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

Jody Watley Classic Thursday Images of The Day.

Jody Watley 1987 for American VOGUE Photography by Lara Rossignol.

Jody Watley. 1998 featured in cover of Blues and Soul Magazine, UK. Photography by Andrew MacPherson.

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.

Jody Watley and SRL New

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!

Jody Watley. Genesee Theater Concert Recap.

It was nice to be in Illinois and have a break from the heatwave we were having in Los Angeles.

The concert at The Genesee Theater with Lisa Lisa and Debbie Gibson was billed as “Ladies of the 80’s” which I don’t see myself as at all with music still ongoing and a catalog that continues – 70’s (starting with Shalamar) 80’s, 90’s, 00’s, 10’s-I always say and stay timeless while understanding the appeal of certain themed marketing. A night of hits it was for sure by all of us.

The fans were very excited for the bill and the theater was packed. It was disappointing to learn via social media that a few of my fans missed my performance assuming I’d be last and were shocked that I came on first and had totally missed my short set. Always be early and you will never be late!

It was a fun night and my job was to get the party going – that’s what I did.

Soundcheck time. As a note this is not Jody Watley and SRL.. this was a total Jody Watley music short set.

It was lit! People love “Dancer” Cut Correct and Rhe Remix – even if they have never heard it – the reaction is always mega excitement – get IN the music and lose yourself.

Ready to rock! They don’t call me the “Queen of Cool” for nothing and I always come to slay.

Tonight’s show was with my drummer Kerry Griffin and the Lisa Lisa rhythm section to help with set changes and time. We were joined by two Chicago based dancers Joseph and Miguel – Rosero and Havic had them on point! Squad. Make it WerK!

Pop, Dance Funk Goddess and squad!

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Much love!

Jody Watley Classic Image of The Day.

Channeling the great Josephine Baker in Essence Magazine in 1989.

Photography: Adrian Buckmaster

Happy Halloween!

Jody Watley. Classic Thursday.

#tbt 1990 Singing “After You, Who” Cole Porter jazz at the first Elizabeth Taylor Amfar Event(later became one of the biggest yearly events and fundraisers for HIV\Aids). I cherish the handwritten note she sent me with a bouquet of flowers after.A real deal Icon, film legend and activist so honored to be

I think I’ll be adding to set list Blue Note Napa concerts in January- my love and appreciation of jazz comes from my parents who played it all the time when I was little – more than any other music in the house. My daughter loved to do her homework to Ella Fitzgerald and Stan Getz when she was in junior high … often when playing jazz in the car with other children- other kids were like “what kind of music is THAT?!” Lol – my way of also planting the seed of the various genres of music..

Here’s a video of my performance Live on Arsenio Hall that same year!

https://youtu.be/z0xYaraExh0

Jody Watley Weekend Greetings.

I posted this on my Instagram and Facebook- say hello!

Black Music Honors aired for the final time today on Bounce-such gratitude to receive those roses while I’m here to appreciate them. The Black Music Honors TV show in it’s second year has class and soul. The proceeds benefit the building of the National African American Museum of Music being built in Nashville, Tennessee.

The other great thing about this show was their going outside of the box beyond the usual artists that are repeated over and over not just Honors but performers as well. Thanks again Sevyn Streeter and Vivian Green – both have new projects out so please support those wonderful ladies and artists.

I’m going to upload my full speech – they had to edit though I didn’t get the play off music!

There’s a lot of not so positive things going on in the world – Be open to good things..don’t get stuck in a rut.