This Week at the NM Jazz Fest: Cha Wa in Santa Fe & ABQ!; 6th Annual John Lewis Celebration with Aaron Diehl & Warren Wolf; John Lewis Youth Clinic; & Route 66 Summerfest!

What a great opening weekend it was for the 14th Annual NM Jazz Festival! Thanks to all who came out to Outpost, NHCC and ABQ Civic Plaza for all the fabulous music! This week, it’s New Orleans’ Mardi Gras Indian band, Cha Wa at St. John’s College Music on the Hill (7/17) and at Outpost (7/18); the 6th Annual John Lewis Celebration featuring three events: Aaron Diehl Quartet with Warren Wolf at SBCC (7/19), the John Lewis Youth Clinic (7/18) and a Film Screening of George Schuller’s The Modern Jazz Quartet: From Residency to Legacy at Outpost (7/21); PLUS Route 66 Summerfest (7/20) in Nob Hill featuring the NM Jazz Fest Stage (Central & Carlisle) with Horace Alexander Young’s Tribute to Nat King Cole, Paul Gonzales Quintet w. Doug Lawrence, George Schuller’s Circle Wide, AND the Albuquerque Jazz Orchestra with Hillary Smith! There will also be a NM Jazz Fest Youth Stage. Then on Sunday, it’s Edmar Castaneda at NHCC as well as an Inpost Artspace Reception for Edgar Sorrells Adewale. Check it all out here!

We look forward to seeing you and sharing all the great music &more with you!

It’s Summer Thursday Jazz on Friday This Week w. Tracey Whitney’s Tribute to Nancy Wilson + Mariano Morales; & Next Week We Kick Off The 14th Annual New Mexico Jazz Festival!

Happy July! And Happy July 4th! Due to the July 4th holiday, Summer Thursday Jazz Nights switches to Friday this week and it’s Tracey Whitney’s Tribute To Nancy Wilson + the Mariano Morales Trio (7/5)! Then, next week, we’re off and running with the 14th Annual NM Jazz Festival ! The grand opening weekend features the Doug Lawrence New Organ Quartet at Outpost (7/11); NM Jazz Latino Orchestra with Frankie Vasquez at the ABQ Museum (7/12); and the NM Jazz Fest on Civic Plaza with Marcia Ball, Leyla McCalla & hONEyhoUSe (7/13)! The festival runs through Sunday July 28 and coming up after the opening weekend, it’s Cha Wa in Santa Fe and Albuquerque; 6th Annual John Lewis Celebration featuring Aaron Diehl & Warren Wolf, plus a Youth Clinic and Film Screening of George Schuller’s The Modern Jazz Quartet: From Residency to Legacy; the Route 66 Summerfest Jazz Fest Stage featuring the Albuquerque Jazz Orchestra with Hillary Smith & more; Edmar Castaneda in Albuquerque and Santa Fe; Dafnis Prieto’s Proverb Trio at Outpost; Kenny Barron-Dave Holland Trio + Stanley Clarke Band at the Lensic; Joey Alexander Trio at AAPAC and more! Check it all out here!

We look forward to seeing you all summer long at Outpost & beyond!

Roust The House Teen Performance Night Tonight! Special Fundraiser to Send Award Winning Youth Ensemble To Europe, Saturday!

It’s the final show of the spring season tonight, Friday May 17!  Another great Roust the House Teen Performance Night! Then, on Saturday, The Outpost, in partnership with the New Mexico Jazz Workshop hosts A Special Fundraiser to Send Award-Winning Youth Jazz Ensemble To Europe! These young musicians have participated in Outpost’s Youth Jazz Ensemble classes for many years and this is a great opportunity for them to share their talents abroad!

Then, it’s on to the exciting Summer Season! Summer Jazz & Latin Music Classes (June 10-July 31) ; Then,  24th Annual Summer Thursday Jazz Nights (June 13-August 15)! And 14th Annual NM Jazz Festival featuring Stanley Clarke Band; Kenny Barron-Dave Holland Trio; Joey Alexander; Dafnis Prieto’s Proverb Trio; Doug Lawrence New Organ Quartet; Cha Wa; The New Mexico Jazz Latino Orchestra with Frankie Vazquez; Aaron Diehl Quartet with Warren Wolf; Annual John Lewis Celebration and Youth Clinics; the NM Jazz Festival on Civic Plaza with Hillary Smith & hONEyhoUse, Leyla McCalla & Marcia Ball; Route 66 Summerfest Jazz Stage featuring Horace Alexander Young’s Tribute to Nat King Cole, AJO with Hillary Smith & more! Tickets for Kenny Barron-Dave Holland Trio & The Stanley Jordan Band at the Lensic are on sale now at All other tickets on sale soon!

Plus don’t miss a special Pre NM Jazz Festival Concert featuring The Cookers, Friday, June 14 at Outpost! Last time this powerhouse band of hard bop icons visited Outpost, they sold out two nights right quick! So Don’t Delay, Get Your Tickets today!

Thank you for a great spring season and we look forward to seeing you often at the Space and beyond this summer!


This Week at the Space: 2019 Juno Award Winner, Pianist Andy Milne’s Unison Trio + The Bébé La La Band & Martha Reich w. Michael Kott; & Tatsuya Nakatani-Assif Tsahar Duo!

Pianist Andy Milne returns to Outpost with the Unison Trio featuring bassist John Hébert & drummer Clarence Penn, Thursday, April 18!; Then it’s another great Roust The House Teen Performance Night (4/19) followed by an evening of award winning NM singer-songwriters on Sat. April 20: Albuquerque’s own Indie Folk Americana Français band, Bébé La La, featuring Alicia Ultan (Outpost’s longtime Communications & Sponsorship Director) and Quebec’s Maryse Lapierre, plus Santa Fe’s  Martha Reich  who was just the other day nominated for three New Mexico Music Awards! She will be joined by her longtime cellist, Michael Kott. Then on Sunday, it’s the improvising duo of Tatsuya Nakatani-Assif Tsahar (4/21) ! So much great music to hear and more coming up….Check it all out on our Schedule page!

Also this week, Outpost’s Jazz & Latin Music classes give their spring recitals! Tuesday, April 16 at 7pm, participants in the Adult Jazz classes and Latin Music class show what they’ve learned this season, followed on Wednesday, April 17 at 6pm by the Advanced level Youth class.

We look forward to sharing all the great music and more coming up at the Space and beyond!

Inpost Print 2019


The Inpost Artspace is pleased to announce Inpost Print 2019.  Exhibiting artists are Christine Adams, Eryn Bathke, Stefan Batista, Diana Cervantes, Elena Carrasco, Linda Davidson, Jessica Gross, Calliandra Hermanson, Julianna Kirwin, Kathleen Keaveny, Louis Ocepek, Ben Shoenburg, Larry Schulte, and Robbie Sugg.  Printmaking techniques include Monotype, Serigraphy, Lithography, Woodcut, Collograph, Etching, Relief and Chin Collé.

The Inpost Artspace is a nonprofit venue housed with the Outpost Performance Space, which hosts internationally recognized musicians.  We have been presenting visual art exhibits since 1996. The duality of the space increases the visibility of the artwork to a broader audience and creates dialogue between visual and performing arts communities.

Exhibition Dates: Monday, April 1, 2019 – Friday, May 25, 2019

Artist Reception: First Friday ARTScrawl, May 3, 2019 // 5 – 7pm

Exhibition may be viewed during the reception, Outpost performances, box office hours, (M-F 2-5:30pm), and by appointment. Gallery is FREE of charge.

Seeking Applicants For Newly Created Half-Time Development Contract Position

Some exciting news: Outpost is currently seeking qualified applicants for a newly created contractual half-time Development Director position! Reporting to and in partnership with the Outpost Executive Director, this position will provide leadership to development efforts towards Outpost’s successful and sustained future. Please request full job description by emailing us at Deadline for application is Monday, March 18.

The Children’s Hour Live at the Outpost; Lone Piñon; Joel Harrison; Joe Lovano; Chris Potter! The Season Begins!

Joe Lovano’s Trio Tapestry is Sold Out! Chris Potter’s Circuits Trio is not far behind!  You get the picture! The Spring Season opens tomorrow, Saturday March 2, 9 a.m. with the Children’s Hour on KUNM Live at the Outpost, followed by Lone Piñon’s CD Release that evening and pianist Fred Sturm & Friends on Sunday, March 3, 3pm. Next week, it’s genre defying guitarist, lyricist, vocalist, songwriter, Joel Harrison’s Free Country! Etc. Etc Etc.! Tickets are selling fast for many shows, so Get Your Tickets Today!

And mark your calendars now for the one and only Kids Variety Show of the spring season on May 11! Outpost’s Kids Variety Shows are a tradition. For and by kids of all ages and levels, these shows feature dance, music, comedy, theater, etc., all in a wonderful relaxed performance environment. Call Outpost at 268-0044 to reserve a performance slot for a student or child of yours. Or better yet, have them call!! Warning! This show is KG-Rated –adults must be accompanied by a child. Portions of today’s show will be taped for later broadcast on The Children’s Hour on KUNM.

Amazon will donate 0.5% of the price of your eligible purchases to Outpost if you shop through Amazon Smile! So shop at and simply select Outpost Productions as your charity of choice! You’ll see it just under the Search box.

We look forward to sharing a great spring season of music, art and so much more with you!

Inpost Artspace Reception: Adjacent Possible | Artwork by Isadora Stowe

Artist Reception:   Friday, March 15, 2019 / 5 – 7pm

The Inpost Artspace is pleased to announce Adjacent Possible, a selection of monotypes created while in residence at Vermont Studio Center in Johnson, Vermont by Isadora Stowe.  Additionally, each monotype is layered with spray-paint, stencils, collage and abstracted topographical map drawings.  The maps are connected and separated areas of the southwest borders of New Mexico, Texas and Mexico. Stowe’s work explores identity and space construction, real or imagined. She is interested in the ideas of place and cultural constructions and states, “maps are established to show us where we are, but when made ambiguous, a sense of direction can be lost and questions about our own constructions of where and who we are surface”.  The title of the show, Adjacent Possible,references Steven Johnson’s description in which he illuminates the adjacent possible as “the kind of future, hovering on the edges of the present state of things, mapped in which the present can reinvent itself…”.

Isadora Stowe is a multi-media artist and arts lecturer whose work focuses on the narrative of environment translated and coded into complex psychological landscapes. Stowe grew up in the southwest border region, living and working in New Mexico, Texas and Mexico. She credits these experiences for providing a heightened awareness of geographical and political boundaries; and a fascination with the exploration of identity of self in her work. Stowe earned her BFA in Painting with a double major in Cultural Anthropology, a minor in Native American Studies and an MFA in Painting & Drawing at New Mexico State University. She exhibits her work widely and is represented in many collections across the country and in Mexico.

Exhibition Dates:   Monday, January 28, 2019 – March 30, 2019

The exhibition may be viewed during the reception, Outpost performances, box office hours, (M-F 2-5:30pm), and by appointment. The Inpost Artspace Gallery is FREE of charge.

Happy Holidays To All! Remember To Send Your Donation for Outpost’s Year End Fundraising Appeal!

Happy Holidays Everyone! The fall season is behind us and now we are excited to share a fantastic spring season with you, starting on February 28 with the great Eric Alexander-Harold Mabern Quartet! Other highlights include Joel Harrison’s Free Country; Joe Lovano Trio; Chris Potter’s Circuit Trio; Christine Fawson; Hailey Niswanger; Zakir Hussain’s Masters of Percussion; Antonio Sanchez & Migration; Andy Milne Trio; The Bébé La La Band + Martha Reich with Michael Kott; Arlen Asher 90th Birthday Celebration; Sheila Jordan-Alan Pasqua Quartet; Teen shows; Jazz & Latin Music Classes for Youth & Adults, Art exhibits, and more more more!  Meanwhile, before the clock strikes 2019, our Year-End Fundraising Appeal continues to swing! Keep those 100 % Tax Deductible donations coming in and help us reach our year-end goal! We’re not quite there yet, but with your help, we can do it!

Here’s How:


MAIL A CHECK MADE PAYABLE TO Outpost Productions TO: Outpost Performance Space, Year End Appeal, PO Box 4543, Abq, NM 87196

OR CALL US AT 505-268-0044!

However you choose to give, we greatly appreciate your support!


This Week: Lande-Williamson-Young Trio; Outpost Biennial Members Exhibition; Kids Variety Show; ABQ W.O.W. Poetry Slam Championship!

Welcome to the  the chilly days of December! We’re keeping things nice n’ toasty here at the Space with all kinds of great music and more to wrap up the fall season. First, on Thursday, December 6, three improvising masters–Art Lande-Bruce Williamson-Khabu Young–celebrate their forthcoming release. Then it’s an Inpost Artspace Reception for our Biennial Outpost Member Exhibition on Friday the 7th. Come check out the wonderful artwork of your fellow Outpost members, friends, family, etc! And on Saturday, Dec 8, it’s an Outpost Kids Variety Show at 1pm, followed by Albuquerque’s Women of the World (WOW) Poetry Slam Championship, at 7:30pm. Tickets and Info here!

Meanwhile, don’t forget Outpost’s Year-End Fundraising Appeal ~ Season’s Pleadings! This is one of our most important fundraisers of the year which helps to support Outpost programming – world-class music in a wide variety of genres, spoken word, flamenco shows, kids and teen shows, classes for youth and adults, art exhibits and much more, year-round! Your tax deductible donations are so important to us and so very much appreciated! You can Donate Online; Call us at 505-268-0044; or Send a Check in the mail to Outpost Productions, PO Box 4543, Albuquerque, NM 87196.

We look forward to seeing you soon and thank you in advance for your support!

The Outpost