Jody Watley. Sony Hall NYC. Photographic Essays.

Beautiful captures by Trudy Giordano at my favorite concert of the summer thus far – Sony Hall NYC. Each photo really does tell a story.

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Nate Allen Smith. SRL.

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Jody Watley and Nate Allen Smith of SRL.

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View the full gallery: Rawthentic Trudy Giordano

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

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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.

Weekend Wattage Musings and Music.

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Jody Watley – Sony Hall, NYC 8.16.19. Photography by Sean Jamar. (c) 2019 All Rights Reserved.

“Appreciate what you have – but keep reaching for the best with all your heart and soul. Life is a gift.” Wattage! – Jody Watley

I’ll be in Bakersfield tomorrow August 24 for Summer Bash for the dance oriented classic hits show. The place is Stramler Park. Tickets and Lineup: Ticketfly

August 31 – Thunder Valley Outdoor Amphitheater Rewind Funk and Soul. I’ll be doing a 20 minute set. Tickets and Lineup: WorldOnePresents

September 7 Jody Watley ‘UnPlugged’ at the beautiful Blue Note Hawaii will close out my 2019 summer concert schedule. The Unplugged show will allow me to share more back stories about some of my biggest hits and inspirations. Here’s a taste, just uploaded to Jody Watley Official Youtube Channel – one of my Top 10 singles – ‘Everything’ Unplugged.

Jody Watley Sony Hall New York and Mable House Barnes Amphitheatre Recap.

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Jody Watley. Sony Hall. Sold-out. (fan photo).

Sony Hall New York, August 16, 2019 was phenomenal. New York is always a special place, my Mom is from Harlem,my son graduated college there and lives there. It’s also extra special to see him when I go there to work too.

I won my Best New Artist Grammy in New York’s legendary Radio City Music Hall, been inspired to write songs from the vibes of New York, filmed my ‘Friends’ video there to capture that real authentic vibe with Eric B & Rakim, club kids and beyond, trendsetting fashion shoots for Harper’s Bazaar, Saks – cover of Essence Magazine back in the day..you name it. I’ve performed in the Big Apple countless times over the span of my over 3 decade solo career and counting..this ranks as the best.

There are so many rave reviews pics and video on social media (especially Instagram) – here are two that really say it all!

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Via Instagram

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Via Twitter. Love!

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Jody Watley. Photography by Trudy Giordano

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Jody Watley. Photography by Trudy Giordano

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Jody Watley. Photography: Dara Seans

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Jody Watley and John ‘Havic’ Gregory – SRL.

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Jody Watley – A Music Journey, performing a few of my Shalamar classics with SRL.

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Fan photo capturing a moment, Sony Hall 2019.

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Real Love. Striking a pose.

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I  had not planned to do ‘Still A Thrill’ in this show. The setlist included rare gems like ‘Nightlife’ Soulpersonal Classic Soul mix, Saturday Night Experience, the current SRL hits, ‘Precious Love’ soul mix, ‘Skin Deep’ from ‘Midnight Lounge’ a piano and vocal only ‘Everything’, the jazz bossa nova of ‘Waiting In Vain’ and more along with classic hit staples. I ended up taking a few spontaneous requests resulting in a spirited a cappella section.  Video capture by Trudy Giordano.

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Jody Watley and Nate Allen Smith. Photography Trudy Giordano. Sony Hall 8.16.19

 

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Multi-talented Nate Allen Smith, male lead – SRL. Singer, songwriter, dancer, model.

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The soul collective. Jody Watley & SRL.

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Jody Watley. Wattage!

 

Thank you to the wattage crew and everyone who came, sold-out the venue (this means so much) and made it truly a magical night of music – a night to remember full of precious love.

 

After New York, we were off to Atlanta for the concert with Jeffrey Osborne.

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JFK Airport.

Beautiful outdoor setting. Older more reserved crowd than I’m accustomed to and as the case with older R&B audiences –  there’s always an initial sense of  sitting in judgment maybe skeptical of what Jody Watley was going to bring to the evening. My perception is this age demo are more of the upset I’m not longer with Shalamar though it’s been nearly 4 decades and I’ve been successfully putting it down solo for over three decades and counting – always evolving and getting better with time.

The skeptics always learn..I bring a first class, high quality soulful show with lots of style, heart and my brand of soul, full of positive messages and hits – including a couple from my Shalamar days.

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Jody Watley. Photo by Bill Coker.

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Photography: Norman ‘NV’ Johnson

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Jody Watley – Photography: Norman ‘NV’ Johnson

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Jody Watley & SRL. Mable House Barnes Amphitheater.

 

 

Up next and closing out summer 2019:

Saturday August 24, 2019 – Groove 99.3 and Pacific Concert Group Present – Summer Bash, Bakersfield, CA Stramler Park (multiple acts)  – Tickets

August 31, 2019 – WorldOne Concerts Presents Rewind Funk & Soul – Thunder Valley Outdoor Amphitheater – Tickets (Multiple acts)

September 7, 2019 – Blue Note Hawaii – Jody Watley ‘UnPlugged’ – Tickets

Jody Watley Classic Images of The Day. Harper’s Bazaar Times Square 1991.

Jody Watley on location Times Square 1991 promoting “Affairs of The Heart.”

Tonight I’ll be in Times Square Sony Hall sharing the ongoing gift of music – Heart, Soul and Style.

See you there!

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!

 

Jody Watley. Summerheat.

Friday July 19 on Staten Island was super hot, nearly 100 degrees in the shade at City Parks Presents Summerstage Corporal Thompson Park. Thanks to all the braved the sweltering temperature to enjoy classic disco vinyl spun by Joey Carvello from Mobile Monday’s and international Queen Of Waacking Princess Lockeroo who gave lessons on how to werk it.

Jody Watley & SRL

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Jody Watley – 2019 Summerstage Staten Island. Photography by Sean Jamar.

After slaying a set that leaned more heavily on the disco theme which meant a bit more of my Shalamar repertoire than usual we had an early start to Bethesda. Loved the train ride.. always nice to have a moment of pause looking out at the scenery.

 

Traveling band..it makes all the difference to enjoy the company you keep while on the road handing business.

Soundcheck:

The setlist featured a few deep cuts like Skin Deep from the critically acclaimed “Midnight Lounge” full length, “Precious Love” “Nightlife” the classic soul Soulpersona mix with a nod to the late great Phyllis Hyman. Also on the set was current single collaboration with Brian Power “Good Good Reason.”

Up next – Summer 2019::

August 10 – TBA

August 16 – New York, NY Sony Hall – Jody Watley Sony Hall NYC Tickets

August 17 – Atlanta, GA Mable House Barnes Amphitheater with Jeffrey Osborne

August 24 – Bakersfield, CA – Groove 99.3 and Pacific Concert Group Presents Summer Bash – Tickets

August 31 – Lincoln, CA World One Presents Rewind Funk & Soul Thunder Valley Outdoor Amphitheater with Morris Day & The Time and more! Tickets

September 7 – Honolulu, Hawaii Blue Note : Jody Watley – Unplugged

Tickets Blue Note Jody Watley

Get Your Tickets! A Summer Of Soul, Music and Style.

Support the current releases “Good Good Reason”, “The Passion” “The Mood” and other Jody Watley, Jody Watley & SRL music gems available at all digital outlets.

Just Announced. Jody Watley Returns to New York Set To Play Sony Hall.

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After a two year NYC absence, Jody Watley returns with a new show and a debut appearance at Sony Hall. This is a don’t miss concert experience! Get Tickets Early – this is sure to be a sold out show. Sony Hall Jody Watley Tickets