SkyBreak Tour Dates 2017

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

Solo SkyBreak Tour Dates

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Thursday, May 4, 2017 – Washington, D.C.
Zo! + Carmen Rodgers
(The SkyBreak Tour)
with Aaron Abernathy w/live band Nat Turner
Tropicalia
2001 14th St NW, Washington, DC 20009
Doors: 7p | Show: 8p
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Saturday, May 6, 2017 – New York City, NY
Zo! + Carmen Rodgers
(The SkyBreak Tour)
Apollo Music Café
253 W 125th St, New York, NY 10027
Doors: 10p
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Past SkyBreak Tour Dates:
May 22, 2016 – Silver Spring, MD (SkyBreak Listening Party) • June 15, 2016 – Boston, MA • August 4, 2016 – Dallas, TX • August 6, 2016 – Houston, TX (Houston International Jazz Festival) • August 11, 2016 – Bethesda, MD • August 18, 2016 – Atlanta, GA • August 20, 2016 – Cincinnati, OH • August 21, 2016 – Indianapolis, IN • August 26, 2016 – Detroit, MI • August 27, 2016 – Chicago, IL • September 16, 2016 – Richmond, VA • September 18, 2016 – Raleigh, NC • September 25, 2016 – New York City, NY • October 1, 2016 – Cleveland, OH • November 10, 2016 – Oakland, CA • November 11, 2016 – Los Angeles, CA • November 13, 2016 – San Diego, CA • November 25, 2016 – Detroit, MI (6th Annual Tux & Chucks Fundraiser Event) • December 17, 2016 – Atlanta, GA (Acoustic & Personal) • March 3, 2017 – Philadelphia, PA • March 4, 2017 – Pittsburgh, PA • March 18, 2017 – St. Louis, MO

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SkyBreak Documentary Screening + Q&A Dates

Wednesday, March 29, 2017 – Detroit, MI
Zo!
(SkyBreak Documentary Screening Live Q&A)
*Note: This is not a performance*
Clara Stanton Jones Friends Auditorium @ Detroit Public Library
5201 Woodward Ave., Detroit, MI 48202
Doors: 6p | Start Time: 6:30p
FREE WITH RSVP

Visuals from the Zo! featuring Carmen Rodgers at the 2nd Annual Pink Alive Concert for Breast Cancer Awareness in NYC – (10.28.14)

Visuals from…

Zo!
featuring Carmen Rodgers
at Joe’s Pub in New York City, NY
October 28, 2014

Personnel:
Zo! – Grand Pie-Anna
Carmen Rodgers – Lead Saingin’
Eric Roberson – Guest Saingin’ on “We Are On The Move”
Zach Cutler – Gee-tar
Dennis Turner – The 6-string Low End Theory
Jon Laine – Skins

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Zo! featuring Carmen Rodgers – Performing at 2nd Annual Pink Alive Concert for Breast Cancer Awareness in New York City, NY – October 28, 2014

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2nd Annual Pink Alive Concert for Breast Cancer Awareness

Zo!
featuring Carmen Rodgers

Tuesday, October 28, 2014 – New York City, NY
(ManMade Tour)

Joe’s Pub
425 Lafayette St, New York, NY 10003 | (212) 539-8778
Doors: 9p | 18+
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On the ‘Bobbito Garcia Show’ Alongside the Legendary Crazy Legs of The Rock Steady Crew – 07.29.13

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I’ll just tell y’all this… It was already an honor to get an email from the brother Bobbito Garcia not too long after checking the D.C. screening of his new street ball documentary Doin’ It In The Park letting me know that the door is open to be a guest on his brand new radio show whenever we could schedule a time to do so…. AND to sit in on the show for its entire duration (two hours)…. But on the way up while cussing out every toll booth I passed through giving money away to roads and freeways that never really improve, my day flipped real quick. I learned that Crazy Legs, the president and one of the original members of the LEGENDARY Rock Steady Crew would also be on the show with me. I was buggin’ out, calling folks like, “YOOOOOOOOO!!”

Anyway, it was real dope to be able to kick it with two kats whom I consider to be legends and who have both played pivotal roles in not only hip-hop music, but culture overall. The great thing about it all is that it was documented and archived so those of you who missed it live can check it out right here…

LISTEN to Zo! + Crazy Legs on The Bobbito Garcia Show HERE

Check the Playlist HERE

‘ManMade’ Listening Event at Frank’s Lounge in Brooklyn, NY – May 21, 2013

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ManMade Listening Event at Frank’s Lounge with Zo!

Hosted by Jodine Dorce of Jodine’s Corner

In preparation for Zo!’s June 9th show in NYC
Nu-Soul Tuesday celebrates his new album
ManMade
with a listening party/meet & greet event on the day of its release.

Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Listening Event | Live Interview | Meet & Greet with Zo!
*Note: This is not a performance*
Frank’s Lounge
660 Fulton St. | Brooklyn, NY 11217 | (718) 625-9339
8:30p – 11:30p
$5 +  One Drink Minimum

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!!

Grown Folks Music Reviews Zo! + Sy Smith in New York City

Sy Smith & Zo!: One of Them Nights

By Al-Lateef Farmer

Thursday nights are meant for many things: payday, preparation for the weekend and Happy Hour among them, but for “Rock, Paper, Soul” and Drom, it is cause for getting down. Fortunately for those that dodged raindrops on Avenue A this particular Thursday, Sy Smith and Zo! commanded the bandstand with a singular goal…set the party off!

Taking the stage in front of their band, the duo seamlessly weaved between their respective solo albums and collaborations through the years, kicking off with a rendition of “Nights Over Egypt” that made any unsuspecting concertgoer aware of the business at hand. Showcasing a rare mix of musical marksmanship, impeccable vocals, interactivity and a unique feel for the audience, Sy and Zo! I want to be clear, they didn’t simply stand in front of a drummer and guitar players all night, their band consisted of the requisite drums and bass, but also included a flute and sax as they fronted on dual keyboards.

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