Geoffrey Scovil, a habeas corpus attorney practicing in Albuquerque, New Mexico, is an active member of his community. Geoffrey Scovil supports a number of Albuquerque-based organizations, including the Outpost Performance Space, through which he sponsored a performance from the jazz group, Ralph Alessi’s Baida Quartet.
Dedicated to enriching the community with a wide range of musical and visual presentations, the Outpost Performance Space has served as the non-smoking, non-alcohol home of Outpost Productions since 1990. Beyond the variety of performances it hosts, the organization offers a range of educational programs designed to help youth and adults enjoy the arts in a more hands-on capacity.
To this end, the Outpost Performance Space offers jazz and Latin music classes. The classes are taught by a team consisting of a pianist, drummer, percussionist, and saxophonist. Designed to build cooperation and positive attitudes, each class accommodates no more than 12 students, aged 10 and up.
Outpost separates its classes by youth and adult students and most courses include two five-week sessions. Students are encouraged to bring their own instruments to class; however, the space does provide guitar and bass amplifiers along with a drum set and piano. At the end of the second session, all students perform a recital for their friends and family.