Vocalist/Instrumentalist Dana Rogers was born in Port Arthur, Texas and raised in the orchestra pit with her father, Bill Rogers, orchestrator, conductor and contractor for the Sinatra Family for over 35 years.
While earning regional recognition in Houston and in Las Vegas, Dana caught the attention of master-mentor Shelly Berg, two-time president of the International Association of Jazz Educators. Upon Berg's recommendation, Dana was recruited and retained by The U. S. Army Jazz Ambassadors, who showcased her internationally (1992-1999) as their featured vocalist and clinician.
North American performance venues include The Kennedy Center, Caesars Palace, The Sands, The Frontier, "Monday Night Jazz" at The Four Queens; appearances with Frank Sinatra, Jr., Toots Thielemans, Bill Watrous, Carl Fontana, Buddy Childers, Hank Levy, Houston Grand Opera, Houston Ballet, Nancy Zeltsman, the Detroit Symphony Orchestra (playing piccolo on "The Stars and Stripes Forever"), The Four Freshmen and Two-Time Grammy-winners, Floyd Domino and Johnny Gimble.
Dana has managed artist booking for Houston's premiere jazz club, Cezanne, and continues to be enriched and educated by the great wealth of talent in the Houston area.
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