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Roger Humphries:

Welcome to the musical experience of Roger Humphries.  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, George Benson, Jon Faddis, Slide Hampton, Randy Brecker, Joe Williams, Milton Jackson, Jimmy Smith, Jimmy Witherspoon, Nathan Davis, Pete Henderson, Don Patterson, Gene Harris, Grant Green, George Harris, Freddie Hubbard, Bill Dogget, Jack McDuff, and a list of great musicians that goes on and on and on.

With various groups, Roger Humphries has performed at Carnegie Music Hall, the Village Gate and the Apollo Theatre in New York. He has also played at the Bohemian Caverns and Shelly Manne’s Manhole in Los Angeles; the Penthouse in Seattle, Wash.; Pep’s Lounge and Showboat, Philadelphia; the Jazz Workshop, Boston; Ronny Scott’s in London, and many other places.

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Jazz on the River 2018

Enjoy an outstanding musical cruise on the river with Musical Greats: Roger Humphries and the RH Factor Band; including Dwayne Dolphin, Ron HortonMax Leake, Lou Stellute, and the vocal stylings of Rev. Dr. Dred "Perky" Scott.

The afternoon's Special Guests include Trumpeter Extraordinaire, Sean Jones, the talented Flo Wilson and the Old School Band, and lively George Jones on the conga drums.

Sunday, June 24, 2018 | Boarding 12:30 P.M. to 4:00 P.M. | $40.00 in advance/$45.00 at the door | Tickets: Mechele's Wellness Spa, 2017 Penn Avenue, Strip District; Dorsey's Records, 7614 Frankstown Avenue, Homewood; Online: goo.gl/QVsBCs | For Additional Information Call - (412) 321-1069

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Roger Humphries Drumming Clinic!

Saturday, March 3rd | 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. | $5.00 Tickets are available at Pittsburgh Drum Exchange! | Hollowood Music & Sound, 601 Chartiers Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA  15136

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Pittsburgh Drum Exchange is proud to present, Pittsburgh music and jazz drumming legend, Roger Humphries, Sr. with his trio in the clinic. 
 

Join us March 3rd, at 2 pm for an afternoon of conversation and music. 

Roger will be opening up about his approaches to drumming and music as well as performing with his trio. This will be a great afternoon of community, knowledge, and music! 

Included with your $5 admission, you will be entered to win one of three prizes; a one-off Ross Custom Drums 14x5.5 Snare Drum, a 10" Paiste Signature Splash, and a Zildjian stick bag with 4 pairs of Zildjian drumsticks!  

RH Factor at City of Asylum 8 PM!

Join Roger Humphries & the RH Factor Band DATE:  Wednesday, March 7, 2018| TIME:  8:00pm-10:00pm | LOCATION:  City of Asylum, 40 W. North Avenue, Northside  15212 | TICKETS:  No Cost - RSVP goo.gl/BbyFdr

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July 1, 2017 - Musical Tribute to Ray Charles

A Night to Remember: Join Roger Humphries Big Band as they give a Musical Tribute to the incomparable Ray Charles LOCATION: James Street Gastropub, 422 Foreland Street, Northside | DATE: July 1, 2017 | TIME: 8:00pm | TICKETS:  Call - (412) 904-3335, $25 in advance/$30 at the door

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July 11, 2017 - City of Asylum

Join Roger Humphries & the RH Factor Band DATE:  Tuesday, July 11, 2017 | TIME:  8:00pm-Midnight | LOCATION:  City of Asylum, 40 W. North Avenue, Northside  15212 | TICKETS:  No Cost

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July 25, 2017 - City of Asylum

Enjoy a fun and entertaining evening with Roger Humphries & the RH Factor Band DATE:  Tuesday, July 25, 2017 | TIME:  8:00pm-Midnight | LOCATION:  City of Asylum, 40 W. North Avenue, Northside  15212 | TICKETS:  No Cost

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July 31, 2017 - Savoy

Enjoy the musical stylings of Roger Humphries & the RH Factor Band LOCATION:  Savoy Restaurant, 2623 Penn Avenue, Strip District, PA  15222 | DATE:  Monday, July 31, 2017 | TIME:  6:00pm-9:00pm | TICKETS:  No CostRoger_Humphries_Trio.jpg

August 5, 2017 - Riverview Park

Roger Humphries & the RH Factor Band DATE:  Saturday, August 5, 2017 | TIME:  7:00pm-8:30pm | LOCATION:  Riverview Park, Northside | TICKETS:  No Cost

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James Street Gastropub & Speakeasy | Every Thursday 8:00pm – Midnight

422 Foreland Street, Northside  15212

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"NEW UPDATE"

Check Roger' calendar for 2017

THE NEW VENUE FOR THE THURSDAY NIGHT CHURCH JAZZ JAMM SESSION WILL BE AT JAMES STREET CAFE CLUB, PITTSBURGH, PA. 15212. BEGINNING NOVEMBER 6, 2014 BEGINNING 8:00PM TO 12:00AM. 

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 BNY MELLON PRESENT JAZZ LIVE

ROGER AND HIS RH FACTOR JAZZ QUINTET BEING HONOR BY THE PITTSBURGH CULTURAL TRUST. CHAIRPERSON MS. JANICE BURLING IS PRESENTING THE AWARD FOR THE MOST VALUABLE JAZZ CONCERT AT KATZ PLAZA IN PITTSBURGH PA.

 

   ROGER HUMPHRIES SR LIFE INTERVIEW BY MENZA OF KENTEARTS

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BILLY TAYLOR IN CONCERT AT THE MANCHESTER CRAFTMAN GUILD IN PITTSBURGH PA, FEATURING STANLEY TURRENTINE-SAX, RUFUS REID-BASS, GAR BURTON-VIBES, ROGER HUMPHRIES-DRUMS

 

ROGER HUMPHRIES AND RH FACTOR JAZZ QUINTET FEATURING SEAN JONES*TRUMPET, DWAYNE DOLPHIN* BASS.


ANNOUNCEMENTS:. 

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CEDAR WALTON-PIANO, CHRISTIAN MCBRIDE-BASS, CHARLES TOLLIVER-TRUMPET, ROGER HUMPHRIES SR-DRUMS, BENNY MAUPIN-TENOR SAX.

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CEDAR WALTON-PIANO, CHRISTIAN MCBRIDE-BASS, ROGER HUMPHRIES SR. 

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Andy Bey, Charles Tolliver, Randy Brecker, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Christian McBride, Roger Humphries and Horace Silver

TRIBUTE TO HORACE SILVER IN L.A. JAZZ HALL OF PHILAMONIC 2007

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 CHRISTIAN MCBRIDE, ROGER HUMPHRIES AND JOE LAVANO, "LA CONCERT TRIBUTE TO HORACE SILVER."