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.
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.
Other credits for Tecora include performances with several jazz greats including: Wilton Felder, Saxophonist (Crusaders); Von Freeman, Saxophonist; Ronnie Laws, Saxophonist; George Freeman, Legendary Guitarist and many others. Tecora also performs gospel and jazz throughout the United States, Switzerland, France, Italy, Spain, Slovenia, Belgium, Germany and Asia. In 2003 Tecora had the opportunity to establish her own gospel group “The Chicago Spirituals” who toured Italy for the first time in December 2004 and continues to tour annually. Tecora Rogers & the Chicago Spirituals are the official gospel group for Spirit of Chicago Cruises.