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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
Thursday
May 24
7:00 pm
to
9:00 pm
Embark presents:
with Heart of the Matter - A songwriter's series
Singer-Songwriter
BeanRunner Cafe
201 S. Division Street @ Esther
Peekskill, NY   See Map
Heart of the Matter is a new songwriter's series hosted by Joe Adami and featuring three highly accomplished songwriters..

Heart of the Matter will be held at the BeanRunner Café every other month. For more information on the artists and the series visit the event page on EMBARK PEEKSKILL FACEBOOK.

Admission $10.
Friday
May 25
8:00 pm
to
10:30 pm
Wali, with Paul Conners (organ), Ira Coleman (bass), and Abe Speller (drums)
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.
Saturday
May 26
8:00 pm
to
10:30 pm
Bob Myer & Eric Person Project
Jazz
BeanRunner Cafe
201 S. Division Street @ Esther
Peekskill, NY   See Map
Eric Person (alto and soprano sax) has set a new standard in sound and is nothing short of dynamic. He is featured as a leader and sideman on more than 30 recordings. His broad range of experience with Dave Holland, McCoy Tyner, Chico Hamilton, Ronald Shannon Jackson, the World Saxophone Quartet, and John Hicks, have all contributed greatly to his mature sound and his skills as an arranger and composer.

Eric will be joined by Bob Meyer on drums and cymbals, Steve Frieder on tenor sax, and Don Falzone on bass.

Admission $15. For reservations, call 914-737-1701.
Sunday
May 27
4:00 pm
to
6:00 pm
Lillimure Band
Singer-Songwriter
BeanRunner Cafe
201 S. Division Street @ Esther
Peekskill, NY   See Map
Lillimure is a 19-year- old Singer/Songwriter from Westchester, New York. Combining hip-hop music's fast-paced lyricism , folk music's storytelling, and soul music's intimate vocals, Lillimure offers a brand new, personal sound that flows honestly through her experiences, creating an intimate vibe with the listener. She hopes her music can make people cry and laugh and feel everything in between.

Donations appreciated.
Friday
June 1
8:00 pm
to
10:30 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, 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 Juan from Chile (Congas and bongos), Sandra from Puerto Rico (Singer and Small percussion), and from Columbia, David (Pianist and Musical Arrangement), Mauricio (Timbales and Electronic Drums), and William (Guitar Bass).

The bands newest recordings include “Punto y Aparte” and “Quiero”.

Great food, fine wine, the best in live music.

For reservations, call 914-737-1701. Reservations held until 8 p.m.

Admission $15
Saturday
June 2
8:00 pm
to
10:30 pm
Revive your spirits!
with Ted Daniel, IBMC, and the King Oliver Project
Jazz, Blues, and Dixieland
BeanRunner Cafe
201 S. Division Street @ Esther
Peekskill, NY   See Map
Trumpeter Ted Daniel and the International Brass and Membrane Corps will perform music from the historic “King Oliver” Gennett recordings of 1923, recently recorded with their own modern interpretation. The CD will be available at this performance.

The IBMC includes:

Newman Taylor Baker (drums) – who has toured internationally with artists such as Billy Harper, Joe Henderson, Billy Bang, Henry Threadgill, Reggie Workman, and Henry Grimes, among others. Newman is also known for his group “Singing Drums.”

Rory Stuart (guitar) – who has played and/or recorded with Charles Rouse, Charles Earland, Joe Locke, Larry Coryell, Wallace Roney, Cassandra Wilson and many others. Rory has also released CDs entitled “Night Work” and “Hurricane”.

Jose Davila (tuba) – Hails from Puerto Rico, and has toured with Eddie Palmieri, Tito Puente, Celia Cruz, Marc Anthony, Henry Threadgill, Ray Charles and the Lincoln Center Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra.

And it’s Ted Daniel's birthday gig!
Admission $15.
Friday
June 8
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
June 9
8:00 pm
to
10:30 pm
Ray Blue / Larry Newcomb Project, with Sharp Radway on piano, Hill Greene on bass, and Sir G Earl Grice on drums
Jazz
BeanRunner Cafe
201 S. Division Street @ Esther
Peekskill, NY   See Map
The Larry Newcomb-Ray Blue Project brings you the best in straight up, smoking JAZZ. Guitarist Larry Newcomb performs classic & original jazz and blues and award winning saxophonist, Ray Blue, creates a deep, rich fusion of straight ahead jazz and African groove.

Bucky Pizzarelli (Legendary Jazz Guitarist) "Larry is a master guitarist–and a life-long student & teacher of the instrument."

"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

Admission $15.
Friday
June 15
8:00 pm
to
10:30 pm
Gospel Tribe Nite
with Gospel Open Mic!
Gospel
BeanRunner Cafe
201 S. Division Street @ Esther
Peekskill, NY   See Map
Ernest Billups & Tribe of Levi a sensational gospel group will be hosting "Tribe Night Live Open Mic". It is a platform for all artists looking to highlight their various ministries.

$10 admission.

For reservations, call 914-737-1701.

Great food, fine wine, great music.
Saturday
June 16
8:00 pm
to
10:30 pm
Roland Vazquez 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
June 22
8:00 pm
to
10:30 pm
Hudson Valley Jazz Festival presents
with Slide Attack featuring trombonists, Alan Goidel and Howard Levy, Chuck Zeuren (drums), Hiroshi Yamazaki (piano), and Michael Goetz (bass)
Jazz
BeanRunner Cafe
201 S. Division Street @ Esther
Peekskill, NY   See Map
SlideAttack 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. SlideAttack 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 $10

For reservations, call 914-737-1701.
Saturday
June 23
7:00 pm
to
8:30 pm
The Goods Project featuring Richie Goods, Shedrick Mitchell (keyboard), Tom Guarna (guitar), and Kush Abeday (drums)
Jazz
BeanRunner Cafe
201 S. Division Street @ Esther
Peekskill, NY   See Map
Two Shows: 7:00-8:30 p.m. & 9:30-11:00 p.m.

"Richie Goods is a master musician whose tenure with many of music's greatest names clearly has worn off on him..."

One of the most versatile and accomplished bass players on the scene, Richie has recorded and toured with the Headhunters, Louis Hayes and the Cannonball Adderley Legacy Band, Lenny White, Mulgrew Miller, Whitney Houston, Christina Aguilera and Chris Botti to name a few.

Given the Grammy award-winning musicians, with each band member carefully selected not only for their skill but for their passion for the music, one can only marvel at Nuclear Fusion’s eclectic sound. Nuclear Fusion plays all-original old school high energy jazz-rock fusion that takes you back to the mid-1970s in the best possible way.

7 pm show: Seating at 6:30.

Admission per show: $20 in advance. $25 at the door.
Click here to BUY tickets and reserve your seats.
Saturday
June 23
9:30 pm
to
11:00 pm
The Goods Project featuring Richie Goods, with Shedrick Mitchell (keyboard), Tom Guarna (guitar), and Kush Abeday (drums)
Jazz, Funk
BeanRunner Cafe
201 S. Division Street @ Esther
Peekskill, NY   See Map
Two Shows: 7:00-8:30 p.m. & 9:30-11:00 p.m.

"Richie Goods is a master musician whose tenure with many of music's greatest names clearly has worn off on him..."

One of the most versatile and accomplished bass players on the scene, Richie has recorded and toured with the Headhunters, Louis Hayes and the Cannonball Adderley Legacy Band, Lenny White, Mulgrew Miller, Whitney Houston, Christina Aguilera and Chris Botti to name a few.

Given the Grammy award-winning musicians, with each band member carefully selected not only for their skill but for their passion for the music, one can only marvel at Nuclear Fusion’s eclectic sound. Nuclear Fusion plays all-original old school high energy jazz-rock fusion that takes you back to the mid-1970s in the best possible way.

9:30 pm show: Seating at 9:00 pm.

Admission per show: $20 in advance, $25 at the door.
Click here to BUY tickets and reserve seats.
Friday
June 29
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
June 30
8:00 pm
to
10:30 pm
RUDRA - Where East Meets West
Acoustic, Jazz
BeanRunner Cafe
201 S. Division Street @ Esther
Peekskill, NY   See Map
RUDRA performs original compositions blending Hindustani classical and western jazz with members from both Eastern & Western musical traditions. RUDRA includes:

Guitarist and composer Bobby Rozario a 3rd generation musician, trained in Hindustani classical tradition from India and influenced by guitar greats John McLaughlin and Paco de Lucia.

Saxophonist & flutist, Premik Russell Tubs has performed with many of the world’s great artists, including the Mahavishnu Orchestra, Carlos Santana, Ravi Shankar, Sting, and Herbie Hancock.

Swaminathan Selvaganesh is one of the premier performers of the Khanjira, a southern Indian percussion instrument. A great innovator, he has brought elements of Carnatic rhythms to Hindustani classical and Western jazz.

Tabla master Imran Khan’s speed, control & clarity on the tabla makes him one of his generation’s most accomplished performers.

Pianist Neil Alexander has worked numerous jazz greats.
Admission $15.
Friday
July 6
8:00 pm
to
10:30 pm
Latin Jazz with the Orchestra Pastrana!
with Tony Pastrana (timbales)
Latin, Jazz
BeanRunner Cafe
201 S. Division Street
Peekskill, NY   See Map
Percussionist Tony Pastrana, the ultimate bandleader, brings us a host of smooth, high energy Latin grooves as Orchestra Pastrana plays Joey Pastrana's greatest hits.

Orchestra Pastrana includes Tony Pastrana (timbales), Brendan Tacon (bongos), Felix Cruz (congas), Gus Colon (trumpet), Mike Irwin (trumpet), David White (trombone), Michael Jake (piano), John Goldberg (bass), and Pablo Perez and Tony Francis (vocals).

Latin rhythms have been Tony's passion and work for more than 40 years and he has surrounded himself with talent that shares his joy of expression.

$15 admission.

For reservations, call 914-737-1701. Come early! Reservations held to 8:00.

Great Food, Fine Wine & Beer.
Saturday
July 7
8:00 pm
to
10:30 pm
Billy Carrion Jr. Trio
Jazz, Latin
BeanRunner Cafe
201 S. Division Street @ Esther
Peekskill, NY   See Map
Billy Carrión Jr.’s acoustic trio ensemble consist of Roberta Piket on Piano, (Billy Hart, Rufus Reid, Billy Mintz, DonnyMcCaslin) and Jonathon Peretz on Drums (Alvin Ailey, Blood, Sweat, And Tears) and Billy Carrion Jr on bass. The will release an acoustic album of originals material in 2018.

Billy was born in Brooklyn and was raised between Puerto Rico and New York. He has been a performer/producer/director for the last 18+ years, working with people such as Quincy Jones, Eddie Palmieri, Ray Barretto, Giovanni Hidalgo, Robby Ameen, Henry Cole, United Nation, Tom Vella and The Wayside, Last Perfect Thing, Victor Manuelle, Tim Gilles, to name a few. He has also performed at festivals and venues including the Caramoor Jazz Festival, Chick Corea Jazz Festival, Toro Y Salsa, River to River Fest, 92nd St Y, Chris’ Jazz Cafe, Symphony Space, Queens Town Hall, Mayne Stage, Anthropology, among others.

$15 admission. For reservations, call 914-737-1701.
Saturday
July 14
8:00 pm
to
10:30 pm
CD Release!
with Carl Bartlett Quartet
Jazz
BeanRunner Cafe
201 S. Division Street @ Esther
Peekskill, NY   See Map
Award-winning Post-Bop Jazz Saxophonist and Composer, Carl Bartlett, Jr. recently released, "PROMISE!" his critically acclaimed sophomore album featuring eight original, modern compositions, in Swing, Latin, odd meter, ballad, and Avant-Jazz styles. The CD has garnered rave reviews from All About Jazz, Jazz Views, JazzdaGama, and more. His ensemble, The Carl Bartlett, Jr. Quartet, is now touring the East Coast USA with concerts in NY, NJ, FL, PA, and Washington, D.C.

Carl, Jr. is the 1st Place Winner in the USA (2nd in the world) in the prestigious 2015-2016 International Songwriting Competition (ISC) Jazz Category, out of 18,500 entries from 120 countries worldwide. His quartet makes its BeanRunner Cafe debut with the new music from "PROMISE!", mixed with arrangements of classic Jazz standards.

"For those who have ever missed a Carl Bartlett Jr performance in the recent past now is the time to catch up for we are all in luck." - Raul da Gama, JazzdaGama
$15 admission. For reservations call 914-737-1701.
Friday
July 20
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.
$15 admission. For reservations 914-737-1701.

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