Roger Humphries

Roger Humphries at Savoy Jazz Anniversary

 Savoy Restaurant’s Savoy Jazz Mondays celebrates its 4th anniversary tonight with a celebration featuring club mainstay Roger Humphries, one of Pittsburgh’s top percussionists, with his band RH Factor. Join in the celebration of a great jazz spot. 6 – 10 p.m. No cover. 2623 Penn Ave., Strip District.

 

Roger Humphries

If you’ve heard Horace Silver’s immortal bossa nova standard, “Song for My Father,” then you’ve heard Roger Humphries. The brilliant percussionist has played virtually every major venue in the United States with everyone from Dizzy Gillespie to Ray Charles to Pittsburgh natives Nathan Davis and Pete Henderson. An accomplished solo artist in his own right and the leader of RH Factor and Roger Humphries’ Big Band, Humphries has also left a lasting legacy in Pittsburgh as an educator, having taught at

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