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Outpost Fall Season Opens Sat. Sept. 29 w/ Renowned Indian Classical Vocalist Kaushiki Chakraborty! Then Ali Ryerson & The Brazil Project, etc. etc. etc!

The Fall 2018 season is just ahead and it’s going to be a great one! It all begins Sept. 29 with Indian Classical vocalist Kaushiki Chakraborty followed by internationally renowned flutist Ali Ryerson and the Bert Dalton Brazil Project (10/4); the Abbey Lincoln Project with Dianne Richardson & Marietta Benevento (10/11); the Brazilian guitar duo of Duo Violão with percussionist Ami Molinelli (10/13); Idris Ackamoor & the Pyramids (10/18); Puerto Rican pianist, violinist, composer Mariano Morales & his ensemble, Pikante w. flutist and Latin jazz icon Néstor Torres (10/19–part of 516 Arts’ Puerto Rico: Defying Darkness exhibition); saxophonist Tia Fuller (a member of Beyonce’s touring band);  Hillary Smith’s Tribute to Aretha Franklin (11/3 – Sold Out & 11/4 – Almost Sold Out!) & so much more! Tickets are on sale now for all shows – Don’t delay – many shows sell out ahead of time!

And there’s a very cool fundraiser in November for which we are collecting donations now! It’s a CD/VINYL/MUSIC BOOK FAIR TO BENEFIT OUTPOST!  We are soliciting donated items for the sale, so if you’ve been wondering what you might do with your old vinyl collection (or even a portion of it), consider donating it to Outpost! We will accept CDs, all kinds of vinyl, books on music, sheet music, etc. (all in good condition, of course). For every ten items donated you will receive a $5 voucher (to be used at the fair only). Items must be suitable for resale. To arrange for delivery or pick up (in the case of large collections), call Outpost (505-268-0044).

AND A CALL FOR ARTISTS FOR THE OUTPOST MEMBERS INPOST ARTSPACE BIENNIAL EXHIBITION 2018:
Submissions Due: November 1, 2018
Exhibition Dates: December 3, 2018 – January 26, 2019
Opening Reception: Friday December 7, 5 – 7pm (First Friday ARTScrawl)

The Inpost Artspace is accepting submissions for the biennial Outpost Members Exhibition celebrating the creativity of our community. The focus for this exhibition will be on contemporary regional artists working in 2D mediums. Must be a current member to submit work or Become a Member Today! An Artist membership begins at only $30 per year.

To be considered, please email a brief description of your work and up to five images with corresponding title, medium, and dimensions (w x h in.). Submit to: Erin Galvez and Robbin Bates, Curators / inpost.newmexico@gmail.com

We look forward to seeing you for all the great music and more this fall as the temps cool, the leaves turn, & the balloons rise!

Summer Season 2018 Closes with Final Summer Thursday Jazz Night! + Fall Preview…

The Outpost Summer 2018 season comes to a close this Thursday, August 23, with the final of the Summer Thursday Jazz Nights featuring the piano-bass-drum trio of Kirk Kadish, Jon Gagan and John Bartlit PLUS vocalist Toni Morgan’s Soulful Sounds! It was another swingin’ (& hot!) season here at Outpost and beyond with all the other great Summer Thursday Jazz Nights concerts, the fabulous 13th annual NM Jazz Festival, the Jazz and Latin Music Classes, Inpost Artspace exhibits (See Info Below about Call For Artists for Outpost Members Exhibit!) and more! Now we look forward to those nice crisp fall days ahead, which of course ushers in the Outpost Fall Season 2018!!

Opening the season on Saturday, September 29, it’s Indian Classical vocalist Kaushiki Chakraborty (presented in partnership with PADMINI) at the African American Performing Arts Center. Tickets are on sale for this show now! Also this fall: Ali Ryerson & The Brazil Project; Idris Ackamoor & the Pyramids; Duo Violao w. Ami Molinelli; Mariano Morales & Pikante w. Nestor Torres; Tia Fuller; Jane Bunnett & Maqueque; Veronica Swift; Django Festival Allstars; a Jazz Club Style Outpost Benefit with Luciana Souza: The Book of Longing with Scott Colley & Chico Pinheiro; Jesus Muñoz Flamenco ; & much more! Stay tuned to our Schedule page as tickets for various shows will go on sale online as soon as they are ready for primetime!

AND…

IT’S THE OUTPOST MEMBERS INPOST ARTSPACE BIENNIAL EXHIBITION 2018

CALL FOR ARTISTS!
Exhibition Dates: December 3, 2018 – January 26, 2019
Opening Reception: Friday December 7, 5 – 7pm (First Friday ARTScrawl)

The Inpost Artspace is accepting submissions for the biennial Outpost Members Exhibition celebrating the creativity of our community. The focus for this exhibition will be on contemporary regional artists working in 2D mediums. Must be a current member to submit work or Become a Member Today! An Artist membership begins at only $30 per year.

Submissions Due: November 1, 2018

To be considered, please email a brief description of your work and up to five images with corresponding title, medium, and dimensions (w x h in.)

Submit to: Erin Galvez and Robbin Bates, Curators / inpost.newmexico@gmail.com

Inpost Artspace Reception: Beatitude Studies: Recent Drawings by Titus O’Brien

The Inpost Artspace opens the Fall season with an exhibit of new work by Titus O’Brien. With these recent drawings, O’Brien constructs luminous designs overlaying mark and color reminiscent of arbors, mazes, and arabesque patterns. He states, “The drawings in this exhibition were conceived as studies for paintings intended to be called “Beatitudes.” The drawing process often has a heightened sense of investigation. Here, the concrete investigation is into how a series of game-like systems, shaped by an engaged intuition, are used to deploy line and color across a two-dimensional surface to compelling effect. The telos – the direction or meaning – of this labor is the desire to produce (both for the artist and viewer) a shift in attention that is in some way uplifting and settling, enlivening and reassuring. In other words, to express something true and good.” FREE!

Reception: Friday, September 7, 5 – 7pm | Exhibition Dates: September 4 – Saturday, October 27

Inpost Artspace Reception: Musicians Making Art

The Inpost Artspace announces its summer exhibit, Musicians Making Art, which is presented in conjunction with the 13th Annual New Mexico Jazz Festival. This exhibit connects the endeavors of music-making with those of creating visual art. The show features a wide range of styles and subject matter, including drawing, painting, and sculptural objects and highlights another side of our gifted New Mexico based music practitioners.  Featured, is work by bassists,Terry Bluhm, Christine Nelson & Susan Holmes; drummer, Cal Haines; brass players, Mark Weaver & Jonathan Baldwin; guitarist/vocalists, Claudio Tolouse, Armando Ortega & Mark Weber, and more.

Reception: Sunday, July 15th, 2018, 2-4pm | Exhibition: July 1 – August 26

THIS IS A FREE EVENT!

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 Valdés & 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!

 

 

John Lewis Youth Jazz Clinic, Wednesday, July 11!

It’s a Special Opportunity for Young Jazz Musicians! The 13th Annual New Mexico Jazz Festival kicks off on Wednesday, July 11, with the John Lewis YOUTH JAZZ CLINIC at the African American Performing Arts Center, 9:30 am-1:30 pm.  It’s a day of coaching and workshops for students which will culminate in a short performance. All instruments (including voice) are welcome! Students who have completed grade 7 and up to just-graduated high school seniors, will work with professional musicians in the community–– saxophonist and UNM Jazz Studies Director, Glenn Kostur; pianist, Jim Ahrend; bassist Colin Deuble; and drummer, Mo Roberts. Coaches will help students enhance their understanding and execution of jazz and some of the music covered will be that of John Lewis.

Registration fee ONLY $5! Deadline for registration is July 8.

This special Youth Clinic honors legendary jazz pianist, composer and educator, John Lewis, founder of the Modern Jazz Quartet, who grew up and attended school in the South Broadway neighborhood and is part of the 5th Annual John Lewis Celebration, which, this year, will feature multi-award winning blues guitarist and songwriter, Eric Bibb (John Lewis’ nephew!) on Saturday July 14 at the South Broadway Cultural Center, this exciting Youth Jazz Clinic will feature

Register ONLINE or call Outpost at 505-268-0044

This event is presented by the New Mexico Jazz Festival in partnership with the John Aaron Lewis Legacy Project; the UNM Jazz Studies Department, & the African American Performing Arts Center and is made possible in part with funding from the City of Albuquerque Urban Enhancement Trust Fund (UETF).

Summer Thursday Jazz Continues + 13th Annual NM Jazz Festival Right Around The Corner!

It’s heating up out there and in here at the Space with all kinds of great music coming your way! Our 23rd Annual Summer Thursday Jazz Nights continues with the Marcos Cavalcante-Mariano Morales Duo and the Ornette Coleman inspired band, OrnEtc. Thursday, June 28. And next week it’s the Jim Ahrend Trio and Max Hatt/Edda Glass Group

Then, it’s the 13th Annual NM Jazz Festival in July and the opening weekend is big! First, it’s legendary drummer Tootie Heath Trio at Outpost on Thursday, July 12; followed by the fabulous Grammy winning Spanish Harlem Orchestra at the Albuquerque Museum on Fri, July 13; multiple award winning, blues singer-songwriter, Eric Bibb at the South Broadway Cultural Center, Saturday, July 14; AND the Festival’s Inpost Artspace Reception on Sunday, July 15 at Outpost! And that’s just the beginning! Check out the whole schedule here and get your tickets now!

ALSO, don’t forget about some great independently presented shows here at the Space, including a special concert honoring one of Albuquerque’s most beloved guitarists and teachers, – and good friend of the Outpost! – Michael Anthony. It’s the Michael Anthony Lineage concert on July 7, presented by two of his past students, Claudio Tolousse and John Maestas!

Always lots going on here at the Space and beyond! We look forward to sharing it all with you!

César Bauvallet’s Cuban Jazz Project! A Benefit for Outpost Education Programs!!

Outpost is truly lucky to have the amazing Mr. César Bauvallet (Son Como Son, etc!) as our Latin Jazz instructor and as you know, his classes fill up every season! Now, César, along with Outpost’s other fantastic Jazz Class instructors, Kanoa Kaluhiwa and Jim Ahrend are helping raise funds for all these great programs. Are they cool or what?! This Sunday, June 24, it’s César Bauvallet’s Cuban Jazz ProjectCome on out for some great music while helping to support Outpost’s wonderful Jazz & Latin Music Casses for Youth & Adults year round!

And of course, next week, our Summer Thursday Jazz Nights continue on June 28, with the guitar-piano duo of Marcos Calvalcante and Mariano Morales + OrnEtc. Followed on July 5 by the Jim Ahrend Trio and Max Hatt/Edda Glass Group! Plus, check out the rentals and more!

Then, coming up in July, it’s the 13th Annual New Mexico Jazz Festival (July 11-30) with Dee Dee Bridgewater; Chucho Valdés & Gonzalo Rubalcab; Tootie Heath; Charles McPherson; Eric Bibb; Spanish Harlem Orchestra; Dave Grusin; Route 66 Summerfest with Ranky Tanky; Irma Thomas & more!; Alicia Hall Moran & Jason Moran; The Albuquerque Jazz Orchestra with Hillary Smith; & Much More!

It’s gonna be a great summer and we look forward to sharing it all with you!

 

Special Outpost Benefit Event June 3! Hillary on the Hill!

The Outpost spring season comes to a close, and now it’s off to summer with the 23rd Annual Summer Thursday Jazz Nights (June 14-Aug 23); the 13th Annual New Mexico Jazz Festival (July 11-30);  Jazz & Latin Music Classes (starts June 11!) &! PLUS, a very special Outpost Fundraiser on June 3 – Hillary on the Hill!  For the past five years, we have presented the fabulous Outpost Gala Fundraiser at the Albuquerque Museum, but this year, we decided to hold a number of smaller fundraisers, such as our Jazz Club Style Benefit at Outpost with Circuit Rider at the beginning of the spring season. Recently, the The Outpost Board decided to hold a very special intimate evening of music, food and friendship at one of our board member’s homes in High Desert on Sunday June 3 featuring a dinner catered by The Cooperage, a concert from 5:30-6:30 pm by one of Albuquerque’s most beloved R&B, Gospel, Jazz vocalists, Hillary Smith, with saxophonist, Glenn Kostur and pianist, Jim Ahrend, and of course the beautiful New Mexico sunset to close the evening! Seating is LIMITED to only 60 people, so GET YOUR TICKETS NOW before it sells out!  Cost of the event is $150/person, $100 of which is a tax deductible gift to Outpost Performance Space!  Come join us for a memorable evening benefiting Outpost – your home away from home!

Finishing Up the Spring Season & Looking Ahead!

Ah, May! Spring blooms, hopefully less wind, sunny skies and warmer temps! And of course more great music art and more here at the Space! Thurs. May 10, from New York, it’s indie Folk, Jazz trumpeter, John Raymond and Real Feels with guitarist Gilad Hekselman (who was here with Anat Cohen) and drummer Colin Stranahan– all rising stars on the scene! Then, it’s an Inpost Artspace Reception: Theta Scapes: New Paintings & Drawings by Jon Pearson (Fri, May 11); a Kids Variety Show (5/11); and Albuquerque’s own Asian percussion ensemble, Gamelan Encantada (Sun, May 13, Mother’s Day!).  Plus, closing out the spring season on May 18 it’s Roust The House Teen Performance Night.

And, as we wrap up one season, we are readying ourselves for the next! Summer 2018! We have a great season planned for you, including the 23rd Annual Summer Thursday Jazz Nights (June 14-August 23) and of course, the 13th Annual New Mexico Jazz Festival (July 11-30)!  The schedule for Summer Thursday Jazz will up soon and tickets for the NMJF will be on sale soon as well. We’ll keep you posted!

Meanwhile, we look forward to seeing you for the end of the Spring season here at Outpost!


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