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.

JODY WATLEY YOUTUBE.

Wattage Thoughts. Don’t Miss Moments.

I notice this in concert and always encourage people to put phone away and get in the moment. You can’t dance, clap your hands, enjoy the experience and who you came with if your focus is capturing the entire show in your phone. Get a few seconds, snippets and then get in the moment. Don’t miss life by trying to film every second. Just be.

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.

Grooving Into The Weekend. Elevate The Frequency. Vibe-maker Jody Watley.

“Skin Deep” from ‘Midnight Lounge’

Deep in the groove at Sony Hall 8.16.19

Video snippet by Landis Page

Photography by Trudy Giordano: Jody Watley & SRL

Jody Watley & SRL Photography by Sean Jamar

Elevate The Frequency. Jody Watler Custom Coat Art by Imbeebles Brooklyn Allison Rohan. Photography Sean Jamar.

Wattage Thoughts. Exceed Expectations.

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People often get upset when you have standards, especially women. “Who does she think she is?”  As well, there’s a friction that occurs when you refuse to lower them to suit someone else, not to mention when the expectations that may be low to begin with.

What I continue to learn and believe –

“Always hold yourself to a higher standard than anyone expects from you- and exceed them.”

 

Photography: N.V. Johnson

Mable House Barnes Amphitheatre 8.17.19.

Jody Watley Set To Appear in First San Antonio Texas Concert.

Just announced ; Jody Watley – October 19 San Antonio, Texas, Jo Long Theatre at The Carver. Tickets on sale now! Ticketmaster

Incredibly, this will be my first time in San Antonio so don’t miss it!!!

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Jody Watley- August Updates

I’ll be posting my “Welcome” on the Official Jody Watley YouTube Chsnnel. Let’s get it August!

Thank you to all who remain plugged in and to those who made July special coming out to my concerts and tuning in on digital services listening to the music.

Tickets on sale today for my return to Washington D.C.’s historic Howard Theatre.
https://www1.ticketmaster.com/jody-watley/event/150056D3AF1B4324

August Dates:

AUGUST 10 – Austin Pride, Fiesta Gardens : Tickets and Info

AUGUST 16 – New York, Sony Hall – Tickets

AUGUST 24 – Bakersfield, CA Groove 99.3 Summer Bash, Stramler Park: Ticketfly

AUGUST 31 – Sacramento, CA Rewind Funk & Soul with Morris Day & The Time and more Thunder Valley Outdoor Amphitheater: Info and Tickets World One Presents

Wattage!

 

A July Weekend Experience

Next Friday July 19 it’s a disco themed  Jody Watley LIVE at New York’s legendary Summerstage concert series – I’ll be taking the stage in Staten Island, a first the location is Corporal Thompson Park. City Parks put on first class events so this will be no different with Deejay Joey Carvello from Mobile Monday’s spinning classic disco vinyl, dance lessons from world renowned Waacking Queen Princess Lockeroo as well. Look for a bit more Shalamar than I normally do with SRL and of course some choice cuts from my own eclectic solo repertoire including the current single “Good Good Reason” nu-disco soul vibes.

On Saturday night the party lands in Bethesda, Maryland at Bethesda Blues and Jazz “Celebrating 30 Years Of Real Love” and beyond. I’m full of gratitude to continue to be blessed to do what I love and share the gift of music and still be fabulous.

The set list will be different because of the theme, expect it to be full of love – funky and sexy .. yes those can go together. See you there! Get tickets now! Tickets Instant Seats

Jody Watley – Summer Vibes and Updates

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Never let anyone dim the light that shines from within!

When you’re in the mood for Jody Watley music, it’s at your fingertips at all digital  outlets current releases, deep cuts and music through the decades and of course the staples aka classic hits. Spotify, Apple, Tidal.. of course artists still benefit most from purchasing the music.

Upcoming:

Up Next Summer and Fall Tour Dates
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 House Barnes Amphitheater :Tickets
August 24 – Groove 99.3 Summer Bash, Stramler Park : 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!

 

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