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Summer 2020 Outpost Season Canceled! SAFETY FIRST! It’s what we care about here!

Dear Outpost Friends,

It is with great sadness that, due to the coronavirus pandemic, and for the sake of everybody’s health and safety, we are announcing the cancellation of Outpost’s 2020 summer season which includes the 15th Annual New Mexico Jazz Festival (scheduled for July 7-27 (as well as our 25th Annual Summer Thursday Jazz Nights series, scheduled for June 18-August 20), our in-person educational programs, and so on. We remained hopeful that we might be able to present some of our summer season, but, as with other arts organizations and festivals worldwide, it just could not be. First and foremost here at Outpost, our concern is to do what we can to keep you— our patrons, artists, staff, volunteers and so on— SAFE! We aim to do that by following social distancing guidelines, which, although they may be relaxed somewhat in the coming weeks and months, will not allow for any large gatherings nor international travel, which are both integral to a successful festival and our programming in general.

We were truly excited to be celebrating what would have been our 15th Annual NM Jazz Festival this year with an incredible line-up of artists – from The Count Basie Orchestra featuring Lizz Wright to Chick Corea & The Spanish Heart Band with special guest Rubén Blades (who I have wanted to present for years!), to the great Bobby McFerrin, Tower of Power, Terri Lyne Carrington’s Social Science, Charlie Musselwhite Band, Pedrito Martinez and so much more! We are hoping to be able reschedule many of these artists when we are able to open again. We don’t know when that will be and of course will have to wait until we all have more clarity about how we can move forward, but what is most important to us now and in to the future is everyone’s health and safety.

Here’s the good news though! The fact that we have reached such milestones as the 15th Annual NM Jazz Festival and 25 years of our Summer Thursday Jazz Nights, is pretty awesome, right?! It is testament to how strong and committed the Outpost community is, to your continued enthusiasm and excitement for what we present, and to your generous and steadfast support! We are as strong as our community, and we think the Outpost community is among the strongest there is! We will miss you tremendously this summer, but will continue to look forward to when we can meet again and share great music together.

Yes, we are all very disappointed! We have looked forward the amazing talent and energy that we have been able to present at the New Mexico Jazz Festival for the past 14 years now, along with all the great performances by some of New Mexico’s finest jazz musicians at our Summer Thursday Jazz Nights, our summer Jazz & Latin Music classes, etc.! We can’t wait until we can hit the downbeat again, but rest assured that we will stay connected and that we are working on bringing you some virtual programming this summer so we can all continue to enjoy great music. We will keep you posted! Meanwhile, please stay safe, stay healthy and stay connected!

The Outpost Team!

Current Status at Outpost During CoVid Crisis

An Update To All Of Our Outpost Friends: Due to the extended Shelter at Home directive from the Governor and in the interests of everybody’s health and well-being, we don’t feel that there is any other choice but to cancel the remainder of the Spring 2020 season, including all classes, art exhibits, etc.  We do hope to reschedule many of the artists who would have performed at Outpost this season for the 2020-2021 season and truly hope we can all gather again soon to share all the great music. We are also hoping we can present our 25th Annual Summer Thursday Night Jazz series featuring NM based artists and, of course, the 15th Annual NM Jazz Festival in July, but we will keep you posted. Refunds for spring season concerts have been processed and if you purchased online, you will receive a confirmation email from Hold My Tickets. 

Many of you have asked if you can donate your tickets back to Outpost. Although we truly appreciate that offer, online ticket sales are automatically refunded when a concert/event is cancelled. However, if you would like to make a donation at this time, we would of course very much appreciate your support! As you probably know, Outpost recently created a Musician’s Relief Fund to which many of you have already sent a donation- Thank You!!! Now that we are having to cancel the entire remainder of the spring season, these funds/your support will become even more critical. Ticket refunds for concerts cancelled this spring will total close to $15,000 which, as I am sure you understand create difficulties for Outpost as well. So if you want to make a donation to Outpost to help keep us strong, you can do that as well.

Meanwhile, we miss you all very much and truly hope you are staying healthy and safe! Wishing everyone the very best and looking forward to returning to some sort of normal sooner than later so we can share great music, art, learning, community and inspiration!

 

Inpost Artspace Reception: Future Makers: Art by students of Albuquerque Charter High Schools

Come celebrate the strength and individuality of these young artists, each selected for their talent and bold creativity. Hailing from Albuquerque Charter Schools including Explore Academy, Amy Biehl High School, and Media Arts Collaborative Charter School, these emerging artists are diverse learners and leaders who demonstrate the intellectual, social, and ethical habits to improve their communities. A range of works expressing personal style and varied media champions the power of personal choice and hands-on experiential learning.

Exhibition Dates: April 1-May 16

Reception: Friday, April 3, 6-8pm

Spring 2020 Season Tickets On Sale! Jazz & Latin Music Classes Begin Feb 10! + New Class: Nothin’ But The Blues w. Claudio Tolousse, Starts Feb 18 + More

The Spring 2020 Season is just ahead and TICKETS ARE NOW ON SALE for most shows. Still a few to add, so keep checking the Schedule page! Spring newsletters will be mailed out in early February and we only send it to Outpost members, sponsors, etc, so if you are not yet a member and would like to get a copy in your mailbox, Become an Outpost Member Today! You’ll also get discounts on tickets, member update mailings, member-only events, etc!

Interested in sponsoring an Outpost concert? We’d love your support! Outpost Concert Sponsors receive all kinds of great benefits while helping to support great live music here in NM, including advertising in our newsletters, concert programs and more, tickets to shows, banners, etc.! Give us a call at 505-268-0044 to learn more about how you can reach a new audience for your business while helping to support Outpost, one of the premiere arts presenters in the Southwest!   Check out Sponsorship Brochure here!

Meanwhile our Outpost Education programs begin soon!

– Spring 2020 Jazz & Latin Music Classes For Youth & Adults Begin February 10!

NEW CLASS: Nothin’ But The Blues!, Tuesdays, 7:45-9:15pm, Starting February 18!

And

Music Together Classes for Infants, Toddlers, Preschoolers & Their Families, running Tuesdays, January 7-March 10! Drop-ins welcome!

 

We look forward to sharing another exciting season of music
& more with you here at the Space and beyond!

 

 

 

Inpost Artspace Reception: Deep Research: Drawings, Collages, and Paintings by Peter Voshefski

Albuquerque-based artist Peter Voshefski presents his epic studies about the relationship between landscape, ecological systems, and imagination, seeming to illustrate a non-sequential narrative of the mythology of Life and Earth. Installations of mysteriously painted abstract textural substances interact with delicate micro-drawings, while trees, creatures and other entities interconnect within a fanciful network of individual units. FREE!

Exhibition Dates: January 27-March 28

Artist Reception:  Friday, February 7, 6-8pm

Dexter Gordon Legacy Quartet Concert This Friday – Sold Out!

Wow what a great masterclass that was on Wednesday with the Dexter Gordon Legacy Quartet! Doug Lawrence, Louis Hayes, George Cables and John Webber offered some invaluable musical and life lessons to the Outpost advanced jazz students and it was a real treat for all! Thank you to everyone who participated and came out to this great event, including these four jazz legends! We are very lucky to have them here! Meanwhile, this Friday’s concert with the quartet is SOLD OUT! Please call us at 505-268-0044 if you’d like to be on the waiting list.

Then, next week, we have a little break from concerts and events for Thanksgiving, after which we return with all kinds of great music and much more! Spoken word champion Buddy Wakefield, Leni Stern African Trio, Baracutanga, Bobby Shew Sextet and much more!  Full Schedule Here!

We look forward to sharing all the music and more with you and wish you all a Happy Hearty Thanksgiving!

First Friday Artscrawl— Inpost Artspace Reception: Cold Sweat— work by Rita Bard, Loc Huynh, and Laura Wacha

Cold Sweat is a three-person exhibition of new work by Rita Bard (Santa Fe, NM), Loc Huynh (Denton, TX), and Laura Wacha (Bernardo, NM). In uncertain times such as these, humor is a tool that can give us relief while simultaneously sharpening one’s critical engagement with a subject. All three artists in this exhibition employ humor to engage with a pastiche of considerable topics: Comics, Pop art, theater, television, interpersonal dynamics, politics, and popular culture are but a few references that come to mind when viewing the work of the these highly energetic and colorful artists. The writer Kimberly Drew states, “anxiety is the opposite of freedom. Anxiety is like wading in fear. We’re all buoyed by what we have and what we’re willing to do to keep it. And there’s a fine line between inner peace and ignorance.” These artists, like us, are dealing with personal and collective anxieties, and through their individualized freedom of expression, they help both artist and viewer grapple with both complex and mundane issues.

Exhibition dates: October 27, 2019-February 1, 2020

Summer Season Wraps Tonight with Roust The House Teen Performance Night! + Check out all the cool Outpost Rentals This Month!

Closing our 2019 Outpost summer season tonight, it’s another great Roust the House Teen Performance Night! What a great summer of music and so much more! And even though the Outpost season comes to an end, there are still some other great independently presented shows coming up: Singer-songwriter Madalena celebrates a CD release on Saturday, August 17; AMP Concerts presents the great Eliza Gilkyson on Sunday the 18th; + more! SEE THE FULL SCHEDULE HERE!

And as we finish one season, we are busy getting ready for the next! Fall 2019 is going to be great! It all begins on Friday, September 6 with an Inpost Artspace Reception: FLOW RIDING EDGE WHISPRS: WORK BY timothy jason reed. Then, our Fall Jazz & Latin Music Classes for Youth & Adults begin on September 9. There’s still time to register!  PLUS, NEW THIS SEASON: Music Together Family Classes – a music and movement approach to early childhood music development for infants, toddlers, preschoolers, and kindergarten children and their parents, teachers, and other primary caregivers. Tuesdays, September 17- November 19, 4:30pm. There will be a Music Together demo class at Outpost on Tuesday, Sept. 3, 4:30–5:15 pm!

And of course, the concert line-up! Highlights include Mike LeDonne Groover Quartet; Gerald Clayton Quartet; Geoff Muldaur; Jenny Scheinman & Allison Miller’s Parlour Game; Chick Corea’s Trilogy with Christian McBride & Brian Blade at Lensic; Dmitri Matheny; Laurie Antonioli’s Tribute to Joni Mitchell; Miguel Zenon; Shahid Parvez Khan; Steel House w. Ed Simon, Scott Colley and Brian Blade; Cedric Watson & Bijou Creole; Dexter Gordon Tribute Band w.Doug Lawrence, Louis Hayes, George Cables, John Webber; and much more! Then, in the Spring 2020, we’ve got Melissa Aldana; Rahim AlHaj; Michael Morreale; Myra Melford’s Snowy Egret; Lorca Hart-Nicolas Bearde; Jazzmeia Horn; Tim Berne; and more! Stay tuned as tickets will go on sale for some of the fall shows soon!

Thank you for coming out and supporting live music, art, spoken word and more! We look forward, as always, to sharing it all with you!

First Friday Artscrawl: Inpost Artspace Reception: FLOW RIDING EDGE WHISPRS: WORK BY timothy jason reed

A dynamic selection of abstract drawings and paintings by Santa Fe-based artist timothy jason reed, who describes his work as “…whispers and rhythms…ideas and inspirations, gently inviting you into their dance / swimming with the song of your gaze.” Born in 1976, reed was raised in Tongva land (Southern California) and has been living and working around po’oge (Santa Fe) for approximately ten years. His large paintings present powerful evidence of a self-imposed challenge to connect to a creative “flow state” directly influenced by an intensely productive and enlightening drawing practice. This astonishing work is intuitive, vibrant, and kaleidoscopic, while earnestly uniting with deeper channels of collective consciousness.

Exhibition Dates: August 19- October 26

Artist Reception: First Friday ARTScrawl, Friday, September 6, 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.

Jazz Fest At The Lensic Santa Fe: Fri 7/26: Kenny Barron-Dave Holland w. Nasheet Waits; Sat 7/27: Stanley Clarke Band; Joey Alexander Closes The Festival, Sun 7/28 at AAPAC!

The NM Jazz Festival spends a couple nights up at the Lensic in Santa Fe for two great concerts: NEA Jazz Masters Kenny Barron-Dave Holland Trio with Nasheet Waits on Friday, July 26; and the Stanley Clarke Band, Saturday, July 27. Then, wrapping up this year’s fesitval is the phenomenal young jazz pianist, Joey Alexander with his Trio at the African American Performing Arts Center, Sunday, July 28. These shows are close to sold out, so Get your tickets here!

Then, the 24th Annual Summer Thursday Jazz Nights series resumes with the Bobcats + pianist Markus Gottschlich’s Trio on August 1, followed by the Alpha Cats + Christine Fawson Group on August 8, and Claudio Tolousse + Hillary Smith & Michael Anthony on the 15th!  It’s a great series featuring some of New Mexico’s best jazz artists, so come on out and support all the great local talent that resides right here in your own backyard! And each show is only $15 ($10 for Outpost Members & Students)!  ALSO, there the 16th Annual Southwest Shootout Regional Poetry Slam Championships on August 10 and Roust the House Teen Performance Night to wrap up the great 2019 Summer Season!  PLUS, don’t forget some great independently presented shows at the Space. Check out the full schedule of events here!

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


The Outpost