Jody Watley. Genesee Theater Concert Recap.

It was nice to be in Illinois and have a break from the heatwave we were having in Los Angeles.

The concert at The Genesee Theater with Lisa Lisa and Debbie Gibson was billed as “Ladies of the 80’s” which I don’t see myself as at all with music still ongoing and a catalog that continues – 70’s (starting with Shalamar) 80’s, 90’s, 00’s, 10’s-I always say and stay timeless while understanding the appeal of certain themed marketing. A night of hits it was for sure by all of us.

The fans were very excited for the bill and the theater was packed. It was disappointing to learn via social media that a few of my fans missed my performance assuming I’d be last and were shocked that I came on first and had totally missed my short set. Always be early and you will never be late!

It was a fun night and my job was to get the party going – that’s what I did.

Soundcheck time. As a note this is not Jody Watley and SRL.. this was a total Jody Watley music short set.

It was lit! People love “Dancer” Cut Correct and Rhe Remix – even if they have never heard it – the reaction is always mega excitement – get IN the music and lose yourself.

Ready to rock! They don’t call me the “Queen of Cool” for nothing and I always come to slay.

Tonight’s show was with my drummer Kerry Griffin and the Lisa Lisa rhythm section to help with set changes and time. We were joined by two Chicago based dancers Joseph and Miguel – Rosero and Havic had them on point! Squad. Make it WerK!

Pop, Dance Funk Goddess and squad!

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Much love!

Jody Watley Classic Image of The Day.

Channeling the great Josephine Baker in Essence Magazine in 1989.

Photography: Adrian Buckmaster

Happy Halloween!

Jody Watley. NEW Video on Youtube.

Each venue and stage is different..and so as an artist you have to not only soundcheck but get the vibe and feel of the stage and venue.  This is from Saturday night in Waukegan IL at the Genesee Theater on the bill with Lisa Lisa and Debbie Gibson.

You can’t just go through the motions and life even in rehearsal..be in the mindset of being the best. Often, especially for up and comers, how you practice is how you perform.

Jody Watley. Classic Thursday.

#tbt 1990 Singing “After You, Who” Cole Porter jazz at the first Elizabeth Taylor Amfar Event(later became one of the biggest yearly events and fundraisers for HIV\Aids). I cherish the handwritten note she sent me with a bouquet of flowers after.A real deal Icon, film legend and activist so honored to be

I think I’ll be adding to set list Blue Note Napa concerts in January- my love and appreciation of jazz comes from my parents who played it all the time when I was little – more than any other music in the house. My daughter loved to do her homework to Ella Fitzgerald and Stan Getz when she was in junior high … often when playing jazz in the car with other children- other kids were like “what kind of music is THAT?!” Lol – my way of also planting the seed of the various genres of music..

Here’s a video of my performance Live on Arsenio Hall that same year!

https://youtu.be/z0xYaraExh0

Thought of The Day. You Are An Asset

Your vision of who you are and where you want to be in life is a great asset-value yourself – bring and add value in whatever you do – no matter how others may view you. Wishing everyone a great day!!

Famously Hot South Carolina Pride Recap.

We went to Columbia, South Carolina not really knowing what to expect especially in light of the current divisiveness and climate of hate in the country.

What I came away with is as always once you get out and about most people are pleasantly just living their lives and not what is so often highlighted.

On the Famously Hot Pride Facebook page they announced it was a record attendance over the two day festival (the first time they added the second day) of 75,000 in attendance.

Here are some photos and video!

Headed to soundcheck with Rosero Mccoy and John “Havic” Gregory- they’ve been dancing and working with me for almost 20 years are truly like my brothers.

Early morning soundcheck.

With Organizer Jeffrey March – outstanding job , staff and event.

Meet and Greet

Showtime.

Dancer Freestyle battle is always epic and full of surprises! SC’s Wayne Brody went off!!

Great night!

Then..

After the concert – it’s a tradition!

Thought of The Day. Vibrations of Gratitude.

Greetings and love to all. Remember that gratitude is a vibration of energy that can change your life and mood no matter what – the moment you wake up – here and present you’re already blessed.