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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
April 29
8:00 pm
to
10:30 pm
Brazillian-Latin Jazz
with Annette A. Aguilar and the Stringbean 4Tet
Latin
BeanRunner Cafe
201 S. Division Street @ Esther
Peekskill, NY   See Map
Annette A. Aguilar (multi-percussionist, Band leader recording artist, producer and educator.) was born in San Francisco into a family from Nicaragua.

At the age of 16 she was sitting in and performing with renowned Latin artists from Santana, Cal Tjader and Pete and Sheila Escovedo (Sheila E).

Annette has toured internationally and has performed and shared the stage with Stevie Wonder, The Grateful Dead, Darlene Love, Jefferson airplane, The Four Tops, Tito Puente, Dave Valentine, Ray Brown, and Mose Allison, among others.

She also has toured with Grammy award winning Broadway shows, has recorded for T.V. and film, and has been the principal timpanist for the Bronx Symphony since 1997. In 1992, Annette formed her Afro-Cuban, Latin Jazz group, Annette A. Aguilar & StringBeans."
Admission $10. For reservations, call 914-737-1701
Friday
May 5
8:00 pm
to
10:30 pm
Salsa Night!
with Chico Alvarez & Mauricio Smith with RAN KAN KAN, Check out their Video!
Latin
BeanRunner Cafe
201 S. Division Street @ Esther
Peekskill, NY   See Map
From Summer Stage in Central Park to SOB's, multi-talented Afro-Cuban musician, radio host, and Latin Jazz USA lifetime achievement awardee Chico Alvarez and renowned flutist Mauricio Smith will grace the stage with their latin dance band, Ran Kan Kan!

Ernesto "Chico" Alvarez Peraza was born in Brooklyn, grew up in Cuba, has performed as a singer throughout the New York tri-state area for the last four decades; and has directed several bands and orchestras including his 10-piece conjunto, Mafímba. He is also the radio host of the New World Gallery, which airs on Sunday afternoons on WBAI Pacifica Radio (99.5 FM).

Mauricio Smith, Jr. was born in Panama and resides in NYC. At age 15 he was already a sensational flutist. He studied music at the National Conservatory of Panama, and with such great musicians/composers as Eduardo Charpentier, Roberto Pitre, Mauricio Smith Sr., among others. Mauricio is also a member of the Charanga band Tipica Novel.
$15 admission
Saturday
May 6
8:00 pm
to
10:30 pm
WaliJazz, with Bob Baldwin (piano), Ira Coleman (bass), Tony Lewis (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
May 12
8:00 pm
to
10:30 pm
In Concert!
with Carlos Barbosa-Lima, Larry Del Casale
Acoustic
BeanRunner Cafe
201 S. Division Street @ Esther
Peekskill, NY   See Map
Carlos Barbosa Lima and Larry Del Casale are celebrating 11 years of performing as a Duo. Their concerts in Europe and America have been hailed as guitar events that take you away from the everyday classical guitar recital into the swing of the Brazilian musical world.

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.

On April 12, 2013 Carlos Barbosa-Lima, along with Larry Del Casale, and the Latin Grammy winning quartet the Havana String Quartet, released; "Beatlerianas" which was nominated for a Latin Grammy Award in 2013.
Admission $10, which goes directly to the artists
Saturday
May 13
8:00 pm
to
10:30 pm
Gerry Malkin Quintet, Chris Morrison (guitar), Jeff Pittson (piano), Mike McGuirk (bass), Bobby Leonard (drums)
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;

-pianist Jeff Pittson has worked with many jazz notables among them Joe Henderson, Eddie Henderson, Kenny Garrett and Ruth Brown;

-bassist Mike McGuirk who has performed with Billy Drummond and Rob Sheps; 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 $10
Friday
May 19
8:00 pm
to
10:30 pm
3rd Friday 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.

Admission $15. For reservations, call 914-737-1701.

Saturday
May 20
8:00 pm
to
10:30 pm
Le Pompe Attack's CD Release Party
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
Critically acclaimed jazz guitarist, Doug Munro, brings his Gypsy Swing group, La Pompe Attack, back to the Bean Runner for a special CD Release Party. Their just completed CD focuses on the music of Harry Warren.

Harry Warren has been called the "greatest composer you never heard of". His songs include "Chatanooga Choo Choo", "We're In The Money", "At Last", "There Will Never Be Another You", "Jeepers Creepers" and many more. The CD features an all-star cast playing on 14 Harry Compositions as well as two new compositions by Doug.

The band will also be playing some of your favorite songs from the Django Reinhardt songbook. Please come out and join us for this special evening of hot gypsy jazz.

$15 Admission
Sunday
May 21
5:00 pm
to
7:00 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
Friday
May 26
8:00 pm
to
10:30 pm
The Gerry Cruz Band
Motown/R&B, Latin
BeanRunner Cafe
201 S. Division Street @ Esther
Peekskill, NY   See Map
Vocalist & Percussionist Gerry Cruz brings his Neo SOULIFIED R&B and LATIN Swing band back to the Bean Runner Café.

Born and raised in the heart of Hell's Kitchen, NYC, Gerry Cruz's soulful vocals and prolific percussion playing has led him to share the stage with such wonderful artists as Rachel Platten (Fight Song), Marc Anthony, Ruben Blades, La India, and Morris Day & the Time.

Signed to the Sony Music Latin label, Gerry released 2 albums as the premier lead vocalist behind the Salsa Pop group, F2F (Face 2 Face). The albums, Amame Una Vez Mas and Espejismo, hit the Radio Countdown charts in New York at # 3 for 5 consecutive weeks, 12 weeks at #1 overseas.

Gerry has performed live at Univision’s “Sabado Gigante, Telemundo, and numerous variety shows in Europe, South America, the Caribbean, Canada and of course, the US.

The band covers tunes from John Legend, Prince, Maxwell, Bob Marley, Stevie Wonder, D'Angelo, Meshell Ndegeocello, Santana, as well originals.
$10 admission
Saturday
May 27
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
June 2
8:00 pm
to
10:30 pm
Salsa with Grammy Award Winner Willie 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
June 3
8:00 pm
to
10:30 pm
Lady Got Chops Women's Jazz Festival presents:
with the Karen Maynard Quartet, including, Miki Haymana, Piano, Mimi Jones, Bass, Camille Gainer Jones, Drums
Jazz
BeanRunner Cafe
201 S. Division Street @ Esther
Peekskill, NY   See Map
Karen, a sensitive, sultry and soulful song stylist, takes her audience on a journey as she sings songs familiar to most, but with a new look, unfamiliar to most, yet enjoyed by all. Karen has appeared at Minton’s, Paris Blues, The Lenox Lounge, Smoke, Small’s, Copeland’s, La Cave, Honeysuckle the Village Gate, and many other venues of note. She has graced the stage with the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra in the world Premier of Aby 200, Bill Saxton, Javon Jackson, Peter Washington, Louis Hayes, Wycliff Gordon, Lafayette Harris Jr., Bob Cunningham Dewayne Cook Broadnax, Paul Beaudry, Andy Farber, Patience Higgins and the Sugar Hill Quartet.

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

The LGC Women's Jazz Festival is produced by Kim Clarke.



Saturday
June 10
8:00 pm
to
10:30 pm
Steve Sandberg & Alaya, Zach Brock (violin), Mauricio Zottarelli (drums), Michael O'Brien (bass), and special guest, multi-instrumentalist Premik Russell Tubbs
World, Jazz, and Classical/Opera
BeanRunner Cafe
201 S. Division Street @ Esther
Peekskill, NY   See Map
Emmy nominated pianist Steve Sandberg will perform with his classical and world music quartet, Alaya, drawing on the European, African, Latin, Balkan and Indian music traditions.

Steve is an eclectic musician with experience in many worlds of music. He has toured with David Byrne, Bebel Gilberto, Ruben Blades, and performed his original compositions at the Knitting Factory, Guggenheim Museum, & DiMenna Center.

Zach Brock has been heralded as "the pre-eminent improvising violinist of his generation."

Mauricio Zottarelli is an award-winning drummer who has recorded and shared the stage with Esperanza Spalding, Hiromi, Eliane Elias, Marc Johnson, Richard Bona among others.

Bassist Michael O'Brien has performed internationally with Harry Connick Jr., Dave Samuels, Ruben Blades, Gene Pitney and many others.

Premik is an acclaimed multi-instrumentalist who has worked with music greats Carlos Santana, Whitney Houston, Herbie Hancock, and Jackson Brown.

$10 admission
For reservations call 914-737-1701.
Friday
June 16
8:00 pm
to
10:30 pm
3rd Friday 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

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