The Outpost Jazz Performance Space

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

The Outpost Blog

Winding down, but not quite!

Wow--it's been a busy and great summer of music with the 20th Annual Summer Thursday Jazz Nights and the 10th Annual New Mexico Jazz Festival, Summer Jazz and Latin Music Classes for Youth and Adults and more! The 10th Annual New Mexico Jazz Festival, a collaborative project between Outpost, The Lensic Performing Arts Center and the Santa Fe Jazz Foundation, has been terrific and we thank you all for coming out to support great jazz and to share all the fantastic music with us! We have one more concert yet to go – the ever creative and fascinating Grammy winning bassist-vocalist, Esperanza Spalding and her new project Emily's D + Evolution, at the Lensic on August 6, presented in partnership with AMP Concerts. Meanwhile, we have a few more Summer Thursday Jazz Nights coming right up!  Read More »

Education Spotlight


All classes are taught by the Outpost team comprising saxophonist, Kanoa Kaluhiwa; drummer, Sharon Eldridge; trumpeter, Paul Gonzales; and our most recent addition to the teaching staff, César Bauvallet. 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 second 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. Read More »