MeMA-Music Founding President and Chicago native Jeanne Warsaw-Gazga,has spent 25 years working in the music industry as Promotion & Marketing Director for an extensive array of major record labels, including Sony Music, RCA/BMG, Elektra/Warner Bros. Records, and Virgin Records/EMI. She handled marketing and promotion for prominent recording artists such as, Janet Jackson, Bruce Springsteen, Lenny Kravitz, Tina Turner, David Bowie, the Rolling Stones, Isaac Hayes, Boz Scaggs, Tina Turner, and many more. During that time, she actively worked with multi-million dollar recording artists to bring their music to the community and into schools to speak with young people about social issues and how music can be a voice for change. Jeanne‘s career experience provides her with unique insight into the world of popular music, and her professional network provides a connection to active musicians, artists and multi-media professionals in the community.
Rogelio Gazga, (Ro for short) a graduate of Columbia College Chicago, has an extensive broadcast background. His wide mix of expertise stems from hands-on experience working as a news photographer and editor with Telemundo and NBC News Departments and Creative Services Departments, as well as Network Television work on Univision shows including Control, Despierta America, Don Francisco, and Christina. Rogelio, is co-owner of SPI Creative / SPI-tv Media group, a full-service video production agency he launched in 1994.http://www.spi-tv.com
Ugochi Nwaogwugwu was born in the United States to two Igbo (Eastern Nigerian) parents. Ugochi is an international creative and independent teaching artist. Ugochi has written and performs her one woman show about her families immigrant experience called, Season’s Of Separation (S.O.S.). She has also penned poems and essays that have been honored in international anthologies “A Storm Between Two Fingers,” “Golden Shovel Anthology” and “Not Our President.” She has written, performed and executive produced three albums titled, “African Buttafly,” A.S.E., and “Love Shot.” http://ugochi.com/