Zo! and Carmen Rodgers (SkyBreak Tour)
Zo!, Carmen Rodgers
CoolNasty, Josef Lamercier
600 Carondelet St.
New Orleans, LA, 70130
Doors 9:00 PM / Show 10:00 PM (event ends at 2:00 AM)
This event is 21 and over
Multi-Instrumentalist/Producer Zo! is Detroit-born and raised, Silver Spring, MD-based… aka Lorenzo Ferguson.
Influenced by a wide range of music genres introduced to him at an early age, Zo! utilizes multiple layers of thick instrumentation to shape his compositions, as demonstrated on his solo albums namely, ManMade and SunStorm. While touring his own material regularly, Zo! can also be seen on stage as the keyboardist and Musical Director for GRAMMY-nominated duo, The Foreign Exchange. In 2014, he completed music work for the Adult Swim animated series, Black Dynamite. Zo! most recently co-produced The Foreign Exchange’s 2015 release, Tales From The Land Of Milk and Honey. Most recently, Zo! has released his newest offering, SkyBreak (2016). He continues to emphasize the usage of live instruments and raw emotion as the blueprint for his music while constantly striving to expand his sound with each album release.
American R&B, Neo-Soul singer and songwriter from Dallas, Texas.
Time is something many of us take for granted. We waste minutes, hours, days or years wishing and hoping, rather than doing or positioning ourselves for our time. Carmen Rodgers takes advantage of the time she’s given, creating opportunities for herself through relationships and effort, then she writes a few songs about it. It’s been over ten years since she released her debut album Free, but the time is perfect for Stargazer, her latest offering of experiences, wishes, hopes and love.
Pushing her own creativity, Rodgers added a 14-piece string section to this album, as she aimed to make a “complete” album—complete in the sense that it reaches all emotions lyrically and the production provoke the same results. It took some time for this album to come together; the form of it changed a few times, taking its final turn after connecting with Zo! and the Foreign Exchange and allowing the vibe developed by the acts take her on the road. It was that time spent with Phonte, Nicolay and Zo! that created the space for Stargazer to meld into a cohesive project.
he origins of this album began back in Dallas, Texas in the imagination of a little girl; that little girl dreamed of singing her songs with crowds of people who knew and felt the words she was singing. Fast forward a few years and that little girl is traveling with N’Dambi, still dreaming of being in front, when one day she finally steps out into a changing music business.
Myla Bocage - Keys
Ben Kahn - Guitar, Vocoder
Wayne 'Doc' Matthews - Drums
Phil Sylve - Saxophone, Vocals
Hip Hop, R&B, Jazz Fusion, and Neo-Soul band from New Orleans, looking to bring Good Vibes and smiles One Note at a Time.
Josef Lamercier is a singer and songwriter from New Orleans, Louisiana and groomed in Los Angeles.