Alibi V.15 No.28 • July 13-19, 2006 
Tom Guralnick, executive director, Outpost Productions

Feature

The New Mexico Jazz Festival

A collaboration between Albuquerque and Santa Fe jazz presenters debuts with a monster lineup

If you think you can pull together a 10-day summer jazz festival featuring a collection of international megastars—from scratch, in only eight months—you’re crazy.

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Feature: Schedule

2006 New Mexico Jazz Festival Schedule

Week One

Doug Lawrence Quartet, featuring Dan Trudell; Steve Figueroa Trio (opening)
Thursday, July 20, 7:30 p.m.—Outpost Performance Space, Albuquerque
Local tenor sax man Doug Lawrence has played with the best—such as Benny Goodman, Dizzy Gillespie, Sarah Vaughan, the Count Basie Orchestra—and he’s bringing hip organist Dan Trudell along for the ride. Albuquerque native Steve Figueroa can slay you with a ballad, whip you up with a montuno or knock you out with hard bop.

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