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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
Wednesday
July 28
5:00 pm
to
7:00 pm
A capella
with The Binghamtonics
Acoustic
BeanRunner Cafe
201 S. Division Street @ Esther
Peekskill, NY   See Map
As the oldest co-ed acapella group at Binghamton University, the Binghamtonics have been making love to your ears since 1987. Our witty humor, make-you-fall-out-of-your-chair-laughing skits, all-out insane personalities and groundbreaking dance moves set us apart on campus.

From performing pop to alternative rock to blues to hip hop, we spread our electric sound around campus and locally throughout Binghamton. We tour the Northeast annually during our winter tour leading student workshops and showing people what acapella is all about. We're excited to be able to share our passion with all of you, and we hope you enjoy the show!

$10 suggested donation goes directly to the singers.
Friday
July 30
6:00 pm
to
8:00 pm
Lisa Gutkin's Porch Band
World
BeanRunner Cafe
201 S. Division Street @ Esther
Peekskill, NY   See Map
Lisa Gutkin's Porch Band is a world music jam band born on a street in Brooklyn, coming together during the pandemic thanks to neighborhood music lovers who presented concerts on their stoops and porches.

Lisa Gutkin is best known as a long-time member of the Grammy Award winning Klezmatics and founder of the 'downtown' Celtic band, Whirligig.

Will Holshouser's music draws on an eclectic range of sounds from various folk music styles, jazz, hymns, classical and experimental music.

Jessica Lurie is a regular fixture on jazz, new music, experimental jazz, funk and folk scenes, touring extensively in the US and Europe.

Drummer Michael Sarin has been at the center of New York City's genre bending jazz and improvisational music community.

Jerome Harris has won international recognition as one of the more versatile and penetrating stylists of his generation on both guitar and bass guitar and has appeared on five of Sonny Rollins' recordings.

$20 donation to the artists. Call 914-737-1701
Saturday
July 31
6:00 pm
to
8:00 pm
Esther Street Jazz presents:
with Marion Cowings Quartet
Jazz
BeanRunner Cafe
201 S. Division Street @ Esther
Peekskill, NY   See Map
Jazz singer Marion Cowings is a master of scat and vocal technique. His 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.

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

A donation of $20 is suggested for the musicians who have been hit hard during the pandemic.

Reservations must be made to ensure seating is socially distanced. Call 914-737-1701.

Masks must be worn unless seated. In case of rain, the show will be held in the BeanRunner Cafe.

Produced by CCC, a 501c3.
Friday
August 6
6:00 pm
to
8:00 pm
SALSA is Back at the BeanRunner on Esther Street
with Chico Alvarez, Mauricio Smith Jr, and Ran Kan Kan
Latin
The BeanRunner Cafe
201 S Division St
Peekskill, NY   See Map
From Summer Stage in Central Park to SOB's, Lincoln Center and beyond, multi-talented Cuban musician, radio host, and Latin Jazz USA lifetime achievement awardee CHICO ALVAREZ and renowned flutist MAURICIO SMITH Jr. grace the stage with their swinging 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 tri-state area; and has directed several bands including his 17-piece band, Orquesta Palomonte. He was also the radio host of the New World Gallery, which aired for over 30 years on Sunday afternoons over WBAI Pacifica Radio (99.5 FM).

Mauricio Smith, Jr. was born in Panama and resides in NYC. A sensational flutist by age 15, he studied music at the National Conservatory of Panama, as well as with such great musicians as Eduardo Charpentier, Roberto Pitre and Mauricio Smith Sr., among others. Mauricio is also a member of the traditional Cuban charanga band, La Tipica Novel.

$20 suggested donations to support the musicians
Saturday
August 7
6:00 pm
to
8:00 pm
Giving the Gift of Music - Premik's Birthday Bash
with Premik Russell Tubbs, and special guest and Anupam Shobakar
Jazz
BeanRunner Cafe
201 S. Division Street @ Esther
Peekskill, NY   See Map
Premik,internationally acclaimed composer, arranger, producer and accomplished multi-instrumentalist will perform, along with Steve Sandberg (piano), Dan Asher (bass), Kirk Driscoll (drums), Todd Isler (percussion) and special guest, the world renown guitarist and sarod master from India: Anupam Shobakar.

Premik 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.

Anupam Shobhakar is an Indian musician, composer, instrumentalist, and classically trained sarodist currently living in Brooklyn, NY. He has released three World Fusion albums and one classical Indian music album. He has performed live around the world at various venues and for charitable causes. Shobhakar’s track “Water” made it the first round of the Grammy Awards.

$20 donation.
Friday
August 13
6:00 pm
to
8:00 pm
BeanRunner Cafe on Esther Street presents:
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.

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

$20 donation. Make reservations at 914-737-1701.
Saturday
August 14
6:00 pm
to
8:00 am
It's Ray Blue's Birthday Show
Jazz
BeanRunner Cafe
201 S. Division St
Peekskill, NY   See Map
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, Kirk Lighsey, Kenny Barron, Benny Powell, Steve Turre, The Sun Ra Arkestra, Cotton Club All Stars, Harlem Blues and Jazz Band among others. He was inducted into the Blues Hall of Fame, 2013 and his most recent CD reached #7 in the Jazz Charts, just prior to COVID.

A donation of $20 is suggested for the musicians who have been hit hard during the pandemic.

Reservations must be made to ensure seating is socially distanced. Call 914-737-1701.

Masks must be worn unless seated. In case of rain, the show will be held in the BeanRunner Cafe.

Produced by CCC, a 501c3.
For reservations, call 914-737-1701.
Friday
August 20
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 donation. Outdoors on Esther Street. In case of rain, the show will be held inside the BeanRunner Cafe. Reservations suggested. Call 914-737-1701.

Come early! Great food, fine wine & beer.
Saturday
August 21
5:00 pm
to
8:00 pm
Cross Cultural Connection Jazz in the Park jumps off on Esther Street
with Mark Morganelli & The Jazz Forum All-Stars​, and the Houston Person Quartet
Jazz
BeanRunner Cafe
201 S. Division Street @ Esther
Peekskill, NY   See Map
Trumpeter and flugelhornist Mark Morganelli has recorded with Paquito D'Rivera, James Moody, Clark Terry, Harry "Sweets" Edison, Roland Hanna, Milt Hinton, Bucky Pizzarelli and others. He continues to perform with his Jazz Forum All-Stars and Brazil project and "Brasil!" is his fifth CD as leader.
Morganelli has released 5 CDs as leader, and has also performed at many concerts and festivals in Canada, the U.S., Europe, Japan, Brazil and the Caribbean.

Houston Person has kept the soulful, thick-toned tenor tradition alive and most of his playing has been done with blues-oriented organ groups. Person often worked with singer Etta Jones and been the leader on numerous and consistently excellent albums, from 2006's You Taught My Heart to Sing to 2017's soulful Rain or Shine, marking his 50th year as a combo leader.

Call 914-737-1701 for reservations. $20 donation to the musicians.

In case of rain the show will move inside the BeanRunner Cafe.
Friday
August 27
6:00 pm
to
8:00 pm
KJ Denehert & Band
Folk/Traditional, Jazz
BeanRunner Cafe
201 S. Division Street @ Esther
Peekskill, NY   See Map
KJ Denhert is an award-winning songwriter, guitarist, vocalist and bandleader living in Ossining, New York. She is a consummate artist with a rich history; a legend of Urban Folk & Jazz who channels a wide range of influences to create something completely unique. She performs regularly in New York and around the world and has shared stages with internationally renowned jazz and pop musicians such as GRAMMY Award winners Alicia Keys, Roberta Flack and many more. KJ has a residency at The 55 Bar in New York City’s West Village performing with her all-star band when she is not touring. 
She has released 10 albums including her latest "Destiny", and is at work on 3 new original projects set for 2018-19.

$20 donation. Show will be held outside on Esther Street. In case of rain the show will move inside the BeanRunner Cafe. Call 914-737-1701 for reservations.
Saturday
August 28
6:00 pm
to
8:00 pm
Esther Street Jazz presents:
with The Goods Project featuring Richie Goods
Jazz
BeanRunner Cafe
201 S. Division Street @ Esther
Peekskill, NY   See Map
"Richie Goods is a master musician whose tenure with many of music's greatest names clearly has worn off on him..."

One of the most versatile and accomplished bass players on the scene, Richie has recorded and toured with the Headhunters, Louis Hayes and the Cannonball Adderley Legacy Band, Lenny White, Mulgrew Miller, Whitney Houston, Christina Aguilera and Chris Botti to name a few.

A donation of $20 is suggested for the musicians who have been hit hard during the pandemic.

Reservations must be made to ensure seating is socially distanced. Call 914-737-1701.

Masks must be worn unless seated. In case of rain, the show will be held in the BeanRunner Cafe.

Produced by CCC, a 501c3.
Saturday
September 4
6:00 pm
to
8:00 pm
Gerry Malkin Quintet, Scott Wendholt (trumpet), Chris Morrison (guitar), Mike McGuirk (bass), and Bobby Leonard (drums), Gerry Malkin (tenor sax)
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.

These great musicians will be swinging hard in the tradition and the night will be a tribute to the legend Wayne Shorter.

$20 donation. The show will be held outside on Esther Street. In case of rain the show will be moved inside the BeanRunner Cafe. Call for reservations at 914-737-1701.
Saturday
September 11
6:00 pm
to
8:00 pm
Valery Ponomarev, and the Legacy of Art Blakey & the Jazz Messengers
Jazz
BeanRunner Cafe
201 S. Division Street @ Esther
Peekskill, NY   See Map
Valery Ponomarev is a Russian-born jazz trumpeter who worked with Art Blakey & the Jazz Messengers, performing at major concert halls, clubs and and festivals all over the world. He recorded eleven record albums with the Messengers, made numerous television appearances. He performed at the Clifford Brown Memorial Concert in Wilmington, Delaware, 1991, which featured the music of the legendary Max Roach/Clifford Brown Quintet; he was a member of the memorial "Art Blakey & the Jazz Messengers" band led by Mr. Golson; and he was featured as a European superstar at the Charlie Parker in Paris Festival.

The show will be held outside the BeanRunner Café on Ester Street. In case of rain the show will be moved inside the Café. To make reservations, call 914-737-1701.

$20 donation.

Friday
September 17
6:00 pm
to
8:00 pm
Eric Puente Jazz Quartet
Jazz, Blues
BeanRunner Cafe
201 S. Division Street @ Esther
Peekskill, NY   See Map
Performing modern and classic jazz standards, this quartet entertains audiences with its improvisation, digging into the deep legacy of American Jazz.

Eric Puente has played and recorded with various artists and in various styles, including big-band, bebop/latin jazz, classical orchestra, and blues/rock/pop/folk. .

Rich Williams has performed with members of Phish, Moe, Twiddle, The Greg Allman Band, Raq, Floodwood, Maceo Parker and Melvin Sparks. He is currently the Band Director at Mahopac High School

Rich Paganello attended the Collective School of Music in NYC and has played with Big Bands and smaller trios throughout the metro area.

John Goldberg ran a music school in Croton for many years, and performs and teaches both Jazz and Classical throughout the tri-state area.

The show will be held outside on Ester Street. In case of rain it will move inside the BeanRunner Cafe. Call for reservations at 914-737-1701.

$20 donation.
Saturday
September 18
6:00 pm
to
8:00 pm
Spin Cycle
Jazz
BeanRunner Cafe
201 S. Division Street @ Esther
Peekskill, NY   See Map
Since 2014, contemporary jazz band Spin Cycle has been bringing their original music to clubs and concert halls across the US and Canada. Co-lead by Scott Neumann (Drums) and Tom Christensen (Tenor and Soprano Sax), the band highlights their flexibility, reach and capacity to surprise their audiences. On any given song, you might encounter the modal influence of John Coltrane, the second-line funk of New Orleans, or the edgy experimentation of free jazz.

Featuring guitarist Pete McCann and bassist Phil Palombi, both bandleaders and well-respected artists in their own right, Spin Cycle has spent the last 7 years touring, recording, and providing educational workshops at colleges. The band’s fourth CD will be released soon on their label, Sound Footing Records.

The show will be held outdoors in front of the BeanRunner Cafe. In case of rain, it will be held inside the cafe. Call 914-737-1701 for reservations.

$20 donation

Photography by Dennis Connors
Friday
September 24
6:00 pm
to
8:00 pm
Peter Calo & Time Machine
Singer-Songwriter
BeanRunner Cafe
201 S. Division Street @ Esther
Peekskill, NY   See Map
"The songs of Time Machine might reflect its author looking back down the long road, but they also embody an era when singer-songwriters penned conversational lyrics with breath between lines and engineers employed no audible tricks. Calo's stories are yours and mine." -- Alix Cohen's review for Cabaret Scenes

The show will be held outside of the BeanRunner Cafe on Ester Street and will be brought inside the cafe in case of rain. Make reservations at 914-737-1701.

$20 donation.

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