Roger Humphries - Drums
Max Leake - Keyboards
Dwayne Dolphin - Bass
James Moore - Trumpet
Yoko Suzuki - Alto Saxophone
Roger Humphries was just 3-1/2 years old when his family discovered his talent for playing drums. He began playing professionally at the age of fourteen and led his own group at Carnegie Music Hall when he was just sixteen. "I've had a love for music as long as I can remember." He was encouraged by his older brothers Lawrence Jr. and Norman who were musicians at that time.
After playing with various groups around the country, ace drummer Roger Humphries decided to organize his own group in 1972 which he called RH Factor, and in 1996 he assembled the Roger Humphries' Big Band. Roger gives special thanks to Dr. Harry Clark, principal of The Pittsburgh High School for the Creative and Performing Arts (CAPA) who has allowed him to have such a beautiful experience teaching the kids at the school, and to Dr. Nathan Davis who gave him an opportunity to teach and touch the lives of students at the University of Pittsburgh. Roger has influenced the careers of many of his students and musicians also through participation in a number of clinics such as the Slippery Rock University Summer Jazz workshop, Mellon Jazz Masters Class and Concerts, and the teaching goes on especially on the stage.
Find more about Roger Humphries + RH Factor on rogerhumphriesband.com.