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Article: Profile

Con Alma: Keeping Pittsburgh Jazz Thriving in Trying Times

Read "Con Alma: Keeping Pittsburgh Jazz Thriving in Trying Times" reviewed by C. Andrew Hovan


Not mentioned nearly enough as a locale that nurtured some of jazz music's most memorable artists, jny: Pittsburgh can boast a jazz history that is unparalleled, especially for a city of its size. Just a partial list of icons that hailed from the area would include Ahmad Jamal, Art Blakey, Erroll Garner, George Benson, and Stanley ...

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News: Performance / Tour

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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News: Event

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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News: Event

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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News: Event

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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Video

Con Alma

Featuring the music of Jon Faddis & Friends
Duration: 8:18

From a tribute concert for Ray Brown. Trumpeter Jon Faddis, pianist Benny Green, guitarist Ulf Wakenius, bassist Niels-Henning Orsted Pederson, drummer Alvin Queen
Album

Con Alma

Label: Jazzheads
Released: 2008
Track listing: Santi's Africaleidescope; Broadway Local; Con Alma; Crescent; Fee Fi Fo Fum; Evidence; La Coneja Loca; Gotcha; Soul-Leo; Monte Adentro; Stella by Starlight.

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Article: Album Review

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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Video

Con Alma

Featuring the music of The Dizzy Gillespie All Star Big Band
Duration: 9:55

Featured soloists are Bobby Lavell, Claudio Roditi and Slide Hampton. Director/Trombone: Slide Hampton Saxes: Antonio Hart, Mark Gross, Bobby Lavell, Andres Boiarsky, Frank Basile Trumpets: Claudio Roditi, Roy Hargrove, Frank Greene, Greg Gisbert Trombones: James Burton, Jason Jackson, Steve Davis, Douglas Purviance Piano: Roy Assaf Bass: John Lee Drums: Denis Mackrel
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Article: Album Review

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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