PRLog - July 5, 2012 - The show will be sponsored and hosted by prominent youth organization Aftermath Youth and promises to be a spectacular display of Milwaukee’s musical finest. “I’m so excited that I get to perform in a city that embraced me as its own and showed me mad love through my musical career to date”, says Rogers. “And, I get to perform with my Bro Legacy Musik whose message is the same as mine – one of hope and encouragement.”
Jamar Rogers and Legacy Musik Concert
Rogers and Legacy are no strangers to working together as Rogers is featured as the vocalist on Legacy’s recently released album’s title track Catch Me If You Can. “We simply flow together. His style is soulful and mine is hard so we balance each other out. The music that emerges makes you stop and take notice”, says Legacy. “I am more than excited about this performance.”
Rogers is best known for his 2009 appearance on American Idol where he, along with friend Danny Gokey, made significant strides towards stardom. And, his most recent appearance as a contestant on NBCs THE VOICE quickly propelled him into prominence in the competition as the one to beat. Rogers’ roots however, are still planted in Milwaukee as is reflected in his continuous support of Faith Builders International Ministries, the church that he called home while he lived in Milwaukee; the same church that produced both Gokey and Legacy. “We are honored to have Jamar back home with us and are excited about the performance that is in store”, noted Pastor Nick Pruitt, head of Aftermath Youth.
Doors at the venue open at 6:00pm and the concert begins at 7:00pm. Admission is free and open to all but donations are welcome. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the Faith Builders International Ministries. For more information visit www.legacymusik.com or www.aftermathyouth.com.
ABOUT LEGACY MUSIK
Legacy is a positively-influencing Hip-Hop artist with the Word of God as his foundation. His motivation is to see this world become a better place for future generations. Born in the heart of Milwaukee's south side, Legacy has seen and experienced how the streets can negatively impact today’s youth and is therefore motivated to see lasting change affected through his work. Every song is thought provokingly crafted to not only entertain but offer positive messages of hope. Legacy is also known to explore a wide variety of musical genres which makes his sound relevant for today and globally minded. Some of Legacy’s most recent performance venues include Ground Zero a full concert by Legacy Musik 2011; To Much Talent Showcase 2011, where he won two consecutive competitions;
ABOUT JAMAR ROGERS
Jamar Daniel Rogers was born on March 1st, 1982 in New Orleans, Louisiana. In 2009 Jamar tried out for American Idol for the second time and left the show having gaining national attention for his voice.
Karen Ross, a publicist at Phil Ramone Music Management. He recorded songs with various artists including: Legacy Musik, Frankie Jordan, and Rcin the Martian. His vocals only became stronger with age. Rogers decided to move to a city, New York specifically where music was prominent. He headed to the East coast and resided in the South Bronx. It was here that Rogers found another calling: activism. He worked with God's Love We Deliver, a non-profit organization that delivers meals and provides nutrition to those battling HIV/AIDS, cancer, and other chronic illnesses. He also became involved with the New York City Dream Center where he could express his spiritual desires through song and performance. Rogers was truly beginning to flourish.
Jamar’s breakthrough into stardom came on February 5 of 2012 when the second season of NBC's The Voice aired featuring him as a standout contestant. Rogers was selected and subsequently mentored by his musical muse CeeLo Green. He performed multiple songs while on the television show such as I Want to Know What Love Is and It’s My Life. It was the latter performance that caused America to fall in love with the jubilant singer. Rolling Stone magazine proclaimed Rogers' rendition of "It's My Life" as the best of the season. Despite being released during the second to last round, Rogers’ journey is far from over.
Jamar recently moved to Los Angeles so he can concentrate on his music career. He was a guest on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, performed the National Anthem for the MLB Dodgers, and just finished touring the West coast with Vicci Martinez, selling out multiple venues. Jamar will serve as the keynote speaker in Washington DC for the International AIDS Conference during the month of July. He is also performing at multiple arenas, carrying him well into the fall. While on The Voice Jamar Rogers was dubbed the “comeback kid,” and he truly is just that. He has conquered adversity, and thrived, Jamar Rogers is undoubtedly meant to shine, and that he will.