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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
July 20
8:00 pm
to
10:30 pm
Clifton Anderson Sextet, Antoine Roney (sax), Tadataka Unno (piano), Belden Bullock (bass) , Victor See Yuen (percussion), and Ronnie Burrage (drums)
Jazz
BeanRunner Cafe
201 S. Division Street @ Esther
Peekskill, NY   See Map
"Easily among the top mainstream trombonists in Jazz today"-Joel Roberts, New York City Jazz Record

Since leaving Sonny Rollins band in 2009 Clifton Anderson has focused on creating a unique place for himself in the world of Jazz. His perseverance in the development of his playing, compositional writing and musical concepts have paid off. His identifiable sound and memorable compositions have drawn an ever expanding audience to his recordings and performances. In addition to his work with Rollins, Clifton has worked with an "A list" of musical luminaries including Dizzy Gillespie, McCoy Tyner, Stevie Wonder, Paul Simon, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Keith Richards and Slide Hampton among others. Clifton's performances showcase a variety of swinging originals; high energy straight-ahead, calypsos, funk and American standards. Check out his latest CD, And So We Carry On, and be uplifted.

"One of the most melodic trombonists and composers on the scene today"-Jeff Nania, metroland

$15 ADM
New behind the scenes video for his new CD
Sunday
July 21
4:00 pm
to
6:00 pm
Michael Gorlin Trio
Jazz
BeanRunner Cafe
201 S. Division Street @ Esther
Peekskill, NY   See Map
Michael Gorlin’s Jazz Trio is based in Westchester County, playing mostly jazz, as well as funk and blues. Michael is a student at McGill University, studying Jazz Performance. He gets inspirations from the saxophone greats, such as Sonny Rollins, Hank Mobley, and Michael Brecker. The trio shines in the “straight-ahead” style of jazz, which focuses on the connection of bass and drums, stylistic of 1930s and 40s jazz artists. The trio’s ultimate goal is to continue and expand upon the tradition of improvised jazz.

Donations to the musicians are appreciated.
Friday
July 26
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 $15. For reservations, please call 914-737-1701.
Saturday
July 27
4:00 pm
to
6:00 pm
Summer Sounds Abound on Ester Street
with Baba Kazi Oliver, African Drummer Extraordinaire
Acoustic
BeanRunner Cafe
201 S. Division Street @ Esther
Peekskill, NY   See Map
As a young child, Kazi Oliver tapped out rhythms on many a household item, including tables, counters, even a sister or two. When his mother discovered that a local after school program offered African drumming, Kazi was promptly directed to attend. Since these early beginnings, he has truly become the drummers' version of the Pied Piper, engaging children and adults in experiencing the energy and excitement of African drumming.

Kazi has been teaching for 45 years and performing for over 40 years. Professionally, Kazi has performed at the Village Vanguard, the Museum of Modern Art in NYC, and on ABC-TV's "The View." Yet Kazi enjoys just as much, his appearances at community festivals, schools and events that bring together multi-generational and multicultural audiences to experience and enjoy the awesome power of the African drum.

Free music in keeping with the Summer Sounds Festival
Saturday
July 27
8:00 pm
to
10:30 pm
Summer Sounds Abound on Ester Street
with DJ Ted's Dance Party
Roots Music, Motown/R&B, and Soul
BeanRunner Cafe
201 S. Division Street @ Esther
Peekskill, NY   See Map
Want to get out of the heat, or just dance till you drop, come to the BeanRunner Cafe's Summer Sounds DJ Dance Party.

Hosted by DJ TedB, one of Brooklyn's own connoisseur's of great dance music, from classic R&B, Soca, Reggae, Salsa and more. It's time to PARTY!

Free music in keeping with the Summer Sounds Festival
Sunday
July 28
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
August 2
8:00 pm
to
10:30 pm
Chico Alvarez & Mauricio Smith with RAN KAN KAN, Check out their Video!
Latin
The BeanRunner Cafe
201 S Division St
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
August 3
8:00 pm
to
11:00 pm
Giving the Gift of Music - Premik's Birthday Bash
with Premik Russell Tubbs
Jazz
BeanRunner Cafe
201 S. Division Street @ Esther
Peekskill, NY   See Map
Premik,internationally acclaimed composer, arranger, producer and accomplished multi-instrumentalist, has worked with music greats Carlos Santana, Whitney Houston, Herbie Hancock, and Jackson Brown, played Sting's 2008 Rainforest Concert at Carnegie Hall, and toured extensively with Russian legend Boris Grebenshikov. Last year he also performed at NYC's Jazz at Lincoln Center. For the 9th year in a row, Premik is giving us the gift of music for his birthday show! Join the celebration and wish Premik a very Happy Birthday!

Premik will be joined by many extremely talented special guests. This will be a very special event. Save your seat, make a reservation by calling 914-737-1701.

Admission $15
Friday
August 9
8:00 pm
to
10:30 pm
Robert Hill Band
Blues, Americana
BeanRunner Cafe
201 S Division St
Peekskill, NY   See Map
Blues/Americana with an emphasis on slide guitar, Robert Hill was inducted into the NY Blues Hall of fame in 2014.

Band members: Eric Puente/drums, Paul Silverman/keys, Mark Murphy/bass, Joanne Lediger/vocals, Robert Hill/guitar,vocals.

Admission $15.
Saturday
August 10
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
August 11
4:00 pm
to
6:00 pm
Ben Schmitz
Pop/Soft Rock, Jazz
The BeanRunner Cafe
201 S Division St
Peekskill, NY   See Map
Ben Schmitz hails from Yorktown Heights and is currently a sophomore at SUNY Geneseo. He plays regularly in the Rochester area and now wants to share his music closer to home, while on summer break. His music consists of covers (old and new songs of various genres) and a few of his own originals that are also on SoundCloud.

Let's give Ben a warm Hudson Valley welcome.

Donations to the musician(s) are appreciated.
Friday
August 16
8:00 pm
to
10:30 pm
Songs Of Revolution, Songs Of Peace
with Kati Mac, Peter Calo, Jon Cobert
Singer-Songwriter
BeanRunner Cafe
201 S. Division Street @ Esther
Peekskill, NY   See Map
Singer songwriter Kati Mac has a varied career as a session singer, songwriter, and independent artist. She has sung on many commercials, writes for tv and film as well as released six independent CDs to critical acclaim.

Her most recent CD is called Songs Of Revolution Songs Of Peace. It is a collection of iconic peace songs and songs she wrote from the Buddhist perspective of inner change as the path to outer change.

Her live concerts are heart warming, funny, sing alongs aimed at creating a feeling of peace and love.

Admission $15.
Saturday
August 17
8:00 pm
to
10:30 pm
Ray Blue's Birthday Groove, Kirk Lightsey (piano), Santi Debriano (bass), Steve Johns (drums)
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: $15
For reservations, call 914-737-1701.
Friday
August 23
8:00 pm
to
10:30 pm
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
Saturday
August 24
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.
Friday
August 30
8:00 pm
to
10:30 pm
D3P Jazz
Jazz
BeanRunner Cafe
201 S. Division Street @ Esther
Peekskill, NY   See Map
A night of fun jazz.
Saturday
August 31
8:00 pm
to
10:30 pm
Fat Bois
Jazz, Funk
BeanRunner Cafe
201 S. Division Street @ Esther
Peekskill, NY   See Map
Fat Boi’s Brass Band is a New Orleans style brass band that brings together the sounds New Orleans funk and jazz to bring crowds of all ages and backgrounds to their feet. Their loud, powerful horns combined with their grooving drum section and FAT tuba sound are guaranteed to make you feel as if you are in the middle of the French Quarter on Mardi Gras. NOLA BABY

$15 admission
Saturday
September 7
8:00 pm
to
10:30 pm
The Alonzo Wright Project
Jazz
BeanRunner Cafe
201 S. Division Street @ Esther
Peekskill, NY   See Map
Brooklyn born Alonzo Wright's interest in music began at the age of eight and he has worked with artists such as Dave Valentin, Bob Franceschini as well as Kenny Garrett, who he worked with as road manager for 4 years. Wright's most recent cd is titled "Menage a Trey", a trio project with Russell Worrell on drums and Kenny Davis on bass.

Greg Randolph of The Republic of Jazz deemed “Menage a Trey” to be his “Favorite CD of 2015”. His review states that “Wright’s tone is reminiscent of Trane but in a much more subdued manner (and I say that as high praise) and with a funky early Grover Washington Jr. flavour on top…I cannot recommend this disc highly enough. Finding an entire CD that flows like a telling story is rare. This is the one.”

$15 admission.

For reservations, call 914-737-1701.

Friday
September 13
8:00 pm
to
10:30 pm
Romance and Passion: LA SOUL
with Lawrence Anthony
Motown/R&B, Blues, and Gospel
BeanRunner Cafe
201 S. Division Street @ Esther
Peekskill, NY   See Map
Combine Barry White, Teddy Pendergrass and James Brown, and you get LA's signature style - "old school romance" and fiery funk! His unique registry, being a bass/baritone singer, brings passion and fire to the romantic songs that are an important part of his musical experience.

The fervor and spiritual connections felt by his audiences is matched only by his ability to become "one" with his soulful, heart pounding funk. A celebratory aura is seen in his outlook on life and is evident in his performances.

LA has performed with the legendary Intruders as well as on many "Motown Review" assignments. He is currently the bass/ baritone singer and co-founder of "Tradition", a wonderful "classic soul" cover singing group.

LA has been a radio personality on his own "Quite Storm" show on 91.1 WOSS in New York and has been seen in commercials, and on documentaries for public and commercial television.

Adm: $15
Friday
September 27
8:00 pm
to
10:30 pm
Friday Night Dance Party
with the Alva Nelson Band, 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.

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