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R&B in the 505: Josef Scott at Outpost

Outpost Performance Space (210 Yale SE) has long been recognized for its presentation of Albuquerque's artistic culture and sense of musicality. And Sunday, Jan. 25, is no exception as Outpost hosts a rarefied concert organized by local vocalist and producer Josef Scott. A stalwart presence in the local R&B scene, Scott has studied and performed a wide range of genres—ranging from opera to soul—and has performed with groups like The Essence and Black Turquoise. This Outpost performance is titled “Have You Heard?” and features local musicians performing popular and jazz classics in a recital setting.

Featured vocalists include Dee Brown, Shaunai Blades, Vonda Coleman, Cynthia Renfro and Josef Scott. The instrumentalists who comprise the band are Andy Kingston on keys, Paul Palmer III on drums, Sammy Perez on guitar and Samantha "Bass Mama" Harris on, yes, bass; and they'll have the place rocking and grooving. The vocalists involved touch brightly on pop classics, such as Michael Jackson’s “Human Nature,” as well as tunes by The Police frontman Sting, including the wondrous-sounding “Be Still My Beating Heart.” This all-ages soulful recitation starts at 5pm sharp, and tickets are $15 at the door. Outpost Performance Space • Sun Jan 25 • 5pm • $15 • ALL-AGES! • View on Alibi calendar