Jody Watley Blue Note Napa – Recap.

Two sold out shows – one fabulous evening of music, “An Intimate Evening of Love, Jazz & Soul.” Thanks to all who came out for this special set list primarily deep cuts. On both shows there were spontaneous moments of course and I ended up going off what we’d planned ..’what do you want to hear?’ which led to stripped down versions of a few mainstream hits, deep cuts like ‘Stolen Moments’ from “Affairs of The Heart” “Off the Hook” and several others.

It was a groovy night full of good summer vibes and ambience. SRL’s Nate Allen Smith and John ‘Havic’ Gregory joined me to close the shows out with two of our recent singles “The Passion” and fan favorite “The Mood” before ending on my ambient ‘Saturday Night Experience’ with full drum and bass jazz funk.

As an artist it’s always important to continue to hone my craft, explore my versatility and of course to create joy for the audience and myself. This format also allowed for a bit more storytelling tidbits of my songwriting tidbits and challenges as well as few off the cuff quips of fun shade unlike like my hits and new music driven show that is far more fast paced and not much talking – always a satisfying experience for all in attendance no matter the format. It was really nice to do this though.

Sound-checking “Skin Deep” from Midnight Lounge (my best album, in my opinion!) these lyrics.. loved the impromptu sing-along at the shows for this “beauty will not keep us together – it’s love that will weather the storm..”

 

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More photo’s to come! You can find some already on my social media pages – Instagram and Facebook, a few on Twitter as well.

 

My next Blue Note show will be in Honolulu, Hawaii September 7 – Unplugged. If you’re planning an end of summer getaway – get tickets: Here

Wattage Thought of The Day.

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Wise words to share.

“Take action towards the life you see for yourself. Don’t just look to the sky and beg for it; put your feet on the ground and create it.” – Steve Maraboli

Just Announced. Jody Watley Returns to New York Set To Play Sony Hall.

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After a two year NYC absence, Jody Watley returns with a new show and a debut appearance at Sony Hall. This is a don’t miss concert experience! Get Tickets Early – this is sure to be a sold out show. Sony Hall Jody Watley Tickets

Jody Watley New Mi-Soul Radio Interview With Mike Vitti

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New interview with Mike Vitti aired yesterday on popular UK station Mi-Soul Radio. You can listen now on the just posted new link. We had a great chat while I was in London for my April concert there at Under The Bridge – we touched upon the new music, a few thoughts on my Shalamar days and went back as far as Soul Train – I shared a fun bit of my history with The Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin. A must listen:

Wattage Inspiration of The Day.

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Jody Watley – Essence Magazine Cover. Classic Image of The Day.

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Jody Watley Summer Concerts 2019

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Bringing some summer style and sunshine in the following cities:

June 22 – Blue Note Napa –  Tickets 

July 19 – Summer Stage Corporal Thompson Park New York (Free Event – City Sponsor)

July 20 – Bethesda Blues and Jazz Supper Club – Celebrating 30 Years of Real Love!! Tickets

August 17 – Opening for Jeffrey Osborne Atlanta Mable House Barnes Amphitheater : Tickets

August 24  – TBA

August 31 – Rewind Funk and Soul Festival featuring Morris Day & The Time Thunder Valley Amphitheater Sacramento

Sept. 7 – Blue Note Hawaii – Unplugged Tickets

 

All New Music Available at Digital Outlets Worldwide right along with the classics!