Albuquerque attorney Geoffrey Scovil is one of the leading habeas corpus contractors for the State of New Mexico Public Defender Department. In his spare time, Geoffrey Scovil supports the Outpost Performance Space, a small, non-profit music organization that adds to a thriving local arts scene by bringing in performing musicians and offering classes to local adults and children.
The Outpost is home to many youth programs, including a youth opera workshop, kids’ variety show, and monthly teen talent showcase. In an effort to make sure that these offerings are available to all children, regardless of ability to pay, the Outpost has created a variety of scholarship and discount programs to help improve access. Generous donations by community members have allowed kids to attend programming at little or no cost. Children enrolled in classes are also given a gift certificate to see an Outpost event, helping to increase exposure to the many rich musical offerings the space offers. The Outpost is now able to offer $2,000 annually in scholarships to talented students of the Outpost Educational Program.
Since 1998, Geoffrey Scovil of Albuquerque has been a criminal defense attorney focused on habeas corpus law. In addition to his professional work, Geoffrey Scovil supports Albuquerque’s Outpost Performance Space, a non-profit music venue that hosts jazz musicians and offers music and arts education.
The Outpost Performance Space holds performances year round and offers adults and children the opportunity to learn jazz, Latin, and opera with world-class teachers. Through the organization, local youth get the chance to perform onstage at Roust the House Teen Performance Nights. This monthly event features music from teen performers of any genre, dance performances, poetry, and any other performing arts talents the participants wish to share. The series provides a great way to showcase burgeoning talents and raise enthusiasm for music and the arts. The Outpost also periodically puts on variety shows for and by kids of all ages, letting younger children show off their performance skills.
Geoff Scovil is a New Mexico attorney who has defended accused citizens in complex cases ranging from conspiracy to first degree murder. In addition to his work as attorney, Geoff Scovil is a jazz enthusiast who supports the Outpost Performance Space, an Albuquerque nonprofit. Mr. Scovil’s favorite jazz artist is John Coltrane, whose watershed album A Love Supreme was released in 1965.
Composed and recorded in 1964, A Love Supreme is a unified collection of songs that Coltrane offered as a spiritual testament to his devotion to music after years of struggle with alcohol and drug addiction. Throughout the piece, Coltrane played variations on an underlying chant-like riff in every musical key. The album experienced enduring popularity and was later covered by notables such as Carlos Santana. This year is the 50th anniversary of the album’s release, and many fans feel it still stands as a testament to the endurance of the human spirit in the face of serious obstacles.
Geoff Scovil received a BA in history, philosophy, and ethnic studies from the University of Texas at Austin.