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Outpost Productions and the New Mexico Jazz Festival

A juris doctor graduate of the Case Western Reserve University School of Law, Geoffrey Scovil has practiced in Albuquerque, New Mexico, for almost two decades. In addition to his legal work, Geoffrey Scovil supports jazz and the arts in Albuquerque through his contributions to Outpost Productions.

Established in 1988 in a remodeled print shop, the nonprofit Outpost Productions has moved twice--once in 1990 and once in 2000--but has stayed true to its foundation as a storefront, community-based, alternative performance venue. With more than 100 shows each year, the organization supports both touring and local artists from a wide range of musical genres, from experimental and pop music to classical music and jazz, among others.

As a community resource, Outpost Productions sponsors a variety of education programs and the annual New Mexico Jazz Festival. For the past 10 years, the New Mexico Jazz Festival has partnered with the Lensic Performing Arts Center and the Santa Fe Jazz Foundati…

Educational Programs at Outpost Productions

Focusing on habeas corpus law through his practice in Albuquerque, New Mexico, and the State of New Mexico Public Defender Department, Geoffrey Scovil also has experience with felony trial cases and training young lawyers. A dedicated member of his Albuquerque community, Geoffrey Scovil supports a number of local organizations, including Outpost Productions.

A nonprofit organization, Outpost Productions has served as a music venue, art space, and community resource since its founding nearly three decades ago. The recipient of the 2001 Bravo Award as one of the city’s top arts organizations, it is supported by grants, its volunteers, and members. Membership benefits range from admission discounts and exclusive concerts to regular updates and newsletters. Each year, Outpost Productions hosts over 100 different shows and sponsors education programs, including Latin and jazz music classes.

Open to both adults and youth, the once-weekly sessions run for eight weeks. The inter…

Community-Ran Outpost Performance Space Offers Youth Music Classes

Residing in Albuquerque, New Mexico, attorney Geoffrey Scovil focuses his practice on habeas corpus cases. In his free time, Geoffrey Scovil supports the Outpost Performance Space in Albuquerque, a small non-profit music space that hosts jazz musicians from all over the world.

For over 20 years the Outpost Performance Space has been the place to go to in New Mexico to enjoy jazz, roots, folk, and world music. The non-profit community-based organization supports itself through fundraisers and the donations of its members. Over 650 current members donated in amounts ranging from $25-$575, in turn receiving discounts to events and exclusive concert opportunities.

Outpost Performance Space also offers extensive educational programs for the community’s youth interested in improving their music skills. Taught by an ensemble of Outpost instructors who play instruments as well, jazz and Latin music classes are offered to ages 10 and up. Students end the program with a recital performance to sh…