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soulBlog: soulshowmike’s Shows of Note for this week, plus On the Horizon; scenes from Latin Jazz at Con Alma, Paxton & Willis at Calliope

This week

  • Vinyl Happy Hour plus Howie Alexander Trio at Con Alma, 11/25
  • Dwayne Dolphin at Backstage Bar, 11/26
  • A Taste Of Soul at Genuine Pub, 11/26
  • Interval Jazz Night at Spirit, 11/27
  • Roger Humphries Thursday Residency at Con Alma, 11/28
  • Jazz Night at Parkway Theater, 11/29
  • Level Up @The Spot, 11/29
  • Rodrigo y Gabriela at Roxian, 11/29
  • Tony Campbell at Wallace’s Whiskey Room, 11/30


  • We Want the Funk’ Weekend at August Wilson, 12/6 & 12/7
  • Antonio Hart Sextet at New Hazlett, 12/7
  • Toshi and Dr. Bernice Johnson Reagon at Pittsburgh Playhouse, 12/9

Latin Jazz Night, Con Alma

The first time to Con Alma was the right time: Noel Quintana at Latin Jazz Night. #soulshowmike image 19.11.24. The $5 cover is unusual in this emaciated-artist city, but justified and necessary to turn the tide.

Blind Boy Paxton, Jontavious Willis at Calliope

Thx to @augustwilsonculturalcenter, we were treated to young comet Kingfish in Sept. On 11/23, @calliopehouse brought “the two others,” @jontaviouswillis (23yo, front) and @blind_boy_paxton (30). Carnegie Lecture Hall was pretty full and very awestruck. #soulshowmike photo


  1. Ruby Red
    Ruby Red November 25, 2019

    Sorry I missed Blind Boy Paxton! He is one of the most talented musicians I have had the pleasure to see him perform live!!! Thanks for sharing your post!

    • admin
      admin November 30, 2019

      He was awesome! You’re welcome.

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