13th Annual New Mexico Jazz Festival Begins!

It’s Here Folks! The 13th Annual NM Jazz Festival! Taking place in Albuquerque, Santa Fe and Taos for two full weeks +, there is truly something for everyone, everywhere! Opening the festival at The Outpost on Thursday, July 12, it’s the Tootie Heath Trio; then it’s two time Grammy winning New York style salsa band, the Spanish Harlem Orchestra at the Albuquerque Museum, Friday, July 13; Eric Bibb at South Broadway Cultural Center in Albuquerque, July 14 and at First Presbyterian Church in Santa Fe, July 15! AND the festival’s Inpost Artspace exhibit, Musicians Making Art, opens with a reception on Sunday afternoon, July 15 at Outpost.

Then, in the weeks to come at the festival, we can look forward to the hip swingin’ West African Gullah music of Ranky Tanky, performing in Albuquerque, Santa Fe AND Taos (July 18-21); the great Soul Queen of New Orleans, Irma Thomas + 17 local bands on four stages and much more at Route 66 Summerfest in historic Nob Hill (July 21); multiple Grammy award winning composer-pianist Dave Grusin, featured in a documentary film screening and solo performance at The Lensic (July 22); plus Charles McPherson; Dee Dee Bridgewater; Chucho Vald├ęs & Gonzalo Rubalcaba; and Alicia Hall Moran & Jason Moran! Wow! Tickets are available online on the Schedule page for all shows!

We look forward to sharing another fantastic NM Jazz Festival with you!



The Outpost