Tecora Rogers is a prolific and internationally renowned singer, composer, teacher and producer. Born and raised in Chicago, Illinois, her musical roots can be traced back to singing in her angelic church choir at the tender age of six. Inspired by her spiritual upbringing and her love of jazz, Tecora infused the two musical genres, creating “power jazz,” which combines the complexity of jazz with the electricity of gospel, a sound that differentiates her from other jazz musicians.
Tecora’s infectious warmth and vocal prowess have “wowed” listeners across the globe. She has performed throughout the United States, Switzerland, France, Italy, Spain, Slovenia, Belgium, Germany and Asia. Her performances have won over discriminating audiences in Russia and the Ukraine with extensive 10- and 13-city concert tours. She also was requested to teach gospel music at the Moscow College of Improvised Music in Moscow, Russia. Additionally, Tecora received a personal invitation from the American ambassador for Thailand (Ambassador Ralph Boyce) to perform for her country’s 2005 Independence Day celebration. Her international commercial credits include singing lead vocals for “KFC Is Cookin” television and radio advertising, and background vocals on the Starhub television commercial in Singapore.
Throughout her career, Tecora has had the opportunity to perform with several prominent jazz musicians, including saxophonists Wilton Felder, Von Freeman and Ronnie Laws, legendary guitarist George Freeman; and renowned trumpeters Dr. Donald Byrd and Tom Browne and the incomparable Norman Connors.
In 2003, Tecora established her own gospel group, “The Chicago Spirituals,” who toured Italy for the first time in 2004 and continues to tour annually. “Tecora Rogers & the Chicago Spirituals” is the official gospel group for Spirit of Chicago Cruises.
Tecora also uses broadcast media to showcase her talent and expand her reach. Since 1996, she has hosted her own television program, The Tecora Rogers Show, which airs every Monday at 10:00pm on Channel 19 in Chicago.
Tecora continues to tour extensively throughout the world as well as teach master classes in gospel, jazz and voice.
Jazzy Lady (2009)
Christmas with the Spirituals (2008) w/the Chicago Spirituals
God’s Grace (2007) w/the Chicago Spirituals
God, My God (2006)
Tecora Rogers – Live in Singapore (2005)
I’m Going Home (2005)
5-city tour (2010) – Ukraine
10-concert tour (2009) – Russia
13-concert tour (2009) – Russia
Spirit of Chicago Gospel Cruise (2008 – Present)
Chicago Sky WNBA Game (2008) – Chicago
Moscow College of Improvised Music (2008) – Moscow
House of Composers and Jazz Town (2008) – Moscow
5th Annual Blues Festival (2008) – Vologda, Russia
Jazz Unites Jazz Festival (2007, 2008) – Chicago
Independence Day Celebration (2005) – Thailand
USAF Jazz Band of the Pacific at Yokota Air Base (2005) – Bangkok
KFC “KFC Is Cooking” – Lead vocals for international television and
Starhub “Smile” – Background vocals for television commercial
The Tecora Rogers Show (1996 – Present) – Chicago
Noon Lunch Break (2008) – WGN Network–Chicago
Music Wednesday–w/Phil Ponce (2008) – WTTW Network Chicago
11 O'clock News w/Judy Hsu & Silvia Perez (2008) – ABC Network
Radio The Tecora Rogers Show (1998) – Hammond, IN
To book Tecora or to request
additional information, contact
Tecora at: PHONE: 1.773.440.3332
ADDRESS: P.O. BOX 336, Chicago, IL 60690
Tecora’s Marketing Agency
Ventures Unlimited, Inc.