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..”
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!
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