Tuesday, May 31, 2016

TCU Horned Frogs Predictions for the 2016 Football Season


Attorney-at-law and Albuquerque resident Geoffrey Scovil focuses on public defense cases ranging from misdemeanor charges to murder trials. A licensed solo practitioner in New Mexico, Geoffrey Scovil is also an avid runner and a fan of the Texas Christian University (TCU) Horned Frogs.

The TCU Horned Frogs support several different collegiate sport programs including football, basketball, and baseball. The university is probably most renowned for its football program; it is currently ranked seventh in the Top 25 Associated Press poll following the 2015 season, and number 19 by the Pro Football Focus for the 2016 preseason.

According to the 2016 strength of schedule which uses the win/loss method in predicting a team’s potential outcome in the upcoming season, TCU has a 51% chance of winning its games. This method is determined using the rankings from the previous season and based on 128 college football teams. The NCAA excludes FCS (Football Championship Subdivision) teams when releasing its list.

Thursday, May 19, 2016

Jazz and Latin Music Course Offerings at Outpost Performance Space



Geoffrey Scovil has served the Albuquerque, New Mexico area for the last 18 years as an attorney operating out of his own firm. Outside of his professional life as one of the leading habeas corpus contractors for the State of New Mexico Public Defender Department, Geoffrey Scovil supports Outpost Performance Space—a community-based Performing Arts Center that specializes in live music (jazz, roots, folk, world, and more), education, and art.

Children and adults interested in learning more about jazz and Latin music have the opportunity to enroll in classes at the Outpost Performance Space. With spring classes recently having wrapped up, the next opportunities for these music courses will be open this fall. Here's what aspiring learners can expect from a class at the center.

Jazz improvisation classes for youth are taught by Sharon Eldridge. As part of her curriculum, she focuses on the basic elements of music and improvisation. Students are able to participate with their instruments in free expression sessions, both in individual and group settings. The ultimate goal for these courses is to group students of similar aptitude levels together for learning and to develop ensemble groups.

Jazz classes for adults are taught by Kanoa Kaluhiwa and Jim Ahrend. These courses center on ear training, song forms, music theory, and development of rhythm.

In addition to jazz, Latin music classes for both youth and adults of intermediate skill are also available under instructor C├ęsar Bauvallet.

For more information about jazz or Latin music classes, contact the Outpost Performance Space in Albuquerque at (505) 268-0044 or visit www.outpostspace.org.

Thursday, May 12, 2016

Outpost Performance Space Presents 2016 New Mexico Jazz Festival


An Albuquerque, New Mexico-based attorney focused on habeas corpus law, Geoffrey Scovil has been serving clients as a solo practitioner in the city since 1998. In addition to his activities at work, Geoffrey Scovil dedicates his time and resources to local nonprofit organizations in Albuquerque. He currently supports several groups, including the Outpost Performance Space, which offers live music, public education, and arts programs.

Each year, the Outpost Performance Space and the Lensic Performing Arts Center host the New Mexico Jazz Festival, a two-week event that brings high-caliber jazz music to the residents of Albuquerque and Santa Fe. In the 10 years since the festival was founded, it has featured well-known ensembles and musicians including the Count Basie Orchestra, Esperanza Spalding, Allen Toussaint, Branford Marsalis, and the Preservation Hall Jazz Band.

The 11th Annual New Mexico Jazz Festival will be held July 15-31, 2016. The festival will kick off with the Albuquerque Jazz Orchestra at Hiland Theater in Albuquerque and will continue with subsequent performances at the Outpost Performance Space, the Lensic, and other venues throughout Albuquerque and Santa Fe. Attendees will have the opportunity to hear the Dave Holland Trio, Django Festival All-Stars, Lisa Fischer & Grand Baton, and a number of other great groups and artists.

Thursday, May 5, 2016

New Mexico Wilderness Alliance Releases Wild Guide


For nearly two decades, experienced attorney Geoffrey Scovil has represented clients as a solo practitioner in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Outside of his professional pursuits, Geoffrey Scovil gives back to the Albuquerque community and the state of New Mexico through his support of organizations such as the New Mexico Wilderness Alliance.

In addition to overseeing grassroots programs aimed at protecting and preserving wild areas throughout New Mexico, the New Mexico Wilderness Alliance offers events and resources to help the state’s residents experience the natural beauty that surrounds them. Recently, the organization released Wild Guide: Passport to New Mexico Wilderness, a guidebook that provides an overview of the special wild places that New Mexico has to offer.

In its 255 pages, the publication features color maps, stunning photography, and a history of New Mexico wilderness. Wild Guide also includes ideas for hikes, camping trips, and backpacking adventures in the state’s designated wilderness areas and public lands. With details about both well-known and unfamiliar outdoor areas, the guidebook is a great resource for those looking to explore New Mexico. Wild Guide can be purchased for $19.95 in stores across New Mexico or online at www.nmwild.org.