The Outpost Jazz Performance Space

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

The Outpost Blog

Fall Is HERE!

Yes the temperature's dropping while the Outpost Membership Numbers are RISING! Great Combo! And of course with the fall, all these great concerts are happening at the Outpost and beyond. We've seen Yosvany Terry, Patricia Barber, Zakir Hussain/Dave Holland, Myra Melford, Rory Block and more. So many great shows coming up...and a lot of them already sold out (Bad Plus Joshua Redman Dec 5 is sold out but there are still a few tickets for the Sunday Benefit Jazz Club Style event). And very importantly, we kicked off our MEMBERSHIP APPEAL with an effort to grow our membership— to woo back lapsed members and re-up current members before Membership Prices change on January 1 for the first time since 2008. And it's working. Your support has been overwhelming (especially for Patti who has to send out all the cards...but she's ok with that...ha ha). Anyway we are well on our way to having more than 700 members for the first time ever. Keep it coming! It's so important to our future. I knew you could do it. THANK YOU to all! And congratulations on making us the terrific community-supported, grass-roots organization that we are..... Read More »

Education Spotlight


All classes are taught by the Outpost team comprising saxophonist, Kanoa Kaluhiwa; drummer, Sharon Eldridge; percussionist/trombonist, César Bauvallet; and our most recent addition to the teaching staff, pianist, Jim Ahrend, replacing longtime instructor, Paul Gonzales, who retired from Outpost teaching this summer. 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 »