Jody Watley Back In The Listeners Loft on SmoothJazz Global

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One of the most versatile artists in music – from disco, soul, dance, pop, electronica, adult contemporary..to jazz and smooth jazz – unconventional and all distinctly Jody Watley.

The former Smooth Jazz Top 10 “Waiting In Vain” a timeless rendition for your chill out pleasure.

 

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Jody Watley. Music and Life. The Tough Decisions.

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Navigating life and career.  Ended 2018 having to make a difficult business decision after a year of contemplation and coming to terms with hard realizations. There are times in life personally and professionally in order to continue to grow, it’s necessary to make changes, and allow others to do the same.  In the tough decisions especially for entrepreneurs or those with whom you’ve had a close relationship and the lines may have been blurred it’s even harder it will be taken personally when it’s not. Business is business and it’s wise to always keep that in mind.

Often the only person who can see a vision is you, it’s not a cold hearted thing, it’s the ongoing evolution of being and willingness to step out of comfort zones- not everyone is going to be on that same page or path. Never one to shy away from my instincts is something to never fear or avoid – no matter how difficult. Stay stagnant, rigid and stuck – or keep pushing for new levels. You never know until you try and do is also one of my life mantras.

Being able to be close to home to be there and present for my ailing Mom continues to be a priority in the midst of the music, just as it was when I was raising my daughter and son. I’ve cut back on some travel and concerts such as putting off shows in Glasgow and Manchester to make sure I’m never too far away. The process continues to push me into an even more reflective mode about life in general. One of the things my Mom has said when talking to one of her doctors on a bad day and through pain that really resonates “..no matter what, I’m happy to still be here..fighting..” – words to live by.

If you see that I’m coming to your city – don’t miss it. As an artist never been one to do a ton of dates to begin with it’s always a quality over quantity always – that keeps it fun. 2019 will include select dates, some of the schedule has had to be revised, always an experience of good vibes, memories, creating new ones and inspiration.

Stay tuned for info on upcoming new music projects as well!

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Out Now!

The Top 10 Smooth Jazz Single 2018:

Top 3 UK Soul Chart 2018

Brian Power Remix:

Top 2 UK Soul Chart 2018

Jody Watley ‘Waiting In Vain’ 2018 Poptastically Top 5

My jazz bossa nova makeover of the Bob Marley classic “Waiting In Vain” is in the Top 5 of the Poptastic Confessions 2018 Top 100.

Thank you Dave Higdon and Poptastic Confessions, my original production partner on this, Rodney Lee, and all who supported this record. Poptastic Confessions Top 5

Jody Watley’s Waiting In Vain Makes Top 100 Year End 2018 Smooth Jazz Network

Doing music I love and continuing to defy odds and boundaries imposed by others often this very business is what’s important to me and most of all to enjoy it all as much as possible in the process .. everything else is always just a bonus.

To you I say – keep exploring and growing .. that’s the beauty and blessing of life.

Jody Watley For Your Consideration.

Of course voting in the midterm elections are the most crucial..on the music end it’s nice two singles one solo, one with the group made the  entry round “Waiting In Vain” and “The Passion” with SRL.

To my fellow voting members of the Recording Academy..thank you for your consideration.

Jody Watley First Round Ballot Consideration Grammys

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Something For The Weekend. Jody Watley Waiting In Vain – 2018 Highlight Release.

Really proud of this release from 2018 my jazzy makeover of a Bob Marley classic.

The single ended up being a surprise smooth jazz Top 10 – check it out if you missed it.

Jody Watley – Waiting In Vain. Produced by Jody Watley and Rodney Lee.

Jody Watley’s Waiting In Vain Top 10 With Smooth Jazz Global Listeners

This is very exciting news. “Waiting In Vain” after making it into the Smooth Jazz Top 10, Billboard Top 25 remains in rotation on various stations. We go this exciting news today that it’s Top 10 with global listeners.

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Check out the Top 50: Here – Download the single today and please tell a friend! “Waiting In Vain” is the perfect musical companion for a chillaxing summer evening or weekend.

 

 

Jody Watley Summer Grooves

Perfect for a chilled out breezy summer evening, The Top 10 Smooth Jazz Hit “Waiting in Vain”, a jazz bossa nova makeover of the original Bob Marley classic.

For the cookout or backyard gathering where your guests might feel the need to do a two step or you feel the need to get your own groove on – Number 1 on various UK stations, Top 2 UK Soul, Number 1 JAMMFM Netherlands  “The Mood” Alex Di Cio Mix. Jody Watley & SRL. New single and video “The Passion” coming soon on my independent label Avitone Recordings – Fueling Quality Music Since 1995.

I’ve been working on a new playlist for my Spotify Artist Page – of course it will be eclectic

All new music available at digital outlets and streaming on services including Spotify, Apple and Tidal.

 

Jody Watley July Happenings

Catch me live in concert with SRL :

July 21 – Cache Creek Resort & Casino Northern California : Cache Creek Tickets

July 28 – Merchant Street Music Festival Kankakee, IL

A new single and video from Jody Watley & SRL “The Passion”

Still percolating the spring surprise Smooth Jazz Top 10 “Waiting In Vain”

In the U.K. the winter/spring UK Soul Hit “The Mood”

Live Life!

Jody Watley’s Latest Music Triumph

Venerable Grammy Award Winning Artist, Style Icon and Trailblazer Jody Watley’s latest music triumph is her stunning jazz turn of the Bob Marley classic “Waiting In Vain.” Watley continues to delight and surprise – with decades of hits under her belt in various genres she broke new ground with a Top 10 in the Smooth Jazz field on the heels of being ranked as one of Billboard Magazines Greatest Dance Club Artists of All Time.

A truly timeless artist, songwriter and renaissance woman.

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