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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
Monday
December 9
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.



Thursday
December 12
7:00 pm
to
9:00 pm
Heart of the Matter
Acoustic
BeanRunner Cafe
201 S. Division Street @ Esther
Peekskill, NY   See Map
Heart of the Matter is a songwriter's series created by Joe Adami and hosted by Mario Giacalone. Heart of the Matter is held at the BeanRunner Café every other month.

This month, Heart of the Matter features Frank Migliorelli, Raquel Bidal, and Julia Corbalis.

Admission $10.
Friday
December 13
8:00 pm
to
10:30 pm
Conigliaro Consort
with Brian Conigliaro (Guitar, Harmonica & Vocals), Hiroshi Yamzaki (Piano), Chris Parker (Drums), Michael Goetz (Bass)
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.
Saturday
December 14
8:00 pm
to
10:30 pm
A Very Gyspy Christmas
with Doug Munro (guitar)
Jazz
BeanRunner Cafe
201 S. Division Street @ Esther
Peekskill, NY   See Map
Doug Munro is a critically acclaimed jazz guitarist with an insatiable appetite for all things jazz.

On his CD, "A Very Gypsy Christmas" he demonstrates his long standing love affair with the music of Django Reinhardt and Stephane Greppelli with 15 of the swingingest Gypsy Jazz versions of Christmas favorites you’ve ever heard. These are not the same old tired versions of traditional Christmas songs but brand new, reworked arrangements. Each track is a musical event unto itself.

Doug has received two Grammy nominations and two NAIRD awards.

$15 Admission
Sunday
December 15
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
December 20
8:00 pm
to
10:30 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.

$10 Cover. For reservations call 914-737-1701.
Saturday
December 21
8:00 pm
to
10:30 pm
It's a Ray Blue Christmas
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.
Sunday
December 22
4:00 pm
to
6:00 pm
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 it’s 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
Friday
December 27
8:00 pm
to
10:30 pm
Slide Attack, Alan Goidel and Howard Levy (trombone), Hiroshi Yamazaki (piano), Michael Goetz (bass), and Chuck Zeuren (drums)
Jazz
BeanRunner Cafe
201 S. Division Street @ Esther
Peekskill, NY   See Map
Slide Attack is a modern incarnation of the group led by the great J.J. Johnson and Kai Winding, co-led by two NY veteran trombonists, Alan Goidel and Howard Levy. Slide Attack plays fresh arrangements of jazz standards from the swing era to hard bop and beyond, by composers Kenny Dorham, J.J. Johnson, George Gershwin, Hank Mobley and others, along with original material.

"In so many ways, this music is so refreshing; excellent arrangements, interesting repertoire, all put together with the care and love that can only come from true dedication and appreciation for the kind of swinging jazz that one doesn't hear nearly enough nowadays. In the great tradition of the two-trombone groups of yesteryear, Mr. Levy and Mr. Goidel deserve our gratitude for keeping the tradition not only alive, but swinging!" - Loren Schoenberg, Artistic Director, The National Jazz Museum in Harlem

Admission $15

For reservations, call 914-737-1701.
Saturday
December 28
8:00 pm
to
10:30 pm
Gerry Malkin Quintet, Alex Norris (trumpet), Chris Morrison (guitar), Mike McGuirk (bass), and Bobby Leonard (drums)
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.

Trumpeter Alex Norris has performed with the Vanguard Orchestra, Joshua Redmond, Brad Mehldau, and Chris Potter, among others.

Guitarist Chris Morrison has performed with Adam Nussbaum, John Patitucci, Joey Calderazzo, and Brian Torff, among others.

Bassist Mike McGuirk has played with John Abercrombie, Tim Hagan, and Mulgrew Miller, among others.

Drummer Bobby Leonard has played with the Woody Herman Orchestra, Dave Liebman and Eddie Henderson, among others.

These great musicians will be swinging hard in the tradition.

Admission $15
Friday
January 3
2020
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
January 4
2020
8:00 pm
to
10:30 pm
Lady Got Chops Women's Music Festival presents:
with Mala Waldron Quartet
Jazz
BeanRunner Cafe
201 S. Division Street @ Esther
Peekskill, NY   See Map
Pianist, Vocalist and Songwriter, Mala Waldron, has shared the stage with Makanda Ken McIntyre, Don Braden, Jeanne Lee, Melvin Sparks, Hilton Ruiz, Bernard Purdie, Warren Smith, and others. She is a featured artist on the CDs: He's My Father (a duo with her father, jazz pianist/composer Mal Waldron) and Lullabye (a tribute to her godmother, Billie Holiday). Her recording, Always There, features guitarist Steve Salerno, bassist Miriam Sullivan, and drummer/percussionist Michael T.A. Thompson. Always There, licensed by Columbia Records in Japan, was voted one of the "Top 20 Jazz CDs of 2006" by JazzUSA.

Mala has performed internationally and in the Catania Jazz Festival (Italy), and the Medgar Evers Jazzy Jazz Festival, Port Jefferson Jazz Festival (opening for Kenny Rankin), the Jazz XOXO Asian Tour, and The 2006 Diet Coke Women in Jazz Festival for Jazz at Dizzy's Club Coca Cola (Jazz at Lincoln Center) opening for Patrice Rushen.

$15 adm. For reservations, 914-737-1701.
LGC Women's Music Festival produced by Kim Clarke.
Friday
January 10
2020
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
Friday
January 24
2020
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

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