The Outpost Jazz Performance Space

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

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What’s Happening at Outpost!!

Hey! Great Summer it was! The 9th Annual New Mexico Jazz Festival was terrific with an unbelievable crowd at this year's Summerfest featuring Arrested Development who were awesome. I'm guess-timating over 60,000 people over the course of the day. But the entire festival was wonderful with everybody from Bumblebee's Jazz All-Stars to Jack DeJohnette to Henry Butler to Claudia Villela, more than 100 New Mexico based musicians and more. Best festival yet (but not as good as next summer's TENTH ANNUAL!). Summer Thursday Jazz Nights (19th Annual) featured the usual wide variety and high quality of music which has come to define this all-local, 2-bands-per-night series. It's on to fall 2014 now and tickets will be on sale soon (Zakir Hussain tickets for his concert at the Lensic on October 7 are on sale as of August 28!). Great variety great artists and we're expecting great audiences. Check out the schedule on the schedule page,. It's in skeleton form now but will be fleshed out soon. Here are a few names to tease you with: Eliane Elias, Bassekou Kouyate, Matana Roberts, the all-star Cookers with Billy Harper, Billy Hart, and 5 other post bop legends; Miguel Zenon; Jacky Terrassson; Doug Lawrence and more. Stay Tuned!!! Read More »

Education Spotlight

FALL 2014 JAZZ & LATIN MUSIC CLASSES FOR YOUTH & ADULTS:BEGINNING SEPT 8

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 »