The Outpost Jazz Education Program

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Outpost Performance Space

Geoffrey Scovil is an Albuquerque attorney. Formerly an attorney for the Law Office of the Public Defender, Geoffrey Scovil now focuses on private practice in criminal defense and habeas corpus law. Geoff Scovil is a dedicated supporter of the Outpost Performance Space in Albuquerque.

A nonprofit performing arts center, the Outpost Performance Space relies on the support of its members and the community. Formed in 1988, Outpost Productions brings a variety of talent to its stage, including poets, visual artists, and jazz and classical musicians.

The Outpost also offers an educational course called the Outpost Jazz Education Program. Started in 1996, the program provides 30 weeks of classes to students age 10 and older who demonstrate interest and ability.

So far, more than 2,000 students have benefited from the jazz program’s instruction and assistance. The Outpost also offers the Youth Opera Program, which focuses on the classical side of music. For more information, please visit

Outpost Performance Space’s Roust the House Teen Performance Night

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Teen Performance Night

An attorney at law in Albuquerque, New Mexico, Geoffrey “Geoff” Scovil specializes in habeas corpus law and practices as a solo practitioner and state contractor. Dedicated to supporting his Albuquerque community, attorney Geoffrey Scovil is involved with the Outpost Performance Space and sponsored a performance several years ago.

Outpost Productions, which has made its home in the Outpost Performance Space for more than two decades, offers a huge range of education opportunities to adults, children, and adolescents. One of the organization’s many youth performance opportunities is Roust the House Teen Performance Night. Held on a near-monthly basis throughout the year, these nights provide local teens with the chance to share any performance piece they’ve been working on with live audiences.

The Roust the House Teen Performance Nights welcome everything from poetry readings and dance performances to music sets from bands of all types. Those bands and performers who wish to perform in the event must contact Outpost Productions and submit a short biography and demo for organizers to consider.

Beyond letting teens share their creations with others, the Roust the House nights also give audiences and enthusiasts the opportunity to see what sort of performances younger talents are creating.

Haruki Murakami and His Love of Jazz

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Haruki Murakami

As an independent attorney in Albuquerque, New Mexico, Geoffrey “Geoff” Scovil works on habeas corpus cases as well as felony criminal cases. During law school, he volunteered for the public defender’s office in Cleveland. When Geoffrey Scovil is not practicing law in Albuquerque, he likes to read books by his favorite author, Haruki Murakami.

Before he became a bestselling author, Haruki Murakami rejected Japanese literature, art, and music and identified more with Western culture, including Hollywood movies, paperback books, and jazz music. When he was 23 years old, he managed a jazz club called Peter Cat in Tokyo, Japan. In an interview with Paris Review, Murakami admitted to being a fan of jazz music since the age of 13 or 14. He credits the melodies, rhythm, and chords as having a strong influence on his writing.

Murakami also wanted to learn to play an instrument, but he never developed the skill he wanted. For him, writing became his instrument for expression.

Remote Places to See in Hong Kong

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Dragon’s Back

As a proponent of constitutional rights, Geoffrey “Geoff” Scovil is also committed to defending people who are indigent in criminal cases. An attorney at law since 1998, he is currently working as a solo practitioner in Albuquerque. When not focusing on his work, Geoffrey Scovil leaves Albuquerque for periods to travel to different parts of the world. One of the places he has visited is Hong Kong, China.

About 236 islands make up the archipelago of Hong Kong, a large number of which are local and tourist favorites. Some of these islands are iconic, while others are lesser known. The most popular tourist spots tend to become crowded, especially during the peak season, so tourists may want to consider the following remote yet striking spots in Hong Kong.

1. Dragon’s Back – Its ridge-top path, looking much like the spine of a dragon, is considered a stunning hiking trail in Shek O Country Park.

2. Sai Wan Swimming Shed – This last surviving swimming shed on the westernmost part of the island has become quite popular with Instagram users.

3. Cape D’Aguilar Lighthouse – Built in 1875 on the southeastern tip of the island, the Cape D’Aguilar Lighthouse is one of five surviving prewar lighthouses, and the oldest in Hong Kong.

Benefits of Cooking Pizza in a Brick Oven

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A resident of Albuquerque, New Mexico, Geoffrey Scovil has practiced law at his eponymous law firm since 2008. An alumnus of The University of Texas at El Paso and Case Western Reserve University School of Law, Geoffrey Scovil served the Office of the Ohio Public Defender as a volunteer before relocating to Albuquerque. Outside of work, he enjoys traveling, vegetarian cuisines, and brick-oven pizza.

Also known as a masonry or stone oven, a brick oven is a common means of cooking bread and pizza. Brick ovens are constructed using fireproof brick, stone, or other masonry and are traditionally heated by wood or coal, although gas and electric sources are used in modern versions.

Due to their high heat, which often exceeds 600 degrees Fahrenheit, brick ovens produce pizzas with a crispy crust and caramelized toppings. Additionally, pizzas take just a few minutes to cook at such high temperatures. High heat also helps pizzas to cook evenly and seals moisture within the crust, making the outside crispy while leaving the inside soft and chewy.

Instruments Used in Jazz Music

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Jazz Music

An experienced habeas corpus attorney, Geoffrey Scovil has established himself as a leading lawyer in Albuquerque, New Mexico. A graduate of Case Western Reserve University School of Law, Geoffrey Scovil founded his law firm in Albuquerque in 1998 and has practiced there since. An aficionado of jazz, he is learning to play the guitar in his free time.

A form of music that traces its origins to both African and European cultures, jazz in its modern incarnation stems from New Orleans, which served as a melting pot for the musical traditions of various cultures. Today, jazz and its influences can be found in music all over the world.

Jazz features a variety of instruments, including horns, which encompass the saxophone, trombone, and trumpet that are responsible for the music’s melody. Another set of instruments, known as the rhythm section, includes the piano, drum, and bass. These instruments act as a complement to the horns and provide a steady beat and musical foundation. Lastly, the guitar is the most flexible instrument and can provide benefits to both the horns and rhythm instruments.

Animal Humane New Mexico Prepares for the Doggie Dash and Dawdle

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Doggie Dash and Dawdle

Geoffrey Scovil of Albuquerque, New Mexico is an attorney specializing in Habeas Corpus law. When he is not working, Geoffrey Scovil supports Animal Humane New Mexico, a non-profit animal shelter for dogs and cats. Animal Humane New Mexico is currently preparing for their signature fundraising event, the Doggie Dash, and Dawdle.

The Doggie Dash and Dawdle is a two-fold event featuring a 5k run for the more athletically inclined or a one-mile walk for those looking for a more leisurely pace. The organization’s largest fundraiser, Animal Humane New Mexico expects over 4,500 participants and 2,000 dogs. All of the net proceeds earned from the event go towards the organization’s community programs, or to support their homeless pets, meaning the event benefits both dogs and cats.

This year’s Dash and Dawdle takes place on November 6th between 8 a.m. and 2 p.m. at Balloon Fiesta Park. Aside from the run and walk, the event will also feature a Doggie Carnival, and a Barketplace, where guests can shop from rescue organizations and local vendors.

For those who cannot make it in person, but want to support the cause, there is an option to become a Virtual Dasher to help raise funds from home. There is no registration fee and you will gain eligibility for fundraiser prizes.

This year, Animal Humane New Mexico hopes to raise $300,000 through the Doggie Dash and Dawdle. To learn more about the organization or the event, visit