Zo! + Carmen Rodgers – “Piano & A Microphone” Dates

Saturday, April 13, 2019 – PHILADELPHIA, PA
Zo! + Carmen Rodgers
Painted Bride Art Center
230 Vine St, Philadelphia, PA 19106
Doors: 7p | Show: 8p
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Saturday, May 4, 2019 – COLUMBIA, SC
Zo! + Carmen Rodgers
Mo’ Betta Soul Loft Sessions
701 Whaley
701 Whaley St. – Loft 204
Columbia, SC 29201
Doors: 7p | Show: 8p
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Friday, June 7, 2019 – HANOVER, MD
Zo! + Carmen Rodgers
Capital Jazz presents Indie Soul/Jazz Festival
Live! Casino & Hotel
7002 Arundel Mills Cir #7777, Hanover, MD 21076
Show: 11p – 1:30a
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Thursday, August 1, 2019 – JERSEY CITY, NJ
Zo! + Carmen Rodgers
Berry Lane Park Live Music Concert Series
Berry Lane Park
1000 Garfield Ave, Jersey City, NJ 07304
6:00 – 8:00p
FREE

Thursday, August 15, 2019 – DETROIT, MI
Zo! + Carmen Rodgers
Cliff Bell’s
2030 Park Ave, Detroit, MI 48226
Show: 9p
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Visuals from Zo! + Carmen Rodgers LIVE in Detroit, MI – (07.20.17)

Visuals from…

Zo!
Carmen Rodgers
at Charles H. Wright Museum of African-American History
Detroit, MI
July 20, 2017

Personnel:
Zo! – Keys/Vocals
Carmen Rodgers – Vocals
Ladarrel “Saxappeal” Johnson – Saxophone/Background Vocals
Buddy Brown– Drums
Kamau Inaede – Bass
Kristopher “Jahi” Crosby – Keys/Background Vocals
Ideeyah – Background Vocals
D-Love – Percussion
Lola George – Hostess
DJ L Boog – DJ

Photos by Miz Korona for Trigger Finger Visuals

Tour Dates

Zo! Tour Dates

FourFront Release Shows

Saturday, October 12, 2019 – WASHINGTON, D.C.
Zo! + Carmen Rodgers
City Winery
1350 Okie St NE, Washington, DC 20002
Doors: 6p | Show: 8p
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Thursday, November 14, 2019 – DALLAS, TX
Zo! + Carmen Rodgers
Sandaga 813
813 Exposition Ave, Dallas, TX 75226
Doors: 8p | Show: 9p
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FourFront Listening Parties

**These Are Not Performances**

Wednesday, September 25, 2019 – BROOKLYN, NY
FourFront Listening Party + Meet & Greet with Zo!
The Corners
395 Nostrand Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11216
Time: 8p – Midnight
FREE

Friday, September 27, 2019 – ATLANTA, GA
FourFront Listening Party + Meet & Greet/Q&A with Zo!
Q&A Moderated by Marcia Dore
Moods Music
1131 Euclid Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30307
Time: 7 – 9p
FREE

Sunday, September 29, 2019 – CHICAGO, IL
FourFront Listening Party + Meet & Greet/Q&A with Zo!
Sounds Provided by DJ Duane Powell
The Silver Room
1506 E 53rd St, Chicago, IL 60615
Time: 3 – 6p
FREE

Friday, October 4, 2019 – RICHMOND, VA
FourFront Listening Party + Meet & Greet with Zo!
Sounds Provided by DJ Prolific
C’est Le Vin
15 N 17th St, Richmond, VA 23219
Time: 9p
FREE

Wednesday, October 9, 2019 – PITTSBURGH, PA
FourFront Listening Party + Meet & Greet with Zo!
Sounds Provided by Selecta & Buscrates
(Official Moonchild Afterparty)
Spirit
242 51st St, Pittsburgh, PA 15201
Time: 10p – 2a
FREE

Saturday, October 19, 2019 – BALTIMORE, MD
FourFront Listening Party + Meet & Greet with Zo!
Sounds Provided by DJ Harvey Dent
Old Major
900 S Carey St, Baltimore, MD 21223
Time: 8 -11p
FREE

Wednesday, October 23, 2019 – MIAMI, FL
FourFront Listening Party + Meet & Greet with Zo!
Sounds Provided by DJ Tillery James
The Anderson
709 NE 79th St, Miami, FL 33138
Time: 9p -2a
FREE

Thursday, October 24, 2019 – JACKSONVILLE, FL
FourFront Listening Party + Meet & Greet/Q&A with Zo!
Sounds Provided and Q&A Moderated by Mr. Al Pete
The Manhattan
345 E Bay St, Jacksonville, FL 32202
Time: 7 -10p
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Thursday, November 21, 2019 – TORONTO, ON
FourFront Listening Party + Meet & Greet/Q&A with Zo!
Friday Roots
876 Dundas St W, Toronto, ON M6J 1V7, Canada
TBA

Saturday November 30, 2019 – DETROIT, MI
FourFront Listening Party + Meet & Greet
Spectacles
230 E Grand River Ave, Detroit, MI 48226
Time: 3 – 6p
FREE

For booking inquiries, please Contact:
Booking Agent || The Empire Agency
Zack Johnson || zack@empireagency.com

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Zo! + Carmen Rodgers “Piano & A Microphone” Dates

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Zo! on Piano. Carmen on vocals. Intimate venues. Playing jams.

TBA

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Zo! MasterClass Workshops

TBA

“Spectacles may stay in Harmonie Park” The Detroit News (July 17, 2015)

(Photo by Tafari K. Stevenson-Howard)

Zo! & Amp Fiddler (Photo by Tafari K. Stevenson-Howard)

Should she stay or go?

Zana Smith from Spectacles, the small, popular hip-hop fashion store, wasn’t that worried when she was told last month she had 30 days to vacate her downtown Detroit space (the building had been sold). Smith even hosted a party Tuesday celebrating 31 years in business. “Everyone has been so supportive,” she says. “We’ve had amazing offers to open up shop in spaces all over Metro Detroit. It’s a good feeling to see how supportive our community can be.” About 100 guests showed up to the party and were treated to a concert by Collective Peace featuring two native Detroiters, Amp Fiddler and Zo!. Guests were asked to wear their “Soul Detroit” T-shirts (a Spectacles exclusive). DJ Dez played the evening out with dance music as people shopped until 10 p.m. The kicker: Smith reports that the building’s new owners said they will present a “simple lease” to her in the next week or so. So yes, perhaps she will stay.

ARTICLE SOURCE

Zo! featuring Carmen Rodgers “Studio Campfire Stories: LIVE” in Detroit, MI – April 11, 2015

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Studio Campfire Stories – LIVE

Zo!
featuring Carmen Rodgers

Saturday, April 11, 2015 – Detroit, MI
Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History
GM Theatre
315 East Warren Avenue, Detroit, MI 48202 | (313) 494-5800
Doors: 8p | 18+
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Studio Campfire Stories, an original concert series where songs from Zo!’s ManMade and Carmen Rodgers’ Stargazer albums come alive in an intimate setting via colorful stories behind all of the music played as told by the artists themselves. 

Visuals from Zo! featuring Carmen Rodgers in Detroit • Photos by Abby O. Photography (04.13.14)

Visuals from…

Zo!
featuring Carmen Rodgers
+ SaxAppeal & Collective Peace
+ B. Williams
at The Shelter in Detroit, MI
April 13, 2014

Photos by Abby O. Photography

Personnel:
Zo! – Keys & “That Boy Good” shirt
Carmen Rodgers – Saingin’
SaxAppeal – Saxophone, of course
Kamau Inaede – Bass/Keybass
Marcus Douglas – Drums
Brandon Williams – Guitar
D-Love – Percussion
Kristopher Jahi Crosby – Keys

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Zo! Interview with Ixiti.com (Detroit)

Detroit Native Zo! Mixes Influences from Motown to Dilla

Author: Veronica Grandison
Source: Ixiti.com

Detroit-native Lorenzo “Zo!” Ferguson never stays away from the Motor City too long. In fact, the indie R&B/hip hop multi-instrumentalist/producer has two stops planned here within the next month.

First, Zo! plays a solo show April 13 at The Shelter. Then, in May, he’ll return as part of the collaboration The Foreign Exchange for a show at the Magic Stick. And, he was just here last year to promote his 13th LP, “Manmade.”

Grown in Detroit

As a multi-instrumentalist (he plays the keyboard/piano, bass guitar, drums, and guitar), Ferguson is a master at blending all types of sounds to find the right chemistry. His music crosses a multitude of genres from R&B to soul, funk, jazz and hip hop, all of which he was exposed to by his parents growing up on the Westside of Detroit.

“My mother gave me the R&B and Motown side, and my father gave me more of the funk, the jazz, the bluesy side, so I was able to hear a wide spectrum of music growing up,” says Ferguson from his home in Silver Springs, MD.
 “That’s how I developed my ear, and once I started listening to hip-hop, that became my muse, so taking all these genres of music and being able to fuse it into an influence.

“I don’t look at it as a genre, I look at it as me just making good music.”

Even though he took piano lessons as a kid, music was not something Ferguson was passionate about. Ferguson had intentions of becoming a pro-baseball player and even earned a full athletic scholarship to Western Kentucky University. When his baseball career didn’t pan out the way he wanted, Ferguson began transferring all of his time and energy into playing music, practicing the piano and keyboards every day.

He released his first LP “Zo! Presents…Ablyss” in 2001, and since then has released 13 solo projects.

READ FULL INTERVIEW HERE