Roger Humphries & The RH Factor - Tribute to Mary Lou Williams At the Kelly Strayhorn Theater, E Liberty
Pittsburgh is home to one of the richest music legacies in America, and percussionist extraordinaire Roger Humphries Sr has assembled a four-part tribute to some of our most influential artists.
The Kelly Strayhorn Theater’s tribute to local jazz legends continues with a concert tribute to vocalist and guitarist George Benson.
Award-winning percussionist and icon, Roger Humphries Sr and the RH Factor offer a musical journey designed to celebrate and preserve the rich jazz histories of Pittsburgh. For this edition Humphries highlights George Benson—born and raised in the Hill District—an artist often referred to as a child prodigy, who first came to prominence in the 1960s playing soul jazz with Jack McDuff and others. Benson launched a successful solo career, becoming most known for his alternating practices between jazz, pop, R&B and scat singing helping to shape today's diverse sounds in music.