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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
September 20
8:00 pm
to
10:30 pm
Reggaelution
Roots Music
BeanRunner Cafe
201 S. Division Street @ Esther
Peekskill, NY   See Map
Bearing a wealth of experience, bubbling enthusiasm and solid commitment to both the message and the music, the members of the aspiring reggae group, REGGAELUTION, are about to change the world. Facing the challenge to entertain and inform through Love, Understanding, and Unity, REGGAELUTION -not to be mistaken for Revolution - simply means "The Unchanged Love Beat." This love beats within our hearts, our minds, and out total being. It is the Love we have for our families, our communities, our world, and ourselves.

REGGAELUTION takes a firm stand with love for all, without condition. What is at stake is the one perfect love at its Highest form, for all of US!

The group was also featured in their debut movie, AMERICAN LOVE STORY, a ten-series documentary produced by JENNIFER FOLK and MTV Real Works. It was aired on American Playhouse, PBS Channel 13.
Saturday
September 21
8:00 pm
to
10:30 pm
Mary Mancini & Mario Tacca, with Mike Caruso (guitar), and Ricci Saracino (drums)
Jazz
BeanRunner Cafe
201 S. Division Street @ Esther
Peekskill, NY   See Map
Mary Mancini, internationally acclaimed vocal artist, and husband, Mario Tacca, world renowned accordion virtuoso, bring audiences to their feet, as they perform all styles of music - from Broadway, Standards, and Pop to Opera.

$15 admission

Come early. Great food, fine wine, the best in music.

For reservations, call 914-737-1701. Reservations held until 8 pm.
Sunday
September 22
4:00 am
to
6:00 am
Sunday Funday
with Word Masters Poetry
Acoustic
BeanRunner Cafe
201 S. Division Street @ Esther
Peekskill, NY   See Map
A day of Poetry & Music brought to you by Word Masters Poetry. WMP is a collective presenting regular events throughout Manhattan, at spots like the Harlem Wine Room and Londel's. Their focus is to provide a spotlight on upcoming artists, while creating positivity and bolstering the idea of community.

Featured artists:

The Everyday Bite, a former Peekskill resident, is a poet and spoken word artist, who has performed throughout Manhattan and the tri-state area, with published work in several journals and literary mags, a feature length book of poetry currently available, and most recently the recipient of WMP's Poem of the Year for his piece, I Am Not Her Bones.

Plane Station is a singer/songwriter duo whose intimate folk sound is driven by harmony and a devotion to honest lyricism. Nick and Briana are native to the Peekskill area. Their first album, The Other Side, recently dropped and finds the duo exploring themes of love, change and loss.

Donations appreciated.
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.
Saturday
September 28
8:00 pm
to
10:30 pm
Chien Chien Lu, featuring Richie Goods on bass
Jazz
BeanRunner Cafe
201 S. Division Street @ Esther
Peekskill, NY   See Map
Chien Chien Lu is a jazz vibraphonist and composer from Taiwan. As a band leader, she is recognized for her original music and her quartet has performed throughout NY, Canada, Taiwan, China, Japan, Thailand, and Singapore. As a sideman, she performed with Chris Stevens Quintet as part of the John Coltrane Memorial festival and also with the band "Vertical Current" in a tribute to Roy Ayers.

In 2018, Chien Chien joined in Jeremy Pelt's Quintet and recorded on his critically acclaimed record "Jeremy Pelt The Artist". That band has toured extensively throughout Europe getting rave reviews. They have also appeared at well-known NYC jazz clubs including Smoke, New School's Glass Box Theater and Jazz Standard

Tonight’s show features Jazz-Funk Bassist: Richie Goods, one of the most versatile and accomplished bass players on the scene today.

Adm $15. Reserve early as show will sell out.
Sunday
September 29
4:00 pm
to
6:00 pm
A Summer Night in Brazil
with Alexis Cole, Barry Wallenstein (poet), and Adam Birnbaum (pianist)
Jazz
BeanRunner Cafe
201 S. Division Street @ Esther
Peekskill, NY   See Map
Called "one of the great voices of today," Alexis Cole has been compared to classic jazz singers such as Sarah Vaughan and Anita O'Day. Her luxurious voice and innovative interpretations make her an instant favorite with audiences of all ages. Cole has performed at Dizzy's Club at Jazz at Lincoln Center, Birdland, The Jazz Standard, Blues Alley, Billboard Live, Avery Fisher Hall and the Kennedy Center.

Barry Wallenstein published nine collections of poetry and collaborates with jazz artists in the performance and recording of his poetry. Barry will perform with Alexis Cole and pianist Adam Birnbaum. In 2012 he composed lyrics for 8 ballads by the saxophone artist and composer, Pepper Adams and Alexis Cole recorded these ballads. Barry received his PhD in Literature and Modern Poetry from New York University and is a Professor Emeritus from the City College of New York where he taught writing and literature.

$15 Admission
Thursday
October 3
7:00 pm
to
9:00 pm
A Glimpse of Soul
Jazz, Blues
BeanRunner Cafe
201 S. Division Street @ Esther
Peekskill, NY   See Map
The BeanRunner Cafe welcomes back "A Glimpse of Soul" for their third appearance. This new local band is quickly gaining a following in the Hudson Valley area presenting a volatile mix of classic soul, funk, blues and rock and a sound that makes you want to tap your feet, pound the table and get up and dance.

Fronted by lead vocalist Michael Attanasio, the group draws on music from Al Green, Marvin Gaye, Joe Cocker, Sam & Dave and many more.

The band is Adam Krauss on guitar, Todd Mainey on bass, Peter Ronick on drums, Dan Baitch and Scott Kenyon on keyboards and vocals and Adam Davidson on sax and vocals.

$10 admission. Seating fills quickly. Call for reservations, 914-737-1701.
Friday
October 4
8:00 pm
to
10:30 pm
Salsa Night
with Carlos Jimenez Mambo Quintet
Latin
BeanRunner Cafe
201 S. Division Street @ Esther
Peekskill, NY   See Map
Come and discover why fans around the world love Carlos Jimenez.

Yonkers native, Carlos Jimenez, is an extraordinary flute player and vocalist as well as composer and band leader of Jazz, Latin jazz and Salsa. His family moved to Villalba, Puerto Rico when he was 6 years old and it was there that his musical training began. Inspired by Mongo Santamaria, he pursued becoming a jazz flutist. He studied classical flute at the Music Conservatory of Westchester under Dave Fenucane and expanded into jazz, studying with master musicians Mario Rivera; Dave Valentin; Bobby Porcelli; Mitch Frohman; Vinnie Rickitelli; Rolando Briseno and Enrique Fernandez. He also studied harmony/voice with master pianist, Mike Longo, Alfredo Valdes Jr. and Hilton Ruiz.

Cárlos has recorded and performed with Hilton Ruiz, Hector Martignon, Edy Martinez, Barry Harris, Earl May, LeRoy Williams, Oscar Hernandez, Stephane Rongetz, Sonny Bravo, and Dave Valentin.
Adm $15
Saturday
October 5
8:00 pm
to
10:30 pm
Tony Jefferson Sings, Alex Smith (organ), Jay Azzolina (guitar), Alverster Garnett (drums)
Jazz
BeanRunner Cafe
201 S. Division Street @ Esther
Peekskill, NY   See Map
Tony Jefferson - "...at his most lyrical, he invites comparison with Mr. (Freddy) Cole and his brother, Nat. But he is also given to flights of improvisatory fancy calling to mind the scat singing of Al Jarreau and Bobby McFerrin." New York Times

Tony Jefferson has been a fixture on the New York jazz scene for many years. He has toured around the globe playing both festivals and clubs with world class musicians. As a drummer, Tony has performed and recorded with many jazz artists and groups including: Eddie Harris, Kenny Drew Jr., Lonnie Smith, Eddie Henderson, Lou Donaldson, Frank Wess, Don Byron, John Abercrombie, Joey Calderazzo, among others.

Now Tony Jefferson continues his adventures in vocalizing. His eclectic taste in music informs his growing multidirectional repertoire. Timeless Standards, Brazilian, Classic Soul, and Blues.

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

Come early! Great food, fine wine & beer.
Friday
October 11
8:00 pm
to
10:30 pm
Jacqui Naylor Quartet, Art Khu (piano & guitar), Richie Goods (bass), Ele Howell (drums)
Jazz
BeanRunner Cafe
201 S. Division Street @ Esther
Peekskill, NY   See Map
"Naylor remains one of the most superbly arresting vocalists around." JazzTimes

"She excels as a sensitive song interpreter with unerring intonation." DownBeat

Jazz vocalist and songwriter Jacqui Naylor has sold-out shows in the US, Europe and Canada in support of her current release, Q&A. Her albums have made the "top-ten" lists of USA Today, Jazziz and The Washington Post.

Recognized for her wide vocal range and ability to mix and "smash" multiple genres and generations of music, Naylor will play songs from Q&A, featuring multi-instrumentalist and composer, Art Khu, as well as new music from her upcoming album, with genre-bending arrangements of original music and songs from Kurt Weill, Maroon 5, The Temptations and more.

Naylor has performed at the Monterey Jazz Festival, Jazz Aspen Snowmass, Women in Jazz Germany, SFJAZZ, Ronnie Scott's London, Jazz Standard NY, Jazz Alley Seattle, Blues Alley DC, Snug Harbor New Orleans, and the Blue Note clubs in NY, Milan and Tokyo.
Buy Tickets Here $20 admission
Saturday
October 12
2:00 pm
to
10:00 pm
Peekskill's Harvest Festival
Latin, Acoustic, and Rock (progressive)
The BeanRunner Cafe
201 S Division St
Peekskill, NY   See Map
Peekskill's Harvest Festival is an outdoor festival that includes music, arts, crafts, and family fun activities for children. Musical line up:

MAIN STAGE 2:15-3:00 Phineas and the Lonely Leaves (indie)

SECOND STAGE 2:30-3:30 Baba Kazi Oliver, African Drummer Extraordinaire

MAIN STAGE 3:30-4:15 Anthem Regge Band (reggae)

SECOND STAGE 4:00-6:00 Chico Alverez, Mauricio Smith and Ran Kan Kan (latin jazz/salsa))

MAIN STAGE 4:45-5:30 Annie Minogue (pop/rock)

MAIN STAGE 6:00-6:45 Dark Horse Band (blues)

MAIN STAGE 7:15-8:00 Cocomama (latin/salsa/afro-cuban)

MAIN STAGE 8:30-10:30 The Drizzle (soul/funk)

• MAIN STAGE is on Central Ave & N. Division Street and is sponsored by the BID & D. Bertolini & Sons, among others.

• SECOND STAGE is on Esther Street near Bean Runner Café. The festival's 2nd stage, sponsored by Hudson River Health Care, Northeast Appliance, and the BeanRunner Café.
Saturday
October 12
8:00 pm
to
10:30 pm
Hot off the press!
with Ray Blue's newest CD released this month!
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.
Monday
October 14
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
October 18
8:00 pm
to
10:30 pm
Base Camp
Soul
BeanRunner Cafe
201 S. Division Street @ Esther
Peekskill, NY   See Map
Base Camp brings you the #1 R&B experience brining back the GREAT soulful sounds of the 70s, 80s, 90's and the R&B music of today.

This is one R&B group that you won't want to miss!

Admission $15
Saturday
October 19
8:00 pm
to
10:30 pm
Come and Celebrate Ted's Born-Day! All are Welcome.
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.

Donations to the band.

For reservations, call 914-737-1701
Sunday
October 20
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
October 25
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.
Saturday
October 26
8:00 pm
to
10:30 pm
Eric Person & Trio-Kinesis
Jazz
BeanRunner Cafe
201 S. Division Street @ Esther
Peekskill, NY   See Map
Eric Person brings his dynamic ensemble Trio-Kinesis to The Beanrunner!

Trio-Kinesis features Eric Person on saxophones/flute, Robert Kopec on basses and Bob Meyer on drums.

Trio-Kinesis performs original compositions and new takes on standards. Their emphatic interplay is the hallmark of every performance.

Person has released 10 CDs under his leadership and has performed with McCoy Tyner, Dave Holland, Houston Person, John Hicks, and many others.

Robert Kopec has performed with the likes of Hal Galper, Kenny Werner, Joe Tranchina and many others.

Bob Meyer has performed with Joe Lovano, James Moody, Mal Waldron, Jaki Byard, and many others.

Bill Milkowski of Jazztimes called Eric a "risk-taking improviser, accomplished composer, and inveterate swinger.

Russ Musto of the New York Jazz Record stated: "Person is more than fine; he's a major talent of his generation."

Admission $15. For reservations, call 914-737-1701.
Sunday
October 27
4:00 pm
to
6:30 pm
Baba Kazi Oliver, African Drummer Extraordinaire, and Friends
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.

Admission $10
Friday
November 1
8:00 pm
to
10:30 pm
Tony Leon and his Groupo Son Latino, Elai Rivera (Piano), Willie Cintron (Bass), Hiran Colon (Sax & Flute), Danny del Valle (Percussion)
Latin, Jazz
BeanRunner Cafe
201 S. Division Street @ Esther
Peekskill, NY   See Map
Born in Havana, Cuba, Tony Leon launched his singing career with Los Melodicos. He went on to work with the Niño Rivera Group and the distinguished Modelo de Miguelito Cuni band.

Tony arrived in New York in 1979 and became soloist for renowned trumpeter and orchestra leader Alfredo 'Chocolate' Armenteros. Their album, Prefiero el Son, recorded with S.A.R. Records, went gold. His years with Chocolate included group concerts, where he worked alongside music greats such as Roberto Torres, Linda Leida, Papaito, Alfredito de la Fe, Alfredo Valdes, Jr. and Marino Solano.

In 1987, he became the lead singer for José Fajardo y Sus Estrellas. It was the legendary flutist and band leader, José Antonio Fajardo who gave Tony his title: El Leon del Bolero.

Tony has performed in concerts with Willie Chirino, Ray Baretto, David Valentino, Cachao, Hansel y Raul, Tito Puente and Johnny Pacheco. He continues to delight audiences with his unique voice and mastery of the bolero.
Admission $15
Saturday
November 2
8:00 pm
to
10:30 pm
Haven Street Jazz & Blues
Jazz, Blues
BeanRunner Cafe
201 S. Division Street @ Esther
Peekskill, NY   See Map
Haven Street is is a jazz quintet featuring John Szinger on sax, Gary Bruce on guitar, Rich Paganello on piano, Jay Militscher on bass, and Eric Puente on drums. Our music is firmly rooted in the tradition of hard bop, but also in the Here and Now. Our collective goal is true collaboration and improvisation...and to Swing. Hard. Always.

$10 admission
Saturday
November 9
8:00 pm
to
10:30 pm
Wali Ali Band
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
November 15
8:00 am
to
10:30 am
Soul Purpose
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.

ROBERT "CUE" GERHARDS - Guitar and Vocals

JAMES PROSSER - Keyboards and Piano

Adm $15. Call for reservations at 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), Connie Grossman (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
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.
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
Sunday
December 8
4:00 pm
to
6:00 pm
Kristen Carolynn
Singer-Songwriter, Contemporary
BeanRunner Cafe
201 S. Division Street @ Esther
Peekskill, NY   See Map
Kristen Carolynn is an aspiring singer songwriter from Westchester New York. As an artist she is drawn towards a soulful sound and delivers with unique timbre. Kristen like many others, believes in the uniting power of music and is passionate about sharing her voice to connect, relate and encourage others.

Donations to the musicians are encouraged and appreciated.

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