The Colors of Christmas Tour Update and Behind The Scenes

Looking forward to Cerritos Performing Arts Center tonight. Photo taken in Palm Desert, CA.

Ambience.

Showtime. “You have to believe in yourself. That’s the secret.” – Charlie Chaplin Quote – so true.

Marilyn McCoo and Billy Davis Jr. working it with one of their iconic hits – Age of Aquarius.

Ruben Studdard just so smooth and soulful singing a Luther Vandross Christmas classic.

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With my merchandise guru Robert Fierro of Zebra Marketing. He’s doing a few Jody Watley Pop Up Shops at the shows with limited edition items.

More pics to come and also check out my Instagram and Facebook pages.

Happy Holidays and Thank You for supporting quality live music and artistry.

Palm Desert McCallum Theatre was fabulous.

World AIDS Day. Red Hot and Blue Looking Back

It’s interesting to look back on this monumental and important project and remember how my label was so against my being a part of it because of the perceived notion that being a part of HIV and AIDS education and awareness was a bad thing and the mentality of what people would think especially in the Black (urban) community, which one of the reasons I really fought to be a part of this no matter what people thought- it was necessary.

#Repost Via Red, Hot Organization

#redhotandblue TV special aired in over 30 countries in #1990. #coleporter songs, which NO ONE was even thinking about covering yet, seemed to speak poignantly to the early days of the #plague #Ivegotyouundermyskin #everytimewesaygoodbye to name a few were poetic reminders of the importance of love, romance, empathy and desire, in an era when people were afraid to even touch one another. We had numerous fights w/the network and sponsors in order to be able to speak directly about #AIDS and #SafeSex. The show featured music videos of nearly every song on the album as well as PSAs and interludes that spoke powerfully to dispell the fear, stigma and hysteria around the epidemic. These amazing #motiongraphics were produced in London, this was when doing any kind of moving graphics was incredibly labor intensive and complicated. The music is #whowantstobeamillionaire by #thompsontwins – for some reason they were the only band to not have a music video in the show, so they were featured here!!

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#worldaidsday2017 #worldaidsday #neverforget #fightaids #endaids #safesex #safesexishotsex #redhot #redhotorganization #1990 #lovewins #AIDSactivism #silenceequalsdeath #actup #lgbtq

Quote of The Day.

.. and the toxic shady ones too. Get your circle right.

Jody Watley. The Gift Of Music.

I don’t just make records – everything I do is like a  musical hand-made crocheted cashmere sweater – warmth and joy!

Add some of these recent releases to your music playlists and collections.

 

Jody Watley LIKE A HOLIDAY Cover Art

Jody Watley Sanctuary Fuchsia 4 Final

 

Jody Watley Dancer Remixed – Cut Correct and Rhe Mix

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DANCER. Photograpy: Albert Sanchez. Design: Ray Easmon and Jody Watley

 

 

Paradise EP

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As well, revisit  critically acclaimed releases “The Makeover” (featuring the Top 5 Billboard hit dance singles “I Want Your Love”, “A Beautiful Life”, “Borderline”)  and the ambient soul of “Midnight Lounge.”

 

Jody Watley and SRL. (formerly Shalamar Reloaded).

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Up Next:

The Colors of Christmas Tour  with Peabo Bryson, Ruben Studdard, Marilyn McCoo and Billy Davis beginning Dec. 3 – Learn More and Get Tickets: Here 

 

A few tickets still available for my birthday concert at Blue Note Napa January 27 – we’ve extended the Meet and Greet option too! Gift the concert for the Jody Watley fan you know!!  – More Info and Tickets – Blue Note Napa  

 

Excited to announce more concert dates in 2018!!

New Music Friday. Jody Watley Like A Holiday Out Now.

Jody Watley and SRL. Greetings

Living in the now! My group Jody Watley ft. SRL. Excited for what’s to come next with what we have cooking in the lab.

We appreciate your love.

ICYMI. Jody Watley Updates.

This song has become my in concert anthem. Get IN the music! “Dancer” Cut Correct and Rhe’ Remix – available at all digital outlets and streaming services.

A celebration of home in a sultry groove produced by Soulpersona from the U.K.  Raising my daughter and son and the environment I’ve always thought important were the inspirations for writing “Sanctuary.”

Coming soon, a little something thoughtful for the holiday season. More details to come.

Jody Watley LIKE A HOLIDAY Cover Art

“Wouldn’t it be nice if every day was like a holiday – with something new to celebrate..”

Upcoming concerts:

November 17  – 80’s in The Sand -Punta Cana Dominican Republic

Colors of Christmas Tour

Dec. 3  – Westbury,NY  NYCB Theater

Dec. 5 – New Brunswick, NJ State Theater

Dec. 6 – Broward FL Broward  Center Au Rene Theater

Dec. 7 – Chandler, AZ Wildpass Hotel and Casino

Dec. 8 – Palm Desert CA – McCallum Theater

Dec. 9 – Cerritos, CA – Cerritos Center for The Performing Arts

Dec. 14 – Milwaukee, WI Potawatomi Hotel & Casino

Dec. 15 – Joliet, IL Rialto Square Theater

Dec. 16 – St. Charles, MO – Scheidegger Center

Dec. 17 — Dallas, Texas – Majestic Theater

January 27 – Napa Valley, CA Blue Note Napa ‘Timeless’ Birthday Celebration Concerts

More dates for 2018 TBA

‘Bridges’ the debut album for my new group Jody Watley and SRL. the next great music trio in the works.

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The Mood.

Concert Promo Video – Make sure to subscribe to my Youtube Channel! Subscribe 

NEW Behind The Scenes Video – Live Rehearsal Video.

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Always keep it moving and fresh!