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