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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
October 20
8:00 pm
to
10:00 pm
Jacqui Naylor Quartet
Jazz
BeanRunner Cafe
201 S. Division Street @ Esther
Peekskill, NY   See Map
"Naylor remains one of the most superbly arresting vocalists around." - JazzTimes

"Naylor excels as a sensitive song interpreter with unerring intonation." - DownBeat

"Jacqui has a sumptuous voice, knack for scratchiness, and an ability to sweeten those bluesy bent notes." - Village Voice

This velvet-toned vocalist and songwriter is equally at ease singing music by Cole Porter and David Byrne as she is her own original music. Far from a straight-laced jazz purist, Naylor has made the mixing (and sometimes "smashing") of genres and eras her stock-in-trade, gaining fans and notoriety for singing the lyrics and melody of jazz standards over the grooves of well-known pop and rock songs and vice versa. "Naylor has brought new twists to the notion of melding jazz and pop tunes - without high-tech assistance," claims NPR.

Admission $15

For reservations call, 914-737-1701. Reservations held until 8 p.m.
And it's Ted's Birthday!!!
Saturday
October 21
8:00 pm
to
10:30 pm
Ted's Birthday Bash & 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.

Donations for the event/cash gifts for Ted are greatly appreciated. For reservations, call 914-737-1701.
Sunday
October 22
3:00 pm
to
7:00 pm
Art for the Heart: A Fundraiser for the American Heart Association
with To donate online, see link below.
Country, Folk/Traditional
BeanRunner Cafe
201 S. Division Street @ Esther
Peekskill, NY   See Map
Jan Horton was an accomplished landscape painter influenced by Thomas Cole and the Hudson River School. Her painting have been featured and sold all over the country. Some have made it as far away as Europe. She was commissioned by Governor Pataki to paint three paintings for him that hung in the Governors office.

Scoot Horton is a country/folk singer. He released his debut cd "Six 2 Seven" in 2015 and is at work writing for his next release. He has been described as "Woody Guthrie meets the Sex Pistols".

George Mallas has been playing piano since he was six years old. he is heavily influenced by Joni Mitchell, Jackson Browne, Elton John, Cat Stevens, and James Taylor. George's first solo cd is called "Small Reminders".

George Gierer is the guitar/banjo player in the duo Pluck & Rail. George will be making a rare solo appearance playing songs from Pluck & Rails debut cd "Trigger" as well as songs from his previous band South County.
To donate to the cause, click here!
Thursday
October 26
6:00 pm
to
9:00 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 Thursday of each month.

Workship and Open Mic Free and Open to the Public
Friday
October 27
8:00 pm
to
10:30 pm
Playing It Forward - R&B and Funk
Motown/R&B
BeanRunner Cafe
201 S. Division Street @ Esther
Peekskill, NY   See Map
Playing it Forward journeys through the mosaic of Classic Soul, Jazz, Roots Rhythm and Gospel celebrating the works of Graham Central Station, Stevie Wonder, Donny Hathaway, Roberta Flack and more with a modern, straightforward mix that lets these songs and classic arrangements come alive again, again and again!

Playing it Forward includes an all star group of musicians with Chiara Fasi on violin, Yayoi Ikawa on keys, Endia Owens on bass, and featuring vocalists Sheila Baptista and the Brotherz in the Band (with Dana Byrd, Richard Dixon, Joe Boykin).

$15 admission

Saturday
October 28
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
October 29
5:00 pm
to
8:00 pm
Rob Scheps/Francesca Tanskley Quartet, Eliot Zigmund, and David Kingsnorth
Jazz
BeanRunner Cafe
201 S. Division Street @ Esther
Peekskill, NY   See Map
Saxophonist Rob Scheps studied at the New England Conservatory, led his own groups while living in Boston; most notably the True Colors Big Band and, in 1988, moved to New York, formed the Rob Scheps Core-tet and Bartokking Heads, establishing himself as a formidable force on the jazz scene.

$10 Admission. For reservations, call 914-737-1701.
For reservations, call 914-737-1701.
Thursday
November 2
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. As a child he learned Sinatra songs through osmosis by listening to his father's records. In his teens he discovered Joe Cocker, Chicago, Led Zeppelin, Santana, Clapton and the Allman Brothers. He spent time in a rock band but before the 70's ended he became captivated by Sara Vaughan, Al Jarreau and Joe Sample. Then came years singing in church, his soulful solos inspiring many. Michael's eclectic tastes are evident in his set list, drawing from the 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.

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

Come early for seating. Great food, fine wine, great music.
Friday
November 3
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.
$15 admission. For reservations 914-737-1701.
Saturday
November 4
8:00 pm
to
10:30 pm
Camille Gainer Jones Quartet, with Sharp Radway (piano), Endea Owens (bass), Chris Hemingway (sax)
Jazz
BeanRunner Cafe
201 S. Division Street @ Esther
Peekskill, NY   See Map
Camille Gainer Jones, a native New Yorker, has established herself with a rich career poised with artistic ability and versatility. She studied with master drummer Michael Carvin and Keith Copeland, among others and has gone on to work with such luminous artist as Roy Ayers, Lonnie Liston Smith, Roberta Flack, Noel Pointer, Steve Coleman, Greg Osby, Chuck Mangione, Marc Cary, Christian McBride, Michael Urbaniak, Capelton, Tanya Stephens, Sugar Minott, Monifa, Heavy D, Joan Jett, Onaje Allen Gumbs, Les Nubians and Cyndi Lauper, Alicia Keys, Wayne Brady, and M.C. Shan and the Juice Crew All-Stars of which she was the musical Director. Camille has appeared on BET, BET on Jazz, and the BET Jazz Awards, Yo MTV Raps NY Lottery commercial, Black Girls Rock "An American in Hollywood".

$10 admission For reservations call 914-737-1701.
Friday
November 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
November 11
8:00 pm
to
10:30 pm
Ronnie Burrage Quartet
Jazz
BeanRunner Cafe
201 S. Division Street @ Esther
Peekskill, NY   See Map
Ronnie Burrage is considered to be a virtuoso, exceptionally skilled and one of the best in the business at his craft. He has toured all four continents and has graced stages with the who’s who of jazz such as Wayne Shorter, Sonny Rollins, Pat Metheny, Jaco Pastorius, Frank Morgan, Wallace Roney, Jackie & Rene McLean, James Moody, Gary Bartz, Archie Shepp, Reggie Workman, Joe Zawinul, Cedar Walton, Wood Shaw, McCoy Tyner, and Pepper Adams. He has been featured on over 100 recordings.

Burrage is also known as an innovative composer who puts together dramatic musical programs which are deeply and all together entertaining.

Burrage’s latest recording “Heal” with ‘Band Burrage’ blends fusion, hard bop, rock and pop elements in a diverse, contemporary fashion. Influenced by groups including Wayne Shorter, U.K., Milton Nascimento, Weather Report, Miles Davis, Radio Head, Kendrick Lamar, Yes, Tribe Called Quest, Funkadelics, Sly & The Family Stone, Alan Holdsworth, Stevie Wonder.
$15 admission
Monday
November 13
6:00 pm
to
9:00 pm
Studio II Open Mic for Music and Vocals, with Host Andy Phillips
Acoustic
BeanRunner Cafe
201 S. Division Street @ Esther
Peekskill, NY   See Map
All types of music, instruments and vocals are welcome! Sign-ups start at 6:00 pm that night and music starts at 6:30 pm going until 9:00 pm. Each performer or group will get 2 songs or 10 minutes. Bring your instruments and voices! Come to play or come to listen. Bring your friends for sure!! You will also now have a great selection of beverages and foods to purchase!

Contacts: Andy Phillips will continue as your MC for the night, as well as the FB / MeetUp Admin and General Contact: Scarlett Antonia - Director of Antonia Arts / Studio Two

A $5 admission is requested for all attendees (performers and listeners). Proceeds will continue to go to Antonia Arts, the non-profit performing arts center where Studio Two is located.



Friday
November 17
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
November 18
8:00 pm
to
10:30 pm
Latin Jazz with the Melaza Project
Latin, Jazz
BeanRunner Cafe
201 S. Division Street @ Esther
Peekskill, NY   See Map
Melaza (molasses) is a homage mix of Caribbean basin dancing music and Latin Jazz. The band:

Hector Davila aka Chegüi Metralla (piano/vocals) has shared the stage Luisito Carrión, Cano Estremera, DLG, N’Klave, Brenda K. Starr, Herman Olivera, Frankie Vazquez, and more.

Dave Schumacher (Bari/Tenor/Flute) has toured with the Lionel Hampton Orchestra, T.S. Monk on Monk Ensemble, Tom Harrell Octet and Big Band and the Harry Connick, Jr. Orchestra.

Charlie Garcia (Trombone) has performed with Ricardo Arjona, Willie Colon, Joe Bataan, Celia Cruz, La India, Frankie Ruiz, Tito Rojas, and Gilberto “Pulpo” Colon, to name a few.

Héctor Rosado (Conga) has toured with David Burne, Dave Valentine, and Tito Puente.

José “Pepito” Gómez (Vocal/Tres) has performed with Maravilla de Florida, Charanga Latina Orchestra, Habana Ensemble, Los Que Son Son, and Gilberto Santarosa, among others.

Brevan Hampden (Drums/Timbales) , Marcos Mikey Rivera (Bass), Anibal Martinez (Trumpet/Coro)
$15 admission
Friday
November 24
8:00 pm
to
10:30 pm
Wine
Singer-Songwriter
BeanRunner Cafe
201 S. Division Street @ Esther
Peekskill, NY   See Map
Bria Waterman, AKA Bria The Artist is a singer/songwriter born and raised in New York. She began singing as an adolescent on the Mount Olivet Baptist Church choir in Peekskill, NY. She has since performed at local venues including the Hudson Room, the Bean Runner Cafe, 12 Grapes, SOBs and more. With musical influences such as Erykah Badu and Earth Wind & Fire, she aims to continue create music with a soulful nostalgic sound.

Ebun, AKA Epiphany Eb is a Singer/Songwriter based out of Westchester County, NY. She has performed throughout Manhattan, Westchester, and Long Island. Her musical influences include Lauryn Hill and Jasmine Sullivan. Her goal is to spread love and unify her community through music.

Victoria McClennahan AKA Vee Vocals has been singing since the age of 5; worked with artists such as Celine Dion in 1998 for the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade; and also "Qu boii" AKA Jaquon Welch and choirs such as 'Nu Testament", Highbridge Voices and more.

$10 admission
Saturday
November 25
8:00 pm
to
10:30 pm
Tony Jefferson & Groovocity, Derrick James (alto sax) , Jay Azzolina (guitar), Rusty Holloway (bass)
Jazz
BeanRunner Cafe
201 S. Division Street @ Esther
Peekskill, NY   See Map
Tony Jefferson (Drums and Vocals), Derrick James (alto sax), Jay Azzolina (guitar), and Rusty Holloway (bass).

Tony Jefferson, a New York native, is a versatile, accomplished drummer and has been a fixture on the New York jazz scene for many years. He has toured around the globe playing both festivals and clubs with world class musicians. Tony has performed and recorded with many jazz artists and groups including: Eddie Harris, Kenny Drew Jr., Lonnie Smith, Eddie Henderson, Lou Donaldson, Frank Wess, Don Byron, John Abercrombie, Joey Calderazzo and many others.

Groovocity's eclectic mix of styles combines Funk, Jazz, Soul, Gospel, Calypso and Reggae. The funky, grooving mix of dance-able rhythms cook up an exciting gumbo of sound.

See what happens when a group of great musicians stretch out and have some serious FUN!

Admission $10. For reservations call 914-737-1701.

Come early! Great food, fine wine & beer.
Thursday
November 30
6:00 pm
to
9:00 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 Thursday of each month.

Workship and Open Mic Free and Open to the Public
Thursday
November 30
6:30 pm
to
9:00 pm
Paint Party!
Singer-Songwriter
BeanRunner Cafe
201 S. Division Street @ Esther
Peekskill, NY   See Map
Paint Party is a wonderful painting event designed for having fun and being creative! NO EXPERIENCE NEEDED! If you've ever wanted to create a painting or just do something different, join artist Maureen Winzig at the Bean Runner Cafe and get your paint on! Come have a great time to remember. Everything will be supplied for you and I walk you through step by step. Just bring your curiosity and fun spirit and we will all have a fabulous time!

PLEASE COME EARLY around 6:30 to sign in and pick your seat. Enjoy some refreshments! BRC has beer and wine and great food, soups, sandwiches, salads and desserts. I love to support the Bean Runner since they totally support Paint Party!

Come on out and have great time and bring home a painting all for $30!

To sign up online and reserve your seat click on Eventbrite below. You can pay at the event but you must confirm by replying to mwinzig@mindspring.com.

Friday
December 1
8:00 pm
to
10:30 pm
Orlando Marin Orchestra
Latin, Jazz
BeanRunner Cafe
201 S Division St
Peekskill, NY   See Map
Orlando Marin, a contemporary of such greats as Tito Puente, Machito, and Tito Rodriguez, is the only orchestra leader from New York’s golden era of mambo who still performs regularly. Orlando formed his first band, Eddie Palmieri and his Orchestra and, since then, has played with several different bands and has performed in the famous Palladium Ballroom. In 1997, Latin music historiographer Max Salazar presented Orlando a plaque in recognition of nearly five decades of uninterrupted contribution to Latin music. In January 2003, Orlando was invited by Latin Jazz station, WPFW, by the Arlington County (Virginia) Cultural Arts Division, and by the Latin American Folk Institute to do a live concert in Washington at The Spectrum Theater and in 2006, Congressman Jose E. Serrano honored Orlando as “The Last Mambo King,” for his continuing to provide Latin American music and his willingness to devote time to helping the less fortunate.

Admission $15
Saturday
December 2
8:00 pm
to
9:00 pm
30 Year Artist Anniversary!
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.
EVENTBRITE: Click here to purchase tickets
Sunday
December 3
4:00 pm
to
6:00 pm
Simon Boyar School Jazz Ensemble
Jazz
BeanRunner Cafe
201 S. Division Street @ Esther
Peekskill, NY   See Map
The Simon Boyar School Jazz Ensemble is a highly advanced student group that can perform in any genre. Our concert will consist of jazz standards performed with electricity and original percussion chamber music of the highest quality. Join us for an adventurous afternoon where we prove that "music education" and "awesome" are not mutually exclusive terms. Admission is free! To learn more about the Simon Boyar School of Drums and Percussion visit
Saturday
December 9
8:00 pm
to
10:30 pm
The Chip White Sextet, with Irwin Hall (reeds), Eli Asner (trumpet), Sam Burtis (trombone), Mike Cochrane (piano), Matthew Parrish (bass), and Chip White (drums)
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
December 10
4:00 pm
to
6:00 pm
Peekskill High School’s Contemporary A cappella Group
with The City Singers, with the Justin Hahn Trio
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.
Monday
December 11
6:00 pm
to
9:00 pm
Studio II Open Mic for Music and Vocals, with Host Andy Phillips
Acoustic
BeanRunner Cafe
201 S. Division Street @ Esther
Peekskill, NY   See Map
All types of music, instruments and vocals are welcome! Sign-ups start at 6:00 pm that night and music starts at 6:30 pm going until 9:00 pm. Each performer or group will get 2 songs or 10 minutes. Bring your instruments and voices! Come to play or come to listen. Bring your friends for sure!! You will also now have a great selection of beverages and foods to purchase!

Contacts: Andy Phillips will continue as your MC for the night, as well as the FB / MeetUp Admin and General Contact: Scarlett Antonia - Director of Antonia Arts / Studio Two

A $5 admission is requested for all attendees (performers and listeners). Proceeds will continue to go to Antonia Arts, the non-profit performing arts center where Studio Two is located.



Friday
December 15
8:00 pm
to
10:30 pm
Reggae - Caribbean Labor Day Weekend Jam
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
December 16
8:00 pm
to
10:30 pm
A Very Gyspy Christmas
with Doug Munro (guitar), Ernie Pugliese (guitar), Michael Goetz (bass), Andrei Matorin (violin)
Jazz
BeanRunner Cafe
201 S. Division Street @ Esther
Peekskill, NY   See Map
Doug Munro is a critically acclaimed jazz guitarist with an insatiable appetite for all things jazz.

On his CD, "A Very Gypsy Christmas" he demonstrates his long standing love affair with the music of Django Reinhardt and Stephane Greppelli with 15 of the swingingest Gypsy Jazz versions of Christmas favorites you’ve ever heard. These are not the same old tired versions of traditional Christmas songs but brand new, reworked arrangements. Each track is a musical event unto itself.

Doug has received two Grammy nominations and two NAIRD awards.

$15 Admission
Thursday
December 21
6:30 pm
to
9:00 pm
Paint Party!
Singer-Songwriter
BeanRunner Cafe
201 S. Division Street @ Esther
Peekskill, NY   See Map
Paint Party is a wonderful painting event designed for having fun and being creative! NO EXPERIENCE NEEDED! If you've ever wanted to create a painting or just do something different, join artist Maureen Winzig at the Bean Runner Cafe and get your paint on! Come have a great time to remember. Everything will be supplied for you and I walk you through step by step. Just bring your curiosity and fun spirit and we will all have a fabulous time!

PLEASE COME EARLY around 6:30 to sign in and pick your seat. Enjoy some refreshments! BRC has beer and wine and great food, soups, sandwiches, salads and desserts. I love to support the Bean Runner since they totally support Paint Party!

Come on out and have great time and bring home a painting all for $30!

To sign up online and reserve your seat click on Eventbrite below. You can pay at the event but you must confirm by replying to mwinzig@mindspring.com.

Thursday
December 21
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
December 22
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.

$10 Admission.
Garnier photo by Hreinn Gudlaugsson
Saturday
December 23
8:00 pm
to
10:30 pm
A Ray Blue Christmas
with Ray Blue (sax), Sharp Radway (piano), Sylvia Cuencas (drums), and Paul Beaudry (bass)
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: $10
For reservations, call 914-737-1701.

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