The Outpost Jazz Performance Space

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

The Outpost Blog


The Summer 2015 Outpost Season is in full swing and along with the weather, it's a lively and exciting mix! The Summer Classes for Youth and Adults began June 8 and run through July 29; the 20th Annual Summer Thursday Jazz Night Series kicked off on June 18 and has been great so far! The series almost exclusively features locally based jazz artists and it's two bands each Thursday through August 20 (except during Jazz Festival!); and of course the 10th Annual New Mexico Jazz Festival, a collaborative project between Outpost, The Lensic Performing Arts Center and the Santa Fe Jazz Foundation, begins Friday, July 10 at Outpost with the beautiful Brazilian music of Vinicius Canuaria, followed by the Grammy winning Klezmatics in Old Town on July 11; a special Inpost Artspace Retrospective of work by Jonathan Baldwin and a film screening, Sound of Redemption: The Frank Morgan Story on Sunday, July 12. Then... 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, C├ęsar 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 »