Audio Interview with BlackIsOnline.com: “It’s The Jam: Episode 5″

I’m actually laughing while listening back to this interview as if I wasn’t a part of it. Shouts to mah man Merc80, Chris and Kim Lehman all of BlackIsOnline.com for allowing me to come into their house and clown out for a couple hours before my show in LA on March 2nd. What a fun time of COMPLETE “let-loosedness”…. Enjoy!!!

Click HERE to listen to the interview

Visuals from Zo! featuring Carmen Rodgers in LA • Photos by Dominique Easton (03.02.14)

Visuals from…
Zo!
featuring Carmen Rodgers
AND Sy Smith
At The Virgil in Los Angeles, CA
March 2, 2014

Photos by Dominique Easton for KÏNGDØM Photography

Personnel:
Zo!
– Keys
Carmen Rodgers – Vocals
Sy Smith – Vocals
Tyler Croomes – Drums
Tarron Crayton – Bass

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Solo ‘ManMade’ Tour Dates + ‘Love In Flying Colors’ Tour Dates with The Foreign Exchange

Tour dates ….SO FAR.
More are always being added.

Solo ManMade Tour Dates

ManMade

**More ManMade Tour Dates To Be Announced**

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With The Foreign Exchange
Love In Flying Colors Tour Dates

FE LIFC

Saturday, April 26, 2014 – Durham, NC
With The Foreign Exchange (Love In Flying Colors Tour)
The Art of Cool Festival
Hayti Heritage Center
804 Old Fayetteville St, Durham, NC 27701 | (919) 683-1709
BUY TICKETS

Thursday, May 1, 2014 – Richmond, VA
With The Foreign Exchange (Love In Flying Colors Tour)
The Canal Club
1545 E Cary St, Richmond VA 23219 | (804) 643-2582
Doors: 8p
BUY TICKETS

Friday, May 2, 2014 - Washington D.C.
With The Foreign Exchange (Love In Flying Colors Tour)
Howard Theatre
620 T St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001 | (202) 803-2899
Doors: 6p
BUY TICKETS

Sunday, May 4, 2014 – Philadelphia, PA
With The Foreign Exchange (Love In Flying Colors Tour)
World Cafe Live
3025 Walnut St., Philadelphia, PA 19104 | (215) 222-1400
Doors: 7p
BUY TICKETS

Monday, May 5, 2014 – Brooklyn, NY
With The Foreign Exchange (Love In Flying Colors Tour)
Music Hall Of Williamsburg
66 N. 6th St., Brooklyn, NY 11211 | (718) 486-5400
Doors: 8p | 18+
BUY TICKETS

Tuesday, May 6, 2014 – Cambridge, MA
With The Foreign Exchange (Love In Flying Colors Tour)
The Middle East
472-480 Mass Ave, Cambridge MA 02139 | (617) 864-3278
Doors: 8p | 18+
BUY TICKETS

Thursday, May 8, 2014 – Cleveland, OH
With The Foreign Exchange (Love In Flying Colors Tour)
Beechland Ballroom
15711 Waterloo Rd, Cleveland OH 44110 | (216) 383-1124
Doors: 7:30p
BUY TICKETS

Friday, May 9, 2014 – Detroit, MI
With The Foreign Exchange (Love In Flying Colors Tour)
The Magic Stick
4120 Woodward Ave., Detroit, MI 48201 | (313) 833-9700
Doors: 8p
BUY TICKETS

Saturday, May 10, 2014 – Chicago, IL
With The Foreign Exchange (Love In Flying Colors Tour)
Metro
3730 N Clark St, Chicago, IL 60613 | (773) 549-4140
Doors: 9p | 18+
BUY TICKETS

Monday, May 12, 2014 – Columbus, OH
With The Foreign Exchange (Love In Flying Colors Tour)
Woodlands Tavern
1200 W 3rd Ave, Columbus OH 43212 | (614) 299-4987
Doors: 7p | 18+
BUY TICKETS

Friday, May 30, 2014 – Johannesburg, South Africa
With The Foreign Exchange (Love In Flying Colors Tour)
Bassline
10 Henry Nxumalo St, Johannesburg 2001 SA | +27 82 336 0880
Doors: 8p
BUY TICKETS

Thursday, June, 12, 2014 – Charlotte, NC
With The Foreign Exchange (Love In Flying Colors Tour)
The Chop Shop
399 East 35th Street Charlotte, NC 28205 | (704) 765-2467
Doors: 8p | 18+
BUY TICKETS

Friday, June 13, 2014 – Atlanta, GA
With The Foreign Exchange (Love In Flying Colors Tour)
Terminal West
887 West Marietta St NW, Studio C, Atlanta, GA 30318 | 404-876-5566
Doors 9p | 18+
BUY TICKETS

Saturday, June 14, 2014 – Birmingham, AL
With The Foreign Exchange (Love In Flying Colors Tour)
The Workplay Theatre
500 23rd St. South, Birmingham AL 35233 | (205) 380-4082
Doors: 7p | 18+
BUY TICKETS

Monday, June 16, 2014 – Nashville, TN
With The Foreign Exchange (Love In Flying Colors Tour)
12th & Porter
114 12th Ave N, Nashville TN 37203 | (615) 320-3754
Doors: 7p | 18+
BUY TICKETS

Tuesday, June 17, 2014 – Louisville, KY
With The Foreign Exchange (Love In Flying Colors Tour)
Zanzabar
2100 S Preston St, Louisville, KY 40217 | (502) 635-9227
Doors: 8p | 21+
BUY TICKETS

Wednesday, June 18, 2014 – Memphis, TN
With The Foreign Exchange (Love In Flying Colors Tour)
Hi-Tone
412-414 N Cleveland St., Memphis, TN 38104 | (901) 278-8663
Doors: 8p | 18+
BUY TICKETS

Friday, June 20, 2014 – St. Louis, MO
With The Foreign Exchange (Love In Flying Colors Tour)
Plush
3224 Locust St., St. Louis, MO 63103 | (314) 535-2686
Doors: 7p
BUY TICKETS

Saturday, June 21, 2014 – Kansas City, MO
With The Foreign Exchange (Love In Flying Colors Tour)
Riot Room
4048 Broadway St, Kansas City, MO 64111 | (816) 442-8179
Doors: 8p | 21+
BUY TICKETS

Monday, June 23, 2014 – Denver, CO
With The Foreign Exchange (Love In Flying Colors Tour)
Cervantes’ Masterpiece Ballroom
2637 Walton St., Denver, CO 80205 | (303) 297-1772
Doors: 8p | 16+
BUY TICKETS

Wednesday, June 25, 2014 – Austin, TX
With The Foreign Exchange (Love In Flying Colors Tour)
The North Door (ND Venue – Main Stage)
502 Brushy St., Austin, TX 78702
Doors: 9p
BUY TICKETS

Thursday, June 26, 2014 – Dallas, TX
With The Foreign Exchange (Love In Flying Colors Tour)
The Prophet Bar
2513 Main St, Dallas, TX 75226 | (214) 742-3667
Doors: 8p | All Ages
BUY TICKETS

Friday, June 27, 2014 – Houston, TX
With The Foreign Exchange (Love In Flying Colors Tour)
Fitzgerald’s (Upstairs)
2706 White Oak Drive Houston, TX 77007-2792 | (713) 862-3838
Doors: 9p
BUY TICKETS

Sunday, June 29, 2014 – New Orleans, LA
With The Foreign Exchange (Love In Flying Colors Tour)
Tipitina’s (Uptown)
501 Napoleon Ave., New Orleans, LA 70115 | (504) 895-8477
Doors: 8p | 18+
BUY TICKETS

Friday, July 11, 2014 – Los Angeles, CA
With The Foreign Exchange (Love In Flying Colors Tour)
El Ray Theatre
5515 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles CA 90036 | (323) 936-6400
Doors: 8p
BUY TICKETS

Saturday, July 12, 2014 – Phoenix, AZ
With The Foreign Exchange (Love In Flying Colors Tour)
Monarch Theatre
122 E Washington St, Phoenix AZ 85004 | (602) 456-1991
Doors: 9p
BUY TICKETS

Tuesday, July 15, 2014 – Fresno, CA
With The Foreign Exchange (Love In Flying Colors Tour)
Fulton 55
875 Divisadero Street, Fresno CA 93721 | (559) 412-7400
Doors: 8p | 21+
BUY TICKETS

Thursday, July 17, 2014 – Sacramento, CA
With The Foreign Exchange (Love In Flying Colors Tour)
Assembly Music Hall
1000 K St, Sacramento CA 95814 | (916) 341-0176
Doors: 7p
BUY TICKETS

Friday, July 18, 2014 – San Francisco, CA
With The Foreign Exchange (Love In Flying Colors Tour)
The Great American Music Hall
859 O’Farrell St. San Francisco, CA 94109 | (415) 885-0750
Doors: 8p
BUY TICKETS

Saturday, July 19, 2014 – Oakland, CA
With The Foreign Exchange (Love In Flying Colors Tour)
The New Parish
579 18th St, Oakland, CA 94612 | (415) 371-1631
Doors: 8p
BUY TICKETS

Wednesday, September 24, 2014 – London, UK
With The Foreign Exchange (Love In Flying Colors Tour)
Jazz Cafe
5 Parkway, Camden Town, London NW1 7PG, United Kingdom | 0207 485 6834
Doors: 7p | 18+
BUY TICKETS

Thursday, September 25, 2014 – Birmingham, UK
With The Foreign Exchange (Love In Flying Colors Tour)
Hare and Hounds
106 High St, Birmingham, West Midlands B14 7JZ, United Kingdom | +44 121 444 2081
Doors: 7p | 18+
BUY TICKETS

Friday, September 26, 2014 – London, UK
With The Foreign Exchange (Love In Flying Colors Tour)
Jazz Cafe
5 Parkway, Camden Town, London NW1 7PG, United Kingdom | 0207 485 6834
Doors: 7p | 18+
BUY TICKETS

Past ManMade Tour Dates:
May 21, 2013 – Brooklyn, NY (Listening Event) • May 24, 2013 – Baltimore, MD (Listening Event) • May 29, 2013 – Washington D.C. • June 1, 2013 – Chicago, IL • June 7, 2013 – Richmond, VA (Listening Event) • June 8, 2013 – Philadelphia, PA • June 9, 2013 – New York City, NY • June 15, 2013 – Pittsburgh, PA • June 21, 2013 – Los Angeles, CA • June 22, 2013 – Tucson, AZ • June 29, 2013 – Detroit, MI • July 19, 2013 – Las Vegas, NV • July 21, 2013 – Seattle, WA • July 23, 2013 – Austin, TX (Listening Event) • July 25, 2013 – Durham, NC • August 3, 2013 – Richmond, VA • August 10, 2013 – Atlanta, GA • August 14, 2013 – Charlotte, NC • September 17, 2013 - San Diego , CA • September 27, 2013 – Houston, TX • September 28, 2013 – Dallas, TX • October 3, 2013 – St. Louis, MO • October 5, 2013 – Indianapolis, IN • November 2-10, 2013 – Capital Jazz Super Cruise • December 6, 2013 – Cleveland, OH • March 2, 2014 - Los Angeles, CA • March 12, 2014 - Minneapolis, MN • April 13, 2014 – Detroit, MI

The Foreign Exchange Past (Love In Flying Colors Tour) Dates:
October 24, 2013 – Raleigh, NC • October 25, 2013 – Columbia, SC • October 26, 2013 – Atlanta, GA • April 11, 2014 - Pittsburgh, PA

2012 in Pictures

"...Give is up for Lorenzo Ferguson a/k/a Zo!, ya'll!!" © Phonte in LA • Photo by Kris Perry (Oct. 2012)

“…Give it up for Lorenzo Ferguson a/k/a Zo!, y’all!!” © Phonte in LA • Photo by Kris Perry (Oct. 2012)

2012 has been another helluva year. I got to do some traveling and play shows in LA, NYC, DC, Chicago, Detroit, Nashville, St. Louis, Bethesda, MD, Greensboro, NC, Atlanta, Dallas, Houston, Columbia MD, Boston, Virginia Beach, Raleigh, Vienna, VA, Memphis, Indianapolis, San Francisco, and Phoenix …..and Durham, NC for this coming New Year’s Eve. I completed my first year as a full-time musician after the school I taught music at closed last year – I was then able to continue teaching by conducting individual piano lessons and workshop to groups of young ones. I began endorsing Moog Music, received another standing ovation during a performance back home in Detroit, and got the bulk of the recording finished for my newest album ManMade. Sy Smith and I did some touring this year playing big solo shows at DC’s Blues Alley and NYC’s Blue Note and received big performance props from Sheila E while I was back on the road with The Foreign Exchange who wrapped up performances for an album we have been touring for two years, Authenticity. I hit my ten-year anniversary of releasing music as well. Outside of all that, it was a fairly quiet twelve months……….

…Looking forward to 2013. Enjoy the photos!!

New Show Dates: Zo! + Sy Smith and The Foreign Exchange (DET, Memphis, StL, Indy, LA, SF, Phoenix)


Zo! + Sy Smith will be performing together in…

Sept. 30th, 2012: Indianapolis, IN @ New Orleans On The Avenue – 4pm (Buy Tickets)

Zo! will be on keys for The Foreign Exchange in…

Oct. 19th, 2012: Los Angeles, CA @ Key Club – 9pm (Buy Tickets)

Oct. 20th, 2012: San Francisco, CA @ Mezzanine – 9pm (Buy Tickets)

Oct. 23rd, 2012: Phoenix, AZ @ Monarch Theatre – 8pm (Buy Tickets)

Zo! + Sy Smith in LA – 01.19.12 …In Pictures

Much love to everyone who came out to our show in LA… We had a BLAST.

Upcoming Shows with Sy Smith… Portland (12/22), Seattle (12/23) & LA (1/19)

I’ll be traveling west to perform with my sister in music, the wonderfully talented, Sy Smith to perform our intimate, acoustic set in Portland and Seattle at the end of this week and LA in January…

Zo! + Sy Smith @ The Crown Room – Portland, OR

December 22, 2011

9:30p

Zo! + Sy Smith @ Nectar Lounge – Seattle, WA

December 23, 2011

9:00p

Zo! + Sy Smith @ Little Temple – Los Angeles, CA

(Limited Discount Tickets Available Now – $5)

January 19, 2012

9:00p