Hill Center is proud to welcome Shacara Rogers as part of our Street Scenes concert series, curated by Shannon Gunn. Join us for Valentine’s Day!
Shacara Rogers, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, has been singing and performing since the age of five. Her secondary instrument is the piano. She graduated with her Bachelor of Music Degree from Howard University in 2012 under Professor Jessica Boykin-Settles and continued her jazz studies with Professor Connaitre Miller as a Graduate Teaching Assistant. She had been a lead soloist of Afro Blue, Howard’s premier vocal jazz ensemble, since the spring of 2010. She has also served three years as a member and soloist of the Howard Gospel Choir, and was the lead vocalist for the groups GWN (Group Without A Name) and Ebony Rose. She has performed at many different arenas with artists like Geri Allen, Terri Lyne Carrington, Kim Waters, Lizz Wright, Dianne Reeves, Al Jarreau, Patrice Rushing, Esperanza Spalding and many others.
She was recently awarded a 2014 DownBeat Award for Graduate College Outstanding Performance: Vocal Soloist, and was a participant in the 2014 Betty Carter Jazz Ahead Program at the Kennedy Center in DC. Upon graduating with her Master of Music Degree from Howard University in 2014, she went on to become 1st runner up in the 2014 Sarah Vaughan International Vocal Jazz Competition at NJPAC in Newark, NJ. She was also the 1st place winner of the 2015 Mid-Atlantic Jazz Festival Vocal Competition.
Shacara is currently an adjunct professor of music at Howard University, teaching jazz voice. She has recently released her debut album, 16 Moments, and her first music video in November 2018. Her future plans include expanding her career by releasing more original music and continuing to perform as an international recording artist all over the world.
Doors open at 6:30pm. Prosecco included!
This project was supported by the D.C. Commission on the Arts and Humanities.