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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, specialty soups and desserts. The cafe also serves fine wines and beers. 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, Tadataka Uno, Craig Haynes, Burton Greene, Ed Schuller; Classical Rock Violinist Daisy Jopling; Peter Calo, Rob Morsberger, and many others. The nights are full of surprise guests who add to the music festivities. 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: Tues-Thurs, 8 a.m. - 4 p.m., Fri-Sat, 8 a.m. - 8 p.m. & Sun 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. For information, call (914) 737-1701 or email drew.claxton@outlook.com 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: 60

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
January 28
8:00 am
to
4:00 pm
Closing at 4 pm.
with No Performance Tonight, but there is one Tomorrow!
Acoustic
BeanRunner Cafe
201 S. Division Street @ Esther
Peekskill, NY   See Map
Saturday
January 29
6:00 pm
to
8:00 pm
KJ Denhert & 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 admission. Proof of vaccination is required. Masks to be worn until seated. Call 914-737-1701 for reservations.
Sunday
January 30
3:00 pm
to
5:00 pm
Dan Scannell Band
Acoustic, Jazz
BeanRunner Cafe
201 S. Division Street @ Esther
Peekskill, NY   See Map
Guitarist Dan Scannell will play progressive jazzy light rock music with band members John Osborne on Bass and Aaron Hagele on percussion.

Dan is an accomplished singer songwriter and instrumentalist. He has played at such venues as Le Bar Batts, The Mercury lounge, CBGB'S The BlackStar, and the Paramount Theater to name a few. Recently they opened up for Roots player and 2022 Grammy Nominee, Guy Davis. John Osborne is a local talented musician who has been in several jazz projects as of late and is also an accomplished pianist and bassist. Aaron Hagele has been singing, playing and performing music his whole life. He has played in several touring bands and shared the stage with greats such as: George Porter Jr., Butch Trucks, Oteil Burbridge. Bill Evans and many more. Dan has recently released 2 CDs: "H.O.P.E." (Healing Our Planet Earth) and "More than These Words Can Say".

Proof of vaccination and ID required at the door.

Donations to musicians are appreciated.
For reservations, call 914-737-1701
Friday
February 4
6:00 pm
to
8:00 pm
First Salsa Night of 2022!
with Tony Leon and his Groupo Son Latino, Ittetsu Masuda (piano), Al Acosta (flute/sax), Jaime Guevara (timbale), Danny Valle (conga), Willie Cintron (bass), and Tony Leon (vocals and 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 was the 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.

For reservations, call 914-737-1701
$20/pp donation to compensate the artists
Saturday
February 5
6:00 pm
to
8:00 pm
Ahlfabet Jazz Band
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!

Reservations must be made in advance to ensure seating is socially distanced as required by COVID regulations. Call 914-737-1701. Masks must be worn unless seated. In case of rain, the show will be held in the BeanRunner Cafe.

$20 ticket. Call for reservations, 914-737-1701.

Proof of vaccination and ID required at the door. Masks worn until seated.
Sunday
February 6
4:00 pm
to
6:00 pm
Dave Diedrich in Concert
Pop/Soft Rock
BeanRunner Cafe
201 S. Division Street @ Esther
Peekskill, NY   See Map
Dave Diedrich is a Singer-Songwriter living in Peekskill NY. Dave can be found in and around Westchester singing and playing songs of the piano greats and while his act hits many genres, he focuses in on Billy Joel.
Dave's unique style and versatility has enabled him to create music in multiple genres. Dave has recorded everything from musical comedy, blues, pop/rock albums to children’s music albums. Dave also does work for non-profit organizations like "Music That Heals" which has allowed him to play music for Children at Maimonides Medical Center, ADAPT (formally United Cerebral Palsy Foundation), Howard Haber Early Learning Center and Elizabeth Seton Children’s Pediatric Center.

Donations/tips to the musician is greatly appreciated.

Proof of vaccination and ID required at the door. Masks worn until seated.



Tap here to learn more about Dave's music.
Friday
February 11
6:00 pm
to
8:00 pm
Baba Kazi Oliver's Birthday Jam
Jazz
BeanRunner Cafe
201 S. Division Street @ Esther
Peekskill, NY   See Map
Baba Kazi Oliver and friends are vibrant performers who will ensure that we enjoy and explore the jazz & blues genres.

$20 donation to the musicians.

Proof of vaccination and ID required at the door. Masks worn until seated.
Saturday
February 12
6:00 pm
to
8:00 pm
Celebrating Black History Month
with the Ray Blue Quartet
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, African groove and holiday classics.

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.

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

Proof of vaccination and ID required at the door. Masks must be worn until seated.
For reservations, call 914-737-1701.
Friday
February 18
6:00 pm
to
8:00 pm
Reggae by WICKED
Roots Music
BeanRunner Cafe
201 S. Division Street @ Esther
Peekskill, NY   See Map
Reggae band, WICKED, was born in the foothills of the Catskill Mountains - a tree of music with strong unified roots and a solid foundation.

Steve Vernon (a.k.a. WONSHOBA) is a Jamaican-born self-taught singer/songwriter. His originals "Need Love, Feel Love" and "Lord is my Shepard," were recorded in 2008 and "Sweat and Tears" was released in 2021.

England-born Mark Richardson (drums and vocals) has played the punk/alternative/reggae scene throughout England, Holland and France, as well as the New York club scene.

Nigel Acard (guitar) is an aspiring young musician, extending his reach from rock and bluesy-roots to ska and reggae.

Brian "Raggamuffin" Collins (bass guitar) formerly managed Affinity and U.N.I., reggae bands that opened for Yellowman, Israel Vibrations and Shabba Ranks to name a few.

"General Keys" plays a tiny violin while chewing tobacco and jamming with other happy musicians. He’s played in many Hudson Valley bands and teaches music full time.

$10 Admission - Proof of vaccination required.
Saturday
February 19
6:00 pm
to
8:00 pm
The Latin Side of Wes Montgomery
with Nelson Riveros, Hector Martignon (piano), Harvie S (bass), Tony Cintron (drums)
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

Sunday
February 20
3:00 pm
to
5:00 pm
Mike Burns
Singer-Songwriter
BeanRunner Cafe
201 S. Division Street @ Esther
Peekskill, NY   See Map
The buzz has been building for some time now about Mike Burn's delightfully clear, smooth baritone voice. He is a singer/songwriter & acoustic flat-picking guitarist from Purdys, NY.

As a renowned songwriter, Mike has raised quite a few eyebrows. His song "My Darling" was recorded by Mark Newton on his Rebel Records CD "Follow Me Back To The Fold", Mark's tribute to the ladies of bluegrass, performed with Valarie Smith. The album won "Recorded Event Of The Year" at the 2001 International Bluegrass Musicians Association "World Of Bluegrass" Awards show.

Mike's music is steeped in the rural traditions of family, love, spiritual path, inspiration, the simple life and doing right.

Mike is currently playing with bassist Lester Wilson from upstate NY. He also runs the Westchester Bluegrass Club in Purdys NY and has been producing shows in the area for the last twenty years!

Donations to the musicians are appreciated. Proof of vaccination, ID and masks required at the door.
Friday
February 25
6:00 pm
to
8:00 pm
Harry Rios and the Nippy Thieves
Funk, Latin, and Motown/R&B
BeanRunner Cafe
201 S. Division Street @ Esther
Peekskill, NY   See Map
Harry Rios and The Nippy Thieves includes 3 long-time musical protégés and friends, Harry Rios (keys and lead vocal), David Cartategui (Bass) and Matthew Norris (Drum’s and vocals) - all seasoned professionals with their own respective music careers and experiences.

The band performs a wide range of eclectic covers that span the last 7 decades plus original songs by Harry Rios. Their music styles run the gamut, from blues to jazz, funk to doo wop, Latin Jazz to pop, rock to yacht rock and even hip hop.

Harry Rios is a band leader/composer/ singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist. He has worked with the Fugees, Naughty by Nature, Slick Rick, rapper/ actor Common and scored music for film.

Admission $20/pp.

Proof of vaccination and ID required at the door. Masks worn until seated.
Saturday
February 26
6:00 pm
to
8:00 pm
Gerry Malkin Quintet, Alex Norris (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.

$20 admission. Call for reservations at 914-737-1701.

Proof of vaccination and ID required at the door. Masks must be worn unless seated.
Friday
March 4
6:00 pm
to
8:00 pm
Salsa Night
with Chico Alvarez - and It's his Birthday!
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 will grace the stage with his swinging Latin dance band!

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).

$20/pp Admission

Proof of vaccination and ID required at the door. Masks worn until seated.
$20 suggested donations to support the musicians
Sunday
March 6
3:00 pm
to
5:00 pm
Christmas Jazz Concert
with 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 its 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

Proof of vaccination and ID required at the door. Masks worn until seated.
Sunday
March 20
4:00 pm
to
6:00 pm
Spring Begins with a Laugh
with Comedy by Hamilton & Friends
Acoustic
BeanRunner Cafe
201 S. Division Street @ Esther
Peekskill, NY   See Map
Comedy makes the world a little lighter and the BeanRunner Cafe is hosting another amazing comedy show with Hamilton & Friends.

Come laugh at some funny jokes from some of New York City's top comedians that have appeared on HBO, MTV and LOLNETWORK. If you missed out on last month's show come check out JULY 18th edition with the hilarious Chris Hamilton.

Tickets are $8 in advance or $10 at the door.

Doors open at 3:30 pm and the hilarity starts at 4PM sharp.
Friday
April 22
6:00 pm
to
8:00 pm
Celebrating Earth Day
with Songwriters In The Round, Featuring: Linda Draper, Fred Gillen Jr., and, Carolann Solebel
Singer-Songwriter
BeanRunner Cafe
201 S. Division Street @ Esther
Peekskill, NY   See Map
Linda Draper has toured the US & UK, and opened for acclaimed musicians such as Teddy Thompson, Melissa Ferrick, Luka Bloom, and Eileen Jewell. Her upcoming album, "Patience and Lipstick," was mixed by Grammy-award winning engineer, Dae Bennett, and features David Mansfield (Strings), Jeff Eyrich (Bass), and Doug Yowell (Drums/Percussion).

Fred Gillen Jr has released 11 albums to critical acclaim, performed extensively, and was musical director for The Greenheart, raising awareness of environmental activism. His songs have been featured on television/radio and his version of Woody Guthrie's "I Ain't Got No Home" was featured on Pete Seeger’s "Pete Remembers Woody".

Carolann Solebello, an award-winning songwriter whose smooth, compelling voice and warm acoustic guitar style nod to rural folk traditions, yet her decidedly urban sense of rhythm and sophisticated vocal phrasing bend those traditional forms into more contemporary shapes, released her 5th solo album "Shiver" in 2018.
$20/pp suggested donation to the musicians
Friday
June 10
3:00 pm
to
5:00 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.

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