The Outpost Jazz Performance Space

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

The Outpost Blog

Happy New Year to All!!

I want to say thank you to everybody for making the fall 2015 Season one of the best so far and to remind you that it's YOU that makes these great seasons happen! So many of you have sent your donations in for Outpost's Annual Season's Pleadings in support of one of New Mexico's finest and longest lasting, non-profit arts organizations, and we thank you! Every year we make several fundraising appeals for our Annual Fund and this year-end appeal is our most important call for 100% tax deductible donations and has become a significant source of income in support of the work we do. This fall, instead of our usual Autumn Appeal, we embarked on a concerted Membership Drive to renew expired memberships and recruit new members in order to grow significantly. I'm so pleased to report that, thanks to many of you, this effort was an unmitigated success and Outpost has increased its membership by 20% to more than 700 active members! That's quite amazing and we appreciate the tremendous support we get from the community— support that allows us to present an exciting and varied program of music, art and education in our own Outpost Performance Space and beyond. Now it's time for the YEAR-END APPEAL or what we call SEASON'S PLEADINGS. So many other terrific non-profit organizations in New Mexico and around the world are making the same appeal. We all need it. It's how we do what we do. And we hope that, as you have done in the past, you will make Outpost a part of your year-end giving plans.....  Read More »

Education Spotlight

JAZZ & LATIN MUSIC CLASSES FOR YOUTH & ADULTS: BEGINNING FEBRUARY 8

All classes are taught by the Outpost team comprising saxophonist, Kanoa Kaluhiwa; drummer, Sharon Eldridge; percussionist/trombonist, César Bauvallet; and the most recent addition to our teaching staff, pianist, Jim Ahrend. Outpost programs aim to build positive attitudes, trust, teamwork, cooperation, confidence, compassion, and a sense of humor—everything you could ever want from music.  Read More »