Jody Watley and SRL. Maximum Impact at Alameda County Fair 

What a night! We performed to a packed amphitheater on a day that was sizzling temperature wise and with a tight band, dance squad and the dynamic SRL. featuring Nate Allen Smith and Rosero the heat only increased. It was a special night with everyone singing and dancing in the aisles – punctuated by fireworks at the conclusion of the concert. Thank you Alameda County Fair, the great staff and fabulous audience.

Jody Watley bringing hits, style, soul and passion

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After slaying the stage – a squad photo Jody Watley, SRL and dance squad.

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Review by Dave Higdon Poptastic Confessions: Here

Up next:

July 21 Sycuan Casino, El Cajon CA

July 22 The Greek Theatre Los Angeles CA

August 5 Empire Plaza Albany, NY 6 PM

August 12 Northalsted Market Days Chicago IL

Sept 2 Yoshis Oakland – SRL. Bridges preview and celebrating 30  the Grammy winning debut Jody Watley possibly performing the full album (working on a new show just for Yoshi’s)

and More!

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. Classic Photo of The Day.

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A timeless image from 1987, from my monumental solo debut. Photography: Victoria Pearson

There is beauty in simplicity. Follow your dreams, and be yourself no matter what others think or say. Keep moving forward and applying life’s lessons to your journey,

TSL. Women’s History Month Honors Jody Watley.

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Jody Watley by Michel Comte

“Jody Watley is a name in American music that is widely recognized, yet still not fully appreciated. Her ingenious, stylish videos and multi-threat talents raised the bar not just for dance music, but for women in the business – especially women of color”…Read the full feature: The Shadow League Music, Sports and Culture

Jody Watley -Spring Inspirations. Sanctuary Updated Cover Art and Release Date.

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Jody Watley “Sanctuary” written by Jody Watley and Rodney Lee. Cover and Graphic Design: Ray Easmon. Photography: Albert Sanchez

 

Dream. Believe. Do. Repeat..and don’t over think. Make it happen for yourself in life – live it! Create your environment of love.

The fabulous Ray Easmon from the United Kingdom was inspired by the blooms of Cherry Blossoms while he’s been in Asia. I mentioned it would be nice to add an infusion of color to the art and when he sent the updated ideas, this one won me over right away. It’s so beautiful, we may do a limited quantity of 7″ vinyl for collectors..stay tuned. As well, as soon as the Pre-order link is viewable in iTunes / Apple Music. it will be posted as well.

“Sanctuary” EP is now scheduled for an  April 10 release and will include the original single version which has live bass and guitar as well the extended SoulPersona Raregrooves 12″ Remix and the accompanying instrumental.

The release is even more timely with all of the chaos and stress as a result of election results especially in America. The song serves as a reminder when life feels out of balance, overwhelming, one of the things we can control is our home environments.

Jody Watley Celebrates Jody 30 and New Music ft. SRL at Another Sold Out Concert at The Roxy Los Angeles

It was another unbelievable night of good vibes and loved delivered and shared with a sold-out rapturous and diverse crowd at legendary The Roxy Theatre Los Angeles, CA on the Sunset Strip.

Local house music DJ Ben set the mood.

A lot of songs from my debut of were performed of course,  and as well I mixed it up with hits and gems from other albums including the current “Paradise” – but the night was really a celebration of my Grammy nominated debut single “Looking for a New Love” and Grammy winning introduction as a solo artist, as well as it being my birthday weekend and having the opportunity to share with my fans. My style vibe accented the night with some pieces from the Marc Jacobs classic MTV inspired 2017 Fall Capsule Collection, as well as a custom lace tux by designer Kevan Hall for ‘Real Love’ finale. Levi Seacer Jr. my new music director did an incredible job updating some of the arrangements giving the band an overall funkier feel.

Because pop icon George Michael was also a part of my first record, an acoustic tribute to him , performing one of my fav’s of his ‘Waiting For That Day’ was also a part of the evening of music. My emotions ran high.

One of my favorite elements of the new show for Los Angeles was adding little kids to the dance squad – a nod to my ‘Dancer’ video. It’s about diversity and that means a variety of ages onstage as well.

 

SRL. devoted our set to new music including a preview of our song called ‘What’ which will be on the forthcoming “Bridges.”

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Squad. Sir Charles, Emma Wages, John ‘Havic’ Gregory, Gabe De Guzman, Will Smith II, JoeJoeGrooves, Tahani Anderson, Lyric Heck with Jody Watley and SRL.

 

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Sold Out.

 

Fan photo’s.

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SRL. Jody Watley, Nate Allen Smith, Rosero McCoy.

 

 

Photography by Duane Abner. All rights reserved.

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Love. Jody Watley. Live at The Roxy. Photography: Duane Abner (c) 2017

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SRL. Jody Watley with Rosero McCoy. LIVE at The Roxy. What. Photography: Duane Abner (c) 2017

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SRL. Photography by Duane Abner. (c) 2017

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A great  spontaneous moment at The Roxy. Photography: Duane Abner (c)2017

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“Anyone want to freestyle with us?!” The answer was yes! Two original Soul Train dancers  were in the house and turned it out..even gave us a classic hustle that was everything!

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Jody Watley “Looking for a New Love” 30. Photography (c) 2017 Duane Abner

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Jody Watley ‘Waiting for That Day.” Tribute to George Michael  Live at The Roxy.

 

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Nate Allen Smith. SRL. Levi Seacer Jr. Photography Duane Abner. (c) 2017

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Jody Watley. Looking For A New Love. 30. The Roxy limited edition poster.

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Three generations. America’s Next Top Model winner and designer Naima Mora, with her Mom and sister. Limited edition T’s at The Roxy.

Naima Mora – Check out her boutique! I’ve worn one of the designs from her collection, I’m such a fan of hers and met her recently – total sweetheart.

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A great night! Jody Watley ft. SRL Photo by Wallace Butts, Avid Music Inc.

Jody Watley. Classic Image of The Day.

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It was an honor to be included in the historic “The Black Issue”  of my favorite fashion magazine VOGUE Italia in 2008.

Rest in peace Franca Sozzani, Editor in Chief Vogue Italia a true visionary. The layouts were always second to none and forward thinking. The Black Issue was her way of trying to address the lack of diversity in fashion.

I’m eternally grateful that Ms. Sozzani chose for me to be a part of this bit of fashion history. My condolences to her family, her son and friends who knew her best.