Zo! (of The Foreign Exchange Music) feat. Carmen Rodgers @ The Jazz Kitchen
Join us Saturday, October 5th at The Jazz Kitchen for Zo! (of The Foreign Exchange Music) live in concert featuring Carmen Rogers. The ManMade Tour.
2 seated shows. 8pm and 10:30pm.
Multi-Instrumentalist/Producer Zo! is Detroit-area born and raised, Lorenzo Ferguson.
Music was always present in and around the Ferguson house, which led to Zo! taking piano lessons at age 6… which he absolutely despised. The idea of working toward a Major League Baseball career served as the greatest inspiration through his teenage years much more so than the concept of practicing music. After his parents consistently pushed and encouraged him to stick with music, Zo! discovered a newfound passion by teaching himself how to play piano by ear by age 11. Zo! got his production start in 1992 when his parents brought home a Proteus MPS keyboard and a Brother PDC100 sequencer for him to figure out. Since then, he has emphasized the use of live instrumentation as the blueprint for his music while constantly looking to expand his sound with each album release.
About Carmen Rodgers
“The Bitter Suite,” part-one of Carmen Rodgers’ newest project after a five-year hiatus, was released worldwide Summer 2010 to critical-acclaim. On May 2, 2011 “The Bitter Suite – Deluxe Edition” released featuring 3 additional tracks including house remixes by International House DJ & Producer Salah Ananse.
The video for the hit single “It’s Me,” directed by Digibees Digital Solutions, is receiving rave reviews for its distinctive and mysterious plot and art direction. The single has also recently been added to rotation on VH1 Soul, BET’s Centric TV, Music Choice and VH1.com. The New Year brought in several unique opportunities including an exclusive Indie artist feature on BET.com, Centric.com and Soul Train.
“It’s Me” recently won for Best Video at the world-renown BronzeLens Film Festival, continuing to add to the numerous accolades received for the hit video.
“Intermission,” part-two of the sophomore project will drop late Spring, 2012 which includes a duet with rising Soul Star, Anthony David, and tracks produced by highly sought after producers Ernie G. (Dwele, Lalah Hathaway), Daniel Jones (Chrisette Michelle, Joe), Shaun Martin (Kirk Franklin, Chaka Khan) and S1 who produced the 2010 monster hit “Power” for Kanye West and Beyonce’s summer smash “Best Thing I Never Had.”
The “lyrical psychologist” describes her first album as being “Sweet. It complimented who I was at the time, but I’ve grown since. I’m ready to be me and make my music real.” Singing background with various artists, including Stax recording artist N’Dambi, allowed her to develop a unique style.
Owning and operating Candigirl Music with partner Michael Reimonenq of Acoustical Endeavors Entertainment has given Carmen the ability to have free range in her creativity and business decisions. Fans can look forward to a sensational album fusing musicality, melody and lyrics; from the upbeat anthem to the heartwarming ballad to the sexy gem. Look for “Intermission” to be available worldwide, Spring 2012 as one of the most highly-anticipated releases of the year.