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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
Saturday
August 18
8:00 pm
to
10:30 pm
Ray Blue's Birthday Groove, Kirk Lightsey (piano), Santi Debriano (bass), Steve Johns (drums)
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
Buy Tickets Here - go to show date
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.
Saturday
September 1
8:00 pm
to
10:30 pm
New Advance CD Show: Favela Nights, Instrumental Music from the Rocinha
with Carlos Barbosa-Lima, Larry Del Casale
Acoustic
BeanRunner Cafe
201 S. Division Street @ Esther
Peekskill, NY   See Map
Latin Grammy nominees, and ZOHO Records recording artists, Carlos Barbosa-Lima and Larry Del Casale will celebrate maestro Barbosa-Lima's Birthday at the BeanRunner Cafe with their famed program "Music of the Americas". The Duo will announce the format and perform pieces from their upcoming CD, "Immigrants". Come join in the Celebration with music and friends!!

Carlos and Larry celebrate fourteen years as a duo.

Acclaimed internationally as one of the world's leading guitar masters, ZOHO recording artist, Carlos Barbosa-Lima is recognized throughout the world for his extraordinary skills as a performer and arranger of a wide variety of music for the guitar. His most recent recordings, "Frenesi", "Siboney" and "O'Boto", have been met by critical acclaim and feature the rich cultural heritage of Latin American music combined with Barbosa-Lima's stunning arrangements.
Admission $10, which goes directly to the artists
Friday
September 7
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, Cuboricua 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
September 8
8:00 pm
to
10:30 pm
The Jazz Life
with The Bradford Hayes Quartet, featuring Michael Cochrane on piano
Jazz
BeanRunner Cafe
201 S. Division Street @ Esther
Peekskill, NY   See Map
Saxophonist Bradford Hayes has been a force on the jazz scene in the northeastern U.S. for many years. He has performed at Birdland, Tavern of the Green, and the Beacon Theater, among other places and has performed with Gerald Alston, Yusef Lateef, Ted Curson, Michael Cochrane, Joe Lee Wilson, Jimmy Heath, Al Grey, Cecil Payne, Rufus Reid, Ray Bryant, Ben Riley, Dr. Lonnie Smith, Cecil Brooks III, Jerry Butler, and the Dells, among others.

Mr. Hayes has also opened for Chico Freeman, Betty Carter, Joe Henderson, Max Roach, Marlena Shaw, Pieces of a Dream, and Hilton Ruiz, among others. In addition to leading his own band, Bradford spent 15 years with Babatunde Olatunji’s Drums of Passion Band, serving as Musical Director for the last 3 years, and performing with them at Yankee Stadium to welcome Nelson Mandela’s historic trip to the U.S.

In addition to all of this, Mr. Hayes is a Prince Hall Mason, a Nobel of the Mystic Shrine, and a member of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc.
$15 cover
Friday
September 14
8:00 pm
to
10:30 pm
Fred Gillen Jr. and Hudson Valley Sally
Singer-Songwriter
BeanRunner Cafe
201 S. Division Street @ Esther
Peekskill, NY   See Map
NY Foundation for The Arts grant recipient Fred Gillen Jr has released 9 albums to great critical acclaim. His songs have been featured on ABC's "All My Children," NPR's "Car Talk," and CMJ's New Music Marathon Sampler. In 2012 his version of Woody Guthrie's "I Ain't Got No Home" was featured on a collection of Pete Seeger's spoken stories about Woody Guthrie. Gillen’s songs reflect the struggles of the marginalized and forgotten, shining a light on both despair and hope in the human condition.

Hudson Valley Sally’s group is rooted in the tradition of activist folk music. Dedicated to keeping alive some of the oldest songs, and introducing some of the newest, the Sallies are not afraid to experiment and their goal is to make the oldest songs sound fresh, and the newest feel like you've always known them.
$10 admission
Saturday
September 15
8:00 pm
to
10:30 pm
Conigliaro Consort, Brian Conigliaro (Guitar & Vocals), Chris Parker (Drums), Gary Kelly (Bass), Keith Gurland (Sax)
Jazz, Folk/Traditional
BeanRunner Cafe
201 S Division St
Peekskill, NY   See Map
The musicians in the Conigliaro Consort have collectively played or recorded with such artists as Ray Baretto, Oliver Lake, Dizzy Gillespie, Ahmad Jamal, Ray Vega, Gerry Mulligan, Daniel Ponce, Patti Lupone, Bucky Pizzarelli, Jackie Paris, Sue Raney, Ann Marie Moss, Dee Dee Bridgewater and many others.

$15 admission. For reservations, call 914-737-1701.
Sunday
September 16
4:00 pm
to
6:00 pm
Special Concert: Medieval & Spanish Blues Guitar & Songs
with Claude Bourbon
Acoustic, Blues, and World
BeanRunner Cafe
201 S. Division Street @ Esther
Peekskill, NY   See Map
Claude Bourbon is known throughout Europe and America for his amazing finger guitar performances that include influences from classical to cultural roots, from the Balearic’s to the Balkans, from Medieval Spanish blues to Gypsy, and then across to the Mississippi Delta and more.

Claude has performed at numerous festivals throughout Europe and has shared the stage with Calvin Russel, Charlie Morgan (Elton John, Gary Moore), Steve Grossman (Miles Davis), Herbie Armstrong (Van Morisson), Jose Barrense Dias and many more.

Claude is now on tour in the U.S. Catch him for this limited engagement!

“A breathtaking acoustic fusion of blues, jazz, folk, classical and Spanish guitar from a stunning guitar virtuoso…”Altadena News, USA”

"….His fingerpicking is exquisite…His forte is obviously his wonderful guitar work, but he does occasionally burst into song and what you then get is something between Bob Dylan and Cat Stevens, combined with a French accent! C’est magnifique.” Dave Baily
$10 admission
Friday
September 21
8:00 pm
to
10:30 pm
CeCe and Friends
Motown/R&B, Jazz
BeanRunner Cafe
201 S. Division Street @ Esther
Peekskill, NY   See Map
CeCe Hankins (CeCe Songbird), a classically-trained vocalist with roots in jazz, R&B, and Neo-Soul, performs throughout NY and opened for the world-renowned Melba Moore.

Lead vocalist for BaseCamp. Rosa Williams’ vocals are downright unforgettable.

Bass guitarist/vocalist, Kendall Buchanan toured Europe with the Sonny Sharrock Band, & performed with master violinist John Blair, Lee Andrews & the Hearts, and Porter Carroll Jr.

Bria The Artist is a singer/songwriter with her first single T.R.E.E.S. released in 2017.

Billy Badd DuBose is a self-taught musician and leader of the popular R&B group BaseCamp.

Valerie C. Eaton (Valerie Not Val) is a Gospel/Neo-Soul/R&B/Blues/Jazz singer who has performed on stages from The Cutting Room to BB Kings. Gifted percussionist/vocalist Sanjra Livingston is a member of Eclectic Paradise & has performed at The Bitter End and SOBs.

Guitarist, Patrick Haynes is an alum of the Berklee School of Music and opened for The Neville Bros
$15 admission + 1 drink minimum
Saturday
September 22
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 Scheps; 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
Friday
September 28
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.
Saturday
September 29
8:00 pm
to
10:30 pm
Wali, with Paul Conners (organ), Ira Coleman (bass), and Abe Speller (drums)
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.

$15 admission. For reservations, call 914-737-1701.
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.
Saturday
October 13
8:00 pm
to
10:30 pm
Todd Londagin Band, with Pete Smith (guitar), Jennifer Vincent (bass), David Berger (drums), Matt Ray (piano)
Jazz
BeanRunner Cafe
201 S. Division Street @ Esther
Peekskill, NY   See Map
For anyone who loves joyful, unpretentious, but highly creative and spontaneous jazz, Todd Londagin’s new album Look Out For Love will be a delightful discovery. In the company of four longstanding musical cohorts, Todd has assembled a repertoire of 10 songs, culled from the Great American Songbook and popular songs. Bassist Jennifer Vincent and drummer David Berger have been playing with Todd since the early 1990s (all three were original members of the successful ‘90s band, The Flying Neutrinos); while pianist Matt Ray and guitarist Pete Smith have been performing with Todd since 2000. Together, they artfully and lovingly developed each piece like an assortment of delicious dishes combined together for a cohesive feast. As Todd explains, "each tune is an exercise in doing things in a different way." Unabashed swing is definitely a consistent mood throughout the CD.

$15 admission
See Todd performing at Birdland!

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