Jody Watley is a GRAMMY award winning multi-platinum
singer/songwriter/producer/independent label owner; recognized as a style
icon and one of the architects of 21st century Pop/R&B/Dance music.
The Chicago native’s eclectic repertoire spanning decades includes– R&B,
hip-hop, house-music, jazz, pop, adult contemporary, chill, smooth jazz– and
built on a positive vision and a strong taste for artistic and aesthetic risk.
Watley's repertoire includes 6 Hot 100 Singles, 15 Top 40 Singles, 13 #1
Dance Singles, 2 #1 R&B Singles, Smooth Jazz Top 10; and as original
member of Shalamar 1 Top Ten Hot 100 Single (U.S.), 3 Top 10 R&B
Singles. From her groundbreaking marriage of rap & R&B (1987’s “Friends,” a
collaboration with hip-hop legends Eric B. & Rakim) to her vision-forward
marriage of high fashion, street fashion and music in the ‘80s (long before it
became the norm), to her fusion of jazz and underground club culture with
keen pop instincts, and the ease with which she crossed and still crosses
genre, Watley forged the template that is now everybody’s playbook.
Listed as one of Billboard Magazine's Top Female Artists and Top Dance
Artists of All Time in 2018; Winner of the Best New Artist Grammy in 1987,
Jody Watley’s entire career has been about looking forward, drawing
inspiration from personal heroes and iconoclasts always ten steps ahead of
the pack since her days as the original female lead of the group Shalamar..
The Jody Watley concert experience is an energetic thoughtful music
journey in any format from the full comprehensive concert, pop freestyle,
80's, 90's, intimate evening jazzier love and soul, to disco..there's something
Classic Hits Include: Looking For A New Love, Don't You Want Me,
Friends, Real Love, A Night to Remember, Take That To The Bank.