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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, specialty soups and desserts. The cafe also serves fine wines and beers. 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, Tadataka Uno, Craig Haynes, Burton Greene, Ed Schuller; Classical Rock Violinist Daisy Jopling; Peter Calo, Rob Morsberger, and many others. The nights are full of surprise guests who add to the music festivities. 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: Tues-Thurs, 8 a.m. - 4 p.m., Fri-Sat, 8 a.m. - 8 p.m. & Sun 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. For information, call (914) 737-1701 or email drew.claxton@outlook.com 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: 60

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
December 8
6:00 pm
to
8:30 pm
Music Makers Open Mic
Acoustic
BeanRunner Cafe
201 S. Division Street @ Esther
Peekskill, NY   See Map
Come one, come all to the Music Makers' Open Mic, produced by Andy Phillips.
For more info on Music Makers, click here
Friday
December 9
6:00 pm
to
8:00 pm
CANCELLED. To be rescheduled in the new year.
with Cee Songbird and The Sound Travelers
Motown/R&B
BeanRunner Cafe
201 S. Division Street @ Esther
Peekskill, NY   See Map
Cee Songbird and the Sound Travelers are on a mission to present real R&B and blues with integrity, knowledge and soul. Featuring a dynamic female lead (Cee Songbird) and veteran musicians from bands like Steve Winwood, Roomful of Blues, Kool and the Gang, GE Smith Band, Taboo and Sam Waymon and the Magic Band, the band reflects their dedication to the stay true to the roots of real R&B/blues and to play that music with honesty and soul.

The band includes Cee Songbird-Vocals; Mario Giampaglia-Guitar; Laurence Holland-Bass; Scott Staton-Keyboard; Bernard Davis-Drums; and Tony Curry-Harmonica.

$20 admission

Take a listen - click here
Saturday
December 10
6:00 pm
to
8:00 pm
Lauren Lee Quartet
Jazz
BeanRunner Cafe
201 S. Division Street @ Esther
Peekskill, NY   See Map
Armed with a vivid imagination, a relatable and easy pop-like vocal sound, and improvisational chops that rival any instrumentalist, Lauren Lee is a force to be reckoned with.

Lauren has released 3 records as a leader, The Consciousness Test (2016), Windowsill (2019) and The Queen of Cups (2021). She has toured Europe, Canada, and the US and has performed at the Stockholm Jazz Festival, the UNCOOL Festival, Riga Jazz Stage, Berkshires Jazz Festival, and the Queens Jazz Overground Festival. She has received generous support from New Music USA, Artist Tree, The Doris Duke Foundation, South Arts/Jazz Road, The NYFA, and The New York City Arts in Education Roundtable.

Lauren has worked with some of the finest creative minds in the industry, including Kenny Werner, Karl Berger and Ingrid Sertso, Gil Goldstein, and others. She will perform music from her recent project "Playland Beach" which focuses on bebop, hardbop, and modern jazz standards with lyrics penned by Lauren herself.

$20 adm. For reservations, call 914-737-1701.
Sunday
December 11
3:00 pm
to
5:00 pm
The Porch Brothers
Americana, Acoustic
BeanRunner Cafe
201 S. Division Street @ Esther
Peekskill, NY   See Map
The Porch Brothers are Richard Brooker and Tom Heany. They sing and play acoustic guitars and mandolin. Their songs are mostly American and mostly vintage, with generous handfuls of originals, contemporary gems and surprises thrown in. A typical set might include jazz from Duke Ellington or Django Reinhardt, a gem or two from John Prine, some standards, a country classic from Cindy Walker, a few fiddle tunes and some of heartwarming, heartbreaking originals.

Richard Brooker's deft touch on guitar and mandolin comes from decades of playing songs from American, Celtic, Gypsy and Brazilian traditions. Tom Heany is a Hudson Valley songwriter; his instruction manual is the great American songbook, and his newspaper is traditional American music.

They sing like well-loved old cars.

Donations to the musicians are greatly appreciated.
For reservations, call 914-737-1701.
Friday
December 16
6:00 pm
to
8:00 pm
Kristina Koller's Ugly Sweater Holiday Celebration
Jazz
BeanRunner Cafe
201 S. Division Street @ Esther
Peekskill, NY   See Map
"So fresh is her understanding of these classics...in Koller's unexpected melodic choices and smoky, soulful delivery you'll hear what is essential" - Downbeat

Always innovative, Kristina Koller is making her mark in the music world. As an evolving jazz-centric artist, Kristina has developed into a songwriter, arranger & vocalist, creating music that crosses generations, while still embracing the history and mood of traditional jazz. Kristina revamps classic material, retaining their essence while putting her own winning personality and fresh ideas into the music & lyrics.

Kristina will be presenting a mix of classic Holiday hits often heard sung by Frank Sinatra but also a mix of the more contemporary Holiday tunes, ranging from "Winter Wonderland" to "This Christmas". Come get into the spirit of the holidays.

$20 admission. For reservations, call 914-737-1701.
Saturday
December 17
6:00 pm
to
8:00 pm
It's a Ray Blue Christmas
Jazz
BeanRunner Cafe
201 S. Division St
Peekskill, NY   See Map
Bundle up, drink a hot cup of Gluhwein and listen to the best in live jazz.

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

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.

$20 admission.
For reservations, call 914-737-1701.
Sunday
December 18
4:00 pm
to
6:00 pm
The Gift of Music with
with Mi Gente Live
Latin
BeanRunner Cafe
201 S. Division Street @ Esther
Peekskill, NY   See Map
MI GENTE LIVE, features the duo Melody Rodriguez (IN THE HEIGHTS) and Edvin Ortega (LARGER THAN LIFE) whom are mutually credited as opening up for Grammy Winner and Latin Billboard nominee Ozuna for TELEMUNDO in 2022.

They're excited to bring Latin flair and cheer to the BeanRunner this Holiday season. Featuring Mariah Carey, Boyband Hits, and Holiday classics that'll get you moving and beaming with nostalgia. The show will also hallmark their unique retro stylings in what they call the "Latin Jukebox Experience".

You can stream their cover of the holiday fav "Blue Christmas" on all streaming platforms.

$20 admission goes directly to musicians.

Click here to watch a preview.
Friday
December 23
6:00 pm
to
8:00 pm
Steve Chizmadia and the Accidental Gypsies
Acoustic, Folk/Traditional
BeanRunner Cafe
201 S. Division Street @ Esther
Peekskill, NY   See Map
On the Eve of Christmas Eve, Steve Chizmadia and the Accidental Gypsies bring you a warm family friendly evening of Christmas Classics and originals featuring family and special friends. Come sing along with them and make Christmas with The Accidental Gypsies a new family tradition.

$20 admission goes directly to the musicians. Call for reservations 914-737-1701,
Friday
December 30
6:00 pm
to
8:00 pm
Start the New Year's Celebration Early!
with with Ana Fernandez and Band
World
BeanRunner Cafe
201 S. Division Street @ Esther
Peekskill, NY   See Map
Ana Fernandez is a Brazilian singer and songwriter born in Aracaju Norte East do Brasil. Her parents moved to Sao Paulo when she was still very young and Ana grew up under the influence of Samba and several other rhythms like MPB (Brazilian popular music), Bossa Nova, Xote, Baioa, Xaxado, Pop music, Carimbo, as wells as American soul, blues and jazz.

Ana moved to NY 10 years ago and has sung in legendary places like Zinc Bar, SOBs', Cafe Wha, Bronx Zoo, Queens Botanical Garden, the Jazz Forum and others.

$20. Call for reservations at 914-737-1701.
Friday
January 6
2023
6:00 pm
to
8:00 pm
Salsa Night
with Chico Alvarez, Mauricio Smith Jr, & Ran Kan Kan
Latin
The BeanRunner Cafe
201 S Division St
Peekskill, NY   See Map
ERNEST "CHICO" ALVAREZ PERAZA is a Cuban-American author, songwriter, vocalist and bandleader who currently leads his own band. He has been a performer for the last five decades and was also the host of a long running radio show, "New World Gallery", which aired from 1986 until 2017 on Saturday and Sunday afternoons over commercial-free WBAI radio (99.5 FM).

As a performer, he has appeared on stage at various music festivals, such as Summer Stage, Celebrate Brooklyn, Lincoln Center Out of Doors, Avery Fisher Hall, Damrosh Park, NJPAC, Queens Theatre in the Park and Flushing Town Hall, Harlem Jazz Festival, Battery Park Music Festival, African Street Festival and at The Skirball Center.

Since 2009, Chico has been teaming up with Panamanian musician MAURICIO SMITH, Jr. and together they have performing with the group Ran Kan Kán. Mauricio is also featured on Chico's second album with THE PALOMONTE AFRO-CUBAN BIG BAND has now been released.


$20/pp donation to the musicians.

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