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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
Sunday
October 17
3:00 pm
to
5:00 pm
Cross Cultural Connection
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.

Call for reservations 914-737-1701. Masks must be worn unless seated. This performance will be held indoors.

A donation of $20 is suggested to support the work of Cross Cultural Connections, a 501c3, whose mission is to promote jazz culture.

Friday
October 22
6:00 pm
to
8:00 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
October 23
6:00 pm
to
10:00 pm
Celebrate Ted's Born-Day
with The Anthem Band
Roots Music, Ska
BeanRunner Cafe
201 S. Division Street @ Esther
Peekskill, NY   See Map
From 6-8:30 pm it's the Anthem Band with its 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.

From 8:30-10:00 the street belongs to DJ T.

The show will be held outside on Esther Street. If it rains, the show will be moved inside the BeanRunner Cafe.

$20/pp donation to the musicians.

Make reservations at 914-737-1701.
Sunday
October 24
3:00 pm
to
5:00 pm
Pete Henry in Concert
Americana
BeanRunner Cafe
201 S. Division Street @ Esther
Peekskill, NY   See Map
Pete Henry Fisk, is a singer and instrumentalist from California. Pete studied at the University of California, Irvine, where he obtained his MFA. He performed with a number of esteemed musical ensembles, including the UCI Guitar Ensemble, the IVC Guitar Ensemble, and the Cal State Fullerton Orchestra, while maintaining a love for blues, jazz, and folk.

Pete is busy as a professional musician, composing for screen and film, forming the band HIYA, the Ellenwood Kitchen Club, the 21st Century Woody Guthrie Project, the 21st Century Gershwin Project, all the while teaching guitar and music for the South Orange County Community College District. Most recently, he has focused on guitar and mandolin transcriptions of modern music, from jazz, early Americana, to the latest contemporary songs.

Mostly a soloist now, Pete has spread his one-man band arrangements and styling around the world.

Donations to the musicians is suggested and appreciated. For reservations, call 914-737-1701.
Friday
October 29
6:00 pm
to
8:00 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.

$20/pp donation to the musicians. For reservations call 914-737-1701.
Saturday
October 30
6:00 pm
to
8:00 pm
International Orange
World, Jazz
BeanRunner Cafe
201 S. Division Street @ Esther
Peekskill, NY   See Map
International Orange with Todd Isler, David Phelps, Leo Traversa and Adam Morrison is guitar driven jazz on a global beat. Drummer & world percussionist and co-leader, Todd Isler has been active in the jazz and world music scenes for 20+ years.

Get Your Orange On!

$20 admission goes directly to the musicians.

For reservations, call 914-737-1701.
Friday
November 5
8:00 pm
to
10:30 pm
Chico Alvarez with RAN KAN KAN, Special guest Al Acosta (sax and flute)
Latin
The BeanRunner Cafe
201 S Division St
Peekskill, NY   See Map
From Summer Stage in Central Park to SOB's and Lincoln Center, multi-talented Cuban musician, radio host, and Latin Jazz USA lifetime achievement awardee CHICO ALVAREZ will grace the stage along with his hard-driving Latin dance band; RAN KAN KÁN!

Ernest "Chico" Alvarez was born in Brooklyn, NY and grew up in Cuba. He has been performing as a singer throughout the New York and tri-state area for the last five decades; and has directed several bands including his 17-piece orchestra, PALOMONTE. He was also the radio host of the New World Gallery, which successfully aired for 31 years on Saturday afternoons over WBAI Pacifica Radio (99.5 FM).

$20 cover. Proof of vaccination at the door. Masks worn until seated.

For reservations, call 914-737-1701.

$15 admission
Saturday
November 6
6:00 pm
to
8:00 pm
Doug Munro & Gypsy Jazz
with Doug Munro (guitar)
Jazz
BeanRunner Cafe
201 S. Division Street @ Esther
Peekskill, NY   See Map
We are delighted to welcome back La Pompe Attack to the Bean Runner Café! Lead by guitarist Doug Munro.

La Pompe Attack presents an exciting updated interpretation of the hot swing sound of Django Reinhardt coupled with Doug's own unique and highly entertaining style of playing. The songs for the performances will be selected from La Pompe Attack's most recent recording, The Harry Warren Songbook, as well as from the Django Reinhardt songbook, more recent popular songs and some original compositions.

Joined by Ted Gottsegen, Albert Rivera and Michael Goetz, La Pompe Attack always delivers an exciting show guaranteed to have you dancing in the isles!

"The real pleasure of New York guitarist Munro's album rests in his obvious fondness for Django Reinhardt and the Quintette du Hot Club de France. His care and craft are at a high level." Downbeat Magazine

$20 Admission

For reservations, call 914-737-1701
Sunday
November 7
3:00 pm
to
5:00 pm
Bria the Artist
Motown/R&B
BeanRunner Cafe
201 S. Division Street @ Esther
Peekskill, NY   See Map
Bria The Artist, recently featured on 2 of (Grammy award winning) Ne-Yo's playlists for her songs, "People Fall In Love In Heaven" and "Quarantine & Chill," is one of those once-in-a-generation multifaceted artists.

Wearing multiple hats (and wearing them well), she is a singer, songwriter, producer, painter, sketch artist and poet. On August 13th, 2021, she delivered a buzz-worthy Bri-dimensional experience through her self-produced, self-written, self-recorded album, Jaded.

Like her first album, Moon Swings (2019), Bria uses vocal layering and carefully curated musical influences which puts a stamp on her signature soulful sound. When writing and producing Jaded, Bria was inspired by artists like Missy Elliott, Beyonce, D'Angelo, Brent Faiyaz, Roy Ayers and Solange (just to name a few).

Become a Bri-Dimensional and take this opportunity to hear this rising star peform locally at Peekskill's own BeanRunner Cafe!

Donations to the musicians are appreciated.
Proof of vaccination. Masks worn until seated.
Friday
November 12
6:00 pm
to
8:00 pm
Friday Night Dance Party
with Alva Nelson's R&B 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
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!

$20 admission. Proof of vaccination required. Masks worn until seated. Reservations suggested. Call 914-737-1701.

Come early! Great food, fine wine & beer.
Saturday
November 13
6:00 pm
to
8:00 pm
Nelson Riveros - the Latin Side of Wes Montgomery
Jazz
BeanRunner Cafe
201 S. Division Street @ Esther
Peekskill, NY   See Map
New York based guitarist, Nelson Riveros, is part of an emerging force of a new generation of Contemporary Latin-Jazz artists. His latest recording, "The Latin Side of Wes Montgomery" on ZOHO Music has spent 20 weeks on Jazz Week reaching #2 and staying in the top 10 for 8 of those weeks.

Nelson has performed and recorded with Grammy nominated pianist Hector Martignon, Grammy winning musicians; Jon Benitez, Mark Walker, Samuel Torres, Luis Bonilla, Alfredo De La Fe, and Jeremy Wall of Spyro Gyra, among others.

"A tribute album to the almighty Wes Montgomery, Nelson Riveros, a legend in his own right, brings his superb guitar playing and composing skills to Montgomery tunes redone Latin American style" - Take Effect

"The Latin Side of Wes Montgomery is a triumphant tribute album. It’s made by one master, in honor and celebration of another" - Jazz Guitar Today

$20 cover. Proof of vaccination at the door. Masks worn until seated.

For reservations, call 914-737-1701

Saturday
November 20
6:00 pm
to
8:00 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 $20 goes directly to the musicians.

For reservations, call 914-737-1701
Reservations held to 8 p.m.

Great Food, Fine Wine & Beer, the Best in Music.
Friday
November 26
6:00 pm
to
8:00 pm
Jonny Meyers Band
Roots Music, Soul, and Ska
BeanRunner Cafe
201 S. Division Street @ Esther
Peekskill, NY   See Map
Jonny Meyers' large catalog of music includes eight albums of critically acclaimed songs drawing from blues, rock, soul, reggae, ska and country.

"Everything about this music is timeless -- Jonny Meyers’s smoke-and-whiskey voice, the singalong harmonies and horn parts, and the bittersweet, ever-hopeful songs that reach out and grab you like an old friend found at the end of a long journey." - David French, author of the biography Heart Full of Soul - Keith Relf of the Yardbirds

"In his music, Jonny has nothing to hide, and as a listener, you always feel like a welcome and invited guest" - Wayne Meyers, on "Somewhere You've Been."

"Jonny's music is a kind of retro-nuevo, 70s/80s singer-songwriter, over some killer grooves, in a modern lens." - Josh Rabinowitz, Brooklyn Music Experience

$20 admission. For reservations, call 914-737-1701.

Proof of vaccination required. Masks worn unless seated.
Saturday
November 27
6:00 pm
to
8:00 pm
Guitar Trio
with Jeff Barone, Jeff Barone , and Tom Dempsey
Jazz
BeanRunner Cafe
201 S. Division Street @ Esther
Peekskill, NY   See Map
NYC Guitarist Jeff Barone has worked with groups led by Tom Harrell, Bobby Caldwell, Reuben Wilson, Joe Magnarelli and Eddie Montiero; has worked on Broadway shows (Dear Evan Hansen, Cats, and Wicked), and was featured in Scott Yanow's book entitled "The Great Jazz Guitarists: the Ultimate Guide"(2013).

Guitarist Jack Wilkins has a flawless technique and imaginative chordal approach. He has collaborated with Chet Baker, Sarah Vaughan, Bob Brookmeyer, and Buddy Rich, played/recorded with Mel Torme, Ray Charles, Sarah Vaughan, Sammy Davis Jr, Tony Bennett, and Manhattan Transfer, and was awarded an NEA grant in recognition of his work and contribution to the guitar.

Tom Dempsey's reputation for hard swinging sophistication and pure musicality have made him a distinctive voice in the New York jazz scene. Tom has performed/recorded with Wynton Marsalis, Paquito D'Rivera, Brad Mehldau, Kenny Barron, Bobby McFerrin, Mel Torme and Dave Brubeck, and has recorded 7 CDs as a leader.
$20 cover. Proof of vaccination at the door.
Sunday
November 28
3:00 pm
to
5:00 pm
Marc Bailey & Jenene
Americana
BeanRunner Cafe
201 S. Division Street @ Esther
Peekskill, NY   See Map
J. Marc Bailey has performed all over the US and has opened for and worked with Blake Shelton, Little Texas, Toby Keith, Miranda Lambert, Joe Diffie, Colt Ford, Restless Heart, Joe Nichols and Diamond Rio to name a few. You can hear his latest single “I Can’t Stop You” on major radio stations all over the country.

Jeneen has performed all over the US and Europe with appearances on Food Network and BBC Radio and several other UK stations. Her new single “Tequila” is set to release to US radio in a few weeks and she and J. Marc recently released a song together called “Bring the Love Back”.

The two are joining forces for an acoustic, intimate evening of songs and stories from the road.

Donations to the musicians are appreciated.

For reservations, please call 914-737-1701. Masks must be worn inside until seated.

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