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 is the recipient of an Illinois Arts Council Grant and has won two National level awards for her 26-part African American History Documentary series. The documentary highlights major events in African American History from 1696 through 2000 and spotlights historians from major universities across the United States . Tecora now travels world-wide conducting African American History workshops utilizing footage from the history series. In addition to her many television credits, Tecora has performed singing gospel and jazz throughout the United States, Switzerland, France, Italy, Spain, Slovenia, Belgium, Germany and Asia, she is also credited with performing the lead vocal on the Kentucky Fried Chicken radio commercial “KFC IS COOKING” and one of the group vocalists on the Kmart radio commercial “NEW CLOTHES”. Tecora also performed background vocals on the Starhub Television Commercial titled “Smile” in Singapore .
Tecora's role can be easily identified by the adlibs heard throughout the commercial. Tecora's repertoire includes jazz, blues, pop and gospel. Her extensive engagements include performances at many Chicago festivals including the African Festival of the Arts and several guest appearances at Harry's in Singapore . Tecora's performance credits include: “Artist in Residence” at the Regent Hotel Singapore during November 2003 through January 2004; Club JZ in Shanghai China in January 2004; Harry's Jazz Club in Singapore April – May 2004; Sirocco Restaurant in Bangkok May – November 2004; and various venues in Italy (on tour) December 2004. Aennil Records has just released the new jewel in the gospel music crown. “Tecora”, the self-titled CD, combines the soulfulness of traditional gospel with the freshness of contemporary gospel like no other release has ever done and it is taking the country by storm! Her CD is available on Amazon.com and her website at: http://www.tecorarogers.com . Tecora is available for presentations and performances worldwide. Tecora resides in Chicago with her husband.