Jody Watley Upcoming Concerts – Winter Nights EP and Weekly Streaming Updates and More.

Jody Watley – Winter Nights EP due mid February. The first in a series of seasonal releases. Short, sexy and sweet with remixed by Alex Di Cio’ and a new song featuring SRL.

Jody Watley Winter Nights Cover Art Final copy

 

 

Upcoming confirmed concerts:

January 31 : Westbury, NY : Theatre at Westbury with Taylor Dayne and Lisa Lisa

February 1 : Atlantic City, NJ: Tropicana Showroom with Taylor Dayne and Lisa Lisa

February 8 :  Washington, D.C. The Howard Theatre – Tickets

February 10 – 15 : The Ultimate Disco Cruise

February 21: Stockton, CA The Bob Hope Theatre with Taylor Dayne and Lisa Lisa

March 27: Lake Charles, MS Golden Nugget with Taylor Dayne and Lisa Lisa

April 11: Date TBA

More dates TBA.

 

Top 10 Tracks  January 17 – 23 :: Streaming with Spotify still tops for Jody Watley listeners

  1. Nightlife
  2. The Mood – ft SRL Alex Di Cio’ Remix
  3. I Want Your Love – DJ Spinna Remix
  4. A Beautiful Life
  5. Borderline
  6. Saturday Night Experience – Ron Trent Remix
  7. Sanctuary – Soulpersona Mix
  8. I Love to Love
  9. The Passion ft SRL – Brian Power Remix

Top 10 Releases January 17 – 23

  1. The Makeover – Album
  2. Midnight Lounge – Album
  3. Nightlife – Classic Soul Mix
  4. The Mood ft SRL
  5. Nightlife Remixed
  6. Paradise – EP
  7. The Passion ft SRL – Brian Power Remix
  8. I Want Your Love Remixes
  9. Dancer – Remixed
  10. Sanctuary Remxed

 

Top 5 Classics January 17 – 23

  1. Don’t You Want Me
  2. Looking For A New Love
  3. Real Love
  4. Friends
  5. Everything

 

 

 

Ladies Tour with Jody Watley, Lisa Lisa and Taylor Dayne Kicks Off in Gulfport At Island View Casino

Jody Watley, Taylor Dayne, Lisa Lisa

The first night of the Ladies Tour kicked off in Gulfport, Mississippi at Island View Casino Resort – packed house, party vibes; all love.

Up next

January 31 :: Westbury NY, Theatre at Westbury

February 1 :: Atlantic City, NJ Tropicana Showroom

February 21:: Stockton CA, Bob Hope Theatre

March 27 :: Lake Charles, LA, Golden Nugget

More dates TBA

I will not be on the bill February 13 in Connecticut Mohegan Sun due to prior commitment.

Jody Watley. Tribute To George Michael Rewind.

The first time I performed the tribute to George Michael was 2016 not long after he’d passed away..it’s still hard to fathom. Since then I’ve included it in my concert a few times including Unplugged this summer in Hawaii where I was able to share more of the back story and add a few more music bits as well.

Gone physically – never forgotten.

 

 

Jody Watley. Last Minute Gift Ideas 2019.

Give the gift of live music. Tickets on sale now:

Jody Watley Howard Theatre 2020

Don’t miss this Saturday night experience at The Howard Theatre, full show with the SRL squad: http://thehowardtheatre.com/show/2020/02/08/jody-watley-3/

 

I’ll be a special guest with Taylor Dayne and Lisa Lisa on these dates doing a few early solo classics:

January 24, 2020 – Gulfport MS – Island View Casino

January 31, 2020 – Theatre at Westbury, Westbury NY

 

For the tea and coffee drinker and Jody Watley fan – you can’t go wrong with this mug, and the hoodie will keep you warm with a touch of panache with the signature Jody Watley hoop earrings logo, on demand items:  Buy Now

jody watley coffee mug and hoodie signature hoops

From the limited edition collection, environmentally friendly tote use for grocery trips, and your other shopping —  comes with two pins as well: Shop Now

Jody Watley Queen Logo Tote

 

Buy the wide range of Jody Watley music — available at all digital outlets! .99 cents for a single download I’d call beyond a bargain – full albums 9.99.

 

Give the gift of love each day – it’s free. Do something good for the environment, animals, those in need too – especially children.

 

Jody Watley – The Colors of Christmas Tour Recap Photo Essay.

Stig Edgren Presents: The Colors of Christmas Tour 2019 was a whirlwind California trio of concerts with Peabo Bryson a staple and feature of the tour since it’s beginning 27 years ago, along the way the shows at one time also included Philharmonic Orchestra’s in each city and small choirs.

Peabo was joined by Oleta Adams, BeBe Winans stepping in last minute for an ailing Ben Vereen and myself. The three of us have also done the tour before – this being my third time, the first over a decade ago. The collaborative nature of the tour makes it once of the most unique concert experiences one could experience backed by a full band and additional backing vocalists.

James Ingram, an alumni of the show and close friend of Peabo as well as music director Herman Jackson, received a poignant and emotional musical medley tribute. The first night, Herman became so overwhelmed he had to leave for a minute to regain composure.

The 3 days of concerts (Palm Desert, Cerritos and San Diego) was a whirlwind and we all lamented on what a great time was had by all..one of the highlights was Oleta and I crashing BeBe’s ending of “I’ll Take You There” for a rousing reprise of the song – we were on side of the stage lost track of the set and thought our duet was next and rather than waiting for the regular timing – let’s just go now! To our surprise Peabo was on the other side of stage — saw us go out and start singing and so he joined. The audience loved the spontaneous moment as BeBe laughed and went with it. He and Oleta had a hilarious exchange at the end..she and I realized we’d come out too soon and BeBe still had his “My Christmas Prayer” to do. Impromptu moments are always special and memorable. On “Beauty & The Beast” only one show had children to join us. Parents don’t seem to bring the little ones out the way they used to.

Thanks so all who came out to see us and as always for supporting live music – there’s nothing like it.

One of the rehearsal days – filmed this with the awesome Oleta Adams.

 

Jody Watley - Palm Desert - Holiday

Palm Desert. Jody Watley Season’s Greetings.

Pool Palm Desert

View from my suite. Palm Desert.

 

Mccallum

The beautiful McCallum Theatre, Palm Desert – first stop on the 3 day tour.

Jody Watley COC 2019 Dressing Room

Dressing Room Door.

Jody Watley Green Room McCallum Theatre

Green room McCallum Theatre.

 

Jody Watley and Bebe Winans BTS Smile _Soundcheck

Bebe Winans and I hit it off right away – and it surprised me. He was so nice and down to earth.. I should know better from my own experience of how some view me before meeting me — ‘preconceived notions.’ Because BeBe was a last minute replacement for Ben Vereen, we only had soundcheck to run through our duet for “My Favorite Things” – we had a blast singing and performing together. Photo: Soundcheck McCallum Theatre Dec. 13, 2019

 

 

Jody Watley and Peabo Bryson COC 2019

Ready to begin show with Peabo Bryson final night in San Diego. Peabo was in the stairwell warming up his vocals, I told him we have to get a photo! I warmed up in dressing room – still doing what I was taught by the great Seth Riggs.

Jody Bebe Oleta

Everyone has pre-show rituals – we finally got a partial group shot before the final show at the historic Balboa Theatre in San Diego. Jody Watley, BeBe Winans, Oleta Adams.

Jody Watley - White Tulle - Black and White - The Colors of Christmas 2019

Snow Princess Wattage. Life is a gift and a present each day – cherish it.

 

Jody Watley Norma Kamali Gown

Sparkle and Shine!

Jody Watley Stevie B I Luv Stevie Gown - Animal Print - Colors of Christmas

Gown by I Luv Stevie – Chicago’s Stevie Edwards.

Jody Watley - I Luv Stevie Gown - Rear View FishTail Animal Print

Rear View. Watch me walk out!

BalboaTheatre - Black and white

Final night was historic Balboa Theatre -San Diego, CA. It’s lovely and well maintained throughout.

BebeWinans_JodyWatley_IGColorsofChristmas

This Instagram post meant so much from BeBe and a nice surprise.

Jody Watley - COC 2019 - Red Gown

4th look for ensemble finale – Joy To The World (Reprise).

The Colors of Christmas Finale - Jody Watley Peabo Bryson Oleta Adams BeBe Winans

Jody Watley. Peabo Bryson. Oleta Adams. BeBe Winans. ‘Joy To The World” 

 

Jody Watley Christmas Logo Tshirt

After show. Jody Watley Christmas T-shirt. 

Thanks to Stig Edgren, musicians, backing vocalists – and all who came out to support us!

Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays and Blessings to All for 2020!

A few more videos still to come.

 

 

 

Jody Watley Special Guest At Mickalene Thomas Better Nights At Miami Bass Museum

Performed at private event by invitation only – The Bass Museum:: ‘Better Nights’ Mickalene Thomas’ immersive art experience. The exhibition is an installation, performance space and bar that functions as an experience, a moment, a time, and a place. Including a series of five geometric-patterned mirror works and two collages by the artist, the exhibition features a selection of painting, photography and video by other emerging and prominent artists curated by Thomas.

Better Nights - Bio

Description of Event and Artist.

 

Jody Watley Exterior Bass Museum

Jody Watley – Exterior Bass Museum. Art Basel 2019.  Mickalene Thomas Better Nights Exhibition.

Back in 2013 -Art Basel Switzerland: Better Nights was with Solange Knowles – so this definitely going to be a high quality and unique experience and super cool to be asked. I’m often told how much there are elements her her look and out of the box approach reminds some music fans of me.

It was really difficult to capture the exhibition and do it justice on a phone and so I recommend looking at the professional images.

As always, I’m giving just a glimpse into some of the behind the scenes.

Jody Watley and Mickalene Thomas Better Nights 2019

Meeting Mickalene Thomas at soundcheck and have a chance to talk about her process in creating the installation – which took a year and a half start to finish.

With my rhythm section band chilling in green room, impromptu rehearsal of the special arrangement we were doing of ‘Still A Thrill.’

Jody Watley and SRL and banc Better Nights

With with fellas: SRL (Nate Allen Smith, John Gregory) Kerry Griffin, Naz Chambi, Wallace Butts Keith Eaddy Roland Hamilton.

Jody Watley and Mickalene Thomas Green Room Better Nights Miami 2019

Jody Watley. Mickalene Thomas.

Jody Watley - Performance Art Basel 2019

Showtime. Wattage!

Jody Watley Holiday Season. Sunday Rainy Day Vibes.

Jody Watley - Christmas Lights Tshirt

I’ve posted before how much I love the rain..the sound of it, the calmness of the sound and the cleansing nature of it in general. It’s one of those simple things in life I mention often to appreciate. I don’t like to have to drive in it..but there’s a rainbow to be found in any rainstorm. Stepping out into my yard to take this selfie and model my limited edition Christmas T-shirt from 2018 in the process.

This week I’ll be performing in The Colors of Christmas Tour with Peabo Bryson, Oleta Adams and replacing Ben Vereen is BeBe Winans. I hope to see you for this unique and beautiful holiday concert.  There will be a few of these t-shirts available -makes a wonderful gift for Jody Watley fans.

December 13: McCallum Theatre – Palm Desert, CA: Tickets

December 14: Cerritos Center for Performing Arts – Cerritos, CA : Tickets

December 15: Balboa Theatre, San Diego : Tickets

 

Jody Watley: Like A Holiday (Alex Di Cio’ Remix) Available at all digital outlets.

 

 

 

Jody Watley 1988 American Music Awards Flashback – Solo Debut.

A fan shared this video snippet on Instagram last night – it’s a fond memory to be there as nominee and presenter in 1988. On this night the recipients of the award I presented with Patrick Swayze was Anita Baker for ‘Rapture’ – an R&B classic album. It’s beautiful to be reminded I was a part of her celebration that night.

In the 90’s I returned as a presenter 3 times.

I really try not to put down the commercial music of this era because there is some good and of course each generation of youth has their music they will look back and reflect on their high school years..I don’t even really watch awards shows anymore to be honest. Most music fans gravitate to their high school years and why the music business will always be primarily targeted to youth.

What I’ve learned is awards and accolades are a cool thing to experience and industry politics aside –  it is the artistry and the quality of music and doing what you love that is the most enduring. So to any veteran or aspiring artist  – just keep being yourself, taking risks and being true to your craft..that’s often different from being a pop star…not always but often.

Rest in Peace Patrick Swayze, he was super nice that evening and left behind memorable film moments.

Jody Watley. New Video Upload. Friends Live In Concert 2019

Thanks to everyone who came out to support us live in concert this year. We hope to see more of you in 2020!

 

Tickets on sale now for the first concert of 2020 – The Howard Theatre Washington, D.C.

Jody Watley. Classic Image of The Day. Harper’s Bazaar 1988 Photography by Legendary Francesco Scavullo

Jody Watley Harper's Bazaar 1988 by Francesco Scavullo

Jody Watley 1988 in May’s issue of Harper’s Bazaar photographed by Francesco Scavullo wearing Angel Estrada, hair by Jeff Woodley, make up by John Evans.

I’ve told the story before, but here it is again in a quick snapshot. When my publicist notified that Harper’s Bazaar wanted to feature me in the magazine with photo session in New York by the legendary fashion photographer Francesco Scavullo who has lensed some iconic images over the decades. They had no idea who he was or the additional significance.

this wasn’t a common occurrence in the music business at that time. My label did not agree to fly me to New York for this major opportunity asking me what did being in a fashion magazine have to do with selling records – forget the major exposure, the broadening of the audience, establishing me beyond music as a budding fashion icon and brand or however one wishes to look at things. I didn’t want to miss out and so I paid for my own flights and hotel to do this. Always invest in yourself if you have the means to do so.

Eventually of course major labels embraced the concept and additional prestigious PR and it became commonplace -and of course went even further with black superstar women in music like Rihanna, Beyonce, and more (Ciara, Alicia Keys) gracing the cover of high fashion magazines.

My solo debut was so monumental in a variety of ways beyond the Grammy nominations, winning Best New Artist, the hit singles and more. Always believe in yourself.

 

Wattage!