Con Alma is a restaurant and jazz bar located on Ellsworth in Shadyside. Inspired by the rich heritage of jazz in Pittsburgh, Con Alma, which means “with soul,” seeks to return jazz to its rightful place at the forefront of the local music scene while providing patrons with some of the best food and drinks the city has to offer. Con Alma showcases current Pittsburgh musicians, with live jazz seven nights a week including their Latin Jazz Sundays. An inventive yet grounded Latin-inspired menu with dishes connected to South America, Mexico, and the Caribbean is paired with prohibition-style classic cocktails, new twists on Latin favorites, and a hand-selected wine list featuring varietals from all over the world.
Drummer Mike Melito has been one of upstate NY's most sought-after jazz drummers and teachers for over 25 yrs. Mike studied with RPO percussionists John McNeill and Ray Mosca, best known for his work with Ahmad Jamal and Oscar Peterson.