Jody Watley 2017 Favorites

2017 was another memorable year on the journey.

Here are some of my favorite moments topped with being the recipient of 2017 Crossover Music Icon on the broadcast new awards show Black Music Honors. One of the special elements of the show is their connection with National Museum of African American Music. The sculpture “Traveling Through Time Rhapsody and Rhythm” represents 50 plus genres of African American Music spanning 400 years of American culture designed by Jamaal B. Sheats exemplifying the mission of NMAAM to celebrate, preserve and educate contributions African Americans make to American music.

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The music tribute by Sevyn Streeter and Vivian Greene was beautifully done.

A Jody Watley Inspired Collection at LA Fashion Week Presentation by Richard Hallmarq

Great Concerts – one of my favorite was The Greek Theatre Freestyle Festival and I really enjoy the different of generations and diversity in my squad. The little ones call themselves WatleyBabies. Music transcends all to those open to it.

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Receiving an Honorary Proclamation from the City of Long Beach while their to perform at Pride.

80’s In The Sand. Punta Cana, Dominican Republic – I’ll be back again in 2018! Book early!

With Downtown Julie Brown!

Concerts!!

Colors of Christmas

Peabo Bryson, Jody Watley, Marilyn McCoo, Billy Davis Jr. and Ruben Studdard

Silent Night with Ruben Studdard

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Sanctuary Video and Song a Reminder create positive and loving environments.

Japan Billboard Live is always fantastic – I love Japan!

My trip to Beijing China to perform a special Valentines Concert and the Blue Note afforded me to opportunity for some incredible sightseeing experiences including visiting the Great Wall Of China.

Jody Watley Blue Note Beijing Poster

Started the year with a sold out birthday concert at The Roxy Theatre, Los Angeles also celebrating the 30th Anniversary of my Grammy winning solo debut.

In gratitude- looking forward to more adventures in 2018!

Up next Blue Note Napa January 27 for my birthday celebration.

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Tickets: Blue Note

Jody Watley. The Gift Of Music.

I don’t just make records – everything I do is like a  musical hand-made crocheted cashmere sweater – warmth and joy!

Add some of these recent releases to your music playlists and collections.

 

Jody Watley LIKE A HOLIDAY Cover Art

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Jody Watley Dancer Remixed – Cut Correct and Rhe Mix

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DANCER. Photograpy: Albert Sanchez. Design: Ray Easmon and Jody Watley

 

 

Paradise EP

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As well, revisit  critically acclaimed releases “The Makeover” (featuring the Top 5 Billboard hit dance singles “I Want Your Love”, “A Beautiful Life”, “Borderline”)  and the ambient soul of “Midnight Lounge.”

 

Jody Watley and SRL. (formerly Shalamar Reloaded).

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Up Next:

The Colors of Christmas Tour  with Peabo Bryson, Ruben Studdard, Marilyn McCoo and Billy Davis beginning Dec. 3 – Learn More and Get Tickets: Here 

 

A few tickets still available for my birthday concert at Blue Note Napa January 27 – we’ve extended the Meet and Greet option too! Gift the concert for the Jody Watley fan you know!!  – More Info and Tickets – Blue Note Napa  

 

Excited to announce more concert dates in 2018!!

Jody Watley September Update.

Sevyn Streeter in Jody Watley Tribute

Black Music Honors continues to air throughout September on syndicated television broadcasts across the country and in October on urban cable outlet Bounce. Check the Black Music Honors website for listings : BMH

Up next:

Oct 6 – Private Event Palm Springs

Oct 21 – Famously Hot SC Pride

Oct 28 – Genesee Theatre Waukegan IL with Debbie Gibson and Lisa Lisa

Nov 11-18 80’s In The Sand – Breathless Resort Punta Cana Resort – Info

December: Colors of Christmas Tour COC

In the works SRL : Bridges

Out now, on the solo tip- Sanctuary-

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Jody Watley. Sanctuary Remixed and Mashed.

“There’s only one thing more precious than our time.. who we choose to spend it with and how.” Live life — it’s not stopping for any of us.

 

Can’t get enough of this, fan made video and remix of “Sanctuary.”  You can get the ‘Sanctuary’ EP at digital outlets around the world..unless you’re stuck in another time an place.

NEW. Jody Watley -Sanctuary Remix and Mashup Video.

 

Watch it Now:

 

I love this fan made video by The Fantasy Clinic – the video is a mashup of the teen me on Soul Train blended with current visuals created by Ray Easmon out of the U.K. The remix keeps the essence of the song with a nice deep house edge – which you know I live for!

Good Vibes All The Time.

 

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One the great things about this era is when you want to watch a video, you don’t have to wait for it to appear on a network, or if you want to hear a song, you can just stream it (Spotify, Aple Music, etc)  or even better download it from one of the online outlets (iTunes, Amazon) – though streaming is outpacing paid downloads as the way fans get music. Times change and I continue to change too! The music is there within reach all the time.

Sanctuary, quality soul music with meaning…the kind people who don’t really support new music to begin with say is not being made – it’s here, just like I am!

These were the limited edition candles we did last year.

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SANCTUARY Candle. Logo and Design Ray Easmon and Jody Watley.

 

 

Jody Watley. Sanctuary Video on Soulbounce.

 

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Jody Watley Shares A Rare Look At Her Family Life: Soulbounce

Upcoming concerts:

May 21 – Long Beach Pride

May 25 — The Promontory Chicago

May 26 Seneca Resort and Casino Niagara Falls Bears Den

May 27 BB Kings NYC

June 4, 2017  Detroit Grand Prix Presented by Chevrolet

June 23 Danversport Yacht Club, Danvers MA

July 8, 2017 Alameda County Fair

July 21 TBA

July 22 The Greek Theatre Los Angeles

August 5 TBA

August 12   TBA

August 26, The Fox Theatre Atlanta (Special Guest with Peabo Bryson and Stephanie Mills)

November 11-18 –  80’s In The Sand – Breathless Resort and Spa Punta Cana Dominican Republic