for performances, if the show is sold out online, contact us at 215-568-3131 for seating availability.