Jody Watley- Flashback Classic Image of The Day

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Photography: Victoria Pearson

Makeup: Paul Starr

Hair: James Gibson

Suit: Jody Watley

Styling: Jody Watley

Vintage 1989 – Timeless. Influential.

 

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Jody Watley May Musings and Updates.

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“Always find your best light and shine from the inside out – live your best life!” Wattage!
Up Next Summer and Fall Tour Dates
June 22 – Blue Note Napa “An Evening Of Love, Jazz and Soul” : Tickets
July 19 – Summerstage Corporal Thompson Park, New York : Free to Public
July 20 – Bethesda MD “Celebrating 30 Years of Real Love” Bethesda Blues and Jazz Club: Tickets
August 17 – with Jeffrey Osborne Mable Barnes House Amphitheater :Tickets
August 31 – Rewind Funk & Soul with Morris Day & The Time and more Sacramento Thunder Valley Amphitheater : Tickets 
September 7 – Blue Note Hawaii “Unplugged” : Tickets
October 13 – With Tony! Toni! Tone! Detroit Soundboard Motor City Casino : Tickets
October 19 – San Antonio Texas TBA
December 13 – with Peabo Bryson, Oleta Adams and Ben Vereen “Colors Of Christmas” McCallum Theatre Palm Desert CA
December 14 – with Peabo Bryson, Oleta Adams and Ben Vereen “Colors Of Christmas” Cerritos Center for Performing Arts, Cerritos CA
More TBA
Get the current single “Good Good Reason” with Brian Power and other recent releases – available at all digital outlets!
I began May with this video Greeting – Stay Tuned for June. Subscribe!! – Jody Watley YouTube Channel

 

Newest Upload:

Good Good Reason on TheUrbanMusicScene

 

Jody Watley and Brian Power new collaboration review on The Urban Music Scene. Jody Watley and Brian Power pump up the dance floor jams with the festive house music anthem, “Good Good Reason”

Read full review:  Here

Jody Watley – LGBT Music Festival Vanguard Award Honoree 2019

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Gregory Douglas Presents LGBT Music Festival. Fabulous Memorial Day Weekend destination event and Vanguard Award ceremony presented on All White Wear Night – perfect for the oceanside setting.

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Arrival  – hotel lobby.

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Morning arrival

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..and the eagle continues to soar.. love this capture.

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In the distance..a rainbow you just have to pay attention and look – just like life!

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Enjoying an oceanside mimosa – just taking it all in.

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A positive affirmation  – getting morning coffee.

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Jody Watley – Saying hello to contemporary R&B artist Monifah.

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Jody Watley with renowned choreographer (En Vogue, Beyonce, and more) Frank Gatson – we had such a great time talking and hanging out oceanside.

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Met so many wonderful people – and received nothing but love.

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Jody Watley with – Honoree Designer and former stylist Ty Hunter, author and host Patrick L. Riley and Honoree Shanice Wilson ready for evening of fashion.

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Ty Hunter and Jody Watley, LGBT Music, Culture & Arts Festival 2019. Cancun, Mexico.

Fashion and Music Night, snippets of  Frank Gatson’s June’s Diary and Frenchie Davis.

 

Vanguard Awards Night.

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Frank Gatson, Keke Palmer Gregory Douglas Presents, Frenchie Davis, Shanice Wilson, TS Madison, Jody Watley, Ty Hunter, Host and Author Patrick Riley

 

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Two authentic spirited and talented Chicagoans – Honorees Jody Watley and KeKe Palmer after Vanguard Awards.

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Host and Los Angeles Event Producer Ivan Daniel, Jody Watley and Frank Gatson

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Honorees Frank Gatson and Jody Watley

 

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From Monifah who presented my Vanguard Woman of Excellence Award in her Instagram post:  “With the iconic & legendary @jodywatley  What an honor to present her with the 2019 Women of Excellence Lifetime Achievement Award this year! We MUST give OURS their flowers while they can enjoy them in this life!! Musically, she is an integral part of most of my generation’s childhood and teen years! From her intro on the music scene as  one-third of the legendary R&B group Shalamar to becoming a Grammy award-winning, multi-platinum selling, cultural style icon solo artist who used her massive platform to shine light on the issues of a marginalized and underrepresented community. She was an advocate for and an ally of the LGBT community, human rights, AIDS awareness when it wasn’t easy or fashionable to do so. Thank you @jodywatley for your indelible contribution to music, fashion & advocacy. We love & honor you!! #lgbtmusicfest #vanguardawards #jodywatley #monifah #cancunmexico ”

 

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I lost my other earring.. but didn’t notice it being in the moment -enjoying to evening breeze.

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Living my life like it’s golden – and always in gratitude!

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Jody Watley “Woman of Excellence” – Honoree Vanguard Award – LGBT Music Festival Cancun 2019

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Video of full speech to come for my YouTube Channel Friday post  – it was truly a night to remember full of real love!

Thanks again to Gregory Douglas and the LGBT Film Festival for the honor, author host Patrick L. Riley, Monifah who presented the award as well and congratulations to all of honorees; as well to the LGBT community who have always been my strongest supporters. As I wrote in the 90’s in my song “Affection” – “..it don’t matter if you’re young or old, it don’t matter if you’re straight or gay – everybody needs to feel loved.”

 

“…always find and live in your best light your inner Wattage..and encourage others to do so as well..” – Jody Watley

 

The fight for equality will continue amidst a climate of division and hate, and hate crimes on the LGBT community and often overlooked black LGBT community.

 

Jody Watley Back In The Listeners Loft on SmoothJazz Global

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One of the most versatile artists in music – from disco, soul, dance, pop, electronica, adult contemporary..to jazz and smooth jazz – unconventional and all distinctly Jody Watley.

The former Smooth Jazz Top 10 “Waiting In Vain” a timeless rendition for your chill out pleasure.

 

Listening Loft

See you in Napa: Get tickets

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Just Announced. Shalamar Reloaded and Jody Watley Ready to Set Sail on Ultimate Disco Cruise.

 

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Shalamar Reloaded ft Jody Watley- Concert Promotional 2019 from SRL on Vimeo.

Jody Watley is a GRAMMY award winning multi-platinum singer/songwriter/producer/independent label owner; recognized as a style icon and one of the architects of 21st century Pop/R&B/Dance music.

Listed as one of Billboard Magazine’s Top Female Artists and Top Dance Artists of All Time in 2018; Jody Watley is the original female lead vocalist with an unmistakable sound of the trio Shalamar.

Watley is joined onstage for a cavalcade of non-stop hits with the revitalized brand she helped create as a force in music. As Watley states “This is a complete musical journey from my solo hits and the best of disco soul hits, with ‘Shalamar’ Reloaded for delighted fans.” Shalamar Reloaded featuring Jody Watley has performed to rave reviews and sold out shows worldwide since 2015. This new creative extension has brought features including a two hour broadcast special on SIRIUS XM’s The Groove, television appearances, countless high profile media outlets bringing the glamour back to the disco and soul theme with a fresh infusion of energy with new talent. This is one concert event that is a must see experience, double hits in one show!

Hits Include: Take That To The Bank, The Second Time Around, A Night To Remember, Looking for A New Love, Don’t You Want Me and More!!

 

 

 

 

Learn More as we leave from Miami and sail to the Bahamas:  Ultimate Disco Cruise 2020

Fresh Start New Week. New Day. Your Own Path.

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What I continue to learn is that it’s important to embrace the pace and authenticity of our own journey. We are on no one’s clock but our own. Not everyone will agree or be down with that but guess what – so what, it’s OK. We are not what other people are doing, not what others are thinking about us (cue: Don Miguel Ruiz The Four Agreements – Second agreement ‘Don’t Take Things Personally) definitely we are not to value ourselves on the the totality of social media likes and follows – the fluff many get caught up in. It’s easy to fall into that trap but don’t fall for it. We are all our unique selves. Embrace it. Own it. Carry on, and be prepared – some will resent the fact that you and simply living your life.

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Photo capture :: Jody Watley, Amsterdam The Melkweg 4.20.19