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Always a great show whenever "Roger" is around. Some of the best talent i,ve seen in a long time and you can feel the music in your "soul"!!
Thanks Marvin, I really appreciation your comments. Make yourself when you come again.
May 23, 2012
Roger: We first met about 20+ years ago on a trip to New Orleans for the Jazz and Heritage festival...you were only wearing your tourist hat and I really got a chance to check out a real groovy dude away from his wailing on his drum kit...ever since then I try to catch your groove at least once a month...THANKS for the GREAT MUSIC!!!!
Thanks very much. Check my webpage for future dates of events. hope you can make one of them.
April 24, 2012
I just heard African Queen on a jazz station in Long Beach. Your drumming is brilliantly musical. The tom fills especially, were lessons in space and pop. Thank you for such excellent playing.
April 9, 2012
What's up roger
December 6, 2011
My name is Adam Johnston. I am re-opening the old James Street Tavern, under the name james street gastropub & speakeasy. I would love for you to help me bring the jazz back to james street. you can email me at email@example.com I am excited to meet you!!
November 30, 2011
Met you several times many years ago at Dizzy's There to see Pete Henderson. He and I were close for many years. He is the father of my daughter,Tiffany. I was away when he passed. I miss him every day. The Big Band was funto watch at Dizzy's. Hope all is well with you.
DeBorah A. Smith
November 19, 2011
Hey Roger, this is Deb from Too Sweet, Brother McCord and I used to see you each and every weekend. The next time I am in Pittsburgh I will definitely stop to see you and hopefully, Tony Campbell. If you can answer back, What happened to my cousin Pete Henderson???
November 10, 2011
keep on Roger... an unforgettable moment back in the 60's when a friend and I came by your house. He played alto and I was a drummer. I was living on Armandale. You and he played "I remember April" We went back my house and sat there totally speechless. You blew us away. So I know now you are "dangerous" as can be. Keep on swinging
September 15, 2011
I just bought your new cd and it is musically very interesting. I liked your seleection of tunes and the ensemble.
July 7, 2011
Hi Mr Humphries,
Love your new cd! It is smokin'! And really love the fact that you have my man Sean on there.
All the Best
June 28, 2011
Love your stuff, Mr. Humphries!
(Alex Byers' mom)
May 27, 2011
Dear Mr. Humphries,
I've enjoyed your drumming for many years and has wondering if you had any teaching materials that I could purchase.
April 28, 2011
I just discovered that the full-length versions of "Don't Give Up" and "This 'n' That" are available on your website. Ahhh, heaven for me. You truly send me. Thank you, thank you for bringing this music into my life. I'll love you until I die.
Your friend and admirer,
Mr. Tracy Thurston
April 26, 2011
Hello Mr. Humphries,
I just read your interview in Modern Drummer. I didn't know we had such agreat musician so accessable to the public. If my drum teacher and I make a trek down to pittsburgh to see you play, is there a chance I could meet you before or after the show? And possible get a pic and autograph?
I so appreciate the working musician who has such dedication to their family.
Mr. Tracy Thurston
April 3, 2011
Hi Roger, I'm not sure if you remember me I was one of the drummers at
Allegheny High School class of Feb.1960 I read Modern Drummer Maz. and Holy Cow I saw the artical on you. WoW!! what a career!! I stoped playing in 1964. Then in 1997 I joined the New Horizen Band as a re-leaner. I'm having the time of my life. I'm "jealous as hell" man what talent!! I left town in 1967 and lost toutch with my band friends. I always wanted to know what happened to that "Humphries" kid "he was really good"??......Well Now I know. I've got to get your albms!! Howard. I cant wait to tell Bill Numer (the other drummer in the school band). LOL
April 2, 2011
Thanks for sharing you work! I'm 70 and still swingin. Great jazz language is likegreat wine...very tasty, a little zip, and then a big finish!
an old white guy to an old black guy but when you close your eyes you only see the color of music
March 21, 2011
Hi Roger! Google is a wonderful thing :-) I hope all is well with you and your family?
I has been many a year since Miss Sckoda, Art's DrumShop and Allegheny High. Glad to see you are still stickin it. Also, I am very proud of you for teaching the young kids!
February 10, 2011
Roger, I'm looking forward to our interview. YOU ARE GREAT!!!
December 13, 2010
How long is your Big Band holiday Suite at the Cabaret theater? Please advise asap. Thank you.
September 25, 2010
I am ashamed to admit that it took me 11 years after moving to Pittsburgh to finally see you play live. I had the pleasure of seeing you at the intimate Sweetwater Center along with your fantastic band. I was especially impressed by your young pianist Brett Williams. He is a rare talent whose career I will follow.
September 6, 2010
It was an honor attending a school where a legend like you teaches,mentors and nourishes the musical nature of young children. Years ago, you honored me with The Roger Humphries Sr. Scholarship in 2007 and now I am about to graduate from college! Thank you so much for helping me further my education through music!
Please support my music and check out my website: www.musicbycasaundra.com
Thank you and God bless!
August 27, 2010
I was your average everyday white kid from beechview.the year was fall 1986, i was a fresh at pitt and signed up for dr. davises jazz class.I had never even thought about jazz as music let alone the fact that its the greatest form of art and personal expression,our country gave to the world.After one class i was hooked .jelly role martin stan getz t monk aresome of my favorites with you. kind a blue fav album.Loved watching you at club cafe while sitting next to bill hillgrove back in 90s.looking forward to seeing you at cjs some time. thanks for being instrumental in taking me off the beaten path and learning to appreciate true art
August 24, 2010
Today while listening to the Minneapolis Minnesota jazz radio station WKBEM they played the song, One by One from the Pittsburgh Jazz Legacy 21st Century Swing Band CD. I was blown away. Roger you really did Art Blakey justice. I will purchase this CD ASAP and advice all my friends to do the same. I can’t tell you how proud and elated I was to hear how tight the big band was. I hope this recording gets greater air play and it will if I have anything to do with it.
JIM N NANCY PRINCE
August 23, 2010
Hi Roger, what a great swinging time we all had at your tribute to Ray Charles at Shady Side Academy Sat nite. It's really cool to be among so many talented Friends! We love you for what you give to so many Jazz Fans and to the young musicians. Jim and Nancy
August 6, 2010
Greetings. This is Anthony Bowles, Flora Bowles son, Norman Humphries grandson. I have been listening to your music at work and have enjoyed. Hope you and the family is doing well. Please tell Roger Jr. hello
Istvan Balogh/ Jazz Drummer
July 30, 2010
Hey Roder, This is Istvan, the one and only Great Jazz drummer from South Hills, Vito DiSalvo's Neighbor..Talk to you soon brother...
July 7, 2010
Nice site. Really impressed. Looking forward to tomorrow
Louise Surman Carr
May 14, 2010
As a vocalist with my own band for 22 years/attended Carlow for Music when John Lively was there. I've enjoyed this web site and I intend on visiting again. I used to hit the Balcony Monday nights with friends years ago and miss this venue. I grew up on this type of music because my parents has their own orchestra back in the 40's. The Louise Tyke Orchestra played on WTAE and KDKA! PLease check out my www.myspace.com/1rockheartwww.rokkheart.com www.themelodyshop.org
GOD BLESS and
Many thanks for keeping the MUSIC LIVE!
May 12, 2010
I heard you and Dwayne Dolphin (and others) play at CJ's last Thursday. It was my first real experience listening to live jazz. I was mesmerized--just gobsmacked!!! Thank you so much for being in Pittsburgh when you could probably be anywhere in the world! The joy and excitement of hearing your music is a priceless experience.
Thank you, thank you, thank you,
PS Bringing my sons to hear all of you next Thursday. Thanks again and again.
Deb Asbury Corbett
February 13, 2010
Great to see and hear you on the web... missing the burgh in the wild wooley west
December 21, 2009
I would like to inquire about personal lessons. If you have any openings and what your rate is.
December 18, 2009
What an extraordinary evening of music you provided last night at C.J.'s. I loved every minute of it. As I always say: you're the bright musical flame that all the fine musicians are drawn to. At one time there must have been 12 or 13 on the stage at one time. Marvelous!
LaVerne (POWNES) Henderson
November 6, 2009
HI ROGER, WHAT A WONDERFUL SURPRISE..I REALLY ENJOY LISTENING TO YOUR MUSIC..I KEEP UP WITH WHAT'S GOING ON IN THE BURG..ESPECIALLY THE STEELERS ..CONTINUE SUCCESS WITH YOUR MUSIC..& FAMILY...
Jeannine V. Course-Miller
October 17, 2009
I would like to let you know how much I enjoyed the music last Thursday (Oct. 15th) I was in town from Detroit. As it turns out I ended up running into friends I haven't seen in a long time. My husband Russ Miller is a Prof. of Jazz studies at Wayne State University in Detroit and was the lead alto with someone I'm sure you probably know, JC Heard up until he passed. Bill Heid, George & Russ go way back as well, and Russ told me that Bill and George spoke with GREAT admiration for you over the years. It was a gas watching you play and showcasing the young players you've mentored. FANTASTIC!!! It would be great to bring you to Detroit for a clinic or concert at Wayne State as guest artist or something along those lines. I would love to make that connection if you'd be interested. I can't wait for my next visit to Pittsburg. You are magnificent and I love what you are doing!!!
October 11, 2009
Beautiful show at the Steifel Center in Wheeling, WV. We will be making the trip to CJ's to see you soon. Thanks again!
September 22, 2009
Great web-site Roger!
September 20, 2009
Just letting you know that I came through and checked out your site.
June 29, 2009
Thank you, Roger, for making the best music in the world!!! sincerely, DrB
June 23, 2009
Hey Roger! So good to listen to you play here on the site, look VERY forward to seeing you again soon!
Greetings from Berlin! Peace, Jakob
June 3, 2009
My name is also Roger Humphries and am interested in Jazz. I am situated near London UK I would like to hear from Roger Humphries
June 3, 2009
I have a interst in Jazz and my name if also Roger Humphries. I am situated near London UK
May 31, 2009
PETE TOLD ME ABOUT THIS WEBSITE. I LOVE IT. FOD BLESS YOU
Jym 'Ernie' Jackson
May 25, 2009
Love the new look!! (And sound) It's outa site, man!
Sure would like to make the Jazz cruise.
Hope all is well back there.
Love y'all lots
May 9, 2009
Hey Roger how are you I hope you are well.
I miss the Burgh hit me back
April 6, 2009
I love the upgrades you have made on your site. I particularly like the player. I often listen while working and I plan to include your site in a review I am working on. Keep up the good work.
March 21, 2009
This website is a gas. Love the incredible music. Thank you sharing your talent.
March 1, 2009
This is a great looking site! See ya tonight!!!
February 28, 2009
Hey Roger! Site's looking good.
Man I can't tell you how much I love playing with you...always fun and an honor! Thanks!
February 14, 2009
Pete & Roger,
What a hip site I'm really impressed. Good job Pete.