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.
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.
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!
Colors of Christmas
Peabo Bryson, Jody Watley, Marilyn McCoo, Billy Davis Jr. and Ruben Studdard
Silent Night with Ruben Studdard
Beauty and The Beast with Peabo Bryson.
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.
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.
Tickets: Blue Note
A classic holiday Christmas themed cover from my Shalamar days circa 1982.
A classic holiday themed cover from my solo career circa 1991.
Fast forward- Performing on The Colors of Christmas Tour 2017 still going strong!
Wishing everyone a wonderful holiday and Christmas- may the spirit of the season be in your heart every day of the year.. love, peace, hope, joy and giving.
Read the review- The Colors of Christmas Tour 2017 featuring Peabo Bryson, Ruben Studdard, Marilyn McCoo, Billy Davis Jr and Jody Watley, :
One of the most precious moments of the tour for me while singing the duet Beauty and The Beast with Peabo Bryson at Cerritos Center for Performing Arts.
Read the new feature ahead of tonight’s concert for The Colors of Christmas Tour. Always new insights to share in each interview.
It’s nice to always exceed expectations.
Looking forward to Cerritos Performing Arts Center tonight. Photo taken in Palm Desert, CA.
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.
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.
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