Flyer for The Elmo Project at BeanRunner Cafe

The Elmo Project

The Elmo Project is a celebration of the musical legacy of Elmo Hope led by jazz pianist Bertha Hope-Booker and supported by the Jazz Foundation of America, Jazz Forum Arts, and Lady Got Chops Women’s Music Festival.

Elmo Sylvester Hope was an American jazz pianist, composer, and arranger, chiefly in the bebop and hard bop genres. He grew up playing and listening to jazz and classical music with Bud Powell, and both were close friends with Thelonious Monk. He recorded with several emerging stars including trumpeter Clifford Brown and saxophonists John Coltrane, Lou Donaldson, Jackie McLean and Sonny Rollins.

Bertha Hope-Booker married Elmo in 1957 and after her husbands passing in 1967 continued to present his music and remained an active force in improvised music. She is a composer and arranger with several recordings under her name, including In Search of Hope and Elmo’s Fire (Steeplechase); Between Two Kings (Minor Records) and her latest Nothin But Love (Reservoir).

$20 adm. For reservations, call 914-737-1701.


16 Mar 2024


6:00 pm - 8:00 pm




BeanRunner Cafe
201 South Division Street, Peekskill, NY 10566