Venerable Grammy Award Winning Artist, Style Icon and Trailblazer Jody Watley’s latest music triumph is her stunning jazz turn of the Bob Marley classic “Waiting In Vain.” Watley continues to delight and surprise – with decades of hits under her belt in various genres she broke new ground with a Top 10 in the Smooth Jazz field on the heels of being ranked as one of Billboard Magazines Greatest Dance Club Artists of All Time.
A truly timeless artist, songwriter and renaissance woman.
Jody Watley’s “Waiting In Vain” is such a beautiful musical companion for spring and summer and it’s nice to see the single being so well received. It’s remained in the Top 10 on the Smooth Jazz Network and was a Top 25 on the Billboard Magazine Smooth Jazz Chart.
While “Waiting In Vain” remains in the Smooth Jazz Top 10, Jody Watley again shows no signs of slowing down or clinging to past glories. Her new group Jody Watley & SRL will release their 4th single and video titled “The Passion” written and produced by the trio, with a video directed by young talent Damien Sandoval this summer.
The members had this to say:
“People ask what is SRL.. we are a Soul Revolution Of Love put forth in our music, live performances and through our budding fan community. The Passion is all about that.. love, living and the fire within.” -Jody Watley
Rosero Mccoy of SRL says “We’re building something new for ourselves and anything against the grain feels revolutionary to us.”
“Each video we bring something new and fresh. It’s dope to be a part of something we are creating together not something from the past, although we do draw on inspiration from soul R&B for sure, it’s one of the genres I grew up on.” – Nate Allen Smith
Often referred to by many of her devoted fans as “The Queen Of Cool” the singer, songwriter and founder of her independent label Avitone continues to fuel quality music, and one of the few black women in the game as a longstanding artist to continue to do what she’s from her Shalamar years, solo artist and now founder of a successful and much buzzed about new group.
May not get headlines,but it is possible to be an artist in a crazy biz-remain grounded and raise intelligent empowered young adults as well. I’m proud to celebrate my second college graduate, the first being my daughter Lauren. Education, focus, hard work and responsibility are values instilled in both of my children early on as their mother and primary care giver.
Not all show business people are wild and crazy and as well not all children of parents in show business thirst for the limelight or paths of their parents. It’s important and not always easy to empower our children to excel and grow in their own light. Thank you to my daughter for being such a great big sister and for setting a great example early on to focus and get the work done.
Congrats to the college grads of 2018 including my own son Arie who graduated this weekend from Fordham University’s Gabelli School of Business. To all parents, single or divorced Moms making it happen no matter what, to the positive siblings and to all fulfilling goals on life’s journey – salute!