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Tecora Rogers

Primary Instrument: Vocalist

Born: May 1    

Tecora Rogers

Tecora Rogers was born and raised in Chicago, Illinois and has been singing since joining the Angelic Choir at her church at the age of six. Now internationally renowned, Tecora Rogers' gift is her ability to reach into the soul of the listener and make them feel the warmth she feels as she communicates through song. This talented “triple threat” (singer, writer and producer) also hosts her own television program since August 1996. The Tecora Rogers Show airs every Monday at 10:00pm on Channel 19 in Chicago. Tecora hosted her own radio program in 1998 on WYCA, Hammond, IN.

Tecora performed the American National Anthem at the Chicago Sky WNBA Game in September 2008. She performed in the legendary Jazz Unites Jazz Festival in Chicago in August 2007 and in 2008 Tecora opened for Dr. Donald Byrd, renowned trumpeter. Tecora was invited to teach gospel music at the Moscow College of Improvised Music in Moscow, Russia. She developed three choral groups who performed in a final concert on Sunday 27 July 2008 in Moscow. Tecora also performed concerts at the House of Composers and Jazz Town in Moscow. In addition, she was invited to perform at the 5th Annual Blues Festival in Vologda, Russia. Tecora recently completed a 10-concert jazz tour throughout Russia in March 2009. Each venue has invited her back and she returned in July 2009 and completed a 13-concert tour in October/November 2009....
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”What makes Tecora Rogers an engaging, effective entertainer is that she manages to combine the best elements of several musical genres. She finds the sophisticated bounce of a good jazz singer, the soul of the gospel singer and the interpretive clarity of the cabaret singer. She has a great smile, too. Roger’s voice is sweet and supple, especially so in a from-the- gut “Everything Must Change”. “At Last” is joyful and true...”

Carla Gordon Cabaret Magazine April 2010

”...Vocalist Tecora Rogers was next as she sang “The Nearness of You.” As she was serenading the crowd, with this beautiful ballad, from the rear of the stage, with trumpet in hand strolls in Corey Wilkes. With his horn muted, he walked up to the mic and continued to accompany Tecora. She didn't realize what was happening but never missed a beat. It was a beautiful sight...

James Walker, Concertlivewire.com September 27, 2008

“...the Dinah Washington-like tonal clarity she brought to “Just in Time” and the unaffected poetry of her version of “You've Changed” helped explain the enthusiasm of the ovations she received.”

Howard Reich, Chicago Tribune Critic Monday 4 August 2008

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