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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
March 22
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
March 23
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
March 29
8:00 pm
to
10:30 pm
Michael Attanasio & Friends
Jazz, Blues
BeanRunner Cafe
201 S. Division Street @ Esther
Peekskill, NY   See Map
Michael Attanasio, a versatile singer with eclectic tastes has performed here as a solo artist and also with the Alva Nelson Jazz Trio. He returns to the BeanRunner Café with new friends for an evening of songs coming out of the school of rock, blues and R & B. Artists like Van Morrison, Joe Cocker, Eric Clapton and Marvin Gay will be visited here in an intimate evening of familiar tunes from the 60’s and 70’s.

$10 admission. Seating fills quickly. Call for reservations, 914-737-1701.
Saturday
March 30
8:00 pm
to
10:30 pm
Lady Got Chops Women's Music Festival presents: Brazillian-Latin Jazz
with Annette A. Aguilar and the Stringbean 5Tet
Latin
BeanRunner Cafe
201 S. Division Street @ Esther
Peekskill, NY   See Map
Annette A. Aguilar (multi-percussionist, Band leader recording artist, producer and educator.) was born in San Francisco into a family from Nicaragua.

At the age of 16 she was sitting in and performing with renowned Latin artists from Santana, Cal Tjader and Pete and Sheila Escovedo (Sheila E).

Annette has toured internationally and has performed and shared the stage with Stevie Wonder, The Grateful Dead, Darlene Love, Jefferson airplane, The Four Tops, Tito Puente, Dave Valentine, Ray Brown, and Mose Allison, among others.

She also has toured with Grammy award winning Broadway shows, has recorded for T.V. and film, and has been the principal timpanist for the Bronx Symphony since 1997. In 1992, Annette formed her Afro-Cuban, Latin Jazz group, Annette A. Aguilar & StringBeans."
Admission $15. For reservations, call 914-737-1701
Friday
April 5
8:00 pm
to
10:30 pm
Salsa with Grammy Award Winner Willie Torres!
Latin
BeanRunner Cafe
201 S. Division Street @ Esther
Peekskill, NY   See Map
Born in Trujillo Alto, Puerto Rico, William Maisonet-Torres was influenced by his father, renowned percussionist William Maisonet Figueroa (a/k/a Papo Conga) and his mother Doris who sang and recorded a few Boleros. Willy quickly developed a keen ear, a natural affinity for percussion, and a deep love for the music of Puerto Rico.

Willy is a regular on the New York Latin session scene and has recorded vocals for Rey Ruiz, Tito Nieves, Alexandre Pires, Ricardo Montaner, Christian Castro, Gilberto Santarosa, Ricky Martin, to name a few.

He has released 3 albums "Willy's NYC Salsa Project" (2008), "Hardcore" (2011), and "On Another Path" (2015); has received 9 Grammy nominations; and is a 4 time Grammy awardee: 2004 (The Spanish Harlem Orchestra "Across 110 Street"), 2006 (Best Tropical Album Producer), 2010 (The Spanish Harlem Orchestra "Viva La Tradicion"), and 2013 (for collaboration & as guest artist for The Pacific Mambo Orchestra). Willy was nominated again in 2014/15.
$20 admission. For reservations 914-737-1701.
Saturday
April 6
8:00 pm
to
10:30 pm
Tadataka Unno Trio, Danton Boller (bass), and Jason Brown (drums)
Jazz
BeanRunner Cafe
201 S. Division Street @ Esther
Peekskill, NY   See Map
Considered one of the Japanese most gifted jazz musicians, Unno mesmerizes his audiences with his technique, creativity, balanced sense and beautiful tone.

Born in 1980 in Tokyo, Japan Tadataka Unno began playing the piano at age 4. At age 9 he started to play jazz. He attended Tokyo University for Music and Fine Art where he studied music composition. Upon graduation, Unno joined Yoshio Suzuki's trio, where his career took off.

In 2008, Unno moved to the U.S. and, in 2010, was selected to attend Betty Carter's Jazz Ahead at the Kennedy Center in D.C. and the Jazz Rising Stars Program of Ravinia Festival in Chicago. Unno has performed with numerous jazz greats, including Winard Harper, Clifton Anderson, Eddie Allen, Hassan J.J. Shakur, Jerome Jennings, Essiet Essiet, Jim Cammack, Yasushi Nakamura, Jazzmeia Horn and many more. He is a member of Jimmy Cobb Trio and toured as a member of the Roy Hargrove Quintet until Roy’s passing last year.

Adm. $15 .


For reservations call 914-737-1701
Sunday
April 7
4:00 pm
to
6:00 pm
Lisa Jane Lipkin
Singer-Songwriter
BeanRunner Cafe
201 S. Division Street @ Esther
Peekskill, NY   See Map
Lisa Jane Lipkin is a piano-playing songstress who weaves poetic lyrics through irresistible melodies. Once dubbed a cross between Joni Mitchell & Diana Ross, her sophisticated style and inspired performances have landed her opening spots for Steve Forbert, Dar Williams, Vance Gilbert & many more. Her recordings have garnered international airplay & her songs have won awards including 2nd place in its category in Mike Pinder’s Song Wars.

$10 admission. For reservations call 914-737-1701.

Come early! Great food, fine wine & beer.
Monday
April 8
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
April 12
8:00 pm
to
10:30 pm
Andy Polay Quartet, Yayoi Ikawa (piano), Kim Clarke (bass), and Waldon Ricks (trumpet)
Jazz
BeanRunner Cafe
201 S. Division Street @ Esther
Peekskill, NY   See Map
Grammy nominated trumpeter Waldron Ricks has performed with Roy Haynes, Wynton Marsalis, Eddie Henderson, Roy Hargrove, & more. As composer, his credit appeared on the PBS series “This Far by Faith: African-American Spiritual Journeys” and the Emmy-winning “Secret Daughter”.

Bassist Kim Clarke is internationally known as “at home in the Ron Carter School of HardBop” and “a dynamic Woman in Jazz.” She has performed with Art Blakey, Bertha Hope, Jaki Byard, Rashied Ali, Lester Bowie, Lionel Hampton, Dr. Billy Taylor, and more.

Pianist Yayoi Ikawa performs regularly with Reggie Workman, Billy Hart, Sonny Fortune, Billy Harper, Lenny Picket, Frank Lacy, Salim Washington, Harlem Renaissance Jazz Orchestra and has been the house pianist for “Jazz at Shabazz" in Harlem NYC since 2005.

New York area drummer, Andy Polay studied with Frank Marino, and international jazz icon Adam Nussbaum. He has played with Rahn Burton, Derrick James, John Castleman, Bill Crow, Bill Davis and more.
Adm $15. For reservations, 914-737-1701
Saturday
April 13
8:00 pm
to
10:30 pm
The Valentine's Eve Mardis Gras Show
with The Todd Londagin Band
Jazz
BeanRunner Cafe
201 S. Division Street @ Esther
Peekskill, NY   See Map
A trombone player and singer born in New Orleans, Todd has been performing since age 7. He grew up traveling the world and busking in the Flying Neutrinos Family Jazz Band.

For anyone who loves joyful, unpretentious, but highly creative and spontaneous jazz, Todd Londagin’s Band will be a delightful discovery. In the company of four longstanding musical cohorts - Pete Smith (guitar), Jennifer Vincent (bass), David Berger (drums), and Dan Levinson (saxophones and clarinet) - Todd has assembled a repertoire of 10 songs, culled from the Great American Songbook and popular songs. $15 admission
See Todd performing at Birdland!
Friday
April 19
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.

$15 Admission
Saturday
April 20
8:00 pm
to
10:30 pm
Conigliaro Consort
with Brian Conigliaro (Guitar, Harmonica & Vocals), James Cammack (Bass), Bill Pernice (Piano), Chuck Zeuren (Drums)
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.
Sunday
April 21
3:00 pm
to
6:00 pm
Tribes Hill - Kindred Folk Series
Folk/Traditional
BeanRunner Cafe
201 S. Division Street @ Esther
Peekskill, NY   See Map
Tribes Hill's Kindred Folk series brings you the best in singer songwriter talent.

$10 suggested donation at the door.
Friday
April 26
8:00 pm
to
10:30 pm
A Holiday Gift 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 their upcoming CD, "Favela Nights, Instrumental Music from the Rocinha". Come join in the Celebration with music and friends!!

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
Saturday
April 27
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
Friday
May 3
8:00 pm
to
10:30 pm
Salsa Night!
with Pablito y su Latin Band
Latin
BeanRunner Cafe
201 S. Division Street @ Esther
Peekskill, NY   See Map
Inspired by the rhythms of Latin music, Pablito y su Latin Band rocks Salsa, Son, Rumba, Bomba, Plena, as well as Merengue, and will have you up and dancing all night long.

The band includes veteran musicians including Band Leader Pablo from Uruguay (Singer and Percusionist) who has graced our stage performing with Tony Pastrana, as well as Juan from Chile (Congas and bongos), Sandra from Puerto Rico (Singer and Small percussion), and from Columbia, David (Pianist and Musical Arrangement), Mauricio (Timbales and Electronic Drums), and William (Guitar Bass).

The bands newest recordings include “Punto y Aparte” and “Quiero”.

Great food, fine wine, the best in live music.

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

Admission $15
Saturday
May 11
8:00 pm
to
10:30 pm
The BeanRunner Cafe presents a very special event,
with The One Night Reunion of Mambo Negro!
Jazz, Latin
BeanRunner Cafe
201 S. Division Street @ Esther
Peekskill, NY   See Map
MamboNegro's unique sound integrates guitar and trap drums into the traditional latin-jazz ensemble. It is a blend of Jazz, Afro-Cuban, Brazilian, and Funk, influenced by the Cal Tjader, Tito Puente, Duke Ellington, Ray Barretto, and Dave Valentin.

Mambo Negro has 2 CDs: "First Impressions" and "Midnight Mosaic" and has performed at the Panasonic Jazz Festival, Paniagua Tropical Music Festival, and the World Beat Music Series in Flushing, as well as at venues such as Sweet Basil, Kavehaz, Cabana and Trumpets. Featured on two television shows - "First Impressions" and "Latin -Jazz Alive and Kickin'" Mambo Negro can also be heard on the soundtrack of the HBO Latino Film Festival film "Tumba & Tumbao."

Please join Charles Alletto on guitar, Glen Lowe on drums, Joe Mannozzi on keyboards, along with Grammy Nominated members of the New Swing Sextet, George Rodriguez on vibraphone, Harry Justiniano on bass and Hector Ortiz on Latin percussion.

Adm. $15
Saturday
May 18
4:00 pm
to
6:00 pm
A Special A Capella Holiday Show
with The City Singers, with Magic in the City
Acoustic
BeanRunner Cafe
201 S. Division Street @ Esther
Peekskill, NY   See Map
Peekskill High School’s Contemporary A cappella Group

The City Singers are an ambitious, contemporary A cappella group willing to tackle such vocal arrangers as Paris Rutherford, Darmon Meader and just about anything by the Pentatonix whose song, “Mary Did You Know” performed by The City Singers and posted on Facebook garnered 15K views in 24hours.

Four years in the making, the City Singers are a product of the Vocal division of the Performing Arts department in the Peekskill City School District. Along with their stunning vocal timbre and rhythmic precision the groups vocal range spans from low bass to high soprano 1, covering all sectors of the vocal spectrum. The City Singers are known for the interpretation of the “National Anthem” placing them in high demand by many outside organizations.

Suggested $10 or more donation to benefit the PHS vocal progam.
Saturday
May 18
8:00 pm
to
10:30 pm
Marion Cowing Quartet
Jazz
BeanRunner Cafe
201 S. Division Street @ Esther
Peekskill, NY   See Map
Jazz singer Marion Cowings is a native New Yorker and master of scat and vocal technique.

Marion's smooth baritone voice and considerable range have delighted audiences around the world for decades. He has performed at the Lincoln Center, Kennedy Center, Blue Note, Village Vanguard and many prestigious venues abroad. He is also the recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts Grant and Clio Award.

Today, Cowings regularly performs and holds a Jazz Vocal Workshop at the world famous Small's Jazz Club in the West Village.

"...Incredibly smooth and gorgeous baritone voice" – New York Post

"He sings with the perfect combination of sadness and hope..." – Ira Gitler, American Jazz Historian and Journalist

"He's the singer's singer..." – Hank Jones, Pianist

"He's a bad MF" – Harry Connick Jr., Singer

Adm $15.

For reservations, call 914-737-1701

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