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

New Video Upload. Jody Watley and SRL In Amsterdam.

Jody Watley & Shalamar Reloaded (when doing the Shalamar cuts) SRL (the group new music) did the damn thing at another sold out show in Amsterdam April 20, 2019. The high energy show consisted of Jody Watley solo hits and new music, a fabulous disco section with hits from my Shalamar days – and new hit music by Jody Watley & SRL. The guys Nate Allen Smith and John ‘Havic’ Gregory joined me for the finale for a spirited dance off. After the show, it was nice to spend time with everyone.

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Jody Watley Monday Wattage. Inspirations and Updates.

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New Day – New Week – New Month.
“Always find your best light and shine from the inside out – live YOUR best life, it’s yours -don’t let the world get you down.” Wattage!!
Upcoming:
JUNE 22 – Blue Note Napa “An Evening Of Love, Jazz and Soul” – Tickets

JULY 19 – Summerstage Corporal Thompson Park, New York
JULY 20 – Bethesda MD “Celebrating 30 Years of Real Love” Bethesda Blues and Jazz Club : Tickets 
AUGUST 17 – Atlanta GA with Jeffrey Osborne Mable Barnes House Amphitheater
AUGUST 31 – Rewind Funk & Soul with Morris Day & The Time and more Sacramento CA – Thunder Valley Amphitheater
SEPTEMBER 7 – Blue Note Hawaii “Unplugged” : Tickets
OCTOBER 13 – With Tony! Toni! Tone! Detroit Soundboard Motor City Casino
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 Jody Watley as well as Jody Watley & SRL – available at all digital outlets

Follow my Artist Page on Spotify! Check out my playlists and lots of Jody Watley Music.

 

 

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!

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

Just Announced. WorldOne Presents Rewind Funk & Soul 2019 with Jody Watley

I’ll be joining a host of classic acts funk and soul acts for this concert experience in Sacramento!

REWIND | Funk ‘N Soul is ON SALE NOW:

Visit us online at WorldOnePresents.com or at the Thunder Valley Casino Resort Box Office to purchase!

Full Lineup: Morris Day and The Time, The Pointer Sisters, Midnight Star, Jody Watley, Original Mary Jane Girls- Maxi & Cheri and more of the “THE PARTY-Y-Y PEOPLE’S MUSIC”!!!

Event: REWIND | Funk ‘N Soul ‘19

Location: Thunder Valley Outdoor Amphitheatre

Date: August 31st, 2019 at 5:30pm

Jody Watley. The Melkweg Amsterdam 2019.

Repeat engagement after 4 years playing the Shalamar Reloaded featuring Jody Watley concept show was another incredible experience- sold out again. Thank you Michael Dawson, An Evening With and staff as well as all of the loving Dutch fans! Danke Je!

Soundcheck::

Photography Marcel Pelgrim, Your Way Of Music and John Klijn

Facebook post from promoter is everything ::

Jody Watley Blue Note Napa.

Don’t miss this rare presentation beyond my pop soul show -we’re going deeper : Get Tickets Now

Jody Watley Returns to Summerstage.

I did a guest appearance with Masters At Work and Roy Ayers almost two decades ago.. time flies!

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Just Announced:: NEW YORK!! SUMMERSTAGE 2019. JODY WATLEY / MOBILE MONDAYS!

Friday, July 19, 2019

7:00 pm – 9:00 pm (Doors open 6:00 pm)

Corporal Thompson Park

166 Broadway, 1347, Staten Island, NY 10310

Grammy winner and 3 time Grammy nominee Jody Watley; multi-platinum singer/songwriter/producer/independent label owner and style icon is one of the architects of 21st century Pop/R&B/Dance music. The Chicago native’s eclectic repertoire – R&B, hip-hop, House, jazz, pop, drum & bass, ambient, spoken-word – is built on a positive vision and a strong taste for artistic and aesthetic risk. She’s joined by the Mobile Mondays DJs, Operator Emz, and Joey Carvello, who spin a weekly party at The Bowery Electric exclusively with 45 RPM records.

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Monday Wattage. In The Light.

In the light at Melkweg. Always find your best light – Wattage!

Amsterdam 4.20.19. Photography John Klijn.

I’ll be posting photos and recap of my concerts this past weekend in London and Amsterdam. In the meantime visit my Instagram, Twitter and Facebook pages.