SkyBreak Tour Dates 2017

Solo SkyBreak Tour Dates

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Saturday, September 2, 2017 – TORONTO, ON, Canada
Zo! + Carmen Rodgers
(The SkyBreak Tour)
iLive Soulfest 2017

Revival Bar
783 College St, Toronto, ON M6G 1C5, Canada
Doors: 7:30p | Show: 10p
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Friday, September 22, 2017 – CLEVELAND, OH
Zo! + Carmen Rodgers
(The SkyBreak Tour)
Official Launch Party for The Greater Cleveland Urban Film Festival (GCUFF)

Take 5 Rhythm & Jazz
740 W Superior Ave, Cleveland, OH 44113
Doors: 10p | Show: 11p
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Saturday, September 23, 2017 – CINCINNATI, OH
Zo! + Carmen Rodgers
(The SkyBreak Tour)
The Greenwich
2442 Gilbert Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45206
7p Show: BUY TICKETS
10p Show: BUY TICKETS

Saturday, November 4, 2017 – HOUSTON, TX
Zo! + Carmen Rodgers
(The SkyBreak Tour)
Warehouse Live
813 St Emanuel St, Houston, TX 77003
TBA

Sunday, November 5, 2017 – DALLAS, TX
Zo! + Carmen Rodgers
(The SkyBreak Tour)
Sandaga 813
813 Exposition Ave, Dallas, TX 75226
TBA

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 • May 4, 2017 – Washington, D.C. • May 6, 2017 – New York City, NY • July 20, 2017 – Detroit, MI

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Making SkyBreak Documentary Screenings

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Friday, August 18, 2017 – WASHINGTON, D.C.
Zo!
(‘Making SkyBreak’ selected to the DC Black Film Festival)
Film Screening
*This is not a performance*

Miracle Theater
535 8th St SE, Washington, DC 20003
Friday Film Block #2: “The Struggle & The Triumph”
Film Starts: 3:11p
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Saturday, September 16, 2017 – DETROIT, MI
Zo!
(‘Making SkyBreak’ selected to the MECCAcon Film Festival)
Film Screening
*This is not a performance*

Detroit Public Library

5201 Woodward Blvd., Detroit, MI 48202
10a – 5p
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September 21-29, 2017 – CLEVELAND, OH
Zo!
(‘Making SkyBreak’ selected to the Greater Cleveland Urban Film Festival)
Film Screening
*This is not a performance*

Shaker Square Cinemas
13116 Shaker Square, Cleveland, OH 44120
Film Starts: TBA
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October 4-9, 2017 – BALTIMORE, MD
Zo!
(‘Making SkyBreak’ selected to the Baltimore Int’l Black Film Festival)
Film Screening
*This is not a performance*

TBA

Making SkyBreak – Official Selections
Baltimore Black International Film Festival
DC Black Film Festival
Columbus Black International Film Festival  (Best Documentary Film Winner)
Greater Cleveland Urban Film Festival
MECCAcon Film Festival
Miami Independent Film Festival

Past Making SkyBreak Screening Dates:
March 12, 2017 – Dallas, TX • March 15, 16 & 19, 2017 – Chicago, IL March 29, 2017 – Detroit, MI • June 23, 2017 – Oakland, CA • June 25, 2017 – Los Angeles, CA (MECCAcon Film Festival) • July 8, 2017 – Cincinnati, OH • August 5, 2017 – Columbus, OH (Columbus Black International Film Festival)

Zo! + Carmen Rodgers LIVE in RALEIGH, NC – November 12, 2015

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9th Wonder & The Art Of Cool present: Carmel City Soul Jazz Series with
Zo! + 
Carmen Rodgers

Thursday, November 12, 2015 – Raleigh, NC
The Pour House Music Hall
224 S Blount St, Raleigh, NC 27601 |(919) 821-1120
Doors: 8p
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Zo! & Carmen Rodgers
Two separate artists who come together LIVE on the same stage, at the same time to perform songs from each other’s vast discographies.

Visuals from the Zo! featuring Carmen Rodgers | New Year’s Eve at Hayti Heritage in Durham, NC – (12.31.14)

Visuals from…

Zo!
featuring Carmen Rodgers
at Hayti Heritage in Durham, NC
December 31, 2014

Personnel:
Zo! – Keys & Shit Talking
Carmen Rodgers – Lead Saingin’
Phonte – Special Guest Saingin’ & NYE Toast
Tom Browne – Guest Trumpet & Rap on “Funkin’ For Jamaica”
Zach Cutler – Electric Six-String
Darion Alexander – The Low End Theory
LaDarrel “Saxappeal” Johnson – Take a guess…
Jon Laine – The Kit

Photos courtesy of Artige Photography, The Art of Cool Project and Cathy Foreman

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The ManMade Tour hits Durham for New Year’s Eve!!

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ManMade Tour returns to Durham, NC for NYE!

Zo!
featuring Carmen Rodgers
with
Surprise Special Guests

Wednesday, December 31, 2014 – Durham, NC
(ManMade Tour)

Hayti Heritage
804 Old Fayetteville St, Durham, NC 27701 | (919) 683-1709
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On Stage With The Foreign Exchange @ The Art Of Cool Festival – Durham, NC (04.26.14)

It went down this past Saturday with The Foreign Exchange at the Hayti Heritage Center (Durham, NC) at The Art Of Cool Festival… Here are a couple of shots from it.

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Photo by @FVaral

(L to R)
Jeanne Jolly – Vocals
Zo! – Keyboards
Carmen Rodgers – Vocals
Darion Alexander – Bass
Phonte – Lead Vocals
Nick Baglio – Drums
Chris Boerner – Guitar
Nicolay – Keyboards

Pics from Durham, NC Show – 07.25.13 …Photos by Meri Hyöky Photography

Shouts to Meri Hyöky Photography for these pics from Thursday’s show at Casbah in Durham, NC. We had a BALL.

Personnel included: Myself on keys, Deborah Bond on vocals, Zach Cutler on guitar, Jon Laine on drums, Dennis Turner on bass, Phonte on vocals, and Jeanne Jolly on vocals.

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Zo! Interview in Indy Week (Raleigh-Durham, NC) (July 25, 2013)

Interview: Zo! talks new album ManMade, DIY R&B and happy accidents

Author: Brandon Soderberg
Source: Indy Week

Lorenzo Ferguson, or Zo!, as he’s known to fans, released his new album ManMade — a rakish collection of house and ghettotech-tinged slow jams — back in May. It’s another idiosyncratic and uncompromising release from Foreign Exchange Music, fueled by intense collaborations between Zo! and the Foreign Exchange’sPhonte Coleman (credited as writer and producer). The second single, “Count to Five” featuring Gwen Bunn and Phonte, is propulsive soul-pop about real-life concerns like anxiety and transition. And don’t miss the charming video, which pays homage to the ’70s era of Sesame Street when the kid’s show was almost activist in its embrace of multiculturalism and positive vibes. We spoke over the phone about the new album, being doggedly independent while the music industry crumbles, “jheri curl music,” and even afforded some music nerd trivia about ’80s softies Mr. Mister. Zo! is celebrating the release of ManMade at the Casbah in Durham tonight along with the exploratory jazz trio the Hot at Nights.

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Zo! Interview on NewsObserver.com (July 22, 2013)

Indie-R&B musician Zo! to return to Triangle

Even though he lives in Silver Springs, Md., Lorenzo Ferguson never stays away from the Triangle for very long.

The Detroit-born, indie-R&B musician and producer certainly didn’t stay away when he was composing his latest album, “ManMade,” which he will be playing (with Raleigh experimental jazz trio The Hot at Nights backing him up) at Casbah in Durham on Thursday night. While Zo! – that’s his performing name – worked on music for the album, he usually hollered at friend and collaborator Phonte Coleman in Raleigh about lyrics and about which vocalists would be perfect for which songs. Of course, the acclaimed rapper/singer provides vocals of his own on the album, doing lead and/or background vocals on many tracks, as well as the odd rap verse.

“He (Coleman) had a huge hand in ‘ManMade,’ ” Ferguson, 34, said on the phone from Silver Springs.

For nearly a decade, Ferguson and Coleman have had a continually fruitful working relationship. It started when they worked on an EP of ’80s covers, “Zo! and Tigallo Love the ’80s.” Ferguson also did production on “Leave It All Behind,” the second album from the Foreign Exchange, the R&B group Coleman fronts with producer Nicolay Rook. Ferguson would also go on the road with the Exchange whenever they toured.

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