BNM Publicity Group & Management – For Immediate Release
(LOS ANGELES) December 19, 2022 – The audience at Stevie Wonder’s 24th House Full of Toys concert received a REAL treat when Grammy winning iconic artist Jody Watley stepped out on stage and gave a surprised performance at the show on Saturday, December 17th in the Microsoft Theater.
Watley rocked the stage in a beautiful sequin dress, performing her classic blockbuster hit, “Real Love,” and critically acclaimed new jazzy holiday single, “Christmas Time Is Here.“ Click here and check out Jody Watley performance.
The celebrated singer and songwriter received a standing ovation, full of love from the audience following her performance.
Stevie Wonder’s musical director/longtime friend Rickey Minor and background singers and musicians for the evening’s concert were amazing.
Wonder’s guests along with Jody Watley included Gregory Porter and Trombone Shorty. And, the one and only Stevie Wonder who took centerstage was superb from beginning to end and delivered a non-stop hit after hit performance.
Jody Watley tweeted after the sold-out concert…
Thank you to Stevie Wonder…
It was an honor to be onstage with him last night at House Full of Toys Benefit Concert, 12.17.22 – Microsoft Theatre LA. The last time I worked with him was 1988 for his MTV Special. Phenomenal experiences. Wattage!
Stevie Wonder’s House Full of Toys benefit children, people with disabilities and families in need. Concertgoers brought unwrapped toys and unwrapped gifts of joy to the concert. Wonder’s We Are You Foundation is a nonprofit organization, IRC501(c)(3).
Watley was quoted as saying, “When Stevie Wonder, the most celebrated music icon of all time calls, you answer,” says Watley. “He is a wonderful and true humanitarian. I am truly honored to be a part of his House Full of Toys concert.”
Stevie Wonder is one of the most celebrated and prominent figures in popular music, having received numerous awards and honors including 25 Grammy Awards, the prestigious Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award, a Golden Globe and an Academy Award. His humanitarian efforts are world known.
He is the youngest recipient of the Kennedy Center Honors and is a Commander of France’s National Order of Arts and Letters. Stevie has received the Presidential Medal of Freedom and is a designated United Nations Messenger of Peace with special focus on persons with disabilities.