Saying Goodbye to Longtime Outpost Friends

From Outpost Founder/Director, Tom Guralnick: Outpost is a family. And as with any family, comes a whole lot of joy, but also sadness, as we lose beloved members of the Outpost family. It’s the cycle of life. Over the last 6 months we have lost some very special people who have made Outpost the place that it is for so many years. There was musician, teacher and Outpost Volunteer, Bob Gusch (who was honored at our final Summer Thursday Jazz Night concert featuring the New Orleans band Flambeaux); photographer, Jim Gale, who is honored in our recently established “Jim Gale Back Hall Gallery” at the Space, where the photos he generously donated to us from his last 25 years of work at Outpost will be shown in a constantly revolving exhibit; Outpost supporter and beer & baseball afficianado, Bob Klein (; and most recently the lovely Kathryn Kaminsky, a former Outpost Board Member and generous contributor along with her deceased husband Tom “Tomás” Singleton (  All 4 of these dear people were Outpost regulars and supporters for more than 30 years. We will hold them close in our hearts and memories and miss them deeply. They will remain a part of Outpost forever, and our condolences go out to their friends and families. Generous to Outpost until the end both Bob Klein & Kathryn Kaminsky suggested donations to Outpost in their names.

Helping to Keep Outpost Strong!

It’s that time again! Outpost’s Annual Summer Fundraising Appeal! We need your help to Keep Outpost Strong and Keep It All Happening! There’s so much to look forward to with the 17th Annual New Mexico Jazz Festival just ahead in September, another terrific Fall Season 2023, and of course all the great Summer Thursday Jazz Nights yet to come in August! We love sharing it all with you and we always love seeing you at the Space and beyond! Your support keeps it all happening and that’s why we are once again coming to you to ask for your HELP! We hope you’ll consider making a donation to our Summer Fundraising Appeal so we can continue to bring you the best in jazz, folk and roots music, international and experimental music, art, classes and more! WE NEED YOUR SUPPORT! Be a part of what keeps Outpost healthy and strong and MAKE A DONATION ONLINE TODAY! OR, you send a check to: Outpost Productions, Inc. at PO Box 4543, ABQ, NM, 87196. Either way, we can’t do what we do without you and we truly appreciate YOU! 

Outpost Director, Tom Guralnick, Recipient of 2023 Creative Bravos Legacy Award!

Outpost is proud to announce that Founder/Director Tom Guralnick/Outpost Performance Space was named the 2023 Creative Bravos Legacy Award recipient by the City of Albuquerque, which “recognizes his sustained leadership, mentorship and professional excellence in Albuquerque’s creative economy.” Given annually to individuals, youths, teams, events, programs, organizations and businesses that celebrate the breadth of creative work that exists in the city, the awards are dedicated to recognizing and honoring work that makes a significant impact on the lives of residents, neighborhoods, and/or communities.  Check out the other eight award recipients here!  An award ceremony will take place on June 28th, 6:00pm, at the Kimo Theater.

We are also proud to announce that Outpost also recently received a $25,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) to support the New Mexico Jazz Festival and ancillary events! We have been very fortunate to receive support from the NEA for the NM Jazz Festival since our first festival in 2006 (including the NEA Jazz Masters on Tour support) and we continue to present NEA Jazz Masters each year! This year’s NEA grant supports the entire NM Jazz Festival and NEA Jazz Master, violinist Regina Carter will perform on Sept. 14 at The Lensic in Santa Fe. Retired NEA Chairman, A.B. Spellman, will also host a Meet the NEA Jazz Master event! Check out this year’s 17th Annual NM Jazz Festival Schedule Here!

Looking Ahead: 27th Annual Summer Thursday Jazz Nights June 29-Aug 24! NMJF Stage at Route 66 Summerfest! + 17th Annual NM Jazz Festival Schedule Now Up!

We’ve still got some great shows coming up in June, including the Edward Simon Group featuring award winning vocalist Magos Herrera, June 10; Django Festival Allstars, June 15; José James Sings Badu, June 16; and Eliza Gilkyson, June 24 (in partnership with AMP Concerts)! Wow! ! Get Your Tickets Early! These shows as they are sure to sell out! Then we look forward to our 27th Annual Summer Thursday Jazz Nights kicking off on June 29 with the James Emery NEO Trio plus the Route 66 Summerfest New Mexico Jazz Festival Stage on July 22 featuring a fantastic line-up! Tickets on sale soon! AND the 17th Annual New Mexico Jazz Festival Schedule is now up! Some tickets are already on sale and more will be on sale very soon!  We look forward to sharing all the great music and more with you all summer long!

Abstraction in Albuquerque: Seven Artists. A group exhibition featuring Lucy Maki, Min Che, Kim Arthun, Bryce Hample, Abdiel Beltrán, Robbie Sugg, and Daniel Hojnacki.

Inpost Artspace Reception: Saturday, March 4, 5-8pm
Exhibition dates: March 4 – May 31, 2023

This exhibition explores some of the different ways artists in Albuquerque are using ideas of abstraction in their work. A variety of artistic methods including painting, collage, and photographic processes will be on display and in dialogue with one another. In 1991, the KiMo Theater hosted an exhibition called Abstraction in Albuquerque: Five Artists. This exhibition is an update, continuation, and connection back to that time and place. How have things changed and how have they stayed the same? Where is there continuity and where is there new invention? Some of these artists are long time Albuquerque residents, contributing to the art scene here for decades. Others are fairly new to this beautiful and thriving artistic community. Abstraction in Albuquerque: Seven Artists explores the multifaceted and ever evolving concepts of abstraction in art and celebrates the abstract art community in Albuquerque.

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