The Outpost Jazz Performance Space

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

Sheila Jordan-Alan Pasqua Quartet

Sponsored by Dr. Janet Simon and Mark Weber

This event is part of Women & Creativity Month

March 23, 2017 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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Time: 7:30pm     Day: Thursday     Doors: 7:00pm     Ages: All Ages     Price: $20 - $25
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Known for her superb scat singing and ability to reach the emotional depths of a ballad, NEA Jazz Master, Sheila Jordan's unique musical style is both uncompromising and entirely original. Deeply influenced by her mentor, Charlie Parker, Jordan played with Charles Mingus and Herbie Nichols and studied with Lennie Tristano.She made her first recordings in the early 1960's, including a ground-breaking version of "You Are My Sunshine" on pianist/composer, George Russell's release, The Outer View.  A pioneer of the voice-bass duo, she has enjoyed a longtime collaboration with bassist Cameron Brown. She shared the stage with Dianne Reeves, Kurt Elling, and Jon Hendricks at the Lensic during the 2012 New Mexico Jazz Festival. Jordan was awarded the Mary Lou Williams Award in 2008 for a Lifetime of Service to Jazz. Tonight she performs with long time collaborator, Los Angeles-based pianist, Alan Pasqua, with whom she recorded the 1975 album, Confirmation. Pasqua has had an extensive career in jazz, pop, and rock 
music, most notably as a founding member, keyboardist and songwriter of the 1980's 
hard rock band, Giant. He has worked extensively with guitarist Allan Holdsworth and drummer Peter Erskine, and was also a member
 of the New Tony Williams Lifetime, as well as the Carlos Santana, John Fogerty, and Bob Dylan bands. Rounding out the quartet tonight is renowned  Los Angeles bassist Darek Oles and Santa Fe drummer John Trentacosta. $25/$20 Members & Students

The Jordan-Pasqua Quartet will also perform at the Harwood Museum in Taos on March 24, and at the Santa Fe Music Collective's Museum Hill Café Series in Santa Fe on  Saturday, March 25 at 7pm. Info at