"Making SkyBreak" Film Screening and Artist Q&A

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The low end of his music was born in the bass strings of Leon Sylvers III. The melodic keys and harmonies were shaped by the Mizell Brothers, and the beats of Jay Dee to set the tone. Cover it all in the cloak of his hometown, Detroit City, and that’s Zo!, a multi-instrumentalist producer who has his most ambitious and personal album to date with SkyBreak.

Making SkyBreak takes you behind the scenes with Zo! and the crew of talented songwriters, producers, and vocalists who helped create the amazing album. Through the lens of documentary film, explore his hometown of Detroit to learn about Zo!’s humble beginnings, tour his home studio in Washington D.C., and travel to a host of cities from Los Angeles to Raleigh, NC.

Winner: Best Documentary Film - 2017 Columbus Black International Film Festival

Winner: Best Documentary Feature - 2017 DC Black Film Festival

Nominated: Outstanding Independent Documentary - 2018 Black Reel Awards

Nominated: Outstanding Song "Starlight" by Zo! featuring Phonte - 2018 Black Reel Awards

Multi-instrumentalist and producer Zo! is the Detroit-area born and raised, Silver Spring, MD based 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.

While touring his own material regularly, Zo! can also be seen on stages as the keyboardist and Musical Director for GRAMMY-nominated duo, The Foreign Exchange. In 2014, he completed music for the Adult Swim animated series, Black Dynamite. Zo! also co-produced The Foreign Exchange’s most recent release, 2015’s Tales From The land Of Milk and Honey, and in 2016, released his newest offering, SkyBreak, which he is currently touring. He continues to emphasize the usage of live instruments and raw emotion as the blueprint for his music, while still constantly striving to expand his sound with each release. 

Join us for the New Orleans debut screening of his Making SkyBreak documentary film.  Screening will be immediately followed by an artist talk back with Zo! himself. 

Admission is free, but seating is first-come, first-serve, so RSVP and early arrival are suggested. 

Drive in for the long weekend. Free overnight valet parking when you book a room for two or more nights using code PARKIT


Details

  • 5PM–Sunday, January 14
  • Doors at 5PM
  • FREE with RSVP

The low end of his music was born in the bass strings of Leon Sylvers III. The melodic keys and harmonies were shaped by the Mizell Brothers, and the beats of Jay Dee to set the tone. Cover it all in the cloak of his hometown, Detroit City, and that’s Zo!, a multi-instrumentalist producer who has his most ambitious and personal album to date with SkyBreak.

Making SkyBreak takes you behind the scenes with Zo! and the crew of talented songwriters, producers, and vocalists who helped create the amazing album. Through the lens of documentary film, explore his hometown of Detroit to learn about Zo!’s humble beginnings, tour his home studio in Washington D.C., and travel to a host of cities from Los Angeles to Raleigh, NC.

Winner: Best Documentary Film - 2017 Columbus Black International Film Festival

Winner: Best Documentary Feature - 2017 DC Black Film Festival

Nominated: Outstanding Independent Documentary - 2018 Black Reel Awards

Nominated: Outstanding Song "Starlight" by Zo! featuring Phonte - 2018 Black Reel Awards

Multi-instrumentalist and producer Zo! is the Detroit-area born and raised, Silver Spring, MD based 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.

While touring his own material regularly, Zo! can also be seen on stages as the keyboardist and Musical Director for GRAMMY-nominated duo, The Foreign Exchange. In 2014, he completed music for the Adult Swim animated series, Black Dynamite. Zo! also co-produced The Foreign Exchange’s most recent release, 2015’s Tales From The land Of Milk and Honey, and in 2016, released his newest offering, SkyBreak, which he is currently touring. He continues to emphasize the usage of live instruments and raw emotion as the blueprint for his music, while still constantly striving to expand his sound with each release. 

Join us for the New Orleans debut screening of his Making SkyBreak documentary film.  Screening will be immediately followed by an artist talk back with Zo! himself. 

Admission is free, but seating is first-come, first-serve, so RSVP and early arrival are suggested. 

Drive in for the long weekend. Free overnight valet parking when you book a room for two or more nights using code PARKIT

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