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.

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