MOJOMAMA Contemporary Blues

Mojomama

  Mojomama combines Old School Rhythm and Blues and Funk influences from Aretha Franklin to Susan Tedeschi to Steely Dan leaving you with a new yet familiar sound.

  They were a semi Finalist in 2018 International Blues Challenge in Memphis and have been selected to return for 2019 representing the Colorado Blues Society.In 2015 Mojomama won best self produced Cd and favorite female vocalist for 2015 and 2018 from the Colorado Blues Society.

  The band behind Jessica's voice is tight and explosive with their tight rhythms and face melting guitar work.Mojomama from Longmont Colorado is a band that should be on top of the jam charts.

Guitarist Bob Murnahan will blow your mind with his amazing solos and just a bottomless pit of musical ideas.

Jessica Rogalski sings from her soul all night long.She has a beautiful and powerful voice mixing Tedeschi with Donna Summer.

Jessica has earned some stage credit singing with Susan Tedeschi at 2009 Snowy Range Music Festival and with Janiva Magness at Otis Taylor's Trance Blues Festival 2014 Etown Hall.

Paul Rogalski throws down some wicked bass lines and tasty melodic solos with some strong slappin' of da' bass.

Taylor Edwards on the drumkit bringing all his different influences to the funky jams of the band.This band will twist through funk/R&B/Jazz swing /Latin jams and know how to take you on their journey.

Every Mojomama performance excites the crowd with their hip shaking grooves and undeniable melodies filling your head and making you want more. 

Medium Bio:

Mojomama has been on the Colorado music scene for a lucky 14 years.

They were a semi Finalist in 2018 International Blues Challenge in Memphis and have been selected to return for 2019 representing the Colorado Blues Society.In 2015 Mojomama won best self produced Cd and favorite female vocalist for 2015 and 2018 from the Colorado Blues Society.

Founding members Jessica and Paul Rogalski continue to push the band forward with writing new songs,currently recording a new CD and performing on a regular basis.
Mojomama brings their own flavor of Blues to the table.Mixing traditional blues styles with a bit of Funk, a splash of Jazz,a spoonful of Rock n Roll and topping it off with a zest of female Lead vocals.
The members of Mojomama individually contribute their own styles to the music.
Having Paul on Bass and Taylor Edwards on Drums creates a tight foundation for the rest of the band to shine.Bob Murnahan brings the guitar to new places with his captivating style while Jessica soars on top with her soulful voice.Mojomama is a solid original band that will be around for years to come.

 

Short Bio:

Mojomama combines Old School R&B and Funk influences from Aretha Franklin to Susan Tedeschi to Steely Dan leaving you with a new yet familiar sound. The band behind Jessica's voice is tight and explosive with their tight rhythms and face melting guitar work. Mojomama from Longmont Colorado is a band that should be on top of the charts.

 

Press and Awards 

 

2018 Winner of Colorado Blues Society IBC and will go to Memphis again in 2019 

 

2018 Winner of Female Vocalist Colorado Blues Society Member's Choice Award

2018 Mojomama makes Semi Finals at International Blues Challenge in Memphis TN.

2015 Winner of Female Vocalist Colorado Blues Society Member's Choice Award

2015 Winner of Best Self produced CD Colorado Blues Society and Best Arrangers

 

Jessica Rogalski

Lead Vocals and Lyrics

Jessica Rowand, originally from the Garden state of New Jersey has had a passion for singing all her life. Being influenced at an early age by the likes of Aretha Franklin, Joni Mitchell and Bonnie Raitt. At the age of 8 years old she took the stage for the first time to sing her rendition of winter wonderland. By High School she joined her first of many bands to come. Early in her career she fronted the all female band London Underground. They immediately took on the club scene of New York City and New Jersey playing from Asbury Park to the Wetlands. In the early 90’s Jessica decided to take her talents west as she relocated herself to Boulder Colorado. She stepped into the local scene recording with local musicians and performing part time with many local favorite groups from Lord of word to Second Sound . In 2000 Jessica contributed her smooth vocals to local recording artist “Soul Wave”, a side project of United Dope Front’s Ben Senterfit. Jessica sang with local high-energy dance funk cover band, Funkiphino, for three years, where she established herself on the local scene as one of the definitive local Divas singing the songs of Aretha Franklin, Diana Ross and other soul legends. Tired of singing other people’s music, Jessica starting writing original songs with Bassist Paul Rogalski and Mojo Mama was born. Combining Funk, Rock and Soul influences they began the process of finding an original sound. The band is playing live, receiving local radio airplay and getting very positive feedback. They have completed 2 cds original, and all we can say is we hope the world is ready

Paul Rogalski

Bassist

Paul Rogalski from Boston Massachusetts graduated Berklee College of Music in the early 90’s with a Professional Music Diploma.     Shortly thereafter Paul left the rat race of the East Coast to find residence in Boulder Colorado. Once arriving in Colorado, Paul found a very welcoming music scene. Local singer Nina Storey asked Paul to join and collaborate with her talents. They released a live CD, “Nina Storey Band BOOTLEG” and played everywhere from Boulder to the L.A. House of Blues.

   Paul formed local band, Coykindred, a funk rock band fronted by local diva Lauren Monroe. Within six months they composed and recorded a strong self-titled CD, which received powerful reviews on the local scene.

Finally in 2002, Paul started writing music with Jessica Rowand and there came the birth of Mojomama. Settling into his own groove and creativity makes for a happy bass player. Paul also teaches electric bass full time and offers all of these experiences he has embraced over the years to the next wave of future bassists

Recent stage credits: Organized Band and performed with Regi Wooten in Niwot 2014 2015 2016 Performance at Otis Taylor's Trance Blues Festival 2014 and 2015

Bob Murnahan

Guitar
Bob Murnahan,on electric guitar I attended The Ohio State University where I majored in jazz studies and also received two great years of classical guitar instruction. As a member of the OSU Jazz Ensemble I had an opportunity to tour Europe which included gigs at The North Sea and Montreaux Jazz festivals. Some of my favorite guitarists and influences include Larry Carlton, Robben Ford, Pat Metheny, Pat Martino, Chet Atkins, Albert Lee and Eddie Van Halen. This is definitely the short list. There are many others. I am a big fan of good guitar, regardless of the style.

Taylor Edwards

Drums

Taylor made his way to Colorado in August of 2017 from the state of Washington. 

He has played in numerous jazz combos and big bands over the years and Mojomama is bringing out his funky side.

Taylor lays it down solid and and contributes to the music in a way that brings the songs up a notch with his natural feel for what we've created so far.Looking forward to writing new music with Taylor.