The Outpost Jazz Performance Space

Albuquerque's Non-Profit, Member-Supported, Community-Based Performing Arts Center

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Outpost Summer Season In Full Swing - 12th Annual NM Jazz Festival Next Week!

The Outpost Summer Season is here and it's in full swing with our 22nd Annual Summer Thursday Jazz Nights series, which began on Thursday, June 22 and runs through August 24! Featuring two bands each Thursday through August (except during the NM Jazz Festival) this series features some of the finest jazz musicians in New Mexico as well as, on occasion, visiting artists. And it's only $15/$10 for Students and Outpost Members! AND the 12th Annual New Mexico Jazz Festival kicks off on July 13 & 14 at Outpost with the legendary guitarist, Pat Martino (who will also be doing a Guitar Clinic on Friday July 14 at 2pm at Outpost!); And that's followed by...  Read More »

Education Spotlight


All classes are taught by the Outpost team comprising saxophonist, Kanoa Kaluhiwa; percussionist/trombonist, César Bauvallet; and the most recent addition to our teaching staff, pianist, Jim Ahrend. Outpost programs aim to build positive attitudes, trust, teamwork, cooperation, confidence, compassion, and a sense of humor—everything you could ever want from music.  Read More »