Fri, Jul 19|
Corporal Thompson Park
Jody Watley - Summer Stage
Jody Watley will grace the Summer Stage she’s joined by the Mobile Mondays DJs, Operator Emz, and Joey Carvello, spinning the popular party jams.
Time & Location
Jul 19, 2019, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Corporal Thompson Park, 166 Broadway, 1347, Staten Island, NY 10310, USA
Jody Watley (former member of the group Shalamar), singer/songwriter/producer/businesswoman, is one of the architects of 21st century pop. 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, Jody Watley forged the template that is now everybody’s playbook.
Winner of the Best New Artist Grammy in 1987, Watley’s entire career has been about looking forward, drawing inspiration from personal heroes and iconoclasts who were and are always ten steps ahead of the pack. The Chicago native’s eclectic repertoire – R&B, hip-hop, House, jazz, pop, drum & bass, ambient, spoken-word – is built on a positive vision and a strong taste for artistic and aesthetic risk.