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BeanRunner Cafe
Jazz, Blues, Reggae, Acoustic & Classical musicians from NYC & the region

Located in the Artists District in Peekskill, just 45 minutes north of NYC, The BeanRunner Café, is a celebration of food, family, music and art. The menu is eclectic and funky, ranging from humus or Caribbean chicken sandwiches to fruit smoothies and specialty soups and imported desserts. The cafe also serves fine wines and imported beers.

Bring the kid's as there is a menu just for them, including a grilled cheese panini, PB&J, and BLTs.

The Cafe includes a performance stage, art gallery, lounge area, dining room, and outdoor patio. It also has a special Kids Room adjacent to the main dining area.

Featuring major Jazz, Blues, Rock, Reggae, Acoustic and Classical musicians, the BeanRunner has become a gathering place for art & music lovers and for artists and musicians to meet, listen and perform in a casual and comfortable setting. Features have included jazz greats Clifton Anderson, Bertha Hope, Premik Russell Tubbs, Fred Smith, Bertha Hope, Craig Haynes, Hayes Greenfield, Burton Greene, Ed Schuller; Classical Rock Violinist Daisy Jopling; Peter Calo, Rob Morsberger, the Two Guitars and many others. The nights are full of surprise guests who add to the music festivities.

BeanRunner's "Drop in Jazz" audience has included David Amram, opera diva Audry Babcock, Ibrahim Sidiq & Cheryl Wilson (poets), and Marcus Carl Franklin (tap dancer), and others.

For information, call the BeanRunner Café at (914) 737-1701 or e-mail rtedb@optonline.net. The BeanRunner Café is located at 201 S. Division Street @ Esther, Peekskill, NY. Log onto www.beanrunnercafe.com for directions and the BeanRunner menu which is available before and throughout the performance.

The BeanRunner Café is located at 201 S Division Street @ Esther in Peekskill NY. The BeanRunner Café and Gallery hours are: Mon-Thurs, 10 a.m. - 8 p.m., Fri-Sat, 10 a.m. - 11 p.m. & Sun 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. For information, contact Ted Bitter at (914) 737-1701 or email rtedb@optonline.net. Website: www.beanrunnercafe.com

More about BeanRunner Cafe
Food: The menu is eclectic and funky, ranging from humus or Caribbean chicken sandwiches to fruit smoothies and soup and imported desserts, as well as a kid's menu that includes a grilled cheese panini.
Beverages: fine wines and imported beers, as well as an assortment of coffees, teas, smoothies, imported sodas, juices and other beverages.
Capacity: 100

Contact and Location Info

Location:  201 S. Division Street @ Esther
Peekskill, NY
See Map
Website: www.beanrunnercafe.com
Calendar: www.beanrunnercafe.com
Email
Phone: (914) 737-1701
Musician Booking: call Ted Bitter, owner at 914 737 1701

Calendar for BeanRunner Cafe
Thursday
April 26
7:00 pm
to
9:00 pm
Michael Attanasio
Jazz, Blues
BeanRunner Cafe
201 S. Division Street @ Esther
Peekskill, NY   See Map
Yonkers native and practicing attorney, Michael Attanasio, has been singing for more than 40 years. Michael's set list includes jazz standards of his Sinatra era father and those of his 60's and 70's music awakening period. Jazz, rock, soul, blues; Sinatra, Johnny Hartman, Bobby Darin, Ray Charles, Al Jarreau, Joe Cocker, Lionel Ritchie. Come hear them all in an intimate evening of songs from two generations.

Michael is joined by Alva Nelson on piano, Greg Bufford on drums & Belden Bullock on bass.

$10 admission. Seating fills quickly. Call for reservations, 914-737-1701.

Come early for seating. Great food, fine wine, great music.
Friday
April 27
8:00 pm
to
10:30 pm
Mary Mancini & Mario Tacca, with Mike Caruso (guitar), and Ricci Saracino (drums)
Jazz
BeanRunner Cafe
201 S. Division Street @ Esther
Peekskill, NY   See Map
Mary Mancini, internationally acclaimed vocal artist, and husband, Mario Tacca, world renowned accordion virtuoso, bring audiences to their feet, as they perform all styles of music—from Broadway, Standards, and Pop to Opera.

$15 admission

Come early. Great food, fine wine, the best in music.

For reservations, call 914-737-1701. Reservations held until 8 pm.
Saturday
April 28
8:00 pm
to
10:30 pm
Gerry Malkin Quintet, Chris Morrison (guitar), Mike McGuirk (bass), Bobby Leonard (drums), and Rob Aries (piano)
Jazz
BeanRunner Cafe
201 S. Division Street @ Esther
Peekskill, NY   See Map
Leader and tenor saxophonist Gerry Malkin has performed with Tito Puente, Lew Soloff, Adam Nussbaum,George Colligan, the Temptations, the Four Tops, Ray Vega and Dave Weckl.

Gerry is joined by:

-guitarist Chris Morrison who has performed with Richie Cole, John Pattitucci, Brian Torff;

- Rob Aries has played with Liza Minnelli, John Scofield, Donald Harrison and the Average White Band ;

-bassist Mike McGuirk who has performed with Billy Drummond and Rob Sheps; and

-drummer Bobby Leonard who has played with Dave Liebman and The Woody Herman Orchestra.

These great musicians will be swinging hard in the tradition.

Admission $15
Sunday
April 29
4:00 pm
to
6:00 pm
Baba Kazi Oliver, African Drummer Extraordinaire
Acoustic
BeanRunner Cafe
201 S. Division Street @ Esther
Peekskill, NY   See Map
As a young child, Kazi Oliver tapped out rhythms on many a household item, including tables, counters, even a sister or two. When his mother discovered that a local after school program offered African drumming, Kazi was promptly directed to attend. Since these early beginnings, he has truly become the drummers' version of the Pied Piper, engaging children and adults in experiencing the energy and excitement of African drumming.

Kazi has been teaching for 45 years and performing for over 40 years. Professionally, Kazi has performed at the Village Vanguard, the Museum of Modern Art in NYC, and on ABC-TV's "The View." Yet Kazi enjoys just as much, his appearances at community festivals, schools and events that bring together multi-generational and multicultural audiences to experience and enjoy the awesome power of the African drum.

He will perform with a number of special guest musicians.

$10 donation suggested.
Friday
May 4
8:00 pm
to
10:30 pm
Salsa Night with Cuboricua !
Latin
BeanRunner Cafe
201 S. Division Street @ Esther
Peekskill, NY   See Map
Inspired by the music of Cuba and Puerto Rico, Conjunto Sazon rocks the rhythms of the Caribbean; Salsa, Son, Rumba, Bomba, Plena, as well as Merengue.

These veteran musicians, to their credit, have performed and recorded with world renowned artists such as Celia Cruz, Pete "El Conde" Rodriquez, Eddie Palmieri, Monguito "el unico", Los Kimbos, and the New Swing Sextet to name a few.

This conjunto creates a traditional/modern energetic sound by placing the interlocking rhythmic figures of percussion and Cuban Tres under a smoothly swinging melody to create a ".... new sound Cuboricua.”

Great food, fine wine, the best in live music.

For reservations, call 914-737-1701. Reservations held until 8 p.m.

Admission $15
Saturday
May 5
8:00 pm
to
10:30 pm
Valerie Capers Quartet, John Robinson (bass), Alan Givens (sax), Doug Richardson (drums), and special guest, Pito Castillo (congas)
Jazz
BeanRunner Cafe
201 S. Division Street @ Esther
Peekskill, NY   See Map
Dr. Capers has performed with Dizzy Gillespie, Wynton Marsalis, Mongo Santamaria, Tito Puente, Slide Hampton, Max Roach, and Paquito D'Rivera, among others; has recorded 5 albums: Portrait of Soul (Atlantic), Affirmation (KMA Arts), Come On Home (Columbia/Sony), Wagner Takes the 'A' Train (Elysium), and Limited Edition (VALCAP Records); and has appeared on numerous radio and television programs. She plays regularly at the Knickerbocker in Greenwich Village and Lenox Lounge in Harlem.

Her most noted compositions are Sing About Love, a critically acclaimed Christmas cantata produced by George Wein at Carnegie Hall; Sojourner, an operatorio based on the life of Sojourner Truth, performed by the Opera Ebony Company of NY; and Song of the Seasons, commissioned by the Smithsonian.

Admission $15 For reservations, call 914-737-1701 Reservations held to 8 p.m.

Come early: Great Food, Fine Wine & Beer.
Sunday
May 6
6:30 pm
to
8:30 pm
Peekskill High School’s Contemporary A cappella Group
with The City Singers, with Magic in the City
Acoustic
BeanRunner Cafe
201 S. Division Street @ Esther
Peekskill, NY   See Map
The City Singers are an ambitious, contemporary A cappella group willing to tackle such vocal arrangers as Paris Rutherford, Darmon Meader and just about anything by the Pentatonix whose song, “Mary Did You Know” performed by The City Singers and posted on Facebook garnered 15K views in 24hours.

Four years in the making, the City Singers are a product of the Vocal division of the Performing Arts department in the Peekskill City School District. Along with their stunning vocal timbre and rhythmic precision the groups vocal range spans from low bass to high soprano 1, covering all sectors of the vocal spectrum. The City Singers are known for the interpretation of the “National Anthem” placing them in high demand by many outside organizations.

Suggested donation to benefit the PHS vocal progam.
Friday
May 11
8:00 pm
to
10:30 pm
Tony Garnier - Rob Scheps Quartet, Pete McGann (guitar), and Tony Jefferson (drums)
Jazz
BeanRunner Cafe
201 S. Division Street @ Esther
Peekskill, NY   See Map
Tony Garnier is an American bassist (both double bass and bass guitar), best known as an accompanist to Bob Dylan, with whom he has played since 1989. He is Dylan's longest-running sideman, and has sometimes been characterized as his "musical director" as well. Garnier has also recorded with Tom Waits, Loudon Wainwright III, Paul Simon, Marc Ribot, Eric Andersen, Asleep at the Wheel, The Lounge Lizards, and Robert Gordon. Garnier worked with Michelle Branch on her 3rd album, Everything Comes and Goes, released in 2010.

Tenor/soprano saxophonist Rob Scheps has performed with Gil Evans Band, Vanguard Jazz Orchestra, John Scofield, George Russell, Bob Moses, Terumasa Hino, Al Grey, Clark Terry, Sam Rivers, Julius Hemphill, Duffy Jackson, Cecil Taylor, Joey Calderazzo Quartet..He leads his own bands; Magnets! with Kim Clarke; The Rob Scheps Big Band in Portland, Oregon; and the Rob Scheps Core-tet in NYC; which has a new CD entitled Live at Smalls on the way.

$15 Admission.
Garnier photo by Hreinn Gudlaugsson
Saturday
May 12
8:00 pm
to
10:30 pm
The Chip White Dedications Sextet
Jazz
BeanRunner Cafe
201 S. Division Street @ Esther
Peekskill, NY   See Map
Alan "Chip" White began the Dedications series in 2008 with Double Dedication, followed by More Dedications (2009) and Personal Dedications & Percussive Tributes (2011). Each includes Chip's original compositions and poems for the jazz masters from his book "I’m Just the Drummer in the Band". He released the fourth volume of his dedication series, Family Dedications and More, in December 2014 and it moved up to # 4 on the Jazz Chart.

Chip has performed and/or recorded with a variety of artists, including Carman McCrae, Jaki Byard, John Abercrombie, Frank Wess, Chet Baker, Jimmy McGriff, Houston Person and Etta Jones, and Savion Glover, among others and his Ensemble has recently performed at Dizzy's Coca Cola/Jazz at Lincoln Center, the Kitano, Sweet Rhythm, and the Lenox Lounge in New York City.
$15 adm. Call for reservations 914-737-1701.
Sunday
May 13
3:00 pm
to
5:00 pm
Celebrate Mother's Day!
with The Stevie Wonder Project, Ty Stephens (vocals), Alva Nelson (keys), Gene Torres (bass), Greg Bufford (drums), Miho Nobuzane
Motown/R&B
BeanRunner Cafe
201 S. Division Street
Peekskill, NY   See Map
Originally, a concept of Drummer Greg Bufford, this tribute to Stevie Wonder is a presentation of some of His greatest songs. Since the 1960's, Stevie Wonder has had 30 number 1 hit songs, and he is still writing & performing. This group of seasoned performers offers wonderfully crafted arrangements of already great compositions. Vocalist Ty Stephens, Pianist Alva Nelson, Bassist Gene Torres, Drummer Greg Bufford, & Keyboardist Miho Nobuzane make up this high-powered musical aggregation. Come and join us, singalong, dance, & enjoy this most celebrated American Artist, Stevie Wonder!

Adm. $15

Special Mother's Day dinner for purchase.

Reservations suggested. Call 914-737-1701.
Come early! Great food, fine wine & beer.
Friday
May 18
7:00 pm
to
8:30 pm
In a Rare Westchester Performance:
with Bob Baldwin
Jazz
BeanRunner Cafe
201 S. Division Street @ Esther
Peekskill, NY   See Map
CATCH A RARE LOCAL PERFORMANCE IN WESTCHESTER

International Recording Artist Bob Baldwin has recorded music on four continents, including the country of Brazil, which is the locale of his upcoming latest recording, "The Brazilian-American Soundtrack". He has had 10 CD's land in the Billboard top 20 Jazz since 2000. In addition to Rio De Janeiro, he's also recorded in Dubai, The UK, Spain, Canada, and Johannesburg, South Africa.

“Bob Baldwin has proven to be one of the most ubiquitous and ingenious chameleons of Contemporary Jazz - both in his own projects and those he has endeavored upon for others.”- Scott Galloway.

In addition to his work as a musician, Bob Baldwin hosts a nationally syndicated weekly radio show ('The NewUrbanJazz Lounge' broadcast across the African American Public Radio Service and the Internet).

TWO SHOWS: 8:00 & 9:30 pm

$20 in advance. $25 at the door. See EVENTBRITE link below to purchase tickets in advance.
Friday
May 18
9:30 pm
to
11:00 pm
In a Rare Westchester Performance:
with Bob Baldwin
Jazz
BeanRunner Cafe
201 S. Division Street @ Esther
Peekskill, NY   See Map
CATCH A RARE LOCAL PERFORMANCE IN WESTCHESTER

International Recording Artist Bob Baldwin has recorded music on four continents, including the country of Brazil, which is the locale of his upcoming latest recording, "The Brazilian-American Soundtrack". He has had 10 CD's land in the Billboard top 20 Jazz since 2000. In addition to Rio De Janeiro, he's also recorded in Dubai, The UK, Spain, Canada, and Johannesburg, South Africa.

“Bob Baldwin has proven to be one of the most ubiquitous and ingenious chameleons of Contemporary Jazz - both in his own projects and those he has endeavored upon for others.”- Scott Galloway.

In addition to his work as a musician, Bob Baldwin hosts a nationally syndicated weekly radio show ('The NewUrbanJazz Lounge' broadcast across the African American Public Radio Service and the Internet).

TWO SHOWS: 8:00 & 9:30 pm

$20 in advance. $25 at the door. See EVENTBRITE link below to purchase tickets in advance.
Saturday
May 19
7:00 pm
to
8:30 pm
In a Rare Westchester Performance:
with Bob Baldwin
Jazz
BeanRunner Cafe
201 S. Division Street @ Esther
Peekskill, NY   See Map
CATCH A RARE LOCAL PERFORMANCE IN WESTCHESTER

International Recording Artist Bob Baldwin has recorded music on four continents, including the country of Brazil, which is the locale of his upcoming latest recording, "The Brazilian-American Soundtrack". He has had 10 CD's land in the Billboard top 20 Jazz since 2000. In addition to Rio De Janeiro, he's also recorded in Dubai, The UK, Spain, Canada, and Johannesburg, South Africa.

“Bob Baldwin has proven to be one of the most ubiquitous and ingenious chameleons of Contemporary Jazz - both in his own projects and those he has endeavored upon for others.”- Scott Galloway.

In addition to his work as a musician, Bob Baldwin hosts a nationally syndicated weekly radio show ('The NewUrbanJazz Lounge' broadcast across the African American Public Radio Service and the Internet).

TWO SHOWS: 8:00 & 9:30 pm

$20 in advance. $25 at the door. See EVENTBRITE link below to purchase tickets in advance.
Saturday
May 19
9:30 pm
to
11:00 pm
In a Rare Westchester Performance:
with Bob Baldwin
Jazz
BeanRunner Cafe
201 S. Division Street @ Esther
Peekskill, NY   See Map
CATCH A RARE LOCAL PERFORMANCE IN WESTCHESTER

International Recording Artist Bob Baldwin has recorded music on four continents, including the country of Brazil, which is the locale of his upcoming latest recording, "The Brazilian-American Soundtrack". He has had 10 CD's land in the Billboard top 20 Jazz since 2000. In addition to Rio De Janeiro, he's also recorded in Dubai, The UK, Spain, Canada, and Johannesburg, South Africa.

“Bob Baldwin has proven to be one of the most ubiquitous and ingenious chameleons of Contemporary Jazz - both in his own projects and those he has endeavored upon for others.”- Scott Galloway.

In addition to his work as a musician, Bob Baldwin hosts a nationally syndicated weekly radio show ('The NewUrbanJazz Lounge' broadcast across the African American Public Radio Service and the Internet).

TWO SHOWS: 8:00 & 9:30 pm

$20 in advance. $25 at the door. See EVENTBRITE link below to purchase tickets in advance.
Thursday
May 24
7:00 pm
to
9:00 pm
Embark presents:
with Heart of the Matter - A songwriter's series
Singer-Songwriter
BeanRunner Cafe
201 S. Division Street @ Esther
Peekskill, NY   See Map
Heart of the Matter is a new songwriter's series hosted by Joe Adami and featuring three highly accomplished songwriters..

Heart of the Matter will be held at the BeanRunner Café every other month. For more information on the artists and the series visit the event page on EMBARK PEEKSKILL FACEBOOK.

Admission $10.
Friday
May 25
8:00 pm
to
10:30 pm
Wali Ali & the Tambourine Band, with Porter Carroll
Jazz, Folk/Traditional
BeanRunner Cafe
201 S Division St
Peekskill, NY   See Map
Wali Ali unites the intimacy of folk music with the improvisation of jazz and the irresistible rhythms of R&B, and he invites the listener to explore new interpretations of contemporary melodies.

Wali has played guitar with various musical artists including Taj Mahal, Norman Connors, Donny Hathaway, Bobbi Humphrey, Melvin Van Peebles, Noel Pointer, Lonnie Liston Smith, Peter Tosh, and Stanley Turrentine. He has scored for television, and he was bandleader for the Broadway musical "Mule Bone". Wali is also the recipient of the ASCAP Songwriters Award.

Porter Carroll is of Atlantic Starr fame and contributed to classic hits like Circles, Am I Dreaming, Let's Get Closer, Touch a Four Leaf Clover and others. He's also a vocalist for Spyro Gyra, Melba Moore, and Michael Bolton, and most recently has toured with Earth Wind and Fire.

$20 admission. For reservations, call 914-737-1701.
Saturday
May 26
8:00 pm
to
10:30 pm
Bob Myer & Eric Person Project
Jazz
BeanRunner Cafe
201 S. Division Street @ Esther
Peekskill, NY   See Map
Saxophonist Eric Person is setting a new standard in sound and his band Meta-Four is nothing short of dynamic. For over twenty years, Eric has been committed to composing, recording and performing contemporary American music. He plays the alto and soprano sax and the flute and is featured as a leader and sideman on more than 30 recordings. His broad range of experience with Dave Holland, McCoy Tyner, Chico Hamilton, Ronald Shannon Jackson, the World Saxophone Quartet, and John Hicks, have all contributed greatly to his mature alto and soprano sound and his skills as an arranger and composer.

His CD, "Thoughts On God" received rave reviews and John Murphy, of Downbeat Magazine, gave it 4 ½ stars.

"One of the finest modern jazz outings of 2012." Glenn Astarita, All About Jazz

"This is one of the finest releases of this genre that I've heard recently." Robert Iannapollo, Cadence Magazine

Admission $10. For reservations, call 914-737-1701.
Sunday
May 27
4:00 pm
to
6:00 pm
Lillimure Band
Singer-Songwriter
BeanRunner Cafe
201 S. Division Street @ Esther
Peekskill, NY   See Map
Lillimure is an 18-year- old Singer/Songwriter from Westchester, New York. Combining hip-hop music's fast-paced lyricism , folk music's storytelling, and soul music's intimate vocals, Lillimure offers a brand new, personal sound that flows honestly through her experiences, creating an intimate vibe with the listener. She hopes her music can make people cry and laugh and feel everything in between.

Donations appreciated.
Saturday
June 23
7:00 pm
to
8:30 pm
The Goods Project featuring Richie Goods, Shedrick Mitchell (keyboard), Tom Guarna (guitar), and Kush Abeday (drums)
Jazz
BeanRunner Cafe
201 S. Division Street @ Esther
Peekskill, NY   See Map
Two Shows: 7:00-8:30 p.m. & 9:30-11:00 p.m.

"Richie Goods is a master musician whose tenure with many of music's greatest names clearly has worn off on him..."

One of the most versatile and accomplished bass players on the scene, Richie has recorded and toured with the Headhunters, Louis Hayes and the Cannonball Adderley Legacy Band, Lenny White, Mulgrew Miller, Whitney Houston, Christina Aguilera and Chris Botti to name a few.

Given the Grammy award-winning musicians, with each band member carefully selected not only for their skill but for their passion for the music, one can only marvel at Nuclear Fusion’s eclectic sound. Nuclear Fusion plays all-original old school high energy jazz-rock fusion that takes you back to the mid-1970s in the best possible way.

7 pm show: Seating at 6:30.

Admission per show: $20 in advance. $25 at the door.
Click here to BUY tickets and reserve your seats.
Saturday
June 23
9:30 pm
to
11:00 pm
The Goods Project featuring Richie Goods, with Shedrick Mitchell (keyboard), Tom Guarna (guitar), and Kush Abeday (drums)
Jazz, Funk
BeanRunner Cafe
201 S. Division Street @ Esther
Peekskill, NY   See Map
Two Shows: 7:00-8:30 p.m. & 9:30-11:00 p.m.

"Richie Goods is a master musician whose tenure with many of music's greatest names clearly has worn off on him..."

One of the most versatile and accomplished bass players on the scene, Richie has recorded and toured with the Headhunters, Louis Hayes and the Cannonball Adderley Legacy Band, Lenny White, Mulgrew Miller, Whitney Houston, Christina Aguilera and Chris Botti to name a few.

Given the Grammy award-winning musicians, with each band member carefully selected not only for their skill but for their passion for the music, one can only marvel at Nuclear Fusion’s eclectic sound. Nuclear Fusion plays all-original old school high energy jazz-rock fusion that takes you back to the mid-1970s in the best possible way.

9:30 pm show: Seating at 9:00 pm.

Admission per show: $20 in advance, $25 at the door.
Click here to BUY tickets and reserve seats.

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