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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
November 15
7:00 pm
to
11:00 pm
CLOSED for Private Party
Acoustic
BeanRunner Cafe
201 S. Division Street @ Esther
Peekskill, NY   See Map
Friday
November 15
8:00 pm
to
10:30 pm
Soul Purpose - Cancelled - TO BE RESCHEDULED
Soul
BeanRunner Cafe
201 S. Division Street @ Esther
Peekskill, NY   See Map
Recently named the "Best Local Band in the Hudson Valley" by readers of Hudson Valley Magazine, Soul Purpose is a seven-piece band fueled by a shared love of Soul, New Orleans Funk. Swing, R&B and Jazz music.

Soul Purpose has headlined at the famed Daryl's House Club, Pawling, NY, iconic Towne Crier Cafe, Beacon, NY, historic Colony, Woodstock, NY and renowned Falcon, Marlboro, NY. The band has also opened for such prominent artists as Grammy Award Nominee and Blues Music Award Nominee, Shemekia Copeland; Grammy Award Nominee Singer/Songwriter Blues Album, Slam Allen and the Chris O'Leary Band.

SARA ESPINOSA, Lead Vocals

DR. LORI MORRIS - Alto, tenor and soprano saxes, flute, percussion and vocals

RICH DE CROSTA - Trumpet, flugelhorn, vocals, percussion.

CUE GERHARDS - Guitar and Vocals

FRANCIS RALSTON - bass and background vocals

JERRY TETERS - drums

JAMES PROSSER - Keyboards and Piano and background vocals.

Adm $15. For reservations, call 914-737-1701.
Saturday
November 16
8:00 pm
to
10:30 pm
Nova Blue
Latin, Jazz, and Funk
BeanRunner Cafe
201 S. Division Street @ Esther
Peekskill, NY   See Map
Novablue is a group of veteran musicians who just know how to swing.

Nova Blue includes Charlie Alletto (Guitar), Paul Carlon (Flute), Glen Lowe (Drums), Joe Mannozzi (Keyboards), Tito Marrero (Percussion) and Mike Viñas (Bass).

Individually, these musicians have played with the likes of Dave Valentin, The New Swing Sextet, Ruben Blades, Charanson, Mambo Negro, Cojunto Libre, and Yomo Toro. AND, collectively, they create a whole new blend of Latin and Jazz.

Adm. $15
Sunday
November 17
3:00 pm
to
6:00 pm
Tribes Hill - Open Mic
Folk/Traditional
BeanRunner Cafe
201 S. Division Street @ Esther
Peekskill, NY   See Map
Tribes Hill brings you the best in singer songwriter talent.

No cover.
Friday
November 22
8:00 pm
to
10:30 pm
The Peter Calo Band
Americana, Singer-Songwriter
BeanRunner Cafe
201 S. Division Street @ Esther
Peekskill, NY   See Map
Peter Calo returns, this time as a trio, with Peter on vocals and guitars, Jeff Eyrich on bass and vocals and Chris Marshak on Drums. They will be playing songs from Peter’s critically acclaimed “Wired to the Moon” and “Time Machine” CDs, As well as some new songs and some favorite covers.

Time Machine went to #9 on the Indie Charts with "Don't Ever Go Away" reaching #1 on some stations.

…"one of the most engaging performers in the biz" "Time Out" London

“Peter Calo is the musician you meet early in your career and all of a sudden you’re 70 years old and you’re lucky enough to still be playing and writing with him. This album shows his ability to merge styles and introduce new structures and harmonies with himself singing lead vocals. Always an inspiration and always quite surprising. Life sure does shine bright on an ordinary day!! Oh, wait a second, I think he wrote that!!” Carly Simon

CDs available. $15 adm
For reservations, call 914-737-1701.
Saturday
November 23
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
November 24
4:00 pm
to
6:00 pm
Marc Von Em
Acoustic, Singer-Songwriter
BeanRunner Cafe
201 S. Division Street @ Esther
Peekskill, NY   See Map
"Marc Von Em is the whole package: authentic, soulful songwriting, rich vocals, engaging stage presence and skillful guitar chops! This is the third time we have had him back, and he packed the house!” - Stacey Cohen, Groovin' New Fairfield Coffee House

“Marc is one of a new breed of urban folk musicians who, with detailed, thoughtful songwriting and gritty delivery, are redefining the singer-songwriter genre of the 21st century”. - Crit Harmon

Marc Von Em is a soulfully energized singer and musician whose sound flows easily between blues, Americana, folk & funk. Driven by his fluid acoustic guitar playing, rich powerful voice, and comfortable, sincere stage presence, Marc’s live shows never fail to excite audiences.

Marc has shared the stage with national acts such as Martin Sexton, Lucy Kaplansky, Glenn Tilbrook, Charlie Musselwhite, Debbie Davies, among others and has completed three international tours with the Rob Thomas Band.

Admission $10.
Friday
November 29
8:00 pm
to
10:30 pm
FRIED FUNK
Funk, Rock (progressive), and Blues
BeanRunner Cafe
201 S. Division Street @ Esther
Peekskill, NY   See Map
Original Funk instrumental music, heavy jams, rock, blues, reggae and ethereal breakbeat. Composer/Saxophonist, Steve Frieder, leads this band of groovy dudes into a night of hypnotic rhythm, anthem-like melody and colorful sonic landscapes.

$15 admission For reservations, call 914-737-1701.
Saturday
November 30
8:00 pm
to
10:30 pm
Ed Croft, 2017 JazzBuffalo Best Acoustic Upright Bassist of the Year
with Ed Croft Trio plays A Charlie Brown Christmas, featuring David Braham (piano), and John Clay (Drums)
Jazz
BeanRunner Cafe
201 S. Division Street @ Esther
Peekskill, NY   See Map
Ed Croft, a Peekskill native, started his career playing in the New York City subways with famed blues musician Carolina Slim. From there, he played locally with his rockabilly band, The Moonshiners and went on to pursue a BA in Music Education from SUNY Fredonia. There he performed and studied with local legends such as Tom Gestwicki, John Bacon, Bruce Johnstone, in an orchestra concert with Yo Yo Ma, and more. He later studied under Jeff Halsey, David Bixler, and Chris Buzzeli.

Ed began touring with celtic rock band The Town Pants, followed by the bluegrass band The Jakobs Ferry Stragglers. He also performed with Mike Stern, Dave Samuels (of Spyro Gyro fame), Gary Smulyan, Tim Hagans, Jimmy Heath, and Conrad Herwig. Now living in Buffalo, Ed has performed/shared the stage with Buffalo jazz greats Darryl Washington, Greg Millar, Rey Scott, Bobby Jones, and Buffalo Music Hall of Famers Doug Yeomans, Mary Ramsey, Joe Parisi, and Joe Rozler.
$10 admission. Reservations-914-737-1701
Thursday
December 5
7:00 pm
to
9:00 pm
Hot off the Press - Lisa Gutkin's New Old Band
Bluegrass, Irish (traditional), and World
BeanRunner Cafe
201 S. Division Street @ Esther
Peekskill, NY   See Map
In the 90s, backstage at Ben Freed's Muscoot Farm Bluegrass Festival, Lisa Gutkin, (fiddle, tenor guitar, voice), Mark Murphy (bass, cello), Michael Sassano (guitar, mandolin) and Wayne Fugate, (mandolin) gathered for a jam. Lisa pulled out one of her quirky originals and the four were on fire when Ben came around to hear what the commotion was about. The band was on the main stage 20 minutes later.

The band, ”Lisa's Pieces," gathers occasionally to lovingly perform their foot stomping, Irish-y, Jewish-y, Bluegrass-y, special something that Lisa is so well known for.

Lisa Gutkin is best known as the Grammy Award-winning violinist, singer and songwriter of the renowned Klezmatics, and for her score and performance in the Tony Award winning play Indecent. She has co-authored songs with Anne Sexton, Maggie Dubris, and Woody Guthrie, performed and composed for Sex and the City, played in Sting’s musical The Last Ship, and is a MacDowell Fellow.

Admission $15.
For reservations, call 914-737-1701
Friday
December 6
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
December 7
8:00 pm
to
10:30 pm
Hot House Latin Jazz Ensemble
Latin, Jazz
BeanRunner Cafe
201 S. Division Street @ Esther
Peekskill, NY   See Map
The New York based Cuban jazz ensemble "Hot House", produced and directed by trumpeter Steven Gluzband, juxtaposes traditional Cuban dance forms with the jazz idiom, young musicians with veteran players, and Cuban émigrés with first and second generation Americans. The result of this remarkable collaboration is a fresh mix that can only be Latin jazz from NYC. Hot House debuted their 2008 release, "Cuban Tribute to Charlie Parker" which was included in five categories in the Grammy awards.

Gluzband has played with Latin superstars Tito Puente, Mongo Santamaría, Héctor Lavoe, Machito, Celia Cruz, Sonora Matancera, Orlando Contreras, Vicentico Valdez, Ray de la Paz, Larry Harlow, the Alegre All Stars; recorded 18 albums with the Haitian group Mini All-Stars; was a member of the Ray Barretto Orchestra, appearing on over 250 recordings including the Grammy-winning Ritmo en el Corazon and Naked; and has been a member of Johnny Pacheco's band since 2006.

Admission $15.
Make your reservations early, call 914-737-1701.
Sunday
December 8
3:00 pm
to
6:00 pm
Cross Cultural Connection Holiday Show
Jazz
BeanRunner Cafe
201 S. Division Street @ Esther
Peekskill, NY   See Map
Cross Cultural Connections is a Pro-Am Ensemble with students and musical peers of Ray Blue.

Admission $10.
Monday
December 9
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 9:30 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 13
8:00 pm
to
10:30 pm
Conigliaro Consort
with Brian Conigliaro (Guitar, Harmonica & Vocals), Hiroshi Yamzaki (Piano), Chris Parker (Drums), Michael Goetz (Bass)
Jazz, Folk/Traditional
BeanRunner Cafe
201 S Division St
Peekskill, NY   See Map
Brian is a song stylist with a unique approach to well-known covers, as well as his originals. He always plays with great musicians.

The musicians of the Consort have collectively played or recorded with such artists as Ray Baretto, Oliver Lake, Dizzy Gillespie, Ahmad Jamal, Ray Vega, Gerry Mulligan, Bob Dylan, Stuff, Aretha Franklin, Paul Butterfield, BB King, Daniel Ponce, Patti Lupone, Bucky Pizzarelli, Jackie Paris, Sue Raney, Ann Marie Moss, Dee Dee Bridgewater and many others.

Glenn Berger – Producer, Engineer & Author of “Never Say No to a Rock Star” – Re Wheels of Commotion Album - “…the real stand outs on the record are Conigliaro’s originals… with Brian’s deft bluesy harp, and … no-holds-barred vocal that reaches to the depths of that thing we call our soul.”

$15 admission. For reservations, call 914-737-1701.
Saturday
December 14
8:00 pm
to
10:30 pm
A Very Gyspy Christmas
with Doug Munro (guitar)
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 15
3:00 pm
to
6:00 pm
Tribes Hill - Open Mic
Folk/Traditional
BeanRunner Cafe
201 S. Division Street @ Esther
Peekskill, NY   See Map
Tribes Hill brings you the best in singer songwriter talent.

No cover.
Friday
December 20
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
December 21
8:00 pm
to
10:30 pm
It's a Ray Blue Christmas
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.
Sunday
December 22
4:00 pm
to
6:00 pm
The Sunday Jazz Collective
Jazz
BeanRunner Cafe
201 S. Division Street @ Esther
Peekskill, NY   See Map
The "Jazz Sunday Collective” started out many years ago as a group of Jazz musicians who played regular church services together. All highly accomplished musicians, this core trio of piano/vocal, bass, and drums presents it’s audiences with fresh arrangements and original compositions by Jazz Sunday’s pianist, David August. The Collective’s broad repertoire is guaranteed to surprise and inspire any listener.

$10 admission
Friday
December 27
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.
Saturday
December 28
8:00 pm
to
10:30 pm
Gerry Malkin Quintet, Alex Norris (trumpet), Chris Morrison (guitar), Mike McGuirk (bass), and 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, Joey Calderazzo and Dave Weckle.

Trumpeter Alex Norris has performed with the Vanguard Orchestra, Joshua Redmond, Brad Mehldau, and Chris Potter, among others.

Guitarist Chris Morrison has performed with Adam Nussbaum, John Patitucci, Joey Calderazzo, and Brian Torff, among others.

Bassist Mike McGuirk has played with John Abercrombie, Tim Hagan, and Mulgrew Miller, among others.

Drummer Bobby Leonard has played with the Woody Herman Orchestra, Dave Liebman and Eddie Henderson, among others.

These great musicians will be swinging hard in the tradition.

Admission $15

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