Memorial Service will be held Saturday April 25, 2015 from 9:30-11:00AM followed by a Light Luncheon from 11-12. Internment with Military Honors will follow at 12:30 in The Botanical Gardens at Memorial Oaks.
Beloved and Extremely gifted Jazz Singer, Dana Lynn Rogers entered Heaven’s Gates on March 12, 2015. She was the featured Vocalist for The United States Army Jazz Ambassadors from 1992-1999. She is survived by her mother, Donnie Smith, her brother, Richard Rogers and her niece, Sasha Joldzic, of Houston, TX, and many other relatives. Dana is also survived by her Jazz Houston Musician Family, United States Armed Forces colleagues, musicians and loving friends from around the world. Dana was born in Port Arthur, TX and raised in the orchestra pit with her father, the late 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 was kind, considerate, compassionate, and very spiritual. She loved Gospel Music and prayed constantly “out loud” for those she loved. She wrote many prayers to God and prayed specifically for friends and family.
In lieu of Flowers donations can be made to: www.gofundme.com/danarogersmemorial
Please also consider gifts to www.lifegift.org as Sgt. Dana Rogers miraculously saved 4+ lives as an organ donor.
Dana Rogers Memorial Service will be held Saturday April 25, 2015 from 9:30-11:00AM followed by a Light Luncheon from 11-12. Internment will follow at 12:30 in The Botanical Gardens at Memorial Oaks.