Today, May 7, would have been our dear friend, New Mexico jazz luminary, multi-woodwind maestro and educator, Arlen Asher’s 92nd birthday. Arlen passed away last October, and we all miss him greatly, but we are happy to be honoring him in a special virtual celebration starting on his birthday, May 7! It’s the Arlen Asher Virtual 92nd Birthday Tribute, May 7-31! Featuring footage from Arlen’s 90th Birthday Celebration Concert at Outpost in May of 2019, the event will also include footage from the NM Music Commission’s 2017 Platinum Music Awards video presentation which honored Arlen for his lifetime achievement in music and his significant contributions to music in New Mexico, a concert by the Santa Fe Music Collective Legacy Band which was recorded at the Outpost (sans audience) just a couple weeks ago on April 18, and more. For Tickets & Complete Information on the Arlen Asher 92nd Virtual Birthday Tribute Click Here!
And continuing through May 31, is also the third in our series of New Mexico Jazz Festival Revisted events – The John Aaron Lewis Birthday Celebration – featuring footage from the 2018 (Eric Bibb) and 2019 (Aaron Diehl & Warren Wolf) John Aaron Lewis concerts at the South Broadway Cultural Center, the John Lewis Youth Clinics, recent interviews with Bibb and Diehl, hosted by William “Bill” Houston (John Lewis’ cousin) and more! This event will air on the Outpost website from May 3-31,2021! Tickets & Complete Details on the John Aaron Lewis Virtual Birthday Celebration Here!
We hope you will join us as we honor two New Mexico Jazz luminaries this month!