The band “CON ALMA” was founded in November 2010 by the trumpeter Yervand Margaryan and the pianist and vocalist Narine Arakelyan. All band members are very skillful musicians. They perform in various collectives of Yerevan and participate in different musical projects. At present, the band includes Yervand Margaryan (trumpet, flugelhorn), Narine Arakelyan (keyboard, vocal), Vahan Grigoryan (tom-saxophone), Aram Karapetyan (bass), Narek Khechumyan (percussion) and Ashot Harutyunyan (drums).
The name of the band “CON ALMA” comes from the title of one of the most famous compositions by the great trumpeter Dizzy Gillespie, and translated from Spanish means “whole hearted”.
These words became some kind of motto for the band, performing in such different styles as Latino, funk, swing and always does it with all their hearts.
The obligatory condition for all the compositions played by the band is tunefulness and creativity. The band is an often guest in Yerevan clubs. Their music performances are broadcasted by TV and radio. The Sextet “CON ALMA” has already recorded two DVD versions comprising their concert programs.