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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
Friday
June 29
8:00 pm
to
10:30 pm
Reggae
with The Anthem Band
Roots Music, Ska
BeanRunner Cafe
201 S. Division Street @ Esther
Peekskill, NY   See Map
The Anthem Reggae Band has a truly original sound that is creating a big wave throughout the USA.

Anthem has played with international reggae artists, including: Sister Carol, Third World, Yellowman, Jimmy Cliff, Big Mountain, The Wailers Band, Burning Spear, Black Uhuru, Judy Mowatt, The Neville Bros, The Isley Brothers, Maxi Priest, Buju Banton, Capleton, Chacadimus and Pliers, John Holt, Ken Booth, Dennis Brown and Super Cat. Anthem has also been featured with Sister Carol on the Conan O’Brian show.

Anthem is a diverse family that wants you to have as much fun listening to the music as they do playing it. They provide musical enchantment and diversity for lovers of all reggae, from roots to dancehall and their live shows raise the vibe to levels unlike any you have previously experienced.

Come vibe with Anthem to experience the harmonious sounds of the new millennium!

$15 adm.

For reservations, call 914-737-1701
Saturday
June 30
8:00 pm
to
10:30 pm
RUDRA - Where East Meets West
Acoustic, Jazz
BeanRunner Cafe
201 S. Division Street @ Esther
Peekskill, NY   See Map
RUDRA performs original compositions blending Hindustani classical and western jazz with members from both Eastern & Western musical traditions. RUDRA includes:

Guitarist and composer Bobby Rozario a 3rd generation musician, trained in Hindustani classical tradition from India and influenced by guitar greats John McLaughlin and Paco de Lucia.

Saxophonist & flutist, Premik Russell Tubs has performed with many of the world’s great artists, including the Mahavishnu Orchestra, Carlos Santana, Ravi Shankar, Sting, and Herbie Hancock.

Swaminathan Selvaganesh is one of the premier performers of the Khanjira, a southern Indian percussion instrument. A great innovator, he has brought elements of Carnatic rhythms to Hindustani classical and Western jazz.

Tabla master Imran Khan’s speed, control & clarity on the tabla makes him one of his generation’s most accomplished performers.

Pianist Neil Alexander has worked numerous jazz greats.
Admission $15.
Friday
July 6
8:00 pm
to
10:30 pm
Latin Jazz with the Orchestra Pastrana!
with Tony Pastrana (timbales)
Latin, Jazz
BeanRunner Cafe
201 S. Division Street
Peekskill, NY   See Map
Percussionist Tony Pastrana, the ultimate bandleader, brings us a host of smooth, high energy Latin grooves as Orchestra Pastrana plays Joey Pastrana's greatest hits.

Orchestra Pastrana includes Tony Pastrana (timbales), Brendan Tacon (bongos), Felix Cruz (congas), Gus Colon (trumpet), Mike Irwin (trumpet), David White (trombone), Michael Jake (piano), John Goldberg (bass), and Pablo Perez and Tony Francis (vocals).

Latin rhythms have been Tony's passion and work for more than 40 years and he has surrounded himself with talent that shares his joy of expression.

$15 admission.

For reservations, call 914-737-1701. Come early! Reservations held to 8:00.

Great Food, Fine Wine & Beer.
Saturday
July 7
8:00 pm
to
10:30 pm
Billy Carrion Jr. Trio
Jazz, Latin
BeanRunner Cafe
201 S. Division Street @ Esther
Peekskill, NY   See Map
Billy Carrión Jr.’s acoustic trio ensemble consist of Roberta Piket on Piano, (Billy Hart, Rufus Reid, Billy Mintz, DonnyMcCaslin) and Jonathon Peretz on Drums (Alvin Ailey, Blood, Sweat, And Tears) and Billy Carrion Jr on bass. The will release an acoustic album of originals material in 2018.

Billy was born in Brooklyn and was raised between Puerto Rico and New York. He has been a performer/producer/director for the last 18+ years, working with people such as Quincy Jones, Eddie Palmieri, Ray Barretto, Giovanni Hidalgo, Robby Ameen, Henry Cole, United Nation, Tom Vella and The Wayside, Last Perfect Thing, Victor Manuelle, Tim Gilles, to name a few. He has also performed at festivals and venues including the Caramoor Jazz Festival, Chick Corea Jazz Festival, Toro Y Salsa, River to River Fest, 92nd St Y, Chris’ Jazz Cafe, Symphony Space, Queens Town Hall, Mayne Stage, Anthropology, among others.

$15 admission. For reservations, call 914-737-1701.
Sunday
July 8
4:00 pm
to
6:00 pm
BeanRunner Poetry Project and POET are back!
with Ibrahim Siddiq (POET)
Acoustic
BeanRunner Cafe
201 S. Division Street @ Esther
Peekskill, NY   See Map
Ibrahim Siddiq is a teaching artist for the Henry Street Settlement through their Abrons Art Center. He has designed and facilitated poetry workshops in PS 34, PS 79, and North Queens High School; and, through Harlem RBI, at JHS 99. Ibrahim also runs his own grass roots arts program in which he has taught poetry workshops at Baruch College, Peekskill Middle School, & Fordham University.

The BeanRunner Poetry Project will be held the 1st Sunday of each month.

Free and Open to the Public
Friday
July 13
8:00 pm
to
10:30 pm
Base Camp
Soul
BeanRunner Cafe
201 S. Division Street @ Esther
Peekskill, NY   See Map
Base Camp brings you the #1 R&B experience brining back the GREAT soulful sounds of the 70s, 80s, 90’s and the R&B music of today.

This is one R&B group that you won’t want to miss!

Admission $15
Saturday
July 14
8:00 pm
to
10:30 pm
CD Release!
with Carl Bartlett Jr. Quartet
Jazz
BeanRunner Cafe
201 S. Division Street @ Esther
Peekskill, NY   See Map
Award-winning Post-Bop Jazz Saxophonist and Composer, Carl Bartlett, Jr. recently released, "PROMISE!" his critically acclaimed sophomore album featuring eight original, modern compositions, in Swing, Latin, odd meter, ballad, and Avant-Jazz styles. The CD has garnered rave reviews from All About Jazz, Jazz Views, JazzdaGama, and more. His ensemble, The Carl Bartlett, Jr. Quartet, is now touring the East Coast USA with concerts in NY, NJ, FL, PA, and Washington, D.C.

Carl, Jr. is the 1st Place Winner in the USA (2nd in the world) in the prestigious 2015-2016 International Songwriting Competition (ISC) Jazz Category, out of 18,500 entries from 120 countries worldwide. His quartet makes its BeanRunner Cafe debut with the new music from "PROMISE!", mixed with arrangements of classic Jazz standards.

"For those who have ever missed a Carl Bartlett Jr performance in the recent past now is the time to catch up for we are all in luck." - Raul da Gama, JazzdaGama
$15 admission. For reservations call 914-737-1701.
Friday
July 20
8:00 pm
to
10:30 pm
First Reggae Show of The Year!
with Ayaaso
Roots Music
BeanRunner Cafe
201 S. Division Street @ Esther
Peekskill, NY   See Map
AYAASO is a Roots Reggae Band that has performed at Africa House and numerous other venues in and around New York City and upstate New York. The band can be seen on BRIC TV on TradingPhotos.com in Brooklyn. NY

AYAASO started in the fall of 2003 with Asante Blue on keyboards and vocals, Fes Williams on bass, Bill Bojangles on vocals. A year or so later came Steady Demmings on drums and now also includes Eric Toussaint on keyboards and Andrea Green on guitar.

AYASSO debut CD, A Brighter Day gets airplay in New York, Nevada, Florida, Jamaica, St. Kitts/Nevis, the Eastern Caribbean and on internet radio. The album has fifteen songs including the fans favorites Golden Sun, Blessed Is The Man, Marcus Garvey, Welcome To New York and the Ska instrumental Crush Pepper.

$15 Admission. For reservations, call 914-737-1701.
Saturday
July 21
8:00 pm
to
10:30 pm
Winard Harper & the Jeli Posse
Jazz
BeanRunner Cafe
201 S. Division Street @ Esther
Peekskill, NY   See Map
"Winard Harper is one of his generation's greatest standards bearers." Downbeat Magazine

Winard Harper has performed with some of the greatest names in jazz. At 20, he was playing the drums first with Dexter Gordon, and then Johnny Griffin, and honed his chops for the next four years under the tutelage of the late, great Betty Carter.

With his brother Philip Harper on trumpet, Winard led The Harper Brothers, one of the hottest groups of the post-bop era and produced the chart topping Remembrance: Live at the Village Vanguard.

Winard has released four CD's to his credit: Be Yourself (1994), Trap Dancer (1998), Winard (1999), and Faith with Carrie Smith (2000). He is one of the most sough-after sidemen on the jazz circuit; has been exploring African rhythms that influence his work, and is noted for his abilities on the cymbals, which under his hand become an outstanding solo instrument all their own.
$15 adm. Call for reservations 914-737-1701.
Friday
July 27
8:00 pm
to
10:30 pm
Daniel Rivera Band
Jazz, Funk, and Soul
BeanRunner Cafe
201 S. Division Street @ Esther
Peekskill, NY   See Map
A night of jazz/funk and soul with music spanning from Herbie Hancock to Adele.

The band includes Daniel Rivera on trumpet, John Hahn on trombone, Justin Hahn on bass, and special guests on guitar, drums and piano.

Admission $10
Saturday
July 28
8:00 pm
to
10:30 pm
Peter Calo & Band, Chris Marshak (drums), Pete Donovan (bass)
Americana, Singer-Songwriter
BeanRunner Cafe
201 S. Division Street @ Esther
Peekskill, NY   See Map
Most recognized for his work with Carly Simon, Peter Calo has recorded and performed with such legendary Grammy Award winning artists as James Taylor and Hall and Oats, among others. Joyce Kulhawik (WBZ-TV Boston) states "Peter Calo stands out as an exceptionally versatile and accomplished talent on the crowded music scene". Time Out Magazine of London calls him "one of the most engaging performers in the biz."

$15 adm
For reservations, call 914-737-1701.
Friday
August 3
8:00 pm
to
10:30 pm
Salsa Night!
with 3D Rhythm of Life
Latin
BeanRunner Cafe
201 S. Division Street @ Esther
Peekskill, NY   See Map
3D Ritmo de Vida is a bilingual dance band for the 21st Century and beyond.

Led by drummer Michael Tate, 3D is a Latin tropical mix of funky Salsa.

Admission $15.
Saturday
August 4
8:00 pm
to
11:00 pm
Giving the Gift of Music
with Premik Russell Tubbs
Jazz
BeanRunner Cafe
201 S. Division Street @ Esther
Peekskill, NY   See Map
Premik,internationally acclaimed composer, arranger, producer and accomplished multi-instrumentalist, has worked with music greats Carlos Santana, Whitney Houston, Herbie Hancock, and Jackson Brown, played Sting's 2008 Rainforest Concert at Carnegie Hall, and toured extensively with Russian legend Boris Grebenshikov. Last year he also performed at NYC's Jazz at Lincoln Center. For the 9th year in a row, Premik is giving us the gift of music for his birthday show! Join the celebration and wish Premik a very Happy Birthday!

Premik will be joined by many extremely talented special guests. This will be a very special event. Save your seat, make a reservation by calling 914-737-1701.

Admission $15
Friday
August 10
8:00 pm
to
10:30 pm
Hudson Valley Jazz Festival presents:, Kristina Koller
Jazz
BeanRunner Cafe
201 S. Division Street @ Esther
Peekskill, NY   See Map
“Behold the arrival of a great new talent” – All About Jazz “Indie-voiced Kristina Koller mixes jazz and bohemia…Gotta see her!” - JazzWeekly

With the release of her debut album 'Perception', Kristina Koller has established herself as one of the most exciting young voices in jazz. As a composer, Kristina melds diverse genres of music into her songs – mixing jazz with R&B, funk and rock elements. While embracing standards and straight ahead jazz, Kristina arranges tunes in unique ways, knowing that adding to the legacy of jazz is much more important than recreating the performances of others. The Westchester native culled her musical chops in the NYC jazz scene, performing at venerable jazz haunts such as Smalls, Smoke, Minton’s, Mezzrow as well as The Apollo Theater. Koller is a very original contemporary jazz vocalist, one that anyone interested in jazz, or for that matter progressive music, needs to hear.

Admission $15
Friday
August 17
8:00 pm
to
10:30 pm
Reggae
with The Anthem Band
Roots Music, Ska
BeanRunner Cafe
201 S. Division Street @ Esther
Peekskill, NY   See Map
The Anthem Reggae Band has a truly original sound that is creating a big wave throughout the USA.

Anthem has played with international reggae artists, including: Sister Carol, Third World, Yellowman, Jimmy Cliff, Big Mountain, The Wailers Band, Burning Spear, Black Uhuru, Judy Mowatt, The Neville Bros, The Isley Brothers, Maxi Priest, Buju Banton, Capleton, Chacadimus and Pliers, John Holt, Ken Booth, Dennis Brown and Super Cat. Anthem has also been featured with Sister Carol on the Conan O’Brian show.

Anthem is a diverse family that wants you to have as much fun listening to the music as they do playing it. They provide musical enchantment and diversity for lovers of all reggae, from roots to dancehall and their live shows raise the vibe to levels unlike any you have previously experienced.

Come vibe with Anthem to experience the harmonious sounds of the new millennium!

$15 adm.

For reservations, call 914-737-1701
Saturday
August 18
8:00 pm
to
10:30 pm
It's Ray Blue's Birthday!!! Celebrate
with The Ray Blue Quartet
Jazz
BeanRunner Cafe
201 S. Division St
Peekskill, NY   See Map
"Ray Blue has a majestic presence...when playing, his sense of purpose is obvious. It's one thing to be a good composer it's another to be a great performer. Ray Blue's got the whole package." -Jean Szlamowicz, Jazz Hot, Down Beat.

Award winning, New York bred saxophonist, Ray Blue, brings his quartet to stage to create a deep, rich fusion of straight ahead jazz and African groove.

Ray has performed and recorded with Bernard Purdie, Patience Higgins, Steve Turre, The Sun Ra Arkestra, Cotton Club All Stars, Harlem Blues and Jazz Band and many others. He has toured as a cast member of the "Ray Charles Show"; performed at international jazz festivals including the Zanzibar International Film Festival; North Sea Jazz Festival-Cape Town, South Africa; Audi Jazz Festival-Brussels, Belgium; and the Foix Jazz Festival, France among others; and was inducted into the Blues Hall of Fame, 2013.

Admission: $15
For reservations, call 914-737-1701.
Friday
August 24
8:00 pm
to
10:30 pm
Jeremy Baum HB3Trio
Blues, Jazz, and Funk
BeanRunner Cafe
201 S. Division Street @ Esther
Peekskill, NY   See Map
"Both traditional and trailblazing...Highly recommended." - Blues Review Magazine

Jeremy's trio is rooted in the blues and funky soul-jazz sounds of the late 1960s (Booker T. and the MG's, The Meters, Jimmy Smith) and is informed by the current masters of the groove from the jam-band scene (Medeski, Martin, and Wood, Soul-Live, Derek Trucks Band.)

With his second album, The Eel, full of funky new compositions as well as original arrangements of songs by Beck, Prince, James Brown and more! Producer, Dave Gross says that"Jeremy Baum knocks it out of the park with 10 Hammond organ and piano driven arrangements." - Dave Gross

Steven Alper calls his playing "Brilliant...subtle... effervescent". "This guy knows the Hammond from the inside out, digging out the sounds of the physical tone wheels from the new electronic box." - Steven M. Alper

$10 admission. For reservations, call 914-737-1701.

Come early. Great food, fine wine, good music.
Saturday
August 25
8:00 pm
to
10:30 pm
Alexis Cole Ensemble
Jazz
BeanRunner Cafe
201 S. Division Street @ Esther
Peekskill, NY   See Map
Called "one of the great voices of today," Alexis Cole has been compared to classic jazz singers such as Sarah Vaughan and Anita O'Day. Her luxurious voice and innovative interpretations make her an instant favorite with audiences of all ages.

Cole is the recipient of a Swing Journal Gold Disk award, and was a winner of the NY Jazzmobile and Montreux Jazz Festival vocal competitions. She records for Motéma Music, NY, Chesky Records, NY and Venus Records Japan. Her recordings have received high praise in the jazz press and are spun on radio world-wide. In addition to her many performances at top jazz venues like Dizzy's Club at Jazz at Lincoln Center, Birdland, The Jazz Standard, Blues Alley, and Billboard Live, she's also performed at Avery Fisher Hall and the Kennedy Center and had been a featured soloist with the Boston Pops and NY Philharmonic. Alexis also serves the country as an active duty Staff Sgt. and vocalist for the West Point Band's Jazz Knights.

$15 Admission
For reservations, call 914-737-1701.
Friday
August 31
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.
Friday
October 5
8:00 pm
to
10:30 pm
Salsa with Grammy Award Winner Willy Torres!
Latin
BeanRunner Cafe
201 S. Division Street @ Esther
Peekskill, NY   See Map
Born in Trujillo Alto, Puerto Rico, William Maisonet-Torres was influenced by his father, renowned percussionist William Maisonet Figueroa (a/k/a Papo Conga) and his mother Doris who sang and recorded a few Boleros. Willy quickly developed a keen ear, a natural affinity for percussion, and a deep love for the music of Puerto Rico.

Willy is a regular on the New York Latin session scene and has recorded vocals for Rey Ruiz, Tito Nieves, Alexandre Pires, Ricardo Montaner, Christian Castro, Gilberto Santarosa, Ricky Martin, to name a few.

He has released 3 albums "Willy's NYC Salsa Project" (2008), "Hardcore" (2011), and "On Another Path" (2015); has received 9 Grammy nominations; and is a 4 time Grammy awardee: 2004 (The Spanish Harlem Orchestra "Across 110 Street"), 2006 (Best Tropical Album Producer), 2010 (The Spanish Harlem Orchestra "Viva La Tradicion"), and 2013 (for collaboration & as guest artist for The Pacific Mambo Orchestra). Willy was nominated again in 2014/15.
$20 admission. For reservations 914-737-1701.

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