Jody Watley. August Updates and Transmissions of Love

As the world continues to turn for all of the bad and good..life keeps ticking. I choose to focus of the energy of always being the change I want to see and encouraging others – love is the message.

Diligence.

I’m Nashville as honoree “Crossover Music Icon” for my contributions to soul and pop music as trendsetter and Icon – it’s really even more special to be honored on same night as The Jacksons (rest in peace King of Pop Michael Jackson)..they were such an inspiration to me growing up as I’ve said along the way of my career and life journey- my Mom could tell you that! Music is such a powerful force in life. Heals, inspires, motivates, gives hope..and so much more. I’m so thankful to continue to spread joy and to also continue to inspire others to be yourself, stay strong and do you — no matter what people have to say.

The taping is this evening and will be televised in September and October.

This!

We still have a long way to go as human beings on planet earth…

In Nashville, I came across the reminder of how those who fight for change with the system being as it is are often penalized. Hats off to fighters for civil and human rights then and now.

What the commemorative sign reads : “On February 13, 1960 124 students from Nashville’s historically black colleges and universities walked into Woolworth’s, Kress and McClellan’s and sat down at the lunch counters and asked to be served to no avail. The students also targeted Walgreens, W.T. Grant as well as Harvey’s, and Cain Sloan Department stores. Their goal was to desegregate Nashville lunch counters. The student protesters experienced no violence until February 27. On that day at Woolworth’s and McClellan’s white resisters threw the students from their seats, punched, kicked and spat upon them. Nashville police only arrested the student protesters. 81 students were arrested and charged with loitering and disorderly conduct. Two days later, the court fined each student 50.00. They took a principled stand and refused to pay the bail and spent 33 1/3 days in jail. ” let that sink in and fast forward to 2017

Music Honors, Rosero McCoy (SRL) choreographer for the Jody Watley Tribute and other artists in the show snapped this photo.

Learn more and be a part of the taping Tickets

Current single “Sanctuary” – peace of mind and happy times..create an environment of love – cherish the time.

Video. Watch it Now

Classic Jody. Crossover Music and Style Icon

Upcoming concerts:

Sept.2,2017 Jody Watley ft SRL. Yoshi’s Oakland (I’ll be doing a tribute to George Michael) and celebrating Jody Watley 30! As well SRL on the show and we will be previewing two new songs.

Tickets

Oct 6 Palm Springs Private Event – Jody Watley solo

Oct 21 Columbia “Famously Hot South Carolina Pride”

Info – Jody Watley

Nov 11-18 – 80’s in the Sand Punta Cana Resort Dominican Republic – Jody Watley

Colors of Christmas Tour December 2018 : Cities and Tickets – Jody Watley

More to come Jody Watley AND Jody Watley ft. SRL.

Summer Concert Highlights!!!

Watch Now!

Jody Watley Classic Photo’s of the Week.

Shalamar days "Take That To The Bank" 70's

German Magazine, solo debut era 87-88

U.K. Cover Feature 90's


Promoting "Paradise" 2014 Morning TV

Still going strong – very grateful.

Jody Watley Among 2017 Honorees of Black Music Honors Special.

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I’m absolutely thrilled to make this announcement.

Honoree Letter Black Music Honors:

On behalf of the Honoree selection committee for the Black Music Honors television special, we are pleased to notify you that we would like to honor Jody Watley with the prestigious R&B/Soul award on August 18, 2017 at the Tennessee Performing Arts Center in Nashville, Tennessee otherwise known as Music City! The R&B/Soul award is presented to African American icons in the music industry that have made significant contributions in the shaping, building, and longevity of American Music.

Black Music Honors is a 2-hour musical honors special produced by Central City Productions, Inc. under the leadership of Don Jackson, with productions that include “Stellar Gospel Music Awards”, “Black College Quiz”, “Stellar Tribute to the Holidays”, and more. Black Music Honors was created to highlight and celebrate the accomplishments of those African Americans that have played a major role in shaping the Black music industry. By honoring Jody Watley, we will be able to show appreciation for the exceptional music she has created to enrich the world.

Industry greats that were honored at the inaugural taping include Dionne Warwick, Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis, Staxx Records, Clarence Avant, and Big Daddy Kane. This 2-hour special will air in national broadcast syndication during the entire month of September 2017. We are a firm believer in teaching and preserving the foundation that has been laid for the future generation.

Ticket proceeds from this event will be donated to The National Museum of African American Music which was founded to recognize the many contributions African-American artists have made in shaping the soundtrack of American music. You can visit their website at http://nmaam.org. 

Congratulations to the other 2017 honorees:  Donnie McClurkin, Slick Rick, Oleta Adams, and R&B Group Guy. The show will be hosted by Rickey Smiley.

 

Jody Watley Classic Image of The Week.

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Photography: Steven Meisel. –Makeup: Francois Nars — Hair: Oribe

Timeless. 1989. Vintage Jody Watley

Jody Watley. June Update.

“Always go where the love is!”

Jody Watley Paradise Image

Up Next:

Good vibes and prayers to all 🙏🏽🌎⚡️Jody Watley. Photography:Albert Sanchez. Paradise Graphic Design: Ray Easmon
Up next:
June 23 Danvers MA Yacht Club
July 8 Alameda County Fair
July 21 Sycuan Casino El Cajon CA
July 22 The Greek Theatre Freestyle Festival
August 5 Albany NY Empire Plaza
August 12 TBA
August 26 The Fox Theater Atlanta GA with Peabo Bryson and Stephanie Mills
Sept 2 Yoshis Oakland
Sept 28 TBA
Nov 11-18 80s In The Sand Dominican Republic Punta Cana Resort
Colors of Christmas Tour Dec 3-17
And More 🔥🎶
The new single and video “Sanctuary” out now

Just Announced. Jody Watley at Sycuan Casino July 21.

 

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Jody Watley. Photography: Albert Sanchez

 

I will be making it to the San Diego area July 21 at the Sycuan Casino. The show will of course also feature SRL.

Tickets go on sale June 2!! Get yours early. Here 

Jody Watley. May Greetings.

 

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Jody Watley. Live by Duane Abner 2017

 

A rose photo by Jody Watley

A Rose. by Jody Watley from morning run. 2017

We’ve arrived in May with spring in full bloom. Never take the simple things in life for granted..nature, the air we breath..good health and the family, friends and colleagues that bring positive energy into your life.

I’m looking forward to this months concerts and more music – really trying not to let what’s going on in the world and politics get me stressed and angry. It’s truly astounding what’s going on. Just when you think there’s been progress, there are always those who work endlessly to destroy progress, the working class, the elderly, education, arts, various rights and liberties..and the ‘isms persist. I just pray for humanity all the time and do my part to bring joy into the world.

I’ll be unveiling the very sweet concept video for “Sanctuary” tomorrow, Friday May 5. It’s a reminder of what’s important in life – and creating an environment of love and peace of mind.

In August, I can announce I’ve beed added to the bill with Peabo Bryson and Stephanie Mills at The Fox Theatre as a Special Guest for their Saturday Soul Series August 26…of course I’ll have SRL. with me as well for this great evening of music. Info: Here — Tickets

 

Next;

May 21 – Long Beach Pride, headliner to close out festival at 8 PM; Tickets 

May 25 — The Promontory Chicago – Tickets 7 PM Here

May 26 Seneca Resort and Casino Niagara Falls Bears Den Tickets  8 PM  Here

May 27 BB Kings NYC Tickets 7:30 PM Here

June 4, 2017  Detroit Grand Prix Presented by Chevrolet: 1 PM  Performance : Tickets 

June 23 Danvers Yacht Club, Danvers MA

July 5 TBA

July 8, 2017 Alameda County Fair: 8 PM  Tickets 

July 21 TBA

July 22 The Greek Theatre Los Angeles Freestyle Festival 7:00 PM : Tickets Here

August 26, The Fox Theatre Atlanta: Tickets 

 

More dates TBA

 

Out now: “Sanctuary” EP, “Paradise” (Jody Watley) and “The Mood” “Original” Shalamar Reloaded. In the works “Bridges” debut album for SRL.

 

Love to all – See some of you soon!