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Thursday Night Jazz: Roger Humphries & the RH Factor

January 11 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm EST

Thursday Nights at City of Asylum: World-Class Jazz, without the cover charge. 

Legendary Pittsburgh jazz drummer Roger Humphries returns to City of Asylum! 2024 at Alphabet City introduces Thursday Night Jazz, an ongoing, weekly concert series bringing local jazz heroes and world-class musicians to the stage for low-pressure, high quality performances sure to delight any jazz fan. This first concert presents Roger’s band, the RH Factor, returning for their first performance at City of Asylum since 2019. 

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.

About Your Visit: 

The in-house restaurant 40 North is open for dinner from 5-9pm. Please visit Open Table or call 412-435-1111 to make a reservation.

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January 11
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm EST
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Alphabet City
40 W. North Avenue
Pittsburgh,PA15212United States
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