Jazz hero Roger Humphries & RH Factor’s second of four concerts at City of Asylum.
Legendary Pittsburgh jazz drummer Roger Humphries is back and ready to bring you more Thursday Night Jazz! This is Roger’s second performance as part of this ongoing, weekly concert series bringing local, world-class jazz musicians to the stage for high quality performances sure to delight any jazz fan. Join in on the groove for this February concert and stay tuned for Roger’s upcoming concerts this spring.
About the Artist:
Roger Humphries was 3-1/2 years old when his family first discovered his early talent for playing drums. He began playing professionally at the age of fourteen, and within two years, he was leading his own group at Carnegie Music Hall. In 1964 Roger went to New York to join the Horace Silver Quintet. While with Silver, Roger recorded three albums: Song For My Father, Cape Verdean Blues and Jody Grind, with Song for My Father taking its place as one of the most legendary albums of our time. Roger is rated by music critics as one of the most exciting percussionists in the business. He has provided the rhythmic beat for such greats as Ray Charles, Horace Silver, Richard “Groove” Holmes, Stanley Turrentine, James Moody, Lee Morgan, Dr. Billy Taylor, Benny Green, Lionel Hampton, Coleman Hawkins, Clark Terry, J.J. Johnson, Dizzy Gillespie, and countless others. After playing with various groups around the country, ace drummer Roger Humphries decided to organize his own group in 1972 which he calls RH Factor and in 1996 he assembled Roger Humphries’ Big Band.
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