The Colors of Christmas Tour Update and Behind The Scenes

Looking forward to Cerritos Performing Arts Center tonight. Photo taken in Palm Desert, CA.

Ambience.

Showtime. “You have to believe in yourself. That’s the secret.” – Charlie Chaplin Quote – so true.

Marilyn McCoo and Billy Davis Jr. working it with one of their iconic hits – Age of Aquarius.

Ruben Studdard just so smooth and soulful singing a Luther Vandross Christmas classic.

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With my merchandise guru Robert Fierro of Zebra Marketing. He’s doing a few Jody Watley Pop Up Shops at the shows with limited edition items.

More pics to come and also check out my Instagram and Facebook pages.

Happy Holidays and Thank You for supporting quality live music and artistry.

Palm Desert McCallum Theatre was fabulous.

Jody Watley. The Colors of Christmas Tour Begins

The Colors of Christmas Tour kicked off in Westbury, New York’s NYCB Theatre on Dec.3.

Up next this week:

Dec.5 State Theatre New Jersey

Dec.6 Broward Center for the Performing Arts Fort Lauderdale, FL

Dec.7 Wild Pass Casino Chandler, AZ

Dec.8 McCallum Theatre Palm Desert CA

Dec. 9 Cerritos Center for Performing Arts Cerritos CA

The Colors of Christmas featuring Peabo Bryson, Marilyn McCoo and Billy Davis, Ruben Studdard and #JodyWatley

More dates: The Colors of Christmas

Greetings from Punta Cana Dominican Republic

It’s been an exuberant week and of course I’m taking advantage of the gorgeous resort location to relax and unwind. Yesterday I hosted the Jody Watley Ocean Spa Excursion which was enjoyed by all. Arrival

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With Downtown Julie Brown and Richard Blade

It’s like a week long costume party with great music, food, classic movie night, poolside fun and beyond.

Jody Watley Live Rehearsal Videos. New to YouTube

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ICYMI. Jody Watley Updates.

This song has become my in concert anthem. Get IN the music! “Dancer” Cut Correct and Rhe’ Remix – available at all digital outlets and streaming services.

A celebration of home in a sultry groove produced by Soulpersona from the U.K.  Raising my daughter and son and the environment I’ve always thought important were the inspirations for writing “Sanctuary.”

Coming soon, a little something thoughtful for the holiday season. More details to come.

Jody Watley LIKE A HOLIDAY Cover Art

“Wouldn’t it be nice if every day was like a holiday – with something new to celebrate..”

Upcoming concerts:

November 17  – 80’s in The Sand -Punta Cana Dominican Republic

Colors of Christmas Tour

Dec. 3  – Westbury,NY  NYCB Theater

Dec. 5 – New Brunswick, NJ State Theater

Dec. 6 – Broward FL Broward  Center Au Rene Theater

Dec. 7 – Chandler, AZ Wildpass Hotel and Casino

Dec. 8 – Palm Desert CA – McCallum Theater

Dec. 9 – Cerritos, CA – Cerritos Center for The Performing Arts

Dec. 14 – Milwaukee, WI Potawatomi Hotel & Casino

Dec. 15 – Joliet, IL Rialto Square Theater

Dec. 16 – St. Charles, MO – Scheidegger Center

Dec. 17 — Dallas, Texas – Majestic Theater

January 27 – Napa Valley, CA Blue Note Napa ‘Timeless’ Birthday Celebration Concerts

More dates for 2018 TBA

‘Bridges’ the debut album for my new group Jody Watley and SRL. the next great music trio in the works.

Jody Watley and SRL New

The Mood.

Concert Promo Video – Make sure to subscribe to my Youtube Channel! Subscribe 

NEW Behind The Scenes Video – Live Rehearsal Video.

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Always keep it moving and fresh!

Jody Watley. Genesee Theater Concert Recap.

It was nice to be in Illinois and have a break from the heatwave we were having in Los Angeles.

The concert at The Genesee Theater with Lisa Lisa and Debbie Gibson was billed as “Ladies of the 80’s” which I don’t see myself as at all with music still ongoing and a catalog that continues – 70’s (starting with Shalamar) 80’s, 90’s, 00’s, 10’s-I always say and stay timeless while understanding the appeal of certain themed marketing. A night of hits it was for sure by all of us.

The fans were very excited for the bill and the theater was packed. It was disappointing to learn via social media that a few of my fans missed my performance assuming I’d be last and were shocked that I came on first and had totally missed my short set. Always be early and you will never be late!

It was a fun night and my job was to get the party going – that’s what I did.

Soundcheck time. As a note this is not Jody Watley and SRL.. this was a total Jody Watley music short set.

It was lit! People love “Dancer” Cut Correct and Rhe Remix – even if they have never heard it – the reaction is always mega excitement – get IN the music and lose yourself.

Ready to rock! They don’t call me the “Queen of Cool” for nothing and I always come to slay.

Tonight’s show was with my drummer Kerry Griffin and the Lisa Lisa rhythm section to help with set changes and time. We were joined by two Chicago based dancers Joseph and Miguel – Rosero and Havic had them on point! Squad. Make it WerK!

Pop, Dance Funk Goddess and squad!

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Much love!

Jody Watley. NEW Video on Youtube.

Each venue and stage is different..and so as an artist you have to not only soundcheck but get the vibe and feel of the stage and venue.  This is from Saturday night in Waukegan IL at the Genesee Theater on the bill with Lisa Lisa and Debbie Gibson.

You can’t just go through the motions and life even in rehearsal..be in the mindset of being the best. Often, especially for up and comers, how you practice is how you perform.