Jody Watley Blue Note Napa – Recap.

Two sold out shows – one fabulous evening of music, “An Intimate Evening of Love, Jazz & Soul.” Thanks to all who came out for this special set list primarily deep cuts. On both shows there were spontaneous moments of course and I ended up going off what we’d planned ..’what do you want to hear?’ which led to stripped down versions of a few mainstream hits, deep cuts like ‘Stolen Moments’ from “Affairs of The Heart” “Off the Hook” and several others.

It was a groovy night full of good summer vibes and ambience. SRL’s Nate Allen Smith and John ‘Havic’ Gregory joined me to close the shows out with two of our recent singles “The Passion” and fan favorite “The Mood” before ending on my ambient ‘Saturday Night Experience’ with full drum and bass jazz funk.

As an artist it’s always important to continue to hone my craft, explore my versatility and of course to create joy for the audience and myself. This format also allowed for a bit more storytelling tidbits of my songwriting tidbits and challenges as well as few off the cuff quips of fun shade unlike like my hits and new music driven show that is far more fast paced and not much talking – always a satisfying experience for all in attendance no matter the format. It was really nice to do this though.

Sound-checking “Skin Deep” from Midnight Lounge (my best album, in my opinion!) these lyrics.. loved the impromptu sing-along at the shows for this “beauty will not keep us together – it’s love that will weather the storm..”

 

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More photo’s to come! You can find some already on my social media pages – Instagram and Facebook, a few on Twitter as well.

 

My next Blue Note show will be in Honolulu, Hawaii September 7 – Unplugged. If you’re planning an end of summer getaway – get tickets: Here

Jody Watley Summer Concerts 2019

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Bringing some summer style and sunshine in the following cities:

June 22 – Blue Note Napa –  Tickets 

July 19 – Summer Stage Corporal Thompson Park New York (Free Event – City Sponsor)

July 20 – Bethesda Blues and Jazz Supper Club – Celebrating 30 Years of Real Love!! Tickets

August 17 – Opening for Jeffrey Osborne Atlanta Mable House Barnes Amphitheater : Tickets

August 24  – TBA

August 31 – Rewind Funk and Soul Festival featuring Morris Day & The Time Thunder Valley Amphitheater Sacramento

Sept. 7 – Blue Note Hawaii – Unplugged Tickets

 

All New Music Available at Digital Outlets Worldwide right along with the classics!

Jody Watley May Musings and Updates.

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“Always find your best light and shine from the inside out – live your best life!” Wattage!
Up Next Summer and Fall Tour Dates
June 22 – Blue Note Napa “An Evening Of Love, Jazz and Soul” : Tickets
July 19 – Summerstage Corporal Thompson Park, New York : Free to Public
July 20 – Bethesda MD “Celebrating 30 Years of Real Love” Bethesda Blues and Jazz Club: Tickets
August 17 – with Jeffrey Osborne Mable Barnes House Amphitheater :Tickets
August 31 – Rewind Funk & Soul with Morris Day & The Time and more Sacramento Thunder Valley Amphitheater : Tickets 
September 7 – Blue Note Hawaii “Unplugged” : Tickets
October 13 – With Tony! Toni! Tone! Detroit Soundboard Motor City Casino : Tickets
October 19 – San Antonio Texas TBA
December 13 – with Peabo Bryson, Oleta Adams and Ben Vereen “Colors Of Christmas” McCallum Theatre Palm Desert CA
December 14 – with Peabo Bryson, Oleta Adams and Ben Vereen “Colors Of Christmas” Cerritos Center for Performing Arts, Cerritos CA
More TBA
Get the current single “Good Good Reason” with Brian Power and other recent releases – available at all digital outlets!
I began May with this video Greeting – Stay Tuned for June. Subscribe!! – Jody Watley YouTube Channel

 

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Jody Watley Back In The Listeners Loft on SmoothJazz Global

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One of the most versatile artists in music – from disco, soul, dance, pop, electronica, adult contemporary..to jazz and smooth jazz – unconventional and all distinctly Jody Watley.

The former Smooth Jazz Top 10 “Waiting In Vain” a timeless rendition for your chill out pleasure.

 

Listening Loft

See you in Napa: Get tickets

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Monday Musings and Wattage.

Wishing you all a positive and productive start to the week. Go out and kick some ass!

Get Tickets:

June 22 – Blue Note Napa “An Evening Of Love, Jazz, and Soul” Tickets and Info

July 19 – Staten Island NYC Summerstage Stage Corporal Thompson Park (Free City Sponsored Event)

July 20 – Bethesda Blues and Jazz Supper Club :: Celebrating 30 Years of Real Love

August 17 – Mable House Barnes Amphitheater Atlanta with Jeffrey Osborne

August 31 – Rewind Funk and Soul

Sacramento CA Thunder Valley Casino Amphitheater with Morris Day & The Time and more!

September 7 – Blue Note Hawaii Unplugged

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

More dates TBA!

The current single “Good Good Reason” Brian Power featuring Jody Watley Out Now!

Just Announced. Concert Updates.

Versatile and never disappoints in any format.

Just announced: Jody Watley returns to Bethesda Blues and Jazz Supper Club July 20, 2019 – Celebrating 30 Years of Real Love!  Tickets

 

Blue Note Hawaii: Blue Note Hawaii September 7, 2019 “Jody Watley – Unplugged”

Get Tickets & Info: Blue Note Hawaii

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Tickets on Sale:

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Welcome May.

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Take care of your wellness – make time to replenish your spirit and have balance in your life. Do something good for your mental and physical self each day. Make time. Wattage!

 

This month:

May 3 – I’ll be in Fresno to do a few of my early classic hits alnog with Color Me Badd, The Jets, Digital Underground, Tone Loc, Rob Base, and Connie ::  Rewind – Cinco De Mega Presented by Pacific Concerts and Mega 97.9 Rotary Amphitheatre at Woodward Park – Tickets

 

May 26 – Honoree “Woman Of Excellence” Award —  LGBT Arts and Culture Music Festival Cancun Mexico. Info & Tickets

 

Make sure to download my new single Jody Watley with Brian Power “Good Good Reason”

Available at digital outlets and streaming services worldwide.

 

Tickets on Sale for June’s “Jody Watley: An Evening of Love Jazz & Soul”  – Blue Note Napa