Roger Humphries’ Thursday Night Residency
Con Alma has announced a new Thursday night residency beginning on November 14. Pittsburgh drumming legend Roger Humphries, whom Horace Silver once described as “one of my best drummers”, will take the Con Alma stage every Thursday from 8 p.m. -11 p.m.
Perhaps most famous for his contributions to Silver’s Song for My Father and Cape Verdean Blues, Dr. Humphries is also renowned for his more recent work with the late guitarist Jimmy Ponder and bassist Dwayne Dolphin. He is a living extension the prolific Pittsburgh drumming tradition, which includes such illustrious names as Art Blakey, Kenny Clarke, and Joe Harris. With his emphasis on cross-generational collaboration, he remains unrivaled in his reputation as a jazz educator. Dr. Humphries will be joined by the RH Factor, an all-Pittsburgh musical cast handpicked by the drummer himself.