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New Mexico Jazz Festival: Pat Metheny Side-Eye


Presented by the New Mexico Jazz Festival
Pat Metheny Side-Eye
w/ James Francies & Joe Dyson
October 6, 2021 • 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Tickets: $47, $57, $67 ($5 discount for Outpost Members & Students). Please note: Outpost members can purchase tickets at Member Price either online or in person. We WILL be checking to make sure those who purchase at member price are current members. If you have any questions about your membership status, please email Please note that masks are required in the Journal Theater at NHCC.

The New Mexico Jazz Festival, a collaborative project of the Outpost Performance Space and The Lensic Performing Arts Center, is pleased to present an an evening with Pat Metheny Side-Eye, the iconic 20-time Grammy Award winning guitarist/composer Pat Metheny's new project and release featuring pianist/organist/keyboardist James Francies and drummer Joe Dyson. Side Eye, which will be released September 10, was recorded just before the pandemic, and "deftly balances a mix of stunning new originals with inventive reworkings of some of Metheny’s most beloved compositions such as 'Timeline.' Now bringing that same unmistakable spirit to a new generation of players who grew up with his music as a part of their musical heritage, Metheny’s Side Eye seamlessly flows in his usual genre-defying way from post-organ-trio grooves to expansive mini-suite forms to simply Metheny at his most rocking." NPR, All Things Considered declared, "Pat Metheny is Still Seeking Breathtakingly New Vistas." Metheny returns to the road this fall with Side-Eye to perform over 100 concerts world-wide through 2022.

Founded in 2006, the New Mexico Jazz Festival was cancelled as an in-person event in 2020, presenting a season of online productions throughout 2020-2021 instead. In 2021, we return with the 15th Annual Festival which will be spread throughout the year from August 2021-June 2022. Jazz Festival events currently planned (more will be announced as they happen) include ABQ Summerfest Nob Hill, Focus on Black Music in NM on Aug 7; Son Como Son at the Santa Fe Plaza on Aug 17; Chris Botti at the Lensic, Sept 9; Pat Metheny Side-Eye at the NHCC, Oct 6; Branford Marsalis at the Lensic, Nov 1; and more. Stay tuned to