The Outpost Jazz Performance Space

Albuquerque's Non-Profit, Member-Supported, Community-Based Performing Arts Center

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Summer 2014 was HOT!

The 9th Annual New Mexico Jazz Festival was terrific, with an unbelievable crowd at this year’s Summerfest, featuring Arrested Development, who were awesome. I’m guess-timating over 60,000 people over the course of the day. But the entire festival was wonderful with everybody from Bumblebee’s Jazz All-Stars, to Jack DeJohnette w. Ravi Coltrane & Matt Garrison; the incomparable Omar Sosa; Henry Butler with Steven Bernstein and their Hot 9 Band (with Albuquerque’s own Glenn Kostur filling the saxophone chair beautifully); to the amazingly talented Claudia Villela; Terri Lyne Carrington’s Mosaic Project showcasing talented women jazz artists (what about the young saxophonist, Hailey Niswanger?!?), plus more than 100 New Mexico based musicians; and more. Best festival yet (but not as good as next summer’s TENTH ANNUAL!).  Read More »

Education Spotlight


All classes are taught by the Outpost team comprising saxophonist, Kanoa Kaluhiwa; drummer, Sharon Eldridge; trumpeter, Paul Gonzales; and our most recent addition to the teaching staff, César Bauvallet. We aim to build positive attitudes, trust, teamwork, cooperation, confidence, compassion, and a sense of humor, everything you could ever want from music. Both Youth and Adults will perform a recital for family and friends at the end of their second session. It is expected that students will have their own instruments to bring to class. Outpost will provide a piano, a drumset, and guitar & bass amplifiers. Read More »