7th New Mexico Jazz Festival Set for July 13-29

Concerts in Santa Fe and Albuquerque

Dianne Reeves
Allen Toussaint

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The seventh annual New Mexico Jazz Festival is scheduled for July 13-29. The festival takes place in both Albuquerque and Santa Fe, at both indoor and outdoor venues, and is presented by the Outpost Performance Space, the Lensic Performing Arts Center and the Santa Fe Jazz Foundation.

The festival opens on Friday, July 13 at 8 p.m. at the Outpost Performance Space in Albuquerque, with a concert by gypsy Jazz guitar virtuoso Stephane Wrembel and his quartet. Other performers include Leni Stern, Ravi Coltrane, Kurt Elling, Regina Carter and a double bill with Sheila Jordan and Dianne Reeves. The full schedule is below.

Tickets are on sale now at Tickets Santa Fe at the Lensic, 505-988-1234; online at TicketsSantaFe, and at the Outpost Box Office, by phone or in person, 210 Yale SE, 505-268-0044, M-F, 2:00-5:30 pm.

Visit New Mexico Jazz Festival for complete festival information.


July 13/Fri/8 pm Stephane Wrembel

July 14/Sat/5-7 pm Leni Stern and The Masters of African Percussion (Old Town Plaza, Abq)

July 15/Sun/2 pm Inpost Artspace Reception: Paul Slaughter: Portraits of Jazz 1969-2012

July 17/Tue/6-9 pm Doug Lawrence Organ Trio/ Busy McCarroll & the Ambassadors of Pleasure Open (Santa Fe Plaza, Santa Fe)

July 19/Thu/7:30 pm Regina Carter’s Reverse Thread (Lensic)

July 20/Fri/8 pm Justin Ray Project (Outpost)

Juy 21/Sat/2-10:30 pmNob Hill Summerfest (Dirty Dozen Brass Band + 25 acts, 3 stages)

July 22/Sun/7:30 pm Allen Toussaint with special guests, The Dirty Dozen Brass Band (Lensic)

July 25, 26/Wed,Thu/8 pm Ravi Coltrane Quartet (Outpost)

July 27/Fri/7:30 pm NEA Jazz Master Sheila Jordan/Dianne Reeves (Lensic)

July 28/Sat/2:00 pm Meet the Artist w. A.B. Spellman, Sheila Jordan & Jon Hendricks (Lensic)

July 28/Sat/7:30 pm NEA Jazz Master Jon Hendricks / Kurt Elling (Lensic)

July 29/Sun/2 pm Poetry Reading: A.B. Spellman & Hakim Bellamy (Outpost)

July 29/Sun/8 pm Kurt Elling (Outpost)