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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
October 14
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
October 18
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
Saturday
October 19
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
Sunday
October 20
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
October 25
8:00 pm
to
10:30 pm
Ahlfabet Jazz Band
with Albert Ahlf (piano)
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!

Admission $10. For reservations call 914-737-1701.
Saturday
October 26
8:00 pm
to
10:30 pm
Eric Person & Trio-Kinesis
Jazz
BeanRunner Cafe
201 S. Division Street @ Esther
Peekskill, NY   See Map
Eric Person brings his dynamic ensemble Trio-Kinesis to The Beanrunner!

Trio-Kinesis features Eric Person on saxophones/flute, Robert Kopec on basses and Bob Meyer on drums.

Trio-Kinesis performs original compositions and new takes on standards. Their emphatic interplay is the hallmark of every performance.

Person has released 10 CDs under his leadership and has performed with McCoy Tyner, Dave Holland, Houston Person, John Hicks, and many others.

Robert Kopec has performed with the likes of Hal Galper, Kenny Werner, Joe Tranchina and many others.

Bob Meyer has performed with Joe Lovano, James Moody, Mal Waldron, Jaki Byard, and many others.

Bill Milkowski of Jazztimes called Eric a "risk-taking improviser, accomplished composer, and inveterate swinger.

Russ Musto of the New York Jazz Record stated: "Person is more than fine; he's a major talent of his generation."

Admission $15. For reservations, call 914-737-1701.
Sunday
October 27
4:00 pm
to
6:30 pm
Baba Kazi Oliver, African Drummer Extraordinaire, and Friends
Acoustic
BeanRunner Cafe
201 S. Division Street @ Esther
Peekskill, NY   See Map
As a young child, Kazi Oliver tapped out rhythms on many a household item, including tables, counters, even a sister or two. When his mother discovered that a local after school program offered African drumming, Kazi was promptly directed to attend. Since these early beginnings, he has truly become the drummers' version of the Pied Piper, engaging children and adults in experiencing the energy and excitement of African drumming.

Kazi has been teaching for 45 years and performing for over 40 years. Professionally, Kazi has performed at the Village Vanguard, the Museum of Modern Art in NYC, and on ABC-TV's "The View." Yet Kazi enjoys just as much, his appearances at community festivals, schools and events that bring together multi-generational and multicultural audiences to experience and enjoy the awesome power of the African drum.

Admission $10
Friday
November 1
8:00 pm
to
10:30 pm
Tony Leon and his Groupo Son Latino, Elai Rivera (Piano), Willie Cintron (Bass), Hiran Colon (Sax & Flute), Danny del Valle (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 arrived in New York in 1979 and became 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.
Admission $15
Saturday
November 2
8:00 pm
to
10:30 pm
Haven Street Jazz & Blues
Jazz, Blues
BeanRunner Cafe
201 S. Division Street @ Esther
Peekskill, NY   See Map
Haven Street is is a jazz quintet featuring John Szinger on sax, Gary Bruce on guitar, Rich Paganello on piano, Jay Militscher on bass, and Eric Puente on drums. Our music is firmly rooted in the tradition of hard bop, but also in the Here and Now. Our collective goal is true collaboration and improvisation...and to Swing. Hard. Always.

$10 admission
Friday
November 8
8:00 pm
to
10:30 pm
Reggae!
with Ayaaso
Roots Music
BeanRunner Cafe
201 S. Division Street @ Esther
Peekskill, NY   See Map
AYAASO is a Roots Reggae Band that has performed at Africa House and numerous other venues in and around New York City and upstate New York. The band can be seen on BRIC TV on TradingPhotos.com in Brooklyn. NY

AYAASO started in the fall of 2003 with Asante Blue on keyboards and vocals, Fes Williams on bass, Bill Bojangles on vocals. A year or so later came Steady Demmings on drums and now also includes Eric Toussaint on keyboards and Andrea Green on guitar.

AYASSO debut CD, A Brighter Day gets airplay in New York, Nevada, Florida, Jamaica, St. Kitts/Nevis, the Eastern Caribbean and on internet radio. The album has fifteen songs including the fans favorites Golden Sun, Blessed Is The Man, Marcus Garvey, Welcome To New York and the Ska instrumental Crush Pepper.

For reservations, call 914-737-1701. Admission $15.
Saturday
November 9
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.
Monday
November 11
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
November 15
8:00 am
to
10:30 am
Soul Purpose
Soul
BeanRunner Cafe
201 S. Division Street @ Esther
Peekskill, NY   See Map
Recently named the "Best Local Band in the Hudson Valley" by readers of Hudson Valley Magazine, Soul Purpose is a seven-piece band fueled by a shared love of Soul, New Orleans Funk. Swing, R&B and Jazz music.

Soul Purpose has headlined at the famed Daryl's House Club, Pawling, NY, iconic Towne Crier Cafe, Beacon, NY, historic Colony, Woodstock, NY and renowned Falcon, Marlboro, NY. The band has also opened for such prominent artists as Grammy Award Nominee and Blues Music Award Nominee, Shemekia Copeland; Grammy Award Nominee Singer/Songwriter Blues Album, Slam Allen and the Chris O'Leary Band.

SARA ESPINOSA, Lead Vocals

DR. LORI MORRIS - Alto, tenor and soprano saxes, flute, percussion and vocals

RICH DE CROSTA - Trumpet, flugelhorn, vocals, percussion.

ROBERT "CUE" GERHARDS - Guitar and Vocals

JAMES PROSSER - Keyboards and Piano

Adm $15. Call for reservations at 914-737-1701.
Saturday
November 16
8:00 pm
to
10:30 pm
Nova Blue
Latin, Jazz, and Funk
BeanRunner Cafe
201 S. Division Street @ Esther
Peekskill, NY   See Map
Novablue is a group of veteran musicians who just know how to swing.

Nova Blue includes Charlie Alletto (Guitar), Connie Grossman (Flute), Glen Lowe (Drums), Joe Mannozzi (Keyboards), Tito Marrero (Percussion) and Mike Viñas (Bass).

Individually, these musicians have played with the likes of Dave Valentin, The New Swing Sextet, Ruben Blades, Charanson, Mambo Negro, Cojunto Libre, and Yomo Toro. AND, collectively, they create a whole new blend of Latin and Jazz.

Adm. $15
Sunday
November 17
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
November 22
8:00 pm
to
10:30 pm
The Peter Calo Band
Americana, Singer-Songwriter
BeanRunner Cafe
201 S. Division Street @ Esther
Peekskill, NY   See Map
Peter Calo returns, this time as a trio, with Peter on vocals and guitars, Jeff Eyrich on bass and vocals and Chris Marshak on Drums. They will be playing songs from Peter’s critically acclaimed “Wired to the Moon” and “Time Machine” CDs, As well as some new songs and some favorite covers.

Time Machine went to #9 on the Indie Charts with "Don't Ever Go Away" reaching #1 on some stations.

…"one of the most engaging performers in the biz" "Time Out" London

“Peter Calo is the musician you meet early in your career and all of a sudden you’re 70 years old and you’re lucky enough to still be playing and writing with him. This album shows his ability to merge styles and introduce new structures and harmonies with himself singing lead vocals. Always an inspiration and always quite surprising. Life sure does shine bright on an ordinary day!! Oh, wait a second, I think he wrote that!!” Carly Simon

CDs available. $15 adm
For reservations, call 914-737-1701.
Saturday
November 23
8:00 pm
to
10:30 pm
Valerie Capers Quartet, John Robinson (bass), Alan Givens (sax), Doug Richardson (drums), and special guest, Pito Castillo (congas)
Jazz
BeanRunner Cafe
201 S. Division Street @ Esther
Peekskill, NY   See Map
Dr. Capers has performed with Dizzy Gillespie, Wynton Marsalis, Mongo Santamaria, Tito Puente, Slide Hampton, Max Roach, and Paquito D'Rivera, among others; has recorded 5 albums: Portrait of Soul (Atlantic), Affirmation (KMA Arts), Come On Home (Columbia/Sony), Wagner Takes the 'A' Train (Elysium), and Limited Edition (VALCAP Records); and has appeared on numerous radio and television programs. She plays regularly at the Knickerbocker in Greenwich Village and Lenox Lounge in Harlem.

Her most noted compositions are Sing About Love, a critically acclaimed Christmas cantata produced by George Wein at Carnegie Hall; Sojourner, an operatorio based on the life of Sojourner Truth, performed by the Opera Ebony Company of NY; and Song of the Seasons, commissioned by the Smithsonian.

Admission $15 For reservations, call 914-737-1701 Reservations held to 8 p.m.

Come early: Great Food, Fine Wine & Beer.
Friday
November 29
8:00 pm
to
10:30 pm
FRIED FUNK
Funk, Rock (progressive), and Blues
BeanRunner Cafe
201 S. Division Street @ Esther
Peekskill, NY   See Map
Original Funk instrumental music, heavy jams, rock, blues, reggae and ethereal breakbeat. Composer/Saxophonist, Steve Frieder, leads this band of groovy dudes into a night of hypnotic rhythm, anthem-like melody and colorful sonic landscapes.

$15 admission For reservations, call 914-737-1701.
Saturday
November 30
8:00 pm
to
10:30 pm
Ed Croft, 2017 JazzBuffalo Best Acoustic Upright Bassist of the Year
with Ed Croft Trio plays A Charlie Brown Christmas, featuring David Braham (piano), and John Clay (Drums)
Jazz
BeanRunner Cafe
201 S. Division Street @ Esther
Peekskill, NY   See Map
Ed Croft, a Peekskill native, started his career playing in the New York City subways with famed blues musician Carolina Slim. From there, he played locally with his rockabilly band, The Moonshiners and went on to pursue a BA in Music Education from SUNY Fredonia. There he performed and studied with local legends such as Tom Gestwicki, John Bacon, Bruce Johnstone, in an orchestra concert with Yo Yo Ma, and more. He later studied under Jeff Halsey, David Bixler, and Chris Buzzeli.

Ed began touring with celtic rock band The Town Pants, followed by the bluegrass band The Jakobs Ferry Stragglers. He also performed with Mike Stern, Dave Samuels (of Spyro Gyro fame), Gary Smulyan, Tim Hagans, Jimmy Heath, and Conrad Herwig. Now living in Buffalo, Ed has performed/shared the stage with Buffalo jazz greats Darryl Washington, Greg Millar, Rey Scott, Bobby Jones, and Buffalo Music Hall of Famers Doug Yeomans, Mary Ramsey, Joe Parisi, and Joe Rozler.
$10 admission. Reservations-914-737-1701
Sunday
December 8
4:00 pm
to
6:00 pm
Kristen Carolynn
Singer-Songwriter, Contemporary
BeanRunner Cafe
201 S. Division Street @ Esther
Peekskill, NY   See Map
Kristen Carolynn is an aspiring singer songwriter from Westchester New York. As an artist she is drawn towards a soulful sound and delivers with unique timbre. Kristen like many others, believes in the uniting power of music and is passionate about sharing her voice to connect, relate and encourage others.

Donations to the musicians are encouraged and appreciated.

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