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 Returns To Colors Of Christmas Tour.

 

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I’m very excited to announce my return to the Colors of Christmas Tour “America’s Favorite Christmas Concert”, after 15 years – celebrating their 25th Anniversary. It was a great experience before singing a classic hits and Christmas favorites as well as joining the other artists on holiday gems performed with an orchestra. I’m looking forward to singing with Peabo Bryson, Ruben Studdard and the venerable music duo Marilyn McCoo & Billy Davis Jr.

Confirmed dates:

Dec. 3  — NYCB Theatre Westbury NY

Dec. 5 — State Theater New Brunswick, NJ

Dec. 8 –McCallum Theatre Palm Desert, CA

Dec. 9 — Cerritos Performing Arts Center

Dec. 15 — Rialto Square Theater Joliet, IL

Dec. 16 — Scheidegger Theatre St. Charles, MO

Dec. 17 — Majestic Theater Dallas Texas

For more information: Colors of Christmas Tour 

 

 

 

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 ft. SRL. Concert Promo 2017 Delivers on Every Point.

Watch it Now! More than a concert, it’s an experience of hits, new music, dance, style and social fellowship rooted in positivity, diversity with a passion for living and life.

Jody Watley to Appear on Good Day LA in Los Angeles.

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Jody Watley. Photography by Albert Sanchez. Makeup: Billy B.

Tune in! I’ll be performing and doing a brief interview in support of this weekend’s concert at The Roxy Theatre 1.28.17 LIVE on the Sunset Strip with SRL who make guest appearance doing my show…we also have a sneak peek of something from our forthcoming ‘Bridges.’

Tickets: Here

 

 

Jody Watley The Live Experience.

 

This month!

Catch Jody Watley featuring Shalamar Reloaded “SRL” – Celebrating my solo debut single, new music from SRL, another year around the sun and the blessing of life in a crazy unpredictable world.

January 28 The Roxy Theatre Los Angeles – Tickets: Here

Jody Watley and SRL – Holiday Playlists 2016. It’s In The Music.

Head to iTunes, Google Play, Amazon and other digital outlets or stream on Apple, Pandora, Spotify..

The current SRL (Shalamar Reloaded) release “THE MOOD” a highlight of my musical journey in 2016.

O.R.I.G.in.A.L – Shalamar Reloaded made noise with this anthem in 2016.

 

 

“DANCER.” A song about confidence and losing yourself in the music.  This jam kicked off 2016 – now a crowd favorite live in concert..guaranteed to get any party started, or give you motivation at the gym working off holiday calories!

 

SANCTUARY. A reminder in often unpredictable world. The video and single will be out in January. The single will include the mix and edit that features my former songwriting collaborator, ex-husband; music producer and musician Andre Cymone on bass and guitar. Adding the EP ‘Paradise’ to your collections – you can’t go wrong.

Jody Watley Christmas Songs. Available at digital outlets. I recorded these last year for a various artist project for a label that was supposed to be titled ‘A Soulful Christmas’ – it seems they only released my songs..These are very traditional versions, no bells and whistles, I prefer those.  Perhaps these will light my own flame to record a Christmas album for my label Avitone.

 

This is an unreleased version of my recording of “Christmas Time Is Here.” I originally recorded this several years ago and gave free downloads as a gift to fans.

Recorded in 2002 for German electronic duo Cyber X – uptempo trance “My Love, Santa Claus.” I had fun recording this – it made me feel like a teen Japanese anime character.

 

 

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