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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
Friday
January 19
8:00 pm
to
10:30 pm
First Reggae Show of The Year!
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.

$15 Admission. For reservations, call 914-737-1701.
Friday
January 26
8:00 pm
to
10:30 pm
T-Ray & the Bros' Groove
Funk, Motown/R&B
BeanRunner Cafe
201 S. Division Street @ Esther
Peekskill, NY   See Map
The Bros' Groove - five brothers from the same musical mother. Born from the ashes of the NY Uproar, brothers T-Ray, Leslie, Francis, Jon and Tommy are in the Groove. Featuring powerful vocals to an infectious beat, the Bros' put an original Funk spin on R&B, Rock and the Blues.

Admission $15. For reservations, please call 914-737-1701.
Saturday
January 27
8:00 pm
to
10:30 pm
Roland Vasquez Quintet, Pito Castillo (congas & percussion) , Mike “Migs” Migliore (tenor-soprano saxes, flute), Mike Migliore (electric bass) , Alex Smith (acoustic piano, electric keyboards)
Jazz
BeanRunner Cafe
201 S. Division Street @ Esther
Peekskill, NY   See Map
ROLAND VAZQUEZ (composer, drummer) is critically acclaimed for his Latin rhythmic chamber jazz and widely recognized as an innovator, developing music that speaks between culturally-diverse styles.

Pito Castillo (congas & percussion) brings a deep understanding of traditional Afro Latin roots. He has performed with Charlie Palmieri, Jose Alberto (“El Canario”), and Bobby Rodriguez Orchestra, among others.

Mike “Migs” Migliore (tenor & soprano saxes, flute) has performed with Gerry Mulligan, Maynard Ferguson, and Wynton Marsalis, among others.

Mike Migliore (electric bass) is currently in the Jazz Program at SUNY Purchase and has performed with Ingrid Jensen, Ignacio Berroa, Steve Davis and Charles Blenzig.

Alex Smith (acoustic piano, electric keyboards) is the pianist, organist, and arranger for Lady Gaga’s jazz quintet, and is featured on her album “Cheek to Cheek”. He has also performed with Maria Schnieder, Louis Bellson, and Buddy DeFranco, among others.
Admission $15. For reservations call 914-737-1701.
Friday
February 2
8:00 pm
to
10:30 pm
Salsa with Grammy Award Winner Willy Torres!
Latin
BeanRunner Cafe
201 S. Division Street @ Esther
Peekskill, NY   See Map
Born in Trujillo Alto, Puerto Rico, William Maisonet-Torres was influenced by his father, renowned percussionist William Maisonet Figueroa (a/k/a Papo Conga) and his mother Doris who sang and recorded a few Boleros. Willy quickly developed a keen ear, a natural affinity for percussion, and a deep love for the music of Puerto Rico.

Willy is a regular on the New York Latin session scene and has recorded vocals for Rey Ruiz, Tito Nieves, Alexandre Pires, Ricardo Montaner, Christian Castro, Gilberto Santarosa, Ricky Martin, to name a few.

He has released 3 albums "Willy's NYC Salsa Project" (2008), "Hardcore" (2011), and "On Another Path" (2015); has received 9 Grammy nominations; and is a 4 time Grammy awardee: 2004 (The Spanish Harlem Orchestra "Across 110 Street"), 2006 (Best Tropical Album Producer), 2010 (The Spanish Harlem Orchestra "Viva La Tradicion"), and 2013 (for collaboration & as guest artist for The Pacific Mambo Orchestra). Willy was nominated again in 2014/15.
$20 admission. For reservations 914-737-1701.
Saturday
February 3
8:00 pm
to
10:30 pm
Holographic Principle, Ronnie Burrage (drums), Michal Wierba (piano), Nimrod Speaks (bass)
Jazz
BeanRunner Cafe
201 S. Division Street @ Esther
Peekskill, NY   See Map
Ronnie Burrage is considered one of the best jazz musicians on the world scene today. He is featured on more than 100 recordings; has toured all four continents and his latest productions, “Heal”, "Spirit Guides / Truth and Love Music" & "Blue Noise", may be some of his greatest works. Ronnie has played with Wayne Shorter, Sonny Rollins, Pat Metheny, Jaco Pastorius and McCoy Tyner, among others.

Pianist Michal Wieba is a rising star on Polish jazz scene. Drawing from jazz, funk, pop, cinematic and electronic music, he has recorded around 20 albums. In 2016, he toured with Ronnie, with whome he performed in the All Souls Jazz Festival in Chicago and recorded “The Dance of The Great Spirit” - the beginning of their group Holographic Principle.

Bassist Nimrod Speaks brings his individual soulful tone to many styles of music. He has performed with master musicians including Boostie Barnes, Doc Gibbs, Hannibal Lokumbe and at premier jazz venues such as the Blue Note.
$15 admission. For reservations call 914-737-1701.
Sunday
February 4
4:00 pm
to
6:00 pm
BeanRunner Poetry Project and POET are back!
with Ibrahim Siddiq (POET)
Acoustic
BeanRunner Cafe
201 S. Division Street @ Esther
Peekskill, NY   See Map
Ibrahim Siddiq is a teaching artist for the Henry Street Settlement through their Abrons Art Center. He has designed and facilitated poetry workshops in PS 34, PS 79, and North Queens High School; and, through Harlem RBI, at JHS 99. Ibrahim also runs his own grass roots arts program in which he has taught poetry workshops at Baruch College, Peekskill Middle School, & Fordham University.

The BeanRunner Poetry Project will be held the 1st Sunday of each month.

Free and Open to the Public
Friday
February 9
8:00 pm
to
10:30 pm
Kristina Koller ‘Perception’ Album Release Show, Fima Chupakhin (piano), Chris Talio (bass), Henry Conerway III (drums)
Jazz
BeanRunner Cafe
201 S. Division Street @ Esther
Peekskill, NY   See Map
“Kristina has proven to be a force in the vocal jazz arena” – Cyrille Aimee

“Indie-voiced Kristina Koller mixes jazz and bohemia…Gotta see her!” - JazzWeekly

Kristina Koller, an accomplished and original contemporary jazz vocalist, composer and arranger, will present music from her debut album ‘Perception’.

A rising stars in jazz, Koller has developed quickly into a highly individual vocalist, melding jazz, funk, R&B and alt-rock sounds into her songs. Kristina arranges tunes in unique ways, knowing that adding to the legacy of jazz is much more important than recreating the performances of others. Kristina culled her musical chops in the NYC jazz scene, performing at jazz haunts such as Smalls, Smoke, Minton’s, Mezzrow as well as The Apollo Theater.

Kristina was a featured Discovery Artist at the 2017 Mid-Atlantic Jazz Festival and her quintet were semi-finalists in the 2017 DCJazzPrix competition.

$10 admission. For reservations, call 914-737-1701.
Saturday
February 10
8:00 pm
to
10:30 pm
Wali Ali, with Bob Baldwin (piano), Kevin Hill (bass), Tony Lewis (drums)
Jazz, Folk/Traditional
BeanRunner Cafe
201 S Division St
Peekskill, NY   See Map
Wali Ali plays standards from a generation of creative jazz. His guitar unites the cool of Miles and Trane with the heat of Hendrix and Santana. Come celebrate the release of his new CD which invites the listener to explore new interpretations of classic melodies.

Wali Ali 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
February 12
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 9:00 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.



Wednesday
February 14
7:00 pm
to
9:30 pm
Valentine's Day
with Alexis Cole
Jazz
BeanRunner Cafe
201 S. Division Street @ Esther
Peekskill, NY   See Map
Called "one of the great voices of today," Alexis Cole has been compared to classic jazz singers such as Sarah Vaughan and Anita O'Day. Her luxurious voice and innovative interpretations make her an instant favorite with audiences of all ages.

Cole is the recipient of a Swing Journal Gold Disk award, and was a winner of the NY Jazzmobile and Montreux Jazz Festival vocal competitions. She records for Motéma Music, NY, Chesky Records, NY and Venus Records Japan. Her recordings have received high praise in the jazz press and are spun on radio world-wide. In addition to her many performances at top jazz venues like Dizzy's Club at Jazz at Lincoln Center, Birdland, The Jazz Standard, Blues Alley, and Billboard Live, she's also performed at Avery Fisher Hall and the Kennedy Center and had been a featured soloist with the Boston Pops and NY Philharmonic.

$15 Admission
For reservations, call 914-737-1701.
Friday
February 16
8:00 pm
to
10:30 pm
Reggae
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.

Come vibe with Anthem to experience the harmonious sounds of the new millennium!

$15 adm.

For reservations, call 914-737-1701
Saturday
February 17
8:00 pm
to
10:30 pm
The Steve Sandberg Quartet, Zach Brock (violin)_, Michael O'Brien (bass), Mauricio Zottarelli (drums)
Jazz
BeanRunner Cafe
201 S. Division Street @ Esther
Peekskill, NY   See Map
The Steve Sandberg Quartet masterfully blends classical and world music genres with the excitement of virtuosic improvisation. Both exhilarating and deeply poetic, the Quartet creates original compositions that draw on Sandberg’s extensive experience with world and classical music, and presents them in a live acoustic band. Sandberg has toured with David Byrne, Bebel Gilberto, Ruben Blades, Mario Rivera, and was nominated for three Emmys for his music for “Dora the Explorer.”

The quartet features the extraordinary violinist Zach Brock (of Snarky Puppy), along with bassist Michael O’Brien and drummer Mauricio Zottarelli.

All About Jazz called the Quartet’s first release, “Alaya,” a “breathtaking composite of world music, jazz, and classical expressions ... an exultant music that's incredibly personal and precise in its direction, yet universal in its language and ability to connect.”

$15 admission. For reservations call 914-737-1701.
Friday
February 23
8:00 pm
to
10:30 pm
A musical journey through the world of R&B
with Soul Fusion
Motown/R&B
BeanRunner Cafe
201 S. Division Street @ Esther
Peekskill, NY   See Map
Soul Fusion returns to the BeanRunner Cafe to take you on a musical journey through the world of sultry & smooth R&B.

Soul Fusion is the merging of diverse musical talents to form a dynamic band that covers a range of soulful music. Their repertoire ranges from old school songs that have withstood the test of time to popular contemporary hits. If you love the sounds of artists such as Anita Baker, Maxwell, Kem, Chaka Khan, Marvin, Frankie Beverly and more, this is a show that you don't want to miss!

Come and spend an evening with the area's ultimate cover band - Soul Fusion. You'll be glad you came, after all, music is good for the soul!

Come early, eat, drink and enjoy!

$10 Admission. For reservations, call 914-737-1701.
Saturday
February 24
8:00 pm
to
10:30 pm
The Renowned Fred Smith Jazz Ensemble, Tom Kohl (piano), Mark Hoven (bass), Napolean Revels Bey (drums)
Jazz, Blues
BeanRunner Cafe
201 S. Division Street @ Esther
Peekskill, NY   See Map
Fred Smith, former musical director for the Harlem Blues & Jazz Band, is the trumpeter of choice for swing bands including Panama Francis Orchestra, George Kelly's Jazz Sultans, and Al Cobb's Big Band.

Fred has also played with Dr. Lonnie Smith, Bross Townsend, Lou Donaldson, Houston Person & Etta Jones, Alvin Queen Quintet, Honi Coles & the Copacetics, Hugh Masekela, Larry Willis, Bernard Purdie, Lloyd Price Orchestra, and played in bands backing singers Ruth Brown, Carrie Smith, Della Griffen, Annette St. John, as well as performing in many night clubs during Harlem, Brooklyn, Queens and Greenwich Village Hey Day!

Admission $10 For reservations, call 914-737-1701. Reservations held to 8:00.

Come early! Great Food, Fine Wine & Beer.
Friday
March 2
8:00 pm
to
10:30 pm
Lady Got Chops Women's Music Festival Presents
with Salsa Night with Los Mas Valientes
Latin, Jazz
BeanRunner Cafe
201 S. Division Street @ Esther
Peekskill, NY   See Map
Formed in 1995 by Jessica Valiente, Anna Milat-Meyer and Yasuyo Kimura, Los Más Valientes brings together some of today’s finest Latin musicians. Collectively, the band’s resume reads like a who's-who of New York's salsa and Latin jazz music scene. Its members have played with Chico O'Farrill, Louis Bauzó, Charlie Persip, Max Roach, Orlando Marín, The Nelson Riddle Orchestra, the Kit McClure Band, Jimmy Bosch, Grammy-nominated Juan Carlos Formell, and more. Los Más Valientes plays original salsa as well as innovative arrangements of salsa and charanga standards. If it's dancing you want, Los Más Valientes can deliver; they play Latin dance music in the classic tradition of the Cachao descargas, Fania All-Stars, Alegre All-stars, and all the legendary charanga bands.

Los Más Valientes has four commercial releases including Los Más Valientes LIVE at MAKOR: A 10th Anniversary Concert that has recieved critical acclaim.

$15 admission. For reservations call 914-737-1701.
LGC Women's Music Festival produced by Kim Clarke.
Saturday
March 3
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.
Sunday
March 4
4:00 pm
to
6:00 pm
BeanRunner Poetry Project and POET are back!
with Ibrahim Siddiq (POET)
Acoustic
BeanRunner Cafe
201 S. Division Street @ Esther
Peekskill, NY   See Map
Ibrahim Siddiq is a teaching artist for the Henry Street Settlement through their Abrons Art Center. He has designed and facilitated poetry workshops in PS 34, PS 79, and North Queens High School; and, through Harlem RBI, at JHS 99. Ibrahim also runs his own grass roots arts program in which he has taught poetry workshops at Baruch College, Peekskill Middle School, & Fordham University.

The BeanRunner Poetry Project will be held the 1st Sunday of each month.

Free and Open to the Public
Friday
March 9
8:00 pm
to
10:30 pm
John Basile Trio
Jazz
BeanRunner Cafe
201 S. Division Street @ Esther
Peekskill, NY   See Map
John Basile is a formidable, sought after guitarist whose finger-style technique has produced five innovative and critically acclaimed CDs: "Amplitudes"-solo guitar improvisations; "No Apologies" -featuring Pat Bianchi on organ and Carmen Intorre on drums; "Time Will Reveal" -featuring Joe Locke on vibes and Bassist David Finck; "Animations"–with John Ambercrombie; and "It Was A Very Good Year" featuring two trios.

Guitar icon Jim Hall says "John Basile's playing has the essence of great jazz guitar: beautiful tone, marvelous swing, terrific technique, and excellent phrasing. You can’t ask for more!"

Legendary guitarist, John Abercrombie hails "John’s new CD has one of the most appropriate titles! Great Playing, Great Tunes, Great Sound...'No Apologies' needed!"

Admission $10. For reservations, call 914-737-1701.
Saturday
March 10
8:00 pm
to
10:30 pm
Lady Got Chops Women's Music Fest presents: Sage, with Lakecia Benjamin (alto sax)
Jazz
BeanRunner Cafe
201 S. Division Street @ Esther
Peekskill, NY   See Map
SAGE, the all-women jazz, blues and contemporary ensemble, has dared to rise to their historic place in music with a sound that transcends time and generation. Part contemporary, part sassy, part nostalgic, these ladies deliver what every music audience is looking for, the best in the art.

SAGE features Lakecia Benjamin on alto sax, Camille Thurman on tenor sax, Charissa Rowe Douse on violin and vocals, Yayoi Ikawa on keys, Endia Owens bass, and Sanah Kadoura on drums.

The group has appeared with Ray Charles, Denzel Washington, Regina Carter, the Duke Ellington Show Choir and many others. SAGE also headlined at the 2009 Inaugural Ball.

$15 admission

To reserve seating, call (914) 737-1701.
LGC Women's Music Festival produced by Kim Clarke.
Monday
March 12
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 9:00 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.



Saturday
March 17
8:00 pm
to
10:30 pm
Todd Londagin Band, with Pete Smith (guitar), Jennifer Vincent (bass), David Berger (drums), Matt Ray (piano)
Jazz
BeanRunner Cafe
201 S. Division Street @ Esther
Peekskill, NY   See Map
For anyone who loves joyful, unpretentious, but highly creative and spontaneous jazz, Todd Londagin’s new album Look Out For Love will be a delightful discovery. In the company of four longstanding musical cohorts, Todd has assembled a repertoire of 10 songs, culled from the Great American Songbook and popular songs. Bassist Jennifer Vincent and drummer David Berger have been playing with Todd since the early 1990s (all three were original members of the successful ‘90s band, The Flying Neutrinos); while pianist Matt Ray and guitarist Pete Smith have been performing with Todd since 2000. Together, they artfully and lovingly developed each piece like an assortment of delicious dishes combined together for a cohesive feast. As Todd explains, "each tune is an exercise in doing things in a different way." Unabashed swing is definitely a consistent mood throughout the CD.

$15 admission
See Todd performing at Birdland!
Friday
March 23
8:00 pm
to
10:30 pm
The D-Major Project
Rock (classic)
BeanRunner Cafe
201 S. Division Street @ Esther
Peekskill, NY   See Map
The DMajor Project features a brilliant collaboration of musicians who approach the repertoire they perform from a wide eclectic mix of influences. Although often referred to as "an improvisational jazz group", that only describes one aspect of what their music really is. More accurately, The DMajor Project performs everything from folk to jazz to classic soul, Latin, neo-funk, world beat, roots and pop music, but always in their own unorthodox way! They take popular songs from every era, in all genres and styles, and mostly re-write, re- arrange, re-harmonize and rhythmically transform them into their own fun, quirky, original and truly unique renditions.

The band is centered around the mesmerizing vocal stylings of DEBBIE MAJOR ("DMajor") accompanied by the extraordinary talents of KEN McGLOIN (guitar & ukulele), AKIE BERMISS (pian, keyboards & vocals), and JON BATES (drums & percussion).

$10 admission.
Saturday
March 24
8:00 pm
to
10:30 pm
Lady Got Chops Women's Music Festival presents: Brazillian-Latin Jazz
with Annette A. Aguilar and the Stringbean 5Tet
Latin
BeanRunner Cafe
201 S. Division Street @ Esther
Peekskill, NY   See Map
Annette A. Aguilar (multi-percussionist, Band leader recording artist, producer and educator.) was born in San Francisco into a family from Nicaragua.

At the age of 16 she was sitting in and performing with renowned Latin artists from Santana, Cal Tjader and Pete and Sheila Escovedo (Sheila E).

Annette has toured internationally and has performed and shared the stage with Stevie Wonder, The Grateful Dead, Darlene Love, Jefferson airplane, The Four Tops, Tito Puente, Dave Valentine, Ray Brown, and Mose Allison, among others.

She also has toured with Grammy award winning Broadway shows, has recorded for T.V. and film, and has been the principal timpanist for the Bronx Symphony since 1997. In 1992, Annette formed her Afro-Cuban, Latin Jazz group, Annette A. Aguilar & StringBeans."
Admission $15. For reservations, call 914-737-1701
Friday
March 30
8:00 pm
to
10:30 pm
Alva Nelson's Stevie Wonder Project, Gene Ghee (sax), James Gibbs (trumpet), Belden Bullock (bass), Greg Bufford (drums)
Jazz
BeanRunner Cafe
201 S. Division Street
Peekskill, NY   See Map
Alva Nelson, a multi-faceted musician, has performed & recorded with Lightnin' Hopkins, Kirk Whalum, and Regina Belle. He has been musical director for "Ain't Misbehavin'", "Violet", and "Lady Day at Emerson's Bar & Grill" and produced Dorothy Leigh's "A Second Chance", for which he wrote three songs. "Soul Eyes" is Alva Nelson's latest jazz piano release.

Nelson has received three "Meet the Composer" Grants; won 1st Place in the Composers' Guild Composition Contest with "Synonymous Dichotomy" ('83), "Buster's Bounce" ('85) and "Tranquil Jubilation ('88); and was selected as a semifinalist in the Thelonious Monk International Jazz Competition. Throughout the 1990's, Nelson performed, arranged, and orchestrated music for the Boys Choir of Harlem, including engagements at Carnegie Hall & Alice Tully Hall with Wynton Marsalis and Kathleen Battle; Hubert Laws and the St. Luke's Orchestra, and the New York Philharmonic with Zubin Mehta.

Adm. $15
Come early! Great food, fine wine & beer.
Saturday
March 31
8:00 pm
to
10:30 pm
Lady Got Chops Women's Music Festival presents:
with Playing It Forward - Soulful Jazz & Funk
Motown/R&B
BeanRunner Cafe
201 S. Division Street @ Esther
Peekskill, NY   See Map
Playing it Forward journeys through the mosaic of Classic Soul, Jazz, Roots Rhythm and Gospel celebrating the works of Graham Central Station, Stevie Wonder, Donny Hathaway, Roberta Flack and more with a modern, straightforward mix that lets these songs and classic arrangements come alive again, again and again!

Playing it Forward includes an all star group of musicians with Chiara Fasi on violin, Yayoi Ikawa on keys, Endia Owens on bass, and featuring vocalists Sheila Baptista and the Brotherz in the Band (with Dana Byrd, Richard Dixon, Joe Boykin).

$15 admission


LGC Women's Music Festival produced by Kim Clarke

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