The Outpost Jazz Performance Space

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

The Outpost Blog


Many of you may have already heard the news, but on Saturday, Taj Mahal's management informed us that Taj Mahal had to cancel all his May tour dates (hoping to be able to reschedule concerts soon) That of course included the performance at our 3rd Annual Gala at the Albuquerque Museum on May 22 as well as other New Mexico dates, in Santa Fe and at the Silver City Blues Festival. While this is really a shame, we feel lucky that we were somehow able, with less than a week's notice, able to book an artist of comparable legendary status and that is the Grammy award-winning, blues harmonica maestro Charlie Musselwhite and his band. Of course we are hoping that those of you who bought tickets to the Gala and/or the concert, while understandably disappointed, that Taj Mahal cannot make it, will be happy for the somewhat rare opportunity to hear the great Charlie Musselwhite. As we said in our eblast yesterday, for those of you who have already bought tickets to the Taj Mahal concert and or Gala: Of course, we hope you will keep your tickets and join us for what we think will be a fantastic evening and concert! We also hope/plan to bring Taj Mahal to New Mexico in the near future. If this happens, we will give a 10% discount to those of you who attend this year's concert by Charlie Musselwhite. (Hold on to your ticket stub as you will need that to get your discount!). If, however, you would prefer to get a refund: We will of course honor your request. If we are holding your tickets at Will Call or if you bought your tickets online, please call us at 268-0044 so we can process your refund. If on the other hand, you have already picked up your tickets, you will need to bring them to Outpost in person so we can process the refund. 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, C├ęsar 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 »