New Executive Director at New Mexico Jazz Workshop

The New Mexico Jazz Workshop has announced the hiring of Markus Gottschlich as their new executive director. Gottschlich succeeds Vicki Duggar who left the position in May of this year to accept a position as executive director of the Cheyenne DDA/Main Street Association in Cheyenne, Wyoming.

A Note from
the Director

Dear NM Jazz Workshop Family and Friends,

As the new Executive Director, I would like to take the opportunity to thank you for your continued support and contributions which allow us to keep our mission alive. Please know that your help is very much appreciated and we do not take it for granted.

While I am still somewhat in the process of getting settled in beautiful Albuquerque, I would like you to know that we are working extremely hard to offer you compelling concerts and strong educational programs. New domestic and international collaborations will help bring high-caliber artists to NMJW, and, in return, we will be able to ‘export’ our local talent and music students. We are excited to introduce several of these new partnerships to you soon.

In the meantime, I am looking forward to meeting you and would like you to know that you are always invited to come by the Workshop to talk and share ideas.Right at the moment, we are shifting into high gear with preparations for the “Land of Enchantment Blues Festival” on Sept 29

th and 30th , and Grammy nominated artist Raul Midón on Nov. 3rd at the historic KiMo Theater.

It’s part of the very nature of jazz to look ahead. So, with your generous support, we are able to move into our 43rd year: building on our great tradition and history, while at the same time, moving toward new horizons…