Kurt Elling: A Century of Heroes at the KiMo Theatre This Thursday! Don’t Miss It! + Roust The House Teen Performance Night

We’re excited for this Thursday Oct. 17, when Grammy award winning vocalist Kurt Elling brings his quintet to the KiMo Theatre to perform the songs of Louis Armstrong, Nat “King” Cole, Jon Hendricks, Shirley Horn and Nancy Wilson! Many of you have heard and been mesmerized by Mr. Elling’s phenomenal vocals and stage presence at the Outpost over the years and this time, we decided to present him at the KiMo as he is a major artist deserving of a larger audience! Plus, the concert is being presented in conjunction with a conference called Imagining America that the City of Albuquerque is hosting.  Good Seats Are Selling Well, But Help Us Fill The House and make this a successful event!  We know it will be a fantastic and memorable evening of music either way.

Tickets are incredibly reasonably priced! Only $45 for the best seats and on down to $25, with a $5 discount for Outpost Members and students! You simply can’t beat it!  SO, See You Thursday at the KiMo Theatre?!

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And of course other events coming up at the Space, include Roust The House Teen Performance Night (10/18); flugelhornist Dmitri Matheny Group  with vocalist Holly Pyle (10/24); and legendary sitarist Ustad Shahid Parvez Khan, (10/26); plus OPTIONS with Bennie Maupin, Eric Revis & Nasheet Waits (10/31) ! GET YOUR TICKETS TODAY! Many shows will sell out in advance!

We look forward to seeing you soon and often at the Space and at the KiMo Theatre this Thursday!

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!

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!

This Weekend at the NM Jazz Festival: Aaron Diehl Quartet w. Warren Wolf (Tonight!); + Inpost Artspace Reception; Film Screening: The Modern Jazz Quartet; & Edmar Castaneda!

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!

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 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!

 

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!

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 mail@outpostspace.org. 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.

Plus…
Amazon will donate 0.5% of the price of your eligible purchases to Outpost if you shop through Amazon Smile! So shop at Smile.Amazon.com 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!

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:

MAKE A DONATION ONLINE

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!

 

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