The Outpost Jazz Performance Space

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

New Mexico Jazz Festival History

 

Founded in 2006, the New Mexico Jazz Festival followed on the work of the Open Arts Foundation’s Santa Fe Jazz and International Music Festival (2000-2005) which produced hundreds of concerts and brought an unprecedented wealth of high quality jazz to Santa Fe. In 2006, our inaugural effort presented McCoy Tyner, Branford Marsalis, Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra, the Newport Jazz Allstars, and more. In 2007 we expanded our efforts and presented more concerts in both cities including performances by the legendary Sonny Rollins in Albuquerque and Santa Fe. We also inaugurated a partnership with the City of Albuquerque’s Summerfest by offering 5 hours of music on Civic Plaza— an evening which was free and open to the public and which was capped by a performance by Toumani Diabaté’s Symmetric Orchestra. In 2010 that evening on Civic Plaza moved to Route 66 in Nob Hill and event which features 120 performers on 3 stages and draws 60,000 people. The New Mexico Jazz Festival continues to grow and you can see the line-ups for all the years listed below.

PAST FESTIVAL LINE UPS

11TH ANNUAL NEW MEXICO JAZZ FESTIVAL | July 14-31, 2016

 

10TH ANNUAL NEW MEXICO JAZZ FESTIVAL | July 10-August 6, 2015


9TH ANNUAL NEW MEXICO JAZZ FESTIVAL | July 11-27, 2014

 

8TH ANNUAL NEW MEXICO JAZZ FESTIVAL | July 12-28, 2013

 

7TH ANNUAL NEW MEXICO JAZZ FESTIVAL | JULY 2012

 

6TH ANNUAL NEW MEXICO JAZZ FESTIVAL | JULY 19–31, 2011

 

5TH ANNUAL NEW MEXICO JAZZ FESTIVAL | JULY 13–25, 2010

 

4TH ANNUAL NEW MEXICO JAZZ FESTIVAL | July 14-26, 2009

 

3RD ANNUAL NEW MEXICO JAZZ FESTIVAL | July 17-28, 2008

 

2ND ANNUAL NEW MEXICO JAZZ FESTIVAL | July 19-29, 2007

 

INAUGURAL NEW MEXICO JAZZ FESTIVAL | July 20-29, 2006