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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
April 26
8:00 pm
to
10:30 pm
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 their upcoming CD, "Favela Nights, Instrumental Music from the Rocinha". Come join in the Celebration with music and friends!!

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
Saturday
April 27
8:00 pm
to
10:30 pm
Shunzo Ohno
Jazz
BeanRunner Cafe
201 S. Division Street @ Esther
Peekskill, NY   See Map
Grammy award winning artist Shunzo Ohno is a "brilliant trumpet stylist" whose playing and original compositions have touched millions. A versatile musician who has played, recorded and toured with such renowned leaders as Gil Evans, Herbie Hancock, Wayne Shorter, Art Blakey, and many others. Mr. Ohno has 16 recordings under his own name as a leader and has appeared on over thirty more as a sideman.

Born in Gifu, Japan, Shunzo's career hit high gear when toured with Art Blakey‘s Jazz Messengers. The compelling Latin energy in Shunzo's playing can be linked to his tenure with the celebrated Machito and his Afro-Cuban Orchestra and he recorded the Grammy Award-winning album with Machito and His Salsa Big Band (1983).

Shunzo then joined master arranger and composer Gil Evans, becoming a key contributor on recordings, including the 1988 Grammy Award-winning "Live at Sweet Basil". Shunzo made a total of four recordings with Evans, who remained a lifelong mentor to him.
Admission $15
Sunday
April 28
4:00 am
to
6:00 am
Daniel Criado Ensemble, featuring Lisa Andrea on flute
Jazz
BeanRunner Cafe
201 S. Division Street @ Esther
Peekskill, NY   See Map
Daniel Criado, originally from Colombia, is a New York based multi-instrumentalist who specializes in jazz drums. Daniel is a prolific musician versatile in folkloric, jazz and pop idioms.

Daniel Criado holds a MM degree with honors in Jazz Performance from SUNY Purchase and a BFA summa cum laude in Music and Pedagogy from the Universidad Industrial de Santander.

He has performed in Colombia, Japan and at renowned venues such as Smalls, Birdland and Mezzrow in NYC.

Admission $10.
Friday
May 3
8:00 pm
to
10:30 pm
Salsa Night!
with Pablito y su Latin Band
Latin
BeanRunner Cafe
201 S. Division Street @ Esther
Peekskill, NY   See Map
Inspired by the rhythms of Latin music, Pablito y su Latin Band rocks Salsa, Son, Rumba, Bomba, Plena, as well as Merengue, and will have you up and dancing all night long.

The band includes veteran musicians including Band Leader Pablo from Uruguay (Singer and Percusionist) who has graced our stage performing with Tony Pastrana, as well as Juan from Chile (Congas and bongos), Sandra from Puerto Rico (Singer and Small percussion), and from Columbia, David (Pianist and Musical Arrangement), Mauricio (Timbales and Electronic Drums), and William (Guitar Bass).

The bands newest recordings include “Punto y Aparte” and “Quiero”.

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 4
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
Bobby Rozario is a fusion guitarist and composer of Indian and Portuguese/Brazilian decent. His guitar playing is unique, as he emulates the style of sitar and sarod, along with the use of dynamic polyrhythms in his compositions.

Bobby's recent creation RUDRA is an international group of virtuoso musicians including: Swaminathan Selvaganesh, one of the premier performers of the Khanjira who has brought elements of Carnatic rhythms to Hindustani classical and Western jazz; guitarist Fernando Garcia; percussionist Baba Donn Babatunde; keyboardist Neil Alexander; and Premik Russell Tubbs, a saxophonist and multi-instrumentalist who has performed with John McLaughlin and the Mahavishnu Orchestra, Carlos Santana, Whitney Houston, and Sting.

The interaction amongst the musicians is unparalleled and the blending of jazz, Indian classical, and Afro-Latin Rhythms creates a synergy that uplifts and connects.
Admission $15.
Sunday
May 5
3:00 pm
to
6:00 pm
Ray Blue Pro-Am Ensemble
Jazz
BeanRunner Cafe
201 S. Division Street @ Esther
Peekskill, NY   See Map
Award winning, New York bred saxophonist, Ray Blue, brings highly acclaimed musicians and his up and coming music students to play their hearts out in this Tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King.

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: $10
For reservations, call 914-737-1701.
Friday
May 10
8:00 pm
to
10:30 pm
Sundad
Acoustic, World
BeanRunner Cafe
201 S. Division Street @ Esther
Peekskill, NY   See Map
Sundad is a World Fusion, New Age and acoustic Jam-Band, including father and son guitarists, John Eurell Sr. and John Eurell Jr. and other great musicians, whose original repertoire consists mainly of finger-style acoustic guitar instrumentals. Sundad's 1st CD, Journey To Eternity, received a first round Grammy Nomination for 2005 Best Contemporary World Album. Their 2nd CD, The Journey Continues, was released in June of 2008 and immediately hit the World / New Age radio spin charts at Number 3. The CD also received a 2008 1st Round Grammy Nomination for Best POP Instrumental Album.

Sundad's music has aired on the nationally syndicated "Echoes" radio show with host John Diliberto and the first track on the CD, "Open Sesame", was featured on NPR's "All Songs Considered: Open Mic" and was voted All-Time Best Guitars in the World Fusion category by . GarageBand.com.

$10 Cover. For reservations call 914-737-1701.
Saturday
May 11
8:00 pm
to
10:30 pm
The BeanRunner Cafe presents a very special event,
with The One Night Reunion of Mambo Negro!
Jazz, Latin
BeanRunner Cafe
201 S. Division Street @ Esther
Peekskill, NY   See Map
MamboNegro's unique sound integrates guitar and trap drums into the traditional latin-jazz ensemble. It is a blend of Jazz, Afro-Cuban, Brazilian, and Funk, influenced by the Cal Tjader, Tito Puente, Duke Ellington, Ray Barretto, and Dave Valentin.

Mambo Negro has 2 CDs: "First Impressions" and "Midnight Mosaic" and has performed at the Panasonic Jazz Festival, Paniagua Tropical Music Festival, and the World Beat Music Series in Flushing, as well as at venues such as Sweet Basil, Kavehaz, Cabana and Trumpets. Featured on two television shows - "First Impressions" and "Latin -Jazz Alive and Kickin'" Mambo Negro can also be heard on the soundtrack of the HBO Latino Film Festival film "Tumba & Tumbao."

Please join Charles Alletto on guitar, Glen Lowe on drums, Joe Mannozzi on keyboards, along with Grammy Nominated members of the New Swing Sextet, George Rodriguez on vibraphone, Harry Justiniano on bass and Hector Ortiz on Latin percussion.

Adm. $15
Friday
May 17
8:00 pm
to
10:30 pm
Reggae!
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.

For reservations, call 914-737-1701.
Saturday
May 18
4:00 pm
to
6:00 pm
A Special A Capella Holiday Show
with The City Singers, with Magic in the City
Acoustic
BeanRunner Cafe
201 S. Division Street @ Esther
Peekskill, NY   See Map
Peekskill High School’s Contemporary A cappella Group

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 $10 or more donation to benefit the PHS vocal progam.
Saturday
May 18
8:00 pm
to
10:30 pm
Marion Cowings Quartet
Jazz
BeanRunner Cafe
201 S. Division Street @ Esther
Peekskill, NY   See Map
Jazz singer Marion Cowings is a native New Yorker and master of scat and vocal technique.

Marion's smooth baritone voice and considerable range have delighted audiences around the world for decades. He has performed at the Lincoln Center, Kennedy Center, Blue Note, Village Vanguard and many prestigious venues abroad. He is also the recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts Grant and Clio Award.

Today, Cowings regularly performs and holds a Jazz Vocal Workshop at the world famous Small's Jazz Club in the West Village.

"...Incredibly smooth and gorgeous baritone voice" – New York Post

"He sings with the perfect combination of sadness and hope..." – Ira Gitler, American Jazz Historian and Journalist

"He's the singer's singer..." – Hank Jones, Pianist

"He's a bad MF" – Harry Connick Jr., Singer

Adm $15.

For reservations, call 914-737-1701
Friday
May 24
8:00 pm
to
10:30 pm
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

Reservations suggested. Call 914-737-1701.
Come early! Great food, fine wine & beer.
Saturday
May 25
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
Sunday
May 26
4:00 pm
to
6:00 pm
Soundstream
Jazz, Motown/R&B, and Hip Hop
BeanRunner Cafe
201 S. Division Street @ Esther
Peekskill, NY   See Map
Featuring Nate Liebert on guitar & Vocals, Matt Krane on keyboards, and Matt Kopec on drums, Soundstream is a newly formed band that blends elements from jazz, folk, hip hop, and R&B. After meeting each other while studying to pursue a degree in jazz performance, the trio quickly noticed a strong musical report and began playing together outside the classroom. A shared vision quickly emerged and the three started working on their first single, “Slow & Steady” which is set to be released later this year. With a blend of electronic elements along with live instruments, Soundstream takes from a variety of influences that have given them a unique sound.

$10 suggested donation
Friday
May 31
8:00 pm
to
10:30 pm
Slide Attack, Alan Goidel and Howard Levy (trombone), Hiroshi Yamazaki (piano), Michael Goetz (bass), and Chuck Zeuren (drums)
Jazz
BeanRunner Cafe
201 S. Division Street @ Esther
Peekskill, NY   See Map
SlideAttack is a modern incarnation of the group led by the great J.J. Johnson and Kai Winding, co-led by two NY veteran trombonists, Alan Goidel and Howard Levy. SlideAttack plays fresh arrangements of jazz standards from the swing era to hard bop and beyond, by composers Kenny Dorham, J.J. Johnson, George Gershwin, Hank Mobley and others, along with original material.

"In so many ways, this music is so refreshing; excellent arrangements, interesting repertoire, all put together with the care and love that can only come from true dedication and appreciation for the kind of swinging jazz that one doesn't hear nearly enough nowadays. In the great tradition of the two-trombone groups of yesteryear, Mr. Levy and Mr. Goidel deserve our gratitude for keeping the tradition not only alive, but swinging!" - Loren Schoenberg, Artistic Director, The National Jazz Museum in Harlem

Admission $15

For reservations, call 914-737-1701.

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