Geoffrey “Geoff” Scovil is a well established Albuquerque attorney who focuses on habeas corpus law in his private practice and seeks to protect indigenous clients’ constitutional rights. With a passion for jazz, attorney Geoffrey Scovil supports the Albuquerque nonprofit organization Outpost Performance Space, which offers local musicians a place to play and also attracts performers from around the world.
As reported in the Albuquerque Journal, one recent Outpost Performance Space offering was Ukulele Weekend. This unique event was the brainchild of Jim D’Ville, who was surprised to find a thriving ukulele scene locally and in Santa Fe when he settled in New Mexico.
The workshops focused on enriching the understanding of players new to the ukulele on the “emotional value” of the Hawaiian stringed instrument, as well as specific playing techniques. Topics covered went well beyond the basic ukulele chords and included play-along sessions in the country, jug band, and easy blues veins. One of the aspects that many enjoy about the ukulele is its easy to pick up basics, which serve to bring together and connect people in shared musical endeavors.
Geoff Scovil received a BA in history, philosophy, and ethnic studies from the University of Texas at Austin.