Ralph Humphrey is one of Los Angeles’ most demanded studio drummers, recording for TV, motion pictures, albums and jingles. He is also the Drum Department Chair at the Los Angeles College of Music.
His most recent projects include Dancing with the Stars, American Idol, Charmed, Piglet’s Big Movie, Star Trek Enterprise, The Simpsons, ABC 50th Anniversary Special, Far From Heaven, Coca-Cola, and Ping golf clubs. His past touring and recording experience includes the Don Ellis Big Band, Frank Zappa and the Mothers of Invention, Akiyoshi-Tabackin Big Band, Al Jarreau, Manhattan Transfer, Seals and Crofts and Free Flight. He can also be heard on album projects by Wayne Shorter, Tom Rainer, Mike Miller, Jeff Richman, The Outsidemen, and Babaghanoush, among many others.
Ralph also conducts clinics and master classes, including, most recently, at the 2015 PASIC convention.
Ralph is the author of the drum book Even in the Odds and contributes occasional articles to Modern Drummer Magazine.
Ralph is an artist for Yamaha, Zildjian, Vic Firth and Remo.