Celebrating Three Years : Jody Watley and SRL.

We’ve fine tuned things in the last three years, and withstood a certain amount of naysayers and vitriol since 2015. A few people said we wouldn’t last a year..just like some saying I’d never succeed as a solo artist – and here I am 30 years later succeeding and excelling at being myself – always true to what I believe in. That’s what I say to people all the time. Don’t worry what others think or how they may judge your path – do you and keep going.

A repost from my Facebook page:

The Mood” Alex Di Ciò Jody Watley ft. SRL SRLOfficial -Remix is exploding over the airwaves on soul stations in the UK, just in I’m told it will be on Jeff Young Jazz FM show (the biggest soul show on UK radio) Sunday morning- as well other Jody Watley news and inspiration!

Thank you for reading, sharing and supporting me, as well as Nate and Rosero SRL – what a great way to celebrate our 3 years this month together! Gearing for the official new digital release next month and the forthcoming “Bridges” oh and I have something else cooking solo too- Stay tuned!

Saturday Greetings. Jody Watley Update

Happening this month – Blue Note Napa

January 27. Timeless!

I’ll be performing some of my favorites and fan requested songs from The Saturday Night Experience Volume 1, Midnight Lounge and The Makeover and of course a few hits to round out the evening.

A celebration of life and music.

January and New Beginnings.

Every day of life offers new opportunities to begin anew, be it a goal, dream or outlook on life. Embrace your journey.

My birthday month is January of course and on the heels of “Like A Holiday” I’m still feeling creative and inspired. Hence, something exciting on the solo front – while putting finishing touches on my group SRL debut endeavor “Bridges.”

Up next: Blue Note Napa – two special birthday concerts “Timeless.”

A few tickets remain. Tickets

New Additions To The Jody Watley Art Gallery

Jody Watley Solo Debut Performance by Suzy Umman – 2018

Jody Watley Warhol Inspiration by Shawn West

Jody Watley pencil sketches from 1986 by Aaron Stoney King posted to Facebook January 2018.

Jody Watley 2017 Favorites

2017 was another memorable year on the journey.

Here are some of my favorite moments topped with being the recipient of 2017 Crossover Music Icon on the broadcast new awards show Black Music Honors. One of the special elements of the show is their connection with National Museum of African American Music. The sculpture “Traveling Through Time Rhapsody and Rhythm” represents 50 plus genres of African American Music spanning 400 years of American culture designed by Jamaal B. Sheats exemplifying the mission of NMAAM to celebrate, preserve and educate contributions African Americans make to American music.

Jody Watley Black Music Honors

The music tribute by Sevyn Streeter and Vivian Greene was beautifully done.

A Jody Watley Inspired Collection at LA Fashion Week Presentation by Richard Hallmarq

Great Concerts – one of my favorite was The Greek Theatre Freestyle Festival and I really enjoy the different of generations and diversity in my squad. The little ones call themselves WatleyBabies. Music transcends all to those open to it.

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Receiving an Honorary Proclamation from the City of Long Beach while their to perform at Pride.

80’s In The Sand. Punta Cana, Dominican Republic – I’ll be back again in 2018! Book early!

With Downtown Julie Brown!

Concerts!!

Colors of Christmas

Peabo Bryson, Jody Watley, Marilyn McCoo, Billy Davis Jr. and Ruben Studdard

Silent Night with Ruben Studdard

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Sanctuary Video and Song a Reminder create positive and loving environments.

Japan Billboard Live is always fantastic – I love Japan!

My trip to Beijing China to perform a special Valentines Concert and the Blue Note afforded me to opportunity for some incredible sightseeing experiences including visiting the Great Wall Of China.

Jody Watley Blue Note Beijing Poster

Started the year with a sold out birthday concert at The Roxy Theatre, Los Angeles also celebrating the 30th Anniversary of my Grammy winning solo debut.

In gratitude- looking forward to more adventures in 2018!

Up next Blue Note Napa January 27 for my birthday celebration.

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Tickets: Blue Note

Jody Watley – Like A Holiday on UrbanBridgez

UrbanBridgez – Read The Review- Listen to The Music.

Special thanks to sites like UrbanBridgez for the support.

Jody Watley Classic Christmas Images and Greetings

A classic holiday Christmas themed cover from my Shalamar days circa 1982.

A classic holiday themed cover from my solo career circa 1991.

Fast forward- Performing on The Colors of Christmas Tour 2017 still going strong!

Wishing everyone a wonderful holiday and Christmas- may the spirit of the season be in your heart every day of the year.. love, peace, hope, joy and giving.

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