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Con Alma Announces Roger Humphries’ Thursday Night Residency

Con Alma Announces Roger Humphries’ Thursday Night Residency

Con Alma is excited to announce a new Thursday night residency beginning on November 14. jny: Pittsburgh drumming legend Roger Humphries, whom Horace Silver once described as “one of my best drummers”, will take the Con Alma stage every Thursday from 8:00PM- 11:00PM. Perhaps most famous for his contributions to Silver’s Song for My Father and ...

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Pittsburgh’s newest jazz club Con Alma announces two exciting music series

Pittsburgh’s newest jazz club  Con Alma announces two exciting music series

Con Alma is excited to announce Latin Jazz Sundays and All-Pittsburgh Wednesdays. Starting in September, Con Alma will open its doors every Sunday from 5:00PM-11:00PM. Pittsburgh musicians will perform selections from the Latin music tradition from 7:00PM-10:00PM. The club will spin handpicked Latin vinyl selections on the house turntable between sets. The featured menu will include ...

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Pittsburgh's Con Alma To Host Coltrane And Monk Birthday Celebrations

Pittsburgh's Con Alma To Host Coltrane And Monk Birthday Celebrations

Con Alma is excited to announce upcoming celebrations in acknowledgment of John Coltrane and Thelonious Monk’s birthdays. An observance of saxophonist John Coltrane’s birth will take place from September 18-September 23. During this special period, Con Alma’s house band, which showcases some of the finest talent in the Pittsburgh area, will perform selections from Coltrane’s prolific ...

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Pittsburgh Celebrates Music Scene With The Annual Jazz Days Of Summer

Pittsburgh Celebrates Music Scene With The Annual Jazz Days Of Summer

JazzPGH is excited to announce the commencement of its annual Jazz Days of Summer, an in-depth look at an average week in jny: Pittsburgh jazz. The Jazz Days of Summer campaign will shine a spotlight on the scene by promoting over 50 local events across various social media platforms from Saturday, August 17th to Sunday, August ...

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Mark Weinstein: Con Alma

Read "Con Alma" reviewed by Craig W. Hurst

Mark Weinstein's Con Alma is a delightful collection of Latin styled tunes featuring the light and refreshing sound of jazz flute. From bassist Santi Debriano”s opening “Santi's Africaleidescope" through to the closing standard “Stella by Starlight," the combo creates a constantly catchy Latin groove, establishing a foundation for the light flittering sounds of Weinstein's flute. Although ...

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Mark Weinstein: Con Alma

Read "Con Alma" reviewed by Michael P. Gladstone

Con Alma is a highly listenable album reminiscent of the days of Afro-Cuban Latin jazz and the beginnings of the salsa movement. The leader, flutist Mark Weinstein, brings a most interesting story with him to this project. Weinstein was once a trombonist alongside veteran Barry Rogers in Eddie Palmieri's La Perfecta Orquesta in 1966. ...

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Mark Weinstein: Con Alma

Read "Con Alma" reviewed by Woodrow Wilkins

There's a common word of advice often given to beginning authors: “Write what you know. It's a suggestion that the aspiring novelist would do best by writing about things that are familiar, such as personal experiences. If such advice were followed by musicians, life would be quite boring. If Mark Weinstein had stuck to what he ...

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Mark Weinstein: Con Alma

Read "Con Alma" reviewed by Chip Boaz

Collaboration lies at the heart of any successful performance--a fact all artists remember when gathering musicians for a recording. The personnel need to compliment each other artistically while reflecting diverse musical backgrounds. The repertoire needs to challenge the musicians yet they must demonstrate mastery over it. The ensemble should display a mutual respect for the tradition ...

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Chano Dominguez Trio: Con Alma

Read "Con Alma" reviewed by Dr. Judith Schlesinger

This is a rather different Chano from the one who first enthralled me with Hecho a Mano (Hand-made), his blazing flamenco/jazz mix recorded in Madrid in 1996 and released on Sunnyside a few years ago. On Con Alma he's replaced the handclaps and multilayered percussion with a traditional jazz trio, bringing on world-class band mates George ...


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