Jody Watley Upcoming Concerts October 2019 and More.

A reminder of upcoming Jody Watley concerts for October and tickets on sale for two early 2020 events.

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Catch me live October 13 in Detroit at SoundBoard, Motor City Casino with Tony! Toni! Tone! A few tickets remain: Here

San Antonio, Texas we are going in on October 19 for my first concert in this city in decades.

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Tickets on sale now for The Howard Theatre, Washington D.C.  – A Music Journey Hits and Beyond.

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Tickets: The Howard Theatre

 

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Sail with me on The Ultimate Disco Cruise : Enter Code JODY for special discount: Check out my Special Invite: Here

Jody Watley Tulsa Soul Fest Recap

The event, originally an outdoor event was moved indoors to the Cox Business Center. It was a beautiful thing to see a music event with major sponsors to make it a free city family friendly concert and also be in celebration of  Tulsa’s own former NBA player and respected jazz musician Waymon Tisdale. I performed ‘Skin Deep’ in celebration of Tisdale because I’d done two Smooth Jazz Cruises around the time of the original release of “Midnight Lounge” – the message was appropriate as well.

It was really special to see The Whispers, my former label mates from back in my Shalamar, Solar Records years..Scotty with the classic response!

 

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Hotel suite – on my way straight to stage.

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SRL (Nate Allen Smith and John ‘Havic’ Gregory’) are ready too! A quick photo before heading to Cox Business Center.

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I don’t throw ‘legendary’ around casually – this is pretty epic if you know the history of hits here. Jody Watley // Shalamar // Solar Galaxy of Stars Tour// The Whispers

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Always – Own it.

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Making it a night to remember — with Nate Allen Smith and John ‘Havic’ Gregory 

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Up Next October t:

October 13 – Detroit Soundboard Motor City Casino with Tony Toni Tony

October 19 –  San Antonio  Jo Long Theater

Welcome Autumn. Wattage Thoughts.

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Summer scene..enjoying the view in Waikiki – it was a work trip but I made it relaxing too!

Hopefully you found time to enjoy summer with some days off, chilling, enjoying your me time or family, traveling..whatever you made time to do. As time continues to move on make sure you are living life not just going through life. Learning to revel in the moment, learning to pat yourself on the back for overcoming obstacles or some days feeling like you’d like more rainbows than rain – you are here, we are here. That within itself is a blessing and time waits for no one and remember to appreciate the small things because one day they may very well be the big ones you reflect on. Don’t let anyone rob you of your joy.

Just as trees shed their dead leaves to bloom in new ones for spring..don’t be afraid of new growth while remaining solid like the tree!

Wishing everyone the best of the season.

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Photography by Debra L. Rothenberg – Sony Hall NYC August 16 2019

Up Next :: September and October —

September 28 – Soul Fest Tulsa Guthrie Green a family friendly event with The Whispers

October 13 – SoundBoard Detroit, Motor City Casino with Tony! Toni! Tone!

October 19 – Jo Long Theater at Carver Community Cultural Center – Get Tickets 

 

 

New To Official Jody Watley YouTube Channel – Don’t You Want Me Live and Unplugged.

Be sure to subscribe as I continue to develop the channel – concert clips, behind the scenes, monthly inspirational vlog, new music videos and specially curated playlists! I really enjoyed this Unplugged concept, so pure. I look plan to bring it to a few other intimate venues in 2020.

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New Jody Watley Art Added to Gallery.

Not only fabulous Jody Watley Art by Cat Soper : CatDezign from Australia but a very inspirational and motivational reason for doing it. Set a goal and smash it!

“DAY 251 – JODY- An IMAGINARIUM In 351 Days .. going to draw, paint, create everyday! This month I’m creating portraits of the people who have inspired me in many ways.

All photos referenced are from the internet with grateful thanks to the photographers.. – Jody Watley – her music and love of dance and fashion always inspired me. Her love dance and fitness got me moving everyday. If I had the chance to dance to work everyday I would maybe I should!”

Special Packages-Ultimate Disco Cruise.

Enter the code JODY to get special discount on the Ultimate Disco Cruise themed event of dancing, music and travel. I’ll be donating a portion of my fee to recovery in the Bahamas.

Join me! Ultimate Disco Cruise Info and Booking

Jody Watley – New Date Announcement. Soulfest Tulsa

I’ll be joining The Whispers (former label mates from Shalamar days) for Tulsa, Oklahoma’s Soul Fest September 28, 2019. The event is a free community event put on my Guthrie Green to support the arts and a tribute to Waymon Tisdale. More info Here : The Black Wall Street Times

Jody Watley Blue Note Hawaii Unplugged Recap

I performed my first full Jody Watley “Unplugged” in the beautiful setting of Blue Note Hawaii. Each show had something slightly different and both audiences loved the show. There was candor, spontaneous humor, heart and soul.

There’s a purity to the Unplugged experience of vocals and the sparse instrumentation that gives a different vibe to the songs – still funky when needed, and emotional connections.  In this concept I was able to share back stories and talk a bit more than I do in my more fast paced full show experience. The crowds sang along as I told them “pretend we are all at a campfire just singing songs..” That’s what we did, we also laughed, got reflective in moments and had a wonderful time.

The set list included my tribute to George Michael, my Top 10 Jazz makeover of Bob Marley ‘Waiting In Vain” many familiar Jody Watley classics, a few from my Shalamar days and the 2018 Top 2 UK Soul hit ‘The Mood’ joined by Nate Allen Smith of SRL. The Unplugged musicians were Roland Hamilton on piano and Naz Chambi from the Jody Watley & SRL music collective.

 

Jody Watley. Photography by Alan Fukushima.

Jody Watley. Photography by Alan Fukushima.

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Nate Allen Smith and Jody Watley. Photography by Alan Fukushima.

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Roland Hamiton, Naz Chambi – Jody Watley. Unplugged.

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Great way to close out an eclectic summer concert series of shows – tonight it’s the first Jody Watley: “Unplugged” in the beautiful Blue Note Hawaii.

Jody Watley. Sony Hall NYC. Photographic Essays.

Beautiful captures by Trudy Giordano at my favorite concert of the summer thus far – Sony Hall NYC. Each photo really does tell a story.

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Nate Allen Smith. SRL.

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Jody Watley and Nate Allen Smith of SRL.

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View the full gallery: Rawthentic Trudy Giordano