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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
April 19
7:00 pm
to
9:00 pm
Ras Droppa & the Eazy Skanking Band - REGGAE!
Roots Music, Ska
BeanRunner Cafe
201 S. Division Street @ Esther
Peekskill, NY   See Map
Ras Droppa is a passionate musician and consummate artist filled with energy and talent, poised to take on the world with his music.

Singing and playing the melodica in the streets of Jamaica as a child, Ras Droppa's early influences stemmed from his exposure to artists from his homeland, like Bob Marley, Aston "Family Man" Barrett, Garnet Silk, Sly Dunbar & Robbie Shakespeare and Roland Alphonso and the Skatalites.

He has toured worldwide and, with his custom Steinberger, has shared the stage with reggae artists such as Sugar Minott, Beres Hammond, The Congos, Chaka Demus & Pliers, Lucky Dube, Burning Spear, Aswad, Sly and Robbie, Jimmy Cliff, Yami Bolo, Dennis Brown, The Wailers, CCB Reggae All Stars, Leroy Sibbles, Junior Jazz, Anthony B, The Mighty Diamonds, Cocoa Tea, Half Pint and Sister Carol.

$20 admission. Call for reservations, 914-737-1701.
Call 914-737-1701 for reservations.
Saturday
April 20
6:00 pm
to
8:00 pm
The Matt Garrison Organ Band, Alex Smith (Hammond Organ), Tony Jefferson (Drums)
Jazz
BeanRunner Cafe
201 S. Division Street @ Esther
Peekskill, NY   See Map
Saxophonist Matt Garrison leads his Organ Band showcasing the exceptionally talented Alex Smith on organ, and the incomparable Tony Jefferson on drums and cymbals.

Along with jazz standards and music from the American Songbook, the group focuses on original compositions and new arrangements created by each member of the ensemble. The trio covers a wide range of tempos and grooves and will keep your feet tapping and your head bopping.

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

Sunday
April 21
3:00 pm
to
5:00 pm
Vicente Saav in Concert
Acoustic, Latin, and Classical/Opera
BeanRunner Cafe
201 S. Division Street @ Esther
Peekskill, NY   See Map
Vicente Saav is a Venezuelan American guitarist-singer who covers classics from Latin America and Brazil. His influences are mostly Brazilian artists like Joao Gilberto, Caetano Veloso and Antonio Jobim. A bossa nova lover, he adds international jazz standards from France and the US. His sound is multilingual, dynamic, exciting, romantic and backed by the unique sound of his hybrid 7 string guitar. He has been featured in several clubs, restaurants and cafes around Westchester.

Donations to the musicians are greatly appreciated.
Friday
April 26
7:00 pm
to
9:00 pm
Mary Cowden and Nate Liebert Quartet
Jazz
BeanRunner Cafe
201 S. Division Street @ Esther
Peekskill, NY   See Map
Brooklyn based vocalist, multi-instrumentalist, producer, and songwriter Mary Rose Cowden started her career as a jazz saxophonist earning a degree from The New School in Jazz-Performance. She has performed throughout Europe and North America playing on the stages of Newport Jazz Festival, Jazz Festival of Bern Switzerland, and Smalls Jazz Club.

Returning Beanrunner performer Nate Liebert is a Cortlandt Manor raised contemporary guitarist and songwriter who, after graduating from SUNY New Paltz in 2019 with a degree in Jazz Performance for Guitar and playing just about every hit possible in the Hudson Valley, moved to Brooklyn to further his studies in music on the most active scene in the world. He has since played around NYC at locations such as Nublu, Sofar HQ, Park Central Hotel, and studied with musicians such as Camila Meza and Matther Rotker-Lynn. The two met on the scene and quickly decided to start performing together.

$20 adm. Call for reservations, 914-737-1701.
Saturday
April 27
6:00 pm
to
8:00 pm
RHYTHM RISING QUARTET, with Victor Catanzaro on vibraphone, Doug Correllus on piano , Ron Figueroa on bass, Tomas Martin Lopez on percussion
Latin, Jazz
BeanRunner Cafe
201 S. Division Street @ Esther
Peekskill, NY   See Map
Rhythm Rising Quartet is a talented ensemble of Hudson Valley musicians, led by Grammy-nominated percussionist Tomas Martin Lopez. Their music blends Afro-Caribbean Latin Jazz, Bossa Nova, and Samba, with the vibraphone adding a smooth yet fiery drive.

The quartet includes Victor Catanzaro on Vibraphone, Doug Correllus on Piano, Ron Figueroa on Bass, and Tomas Martin Lopez on Percussion.

The Rhythm Rising Quartet masterfully honors traditional Latin Jazz artists such as Cal Tjader, Tito Puente, and Mongo Santamaria. In addition to paying homage to these legends, they also infuse their set lists with a blend of original compositions and beloved standards. Whether you're a jazz enthusiast or simply appreciate soulful rhythms, the Rhythm Rising Quartet promises an engaging musical experience.

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

See more about the Rythm Rising Quartet here.
Friday
May 3
7:00 pm
to
9:00 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, Cubano, Cumbia, 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 Jhonny (Piano and Keyboard), Norberto (guitar bass), Jairo (Vocals and timbales), and
Juan (Congas and chorus).

$20 admission. For reservations, call 914-737-1701
Saturday
May 4
6:00 pm
to
8:00 pm
Stix Bones and the Bone Squad
Jazz, Hip Hop
BeanRunner Cafe
201 S. Division Street @ Esther
Peekskill, NY   See Map
Stix Bones and The Bone Squad is comin' at ya with their HOT NEW CD, "Olimpik Soul!" Catch them NOW in their only area appearance!

With their unique blend of soul, funk, and hip-hop, Stix Bones & The BONE Squad will keep you dancing all night long.

Stix Bones was the drummer for internationally known group Soulfege, lead by former Oprah Winfrey XM Sirius host Derrick N. Ashong. Stix has had the privilege to record two award winning albums with Soulfege and perform on the Derrick Ashong Experience. The album "Afropolitan" made its mark on the Jazz Week World Charts. He has produced hit songs for guitarist Matt Marshak including "Gas Lamp Groove" and "Harlem River Drive." The band's current CD, "Olimpik Soul," is a heart-stopper and will be available via a special ticket purchase or at the show, both will be signed at the show.

They're gonna ROCK your world!

$20 adm.

Buy tickets here. Also buy their CD here.
Friday
May 10
7:00 pm
to
9:00 pm
Ahlfabet Jazz Swing Band
Jazz
BeanRunner Cafe
201 S. Division Street @ Esther
Peekskill, NY   See Map
The Ahlfabet Jazz Swing 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!

$20 adm. Call for reservations, 914-737-1701.
Saturday
May 11
6:00 pm
to
8:00 pm
The Erena Terakubo Quartet, Erena Terakubo (sax), Sterling Cozza (piano), Caleb Tobocman (bass) and, Hank Allen (drums)
Jazz
BeanRunner Cafe
201 S. Division Street @ Esther
Peekskill, NY   See Map
Erena Terakubo was born in Sapporo, Japan. She began playing the alto saxophone at the age of nine and had jazz clinics with musicians including Herbie Hancock when she was attending Sapporo Junior Jazz Orchedtra. Her first album, "North Bird" with Kenny Barron , Christian McBride , Lee Pearson , and Peter Bernstein reached no.1 on the Japanese jazz charts and was awarded Swing Journal's Gold Disc. In 2011 and 2013, Terakubo recorded her second and third CD, "New York Attitude" and "Burkina" with Kenny Barron, Ron Carter, Lee Pearson, Dominick Farinacci, Jimmy Cobb, and Lenny White. In 2015, she moved to New York and released her fourth disc, "A Time For Love" with David Hazeltine, David Williams, Lewis Nash. The album was released worldwide.

Erena has performed in the Tokyo Jazz Festival and plays clubs such as Smalls, Zinc Bar, The Kitano, and The 55 bar etc.

Adm $20. Call for reservations at 914-737-1701.
Friday
May 17
7:00 pm
to
9:00 pm
This Show is SOLD OUT.
with Celebrating Life, Love and the History of Song, KJ Denhert
Blues, 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".

KJ is joined by Mamdou Ba (bass) and Ray Levier (drums).

$20 admission. Call 914-737-1701 for reservations.
Saturday
May 18
6:00 pm
to
8:00 pm
Howard Britz Trio
Jazz
BeanRunner Cafe
201 S. Division Street @ Esther
Peekskill, NY   See Map
Hailing from London, now long-time New Yorker, pianist, double bassist and composer Howard Britz brings together his love for the progressive Jazz of the 1960s, Latin and New Orleans Jazz and the Blues, both in his music and on his recently released sixth CD, 'Comfort and Joy'. In live performance his sense of groove, fun, playfulness and humor communicates directly to the audience.

Britz has toured the UK, Sweden and France and has played at London's Royal Festival Hall, Ronnie Scott's Jazz Club, the Glasgow International Jazz Festival and Edinburgh Festival in Scotland, at clubs throughout Boston and the Northeast including Scullers, the Regatta Bar Jazz clubs, Ortliebs Jazz Club in Philadelphia, the Blue Note, Smalls Jazz Club, Maureen's Jazz Cellar, and at Lincoln Center.

He has performed and recorded with artists such as Grammy Award Winner Luciana Souza, Sam Rivers, Danilo Perez, Sonny Fortune, Jon Hendrick, Kenny Werner, Paquito D'Rivera, among others.
$20 adm. For reservations, call 914-737-1701.
Friday
May 24
7:00 pm
to
9:00 pm
Bittersweet Descent
Rock (classic), Folk/Traditional, and Alternative
BeanRunner Cafe
201 S. Division Street @ Esther
Peekskill, NY   See Map
Bittersweet Descent is comprised of Mark Grossman (guitar/vocals), Krisana Soponpong (bass), Jamie Altieri (guitar/vocals), and Pat DePellonia (drums). The band's primary focus is crafting and performing original, genre-busting, high-energy material with which any audience can instantly connect. Live shows are also peppered with covers of a variety of alternative and classic rock bands, along with folk, country, and punk covers. The band, with former drummer Jesse Weiss, recorded a six-song EP which is being released, and the title track is now available for streaming on all platforms. Grossman and Soponpong, along with drummer Chris Perna, worked together to record six singles of Grossman's original material, which are all available under his name on all streaming platforms, and which served as the songs that launched Bittersweet Descent's catalogue of original songs.

$20 adm. Call for reservations, 914-737-1701.
Saturday
May 25
6:00 pm
to
8:00 pm
Wali Ali
Jazz, Folk/Traditional
BeanRunner Cafe
201 S Division St
Peekskill, NY   See Map
"A deliciously fluid guitar player who's walked the walk as well as talked the talk - masterfully showing he knows the music. This is just what you need when you want to hear some killer guitar. Hot stuff." Chris Spector, Midwest Record Entertainment

Wali Ali's music reflects the rhythm of funk and the cool of jazz. His sound combines the music of Miles and Trane with that of Hendrix and Santana, inviting the listener to explore new interpretations of classic melodies.

$20 admission. For reservations, call 914-737-1701.
Sunday
May 26
3:00 pm
to
5:00 pm
The Porch Brothers
Americana, Acoustic
BeanRunner Cafe
201 S. Division Street @ Esther
Peekskill, NY   See Map
The Porch Brothers are Richard Brooker and Tom Heany. They sing and play acoustic guitars and mandolin. Their songs are mostly American and mostly vintage, with generous handfuls of originals, contemporary gems and surprises thrown in. A typical set might include jazz from Duke Ellington or Django Reinhardt, a gem or two from John Prine, some standards, a country classic from Cindy Walker, a few fiddle tunes and some of heartwarming, heartbreaking originals.

Richard Brooker's deft touch on guitar and mandolin comes from decades of playing songs from American, Celtic, Gypsy and Brazilian traditions. Tom Heany is a Hudson Valley songwriter; his instruction manual is the great American songbook, and his newspaper is traditional American music.

They sing like well-loved old cars.

Donations to the musicians are greatly appreciated.
For reservations, call 914-737-1701.
Friday
May 31
7:00 pm
to
9:00 pm
Anthem Band
Roots Music, Ska
BeanRunner Cafe
201 S. Division Street @ Esther
Peekskill, NY   See Map
It's the Anthem Band with its 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.

$20 admission. Call for reservations, 914-737-1701,
Make reservations at 914-737-1701.
Sunday
June 2
3:00 pm
to
5:00 pm
Dan Scannell and the Atlanteans
Acoustic, Jazz
BeanRunner Cafe
201 S. Division Street @ Esther
Peekskill, NY   See Map
Dan is a multi-talented guitarist, singer, composer, lyricist, songwriter, and arranger. As a guitarist, he has played at legendary music venues such as CBGB, which is the birthplace of folk, rock, and punk music, as well as the Mercury Lounge and The Black Star in NYC. Most recently, his band "Dan Scannell and The Atlanteans" opened up for Grammy-award nominated Guy Davis, a world-famous blues musician, educator, storyteller, and activist.

Dan Scannell is a one-of-a-kind musician. Because of his musical tenacity, classical knowledge, and lyrics that reflect real world experiences, a Dan Scannell tune is memorable and timeless. He has released several albums and is currently working on two which are set to release this summer.

Donations to musicians are appreciated.
For reservations, call 914-737-1701
Sunday
June 9
3:00 pm
to
5:00 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 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.

$15 admission
Saturday
June 22
6:00 pm
to
8:00 pm
Gerry Malkin Sextet
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.

The Sextet includes Gerry Malkin (sax), Vinnie Cutro (trumpet), Chris Morrison (guitar), David Janeway (piano), Mike McGuirk (bass), and Bobby Leonard (drums).

These great musicians will be swinging hard in the tradition.

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

Show will be outside on Esther St. In case of rain, it will move inside the BeanRunner Cafe.

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