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✨ NaTasha Rogers is #THETALKBOXQUEEN. ✨
And she is "The 1st Queen of the Talk Box!™ 💯. Picking up and carrying the torch from the R&B/Funk talk box legend Roger Troutman--- her last name Rogers is no coincidence-- #THETALKBOXQUEEN owns her diverse style & unique talk box sound and style. She is an international entertainer, elite music producer, music director, versatile songwriter, accomplished audio engineer, keyboard technician, and distinguished music educator. She was born and raised in Fort Worth, Texas, and is an alumnus. O.D. Wyatt High School and the University of Arkansas - Pine Bluff, and she is currently 1-st generation, non-traditional music therapy graduate student at Texas Woman's University, NaTasha Rogers, is also well known for her unique synthesizer, talk box, vocal techniques, and raising awareness on mental and emotional wellness using music as a catalyst to healing and strengthening even the weakest muscle.
She sings polyphonic vocal overtones (similar to Lalah Hathaway) with a sultry vocal range from a raspy, low C3 to a "clear as a bell" high C#6. NaTasha Rogers has been singing since the tender age of 3, began playing piano at age 5, and following her brother, Ralph Rogers, Jr., learned to play the trumpet at age 11. And playing the trumpet earned her a full music scholarship to attend college and earn her B.S. degree in music sound recording technology. Playing and singing by ear was the foundation for NaTasha, but when she began reading music at age 4, taught by her late great Aunt, Arletha Ruth Reese (LeeLee), and by her late Godmother, former FWISD music educator, Harlene Beale. In addition, her late great aunt, THE QUEEN OF BEALE STREET, Ruby Wison, great uncle Herman Wilson, and both of her parents all modeled to NaTasha what it looks like to be an exceptional musician, vocalist, and world-class entertainer.
Since the eager age of 15, NaTasha Rogers has performed with some of the music industry's most prolific artists, music producers, and elite musicians and has a serious passion and love for fine music arts; and; in addition to being an extraordinarily versatile musician, NaTasha Rogers is the founder and CEO of her music + media production company and record label, NMR PRODUCTIONS.
The role and purpose of #THETALKBOXQUEEN -- "The 1st Queen of the Talk Box!™ 💯 -- is to remind the world of their inner power as creators. The talk box is her way of describing that "God-like voice" we all have deep within. The message is strategic, positive, and music that feeds the soul and brings the human heart joy & awareness, love & peace, & positive substance (something a lot of radio music lacks today). #THETALKBOXQUEEN encourages & inspires people through the art of univer[SOUL] music, and it's only a matter of time until the entire world experiences this musical genius.
#THETALKBOXQUEEN is on the scene to reign supreme, intervene, and help humanity manifest the reality they desire! #LawOfAttraction
Genres: R&B/Soul, Funk, Pop, Jazz, Experimental, & more!
During her 20+ year career, NaTasha "Ms.Music" Rogers has played keyboards (and/or sang background vocals) in various settings (and "on-the-spot" performances) with multiple recording artists as well as world-renowned musicians. For example, John Lennon Songwriting Award winner Porsche Smith, Melodie Nicole, Erykah Badu, Grammy award-winning artist Shaun Martin, Yarbrough & Peoples, Musiq Soulchild, Terrace Martin, Angela Blair, Thaddeus Tribbett, N'Tense The Band, Ralph Tresvant, Nayrok, Bernard Wright, Stokely Williams, Darrell & LaTonja Blair, Choklate, The Black & Blue, Mattie Michelle, Quentin Moore, Brennen John, members of Grammy Award-winning group Snarky Puppy, Choklate, Warner Bros. recording artist Andra Day, YahZarah, Taylor Pace, the late "Queen of Beale Street" Ruby Wilson (her great aunt), Concord Church, Dr. Tony Evans, & Oak Cliff Bible Fellowship, All Funk Radio Show, The Avatar Eloi, and most recently R&B Duo, RUFF ENDZ featured #THETALKBOXQUEEN on their newest album, REBIRTH. Thousands of people have experienced the magic and kindness of NaTasha Rogers. And In divine time, billions will witness and share the musical gifts, talents, and incredible acts of service from NaTasha Rogers and #THETALKBOXQUEEN, "The 1st Queen of the Talk Box!"™ 💯.
NaTasha Rogers is no stranger to trusting her intuition while pursuing her greatest dreams of being a supreme world-class entertainer, music educator, future music therapist, and humanitarian. She's auditioned for Beyoncé's all-female band in Houston, Texas. In addition, she has opened up for Bobby Brown, PJ Morton (keyboardist for Maroon 5), Grammy Award Winner Shaun Martin (Snarky Puppy), and a host of other recording artists. In the Spring of 2008, "Ms.Music" flew to New York City and auditioned for Sean "Diddy" Comb's reality TV show 'Diddy's: Making His Band,' which aired on MTV later that summer. Although she didn't make 'His Band' during the audition, "Ms.Music" was the only female keyboardist that advanced into the final round and stood amongst the top 12 keyboardists in the entire audition. New Kids on the Block's music director & music frontman on VH-1's 'Big Morning Buzz' with Nick Lachey, Rob Lewis, as well as Romeo Johnson (vocal coach for NBC's 'The Voice') left "Ms.Music" motivated and implanted enough musical wisdom to last a lifetime.
In 2010, NaTasha "Ms.Music" Rogers recorded trumpet, background vocals, & talk box on the 'Limited Edition EP' with Dallas-based all-female band Beauty and the Beats. Together these five women performed across the country and brought back energetic, experimental, & live music--with a bang! With inspirational elements from acts like Prince & The Revolution, PJ Morton, Lenny Kravitz, Robert Glasper Experiment, Aretha Franklin, & Weather Report, Beauty & the Beats were known to leave their audience raving for an encore! The phenomenal all-woman band is most remembered for their 2012 performance at the House of Blues in Dallas, Texas. Beauty and the Beats are currently on hiatus. But their concerts are available on YouTube.
#THETALKBOXQUEEN "The 1st Queen of the Talk Box! " ™ 💯
NaTasha Rogers, Perch. Shenzhen, Guangdong, China. New Year's Eve 2019
For over 25 years, NaTasha Rogers performed with various cover bands. From Dallas' premiere cover band N'TENSE The Band, Domino Effect, Bernard Wright, Ardina Lockhart, to Little Rock, Arkansas' One Stone Reggae Band (Chris Bowen) & her popular college band, Signature (which featured Memphis R&B/Soul vocalist/guitarist Terreigh Barnett), playing in these bands groomed NaTasha "Ms.Music" Rogers as a solo entertainer, background vocalist, music director, keyboard tech, as well as a versatile musician, entrepreneur, and businesswoman. Preparation from these experiences refined "Ms.Music's" craft & now, she's finally emerged from behind the scenes into a full-time, international, solo recording artist, well-respected entertainer, and music educator.
Credits: Cherish Love - Executive Producer, keyboard, lead vocalist, songwriter
NaTasha "Ms.Music" Rogers" - background vocalist, aux keyboard, organ, talk box, trumpet
Porsche Smith - audio engineer, background vocalist, songwriter-producer (*Joe Jackson)
Jaquita Jones - Drums
Wanda Coleman - bass, background vocalist
NaTasha Rogers is featured on 'Birds', playing piano, trumpet, and key bass.
NaTasha Rogers was the resident entertainer at The LANGHAM in Shenzhen, China, at Duke's Wines and Grill from September 18, 2018 - January 31, 2020. In addition, she volunteered to teach FREE music lessons to the community. Unfortunately, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, she couldn't complete her residency. Read more here.
Before working full-time in Shenzhen, China, NaTasha Rogers served as a music educator with Fort Worth ISD, Dallas ISD, and Denton ISD as a certified music educator for early childhood - 12th grade. And she performed in Kanagawa, Japan as the resident entertainer at the luxurious XIV 箱根離宮 private resort hotel inside of the Bella Vista Lounge from March 2014 to February 2015. NaTasha Rogers' debut album, Intimacy, was released on February 20, 2020. She is signed to her music production and media company, NMR PRODUCTIONS.
And as "The 1st Queen of the Talk Box!" ™ 💯, her highly anticipated debut solo self-titled album, #THETALKBOXQUEEN, was digitally released on 7.7.17 and a separate CD debut on 7.17.17.
One thing's for sure: #THETALKBOXQUEEN has made her mark in world music history with innovation, creativity, and timeless, uplifting music.