2019 New Mexico Jazz Fest Kicks Off at the Outpost Performance Space

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Outpost Performance Space
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Geoffrey Scovil is an accomplished criminal defense attorney in New Mexico who has operated his own law firm for more than 20 years. When he isn’t working, Geoffrey “Geoff”Scovil is an avid fan of jazz music and supports the Outpost Performance Space in Albuquerque.

Operated by the nonprofit arts organization Outpost Productions for more than 30 years, the Outpost Performance Space is located at 210 Southeast Yale in Albuquerque’s University District. This smoke-free and alcohol-free venue served as the first performance space for the 14th Annual New Mexico Jazz Festival on Thursday, July 11.

The Festival’s inaugural act was the Doug Lawrence New Organ Quartet, an ensemble headed by Count Basie Orchestra saxophonist Doug Lawrence and featuring Chicago-based B3 organist Dan Trudell. In addition to hosting this band for the 2019 New Mexico Jazz Festival kick-off, the Outpost Performance Space/Outpost Productions joined the Lensic Performing Arts Center and the Santa Fe Jazz Foundation as the New Mexico Jazz Festival’s primary sponsors.