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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
December 16
8:00 pm
to
10:30 pm
A Very Gyspy Christmas
with Doug Munro (guitar), Ernie Pugliese (guitar), Michael Goetz (bass), Albert Rivera (sax)
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
Sunday
December 17
5:00 pm
to
8:00 pm
CANCELLED Due to Travel Difficulties from Brazil
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
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.
Friday
December 29
8:00 pm
to
10:30 pm
Alva Nelson Trio
Jazz
BeanRunner Cafe
201 S. Division Street
Peekskill, NY   See Map
Alva Nelson, a multi-faceted musician, has performed & recorded with Lightnin' Hopkins, Kirk Whalum, and Regina Belle. He has been musical director for "Ain't Misbehavin'", "Violet", and "Lady Day at Emerson's Bar & Grill" and produced Dorothy Leigh's "A Second Chance", for which he wrote three songs. "Soul Eyes" is Alva Nelson's latest jazz piano release.

Nelson has received three "Meet the Composer" Grants; won 1st Place in the Composers' Guild Composition Contest with "Synonymous Dichotomy" ('83), "Buster's Bounce" ('85) and "Tranquil Jubilation ('88); and was selected as a semifinalist in the Thelonious Monk International Jazz Competition. Throughout the 1990's, Nelson performed, arranged, and orchestrated music for the Boys Choir of Harlem, including engagements at Carnegie Hall & Alice Tully Hall with Wynton Marsalis and Kathleen Battle; Hubert Laws and the St. Luke's Orchestra, and the New York Philharmonic with Zubin Mehta.

Adm. $10
Come early! Great food, fine wine & beer.
Saturday
December 30
8:00 pm
to
10:30 pm
The Renowned Fred Smith Jazz Ensemble, Tom Kohl (piano), Mark Hoven (bass), Napolean Revels Bey (drums)
Jazz, Blues
BeanRunner Cafe
201 S. Division Street @ Esther
Peekskill, NY   See Map
Fred Smith, former musical director for the Harlem Blues & Jazz Band, is the trumpeter of choice for swing bands including Panama Francis Orchestra, George Kelly's Jazz Sultans, and Al Cobb's Big Band.

Fred has also played with Dr. Lonnie Smith, Bross Townsend, Lou Donaldson, Houston Person & Etta Jones, Alvin Queen Quintet, Honi Coles & the Copacetics, Hugh Masekela, Larry Willis, Bernard Purdie, Lloyd Price Orchestra, and played in bands backing singers Ruth Brown, Carrie Smith, Della Griffen, Annette St. John, as well as performing in many night clubs during Harlem, Brooklyn, Queens and Greenwich Village Hey Day!

Admission $10 For reservations, call 914-737-1701. Reservations held to 8:00.

Come early! Great Food, Fine Wine & Beer.
Sunday
December 31
8:30 pm
to
1:00 am
Celebrate New Year's Eve at the BeanRunner Cafe!
with Orchestra Pastrana
Roots Music
BeanRunner Cafe
201 S. Division Street @ Esther
Peekskill, NY   See Map
We offer a Caribbean Buffet dinner, live salsa & Latin Jazz with "Orchestra Pastrana", a night of dancing and DJ Ted's masterful mix of roots, rock, reggae, salsa and more before and after the show.

Our Caribbean buffet, served from 8:00-9:30, includes wild Alaskan Salmon seasoned with the best caribbean spices, jerk chicken, brown stewed chicken, peas & rice, pasta, and more, plus a complimentary personal-sized bottle of champagne. Cash bar.

The Orchestra Pastrana will perform at 10 pm and carry us into the New Year. Percussionist Tony Pastrana, the ultimate bandleader, brings us a host of smooth, high energy Latin grooves as Orchestra Pastrana plays Joey Pastrana's greatest hits and more.

And, after midnight, our own DJ Ted will spin the best of roots, rock, reggae, salsa, mambo, soca, and more. Dance till you drop and party hardy.

It's a BeanRunner New Years Eve Celebration.

$65/person. Reservations recommended at 914-737-1701.
Saturday
January 6
2018
8:00 pm
to
10:30 pm
Ahlfabet Jazz Band
with Albert Ahlf (piano)
Jazz
BeanRunner Cafe
201 S. Division Street @ Esther
Peekskill, NY   See Map
The Ahlfabet Jazz Band plays traditional swing Jazz in the various styling's of artists such as Louis Armstrong, Sidney Bechet, Earl Hines, Dizzy Gillespie, Benny Goodman, Fletcher Henderson, Bennie Moten, and Bix Biederbecke.

Their music is rooted in the Jazz tradition taking elements from Ragtime, Blues, Swing, Dixieland, and Be-Bop to get a unique blend of sounds guaranteed to make you tap your feet!

Admission $10. For reservations call 914-737-1701.
Sunday
January 7
2018
6:30 pm
to
8:00 pm
A Capella (Doo-Wop)
with The Binghamton Vibrations
Acoustic
BeanRunner Cafe
201 S. Division Street @ Esther
Peekskill, NY   See Map
The Binghamton Vibrations is an 18 person, co-ed, oldies a cappella group from Binghamton University. Out on their first tour they are super excited to get their music out and share it with a wider audience.

The B-Vibrations sing songs from Doo-Wop from the 50's and 60's, including classics like "Build Me Up Buttercup", "Doo Wop Medleys", and "Carry on My Wayward Son" to more modern music from artists like Michael Jackson and Tom Petty.

Come on out. Enjoy the music and support these rising stars! Donations are appreciated.
Friday
January 12
2018
8:00 pm
to
10:30 pm
Leon Parker's Embodijazz Ensemble, featuring Lisa Andrea on flute
Jazz
BeanRunner Cafe
201 S Division St
Peekskill, NY   See Map
Brainchild of world renown drummer-percussionist Leon Parker, The Embodijazz Ensemble is a uniquely cooperative jazz ensemble whose members have been associated with the likes of Gerry Mulligan, Benny Carter, Quincy Jones, Johnny Griffin, Dewey Redman, Lee Konitz, Betty Carter, Brad Mehldau, and Cecile McLorin Salvant, among others.

Combining standard and original repertoire and deeply rooted in tradition, there is a true sense of freedom, an indelible emphasis on swing, and always a melody to grab onto.

Admission $10. For reservations, call 914-737-1701.
Friday
January 26
2018
8:00 pm
to
10:30 pm
T-Ray & the Bros' Groove
Funk, Motown/R&B
BeanRunner Cafe
201 S. Division Street @ Esther
Peekskill, NY   See Map
The Bros' Groove - five brothers from the same musical mother. Born from the ashes of the NY Uproar, brothers T-Ray, Leslie, Francis, Jon and Tommy are in the Groove. Featuring powerful vocals to an infectious beat, the Bros' put an original Funk spin on R&B, Rock and the Blues.

Admission $10. For reservations, please call 914-737-1701.
Saturday
February 17
2018
8:00 pm
to
10:30 pm
The Steve Sandberg Quartet, Zach Brock (violin)_, Michael O'Brien (bass), Mauricio Zottarelli (drums)
Jazz
BeanRunner Cafe
201 S. Division Street @ Esther
Peekskill, NY   See Map
The Steve Sandberg Quartet masterfully blends classical and world music genres with the excitement of virtuosic improvisation. Both exhilarating and deeply poetic, the Quartet creates original compositions that draw on Sandberg’s extensive experience with world and classical music, and presents them in a live acoustic band. Sandberg has toured with David Byrne, Bebel Gilberto, Ruben Blades, Mario Rivera, and was nominated for three Emmys for his music for “Dora the Explorer.”

The quartet features the extraordinary violinist Zach Brock (of Snarky Puppy), along with bassist Michael O’Brien and drummer Mauricio Zottarelli.

All About Jazz called the Quartet’s first release, “Alaya,” a “breathtaking composite of world music, jazz, and classical expressions ... an exultant music that's incredibly personal and precise in its direction, yet universal in its language and ability to connect.”

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