From Outpost Director, Tom Guralnick: “Friends, as we are currently in the midst of the Coronavirus Crisis, all classes and concerts at Outpost are cancelled until at least April 16. Refunds for these concerts have been processed and should show up in your account. Please note that our hours here at Outpost will be curtailed and irregular and subject to governmental directives. We will get to your messages and various other business but it may take a bit longer than usual. You can also email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We are first and foremost wishing all of you and your loved ones good luck and good health as we get through this crisis. Think how great it will be when things start up once again! Go to outpostspace.org for complete information.”
The Melissa Aldana: Visions For Frida Kahlo concert this Saturday, March 14, is still being presented as scheduled, but has been limited by us to an audience of 75 people with chairs spread out in a space designed for 160. If you do not feel you want to attend, we totally understand and will refund your ticket.
Beginning Monday, March 16, in light of this fact and the state government’s public health order suspending gatherings of more than 100 persons, we are cancelling all concerts at the Outpost Performance Space until April 15, at which time we will reevaluate the situation and our next steps.
We will continue to keep you updated and informed in as timely a fashion as possible and if you have any questions, feel free to call us at 505-268-0044.
And in the words of Outpost Founder and Executive Director, Tom Guralnick…
“While this has been a hard decision to make, it is clearly the only responsible way to go and we hope and pray that its effect will be positive in helping all of us to get beyond this crisis.
Hardest of all, perhaps, is that we will miss the community that we treasure here at Outpost (other organizations have their own beautiful communities). MUSIC HEALS and so it is almost counter-intuitive to cancel concerts. We will miss each and every one of you – artists, audience members, friends, children and so on – who comprise our Outpost family. We look forward to seeing you happy and healthy on the other side of the crisis. We wish each and every one of you health and happiness and consolation in the idea that we are all in this together.”
With Deepest Love and Gratitude,
Tom Guralnick, Outpost Founder & Executive Director; and everybody else here at Outpost (staff, Board, volunteers, etc.)
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!
We look forward to sharing another exciting season of music
& more with you here at the Space and beyond!
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!
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!
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!
Wow, did Cha Wa funk it up at the Outpost or what?! What fun! And great musicians! Now we’re swinging into a big NM Jazz Fest weekend starting with the 6th Annual John Lewis Celebration featuring the Aaron Diehl Quartet with Warren Wolf at South Broadway Cultural Center (7/19). Then, Saturday (7/20), it’s Route 66 Summerfest in Nob Hill, Abuquerque with a NM Jazz Fest Stage (Central & Carlisle) and a NM Jazz Fest Youth Stage! All starting at 5pm! Come on out and enjoy an evening of great music, art markets, car shows, KidZone and more! And on Sunday, July 21 at Outpost it’s an Inpost Artspace Reception from 2-4pm featuring work by Edgar Sorrells Adewale, followed by a Film Screening of George Schuller’s The Modern Jazz Quartet: From Residency to Legacy at 4pm. AND on Sunday evening Colombian harp virtuoso Edmar Castaneda will wow audiences once again, this time at the National Hispanic Cultural Center, 7pm!
NEXT WEEK at the Jazz Fest, it’s Edmar Castaneda at Santa Fe Bandstand with Chuy Martinez’ Trio Los Trinos opening (7/23); Dafnis Prieto’s Proverb Trio at Outpost (7/25); NEA Jazz Masters Kenny Barron-Dave Holland Trio (7/26); A.B. Spellman’s Meet the NEA Jazz Masters (7/26); Stanley Clarke (7/27); and Joey Alexander (7/28)! WOW! Check it all out and get your tickets here!
We look forward to seeing you and sharing all the great music & more with you!
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!
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 TicketsSantaFe.org. 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!
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!