Summer Thursday Jazz Continues This Week w. Barbara Bentree-John Rangel Duo + John Rangel Quintet!

The 24th Annual Summer Thursday Jazz Nights series continues this week with the Santa Fe-based husband and wife duo of Barbara Bentree & John Rangel + The John Rangel Quintet, who will perform music from Rangel’s upcoming release, Darkness To Light. And next week, it’s ragtime, stride & more with pianist Scott Hooker + Entourage Jazz. Also coming up in June, it’s Minnesota based singer-songwriter Reina del Cid & the Brooklyn, NY based duo, The Other Favorites on June 29th! Check out the video snippet of the two together singing “Stuck in the middle with you.”

Then, in July, it’s the 14th Annual NM Jazz Festival, July 11-28! The opening weekend features the great Doug Lawrence New Organ Quartet (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)! Wow!  Then, it’s Cha Wa; the 6th Annual John Lewis Celebration with Aaron Diehl & Warren Wolf; Route 66 Summerfest Jazz Fest Stage with Horace Alexander Young and more; Edmar Castaneda; Dafnis Prieto’s Proverb Trio; Kenny Barron-Dave Holland; Stanley Clarke Band; Joey Alexander Trio; a Film Screening, Inpost Exhibit; Youth clinics and more! Check it all out here!

We look forward to seeing you all summer long for all the great music and much more!

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 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 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.

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


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!


This Week: Lande-Williamson-Young Trio; Outpost Biennial Members Exhibition; Kids Variety Show; ABQ W.O.W. Poetry Slam Championship!

Welcome to the  the chilly days of December! We’re keeping things nice n’ toasty here at the Space with all kinds of great music and more to wrap up the fall season. First, on Thursday, December 6, three improvising masters–Art Lande-Bruce Williamson-Khabu Young–celebrate their forthcoming release. Then it’s an Inpost Artspace Reception for our Biennial Outpost Member Exhibition on Friday the 7th. Come check out the wonderful artwork of your fellow Outpost members, friends, family, etc! And on Saturday, Dec 8, it’s an Outpost Kids Variety Show at 1pm, followed by Albuquerque’s Women of the World (WOW) Poetry Slam Championship, at 7:30pm. Tickets and Info here!

Meanwhile, don’t forget Outpost’s Year-End Fundraising Appeal ~ Season’s Pleadings! This is one of our most important fundraisers of the year which helps to support Outpost programming – world-class music in a wide variety of genres, spoken word, flamenco shows, kids and teen shows, classes for youth and adults, art exhibits and much more, year-round! Your tax deductible donations are so important to us and so very much appreciated! You can Donate Online; Call us at 505-268-0044; or Send a Check in the mail to Outpost Productions, PO Box 4543, Albuquerque, NM 87196.

We look forward to seeing you soon and thank you in advance for your support!

This Week: Tia Fuller Quartet; Inpost Artspace Reception: Derek Chan: Publicity Workshop; Hillary Smith Tribute to Aretha!

Happy Halloween! We’ve got a scary great week of music, art and then some to stir up the cauldron! This Thursday, we welcome in November with award winning saxophonist (& member of Beyonce’s touring band) Tia Fuller Quartet. Tickets still available! Then Friday it’s artwork by Derek Chan for another lovely Inpost Artspace Reception. That’s followed on Saturday a.m. by a free Publicity Workshop with Outpost Director, Tom Guralnick! Come learn all there is to know about how to write a good bio and get the gig, plus much more! And then, it’s two SOLD OUT shows with the great Hillary Smith, as she pays tribute to the Queen – Aretha! We do have a waiting list for both nights, so if you want to give it a try, just call us at 505-268-0044!~

And next week, it’s the spirited and contagious Cuban jazz of Jane Bunnett and Maqueque, who return to Outpost on November 8, plus the young and very talented Ms. Veronica Swift – a New York based bebop and swing vocalist – is joined by the Emmet Cohen Trio.  And on from there, drummer Jefferson Voorhees performs a solo set, followed by The Glass Key Trio; the multi-part singing group from Italy – Concordu Sas Bator Colonnas; the George Cables Trio; The Django Festival Allstars; etc etc! Click here for more information and to purchase tickets!

PLUS, don’t miss out on the CD/Vinyl/Book Fair To Benefit Outpost on Saturday November 17 at Outpost! Thousands of items to select from ALL AT GREAT DEALS! And if you sign up to be a NEW Outpost Member prior to November 17, you will receive a $20 voucher to use at the fair!

We look forward to seeing you soon and often at the Space!

Mark Your Calendars for the CD/Vinyl/Book Fair To Benefit Outpost on Nov. 17- So Much Great Stuff To Buy!

We are getting excited about our CD/VINYL/MUSIC BOOK FAIR COMING UP ON NOVEMBER 17 – AND IT’S ALL TO BENEFIT OUTPOST! We have received so much great stuff from all you record/CD/music book collectors out there, and our coordinators of this event, Tom Dodson and Mark Weber are doing a fantastic job of sifting through it all, and reviewing and organizing all the materials for what is surely going to be an amazing day of shopping for your favorite vinyl records, CDs, music books, and sheet music with thousands of items covering a wide range of musical genres!

Remember, this is a fundraising event, so it will only be successful if you all come and buy something! And there will be plenty to buy – all at great deals! You might find that John Coltrane recording you always wanted, or maybe those late Beethoven string quartets, or an obscure Nashville country recording, or even Britney Spears! OR how about a biography of Duke Ellington or Igor Stravinsky? Even if you purchase just one CD or record or book, every dollar will make a difference and your participation and support will be much appreciated!

And how about this special deal: Sign up to become a NEW Outpost Member prior to November 17, and receive a $20 voucher for use at this CD/Vinyl/Book Fair! How cool is that?

Click here for more details or call us at 505-268-0044!

We look forward to seeing you for this new and exciting Outpost Benefit event!

Spiritual Space Age Jazz with Idris Ackamoor & The Pyramids; Music for Puerto Rico w/ Mariano Morales & Pikante + Néstor Torres; & More!

A busy week ahead at The Space! Thursday, October 18, check out the cosmic world jazz of saxophonist Idris Ackamoor & The Pyramids and on Friday, October 19, in partnership with 516 Arts’ Puerto Rico: Defying Darkness exhibition, it’s the great Mariano Morales & Pikante, with special guest flutist, Néstor Torres. Tickets going fast for this one! Plus on Saturday, it’s another great Roust the House Teen Performance Night!

And coming up in November, saxophonist, Tia Fuller (11/1); Hillary Smith’s Tribute to the Queen (Sold Out!); Jane Bunnett & Maqueque (11/8); NYC bebop and swing vocalist Veronica Swift with the Emmet Cohen Trio (11/10); Jefferson Voorhees Spolo & The Glass Key Trio (11/15); the beautiful multi-part singing group from Italy, Cuncordu Sas Bator Colonnas (11/15); etc etc etc! And don’t forget the Outpost Jazz Club Style Benefit on Wednesday Nov. 28 featuring the fabulous Luciana Souza! Get your tickets for this very special evening of music, food and supporting Outpost before it sells out! Go to our Schedule Page! for all the details and to purchase tickets!

Meanwhile, are you an Outpost Member? Why not Become a New or Renewing Outpost Member today and take advantage of three unique member benefits (below) that we are offering this fall only, along with the usual great member benefits like discounts on tickets and/or passes to concerts; newsletters & member updates mailed to your home several times a year; opportunities to attend special “Member Only” concerts; and more.

  1. Sign up to become a NEW Outpost Member by November 17, 2018, and receive a $20 voucher for use at our cd/vinyl/book fair on November 17!
  2. Get a $25 discount to our special Jazz Club Style Benefit on Wednesday, November 28, featuring a concert by Luciana Souza, preceded by a lovely reception with hors d’oeuvres, wine and more!
  3. The Inpost Artspace is accepting submission for OUTPOST’S 2018 MEMBERS EXHIBITION! Only outpost members will be considered for inclusion in the show!

Whether you are a new or renewing member, your support is so important to us and so appreciated! Call us at 505-268-0044 or sign up online!

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AND… we are still collecting donations for our CD/VINYL/MUSIC BOOK FAIR TO BENEFIT OUTPOST!which will take place at Outpost on November 17! 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!  To arrange for delivery or pick up, call us at 505-268-0044.


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 for which the focus will be on contemporary regional artists working in 2D mediums. Must be a current member to submit work or Become a Member Today! 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 at:


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