The Outpost Jazz Performance Space

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

The Outpost Blog

What’s Happening at Outpost!!

Hey! Great Spring Season. Great Outpost Gala Fundraiser Year #2 with Maceo Parker on May 23. Now it's on to the summer. Classes for youth and adults begin Monday June 9 and go for 8 weeks. The 19th Annual Summer Thursday Jazz Nights (2 bands every Thursday) begins June 19 with Busy McCarroll and Asher Barreras' groups and then the next week on the 26th with Tracey Whitney as well as Tierra Sonikete... it goes on from there. Tickets for Summer Thursday Jazz Nights coming very soon! Then the 9th Annual New Mexico Jazz Festival hits on July 11-27 and it's going to be a great one with Claudia Villela; Omar Sosa; Tootie Heath, Ethan Iverson & Ben Street: NEA Jazz Master Jack DeJohnette w Ravi Coltrane & Matt Garrison; Terri Lyne Carrington's Mosaic Project w. Gretchen Parlato, Lizz Wright, Grace Kelly, Tia Fuller & Rachel Z; Bumblebee's Jazz All-Stars w.Dick Hyman & Bucky Pizzarelli; Henry Butler, Steven Bernstein and the Hot 9; Maharajah Bayou, a new film about James Booker; Cedric Watson & Bijou Creole; and at Summerfest on July 19, Arrested Development & Raoul Midon plus 15 local groups of amazing variety and quality. Stay Tuned!!! 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 »