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Outpost Performance Space

Welcome to the Outpost

Since 1988, Outpost, Albuquerque’s NONPROFIT, MEMBER-SUPPORTED, Community-Based Performing Arts Center, has been THE PLACE TO BE for live music, jazz, roots, folk, world, education and art. Click HERE to learn more about becoming a MEMBER or DONATING.

Outpost Productions has been a nonprofit arts organization since 1988. Since 1990, we’ve made our home at the Outpost Performance Space, a unique and intimate, non-smoking, non-alcohol, storefront alternative performance venue.

In the spring of 2000, The Space moved to 210 Yale SE just two blocks south of Central in the heart of the University District. An elegant, nonprofit, no-nonsense, community-based, performing arts center.

Scenes from the 2004-2005 Outpost Season

Since our spring and summer seasons had to be cancelled due to the CoVid-19 pandemic and we don’t know when we’ll be able to open again for all the great performances at The Space (& beyond!), we thought this would be a good chance to share some videos from past seasons that we have created over the years for grant applications and such. It’s always fun and amazing to look back and remember the incredible variety of performances we have had the privilege to experience at the Outpost year after year. We thought you would enjoy taking a look back as well! Here, we take you back a ways to 2004-2005 Outpost Season Highlights with VISUAL ARTS: The Inpost Artspace: Recycled 2006; JAZZ: Regina Carter; Kenny Davern; Tomasz Stanko; Sam Rivers; Miguel Zenon; Vijay Iyer & Rudresh Mahanthappa; Paul & James Gonzales; Evan Christopher & Tom McDermott; Rene Marie; FOLK, BLUES, GOSPEL: New Mexico’s own Nels Andrews; the Holmes Brothers; Ollabelle; Ruthie Foster; Honeyboy Edwards; CONTEMPORARY MUSIC: David Moss; INTERNATIONAL MUSIC: Chuy Martinez & Oti Ruiz; Steve Gorn; Luciana Souza & Romero Lubambo; Viswa Mohan Bhatt; Rizwan-Muazzam Qawwali; Ojos de Brujo; OUTPOST EDUCATION AND YOUTH PERFORMANCE PROGRAM: Kids Variety Show— The Maple Street Youth African Dancers; the Outpost Jazz Youth Drumming Ensemble; Roust the House Teen Show— Ya Ya Boom Project & the Community Klezmer Band; Youth Jazz & Flamenco Classes— Kate Vargas; Flamenco Class rehearsal; and MAJOR CONCERTS OUTSIDE OF THE SPACE: NEA Jazz Master Cecil Taylor; The Charles Lloyd Trio featuring Zakir Hussain & Eric Harland. You can also go to the New Mexico Jazz Festival page and check out a video from our 2016 Festival!


And below, it’s the final music video from Outpost’s first ever Jazz Meets TikTok For Youth, offered this summer! Check out our version of “Oye Como Va,” written by Tito Puente and popularized by Santana, featuring renowned saxophonist Doug Lawrence and his daughter, swim champion, Lyla Lawrence; the group Clodion, which includes Sophie, Matthaeus, and Lukas Strassner; Fernando, Sebastian, and Jackie Zamora; Outpost director, Tom Guralnick on saxophone, and Outpost Volunteer and Membership Coordinator, Jalila Arthur Brewer. It also features beautiful New Mexico skies, Lyla’s first improvised solo, and introduces, for her music video debut, Claire Strassner! *Please see Lukas for Clodion information on Merchandise.



Educational Programs

All classes are taught by the Outpost team comprising saxophonist Kanoa Kaluhiwa; pianist Jim Ahrend (Jazz Improvisation); trombonist/percussionist César Bauvallet (Latin Music); and vocalist Maryse Lapierre (Music Together). We aim to build positive attitudes, trust, teamwork, cooperation, confidence, compassion, and a sense of humor—everything you could ever want from music. Both Youth and Adults will perform a recital for family and friends at the end of their session. It is expected that students will have their own instruments to bring to class. Outpost will provide a piano, a drumset, and guitar & bass amplifiers.



210 Yale SE
2 blocks south of Central
Albuquerque, NM

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PO Box 4543
Albuquerque, NM 87196-4543

Phone: (505) 268-0044
Fax: (505) 268-4481

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