An Intimate Evening of Love, Jazz, & Soul with Jody Watley
GRAMMY® winning artist Jody Watley is hailed by Wax Poetics's Dean Van Nguyen as one of music's prominent visionaries whose influence remains a touchstone in contemporary music.
With a catalog ranging from Pop, R&B, Funk, Dance, Jazz, Ambient Electronica and Folk with a recent Peter Harper duet; Jody Watley will bring her eclectic repertoire with some of her personal favorites in two special concerts celebrating her birthday in the intimate setting of Blue Note Napa. The night will be a music party that is part storytellers-acoustic and part soulful-music.
For this one of a kind specially curated music event, each guest will also receive a commemorative limited edition Jody Watley item.
Meet and Greet available with Booth Seating and will be after her show!
BLUE NOTE NAPA is located on the first floor of the Historic Napa Valley Opera House at 1030 Main St. We are an intimate 144-seat jazz club and restaurant, where you can enjoy performances of world renowned and local Bay Area artists alike. We offer a full menu with market-driven cuisine, as well as an elegant wine and cocktail list. Enjoy fantastic main courses, sharing plates, and desserts while you take in a show.
All ticket prices are based on per person. Dinner is served in all sections. Your ticket is your dining reservation. Separate reservations are not needed.
“Sapphire” Booth Seating:
Booth seating for parties of 4, 5- 6 persons: Our premier level of seating! Booths are only sold as four, five or six and are not available as singles or pairs. 1st come, 1st seated. You will be seated when you arrive. (Seating is dark blue color on map)
“Royal Blue” Center Table Seating:
Seating in premier center table areas in front of stage: Pairs are seated across from each other. 1st come, 1st seated (Seating is light blue on map)
Standard Side Table Seating:
Seating in side table areas left and right of center section: Pairs are seated across from each other. 1st come, 1st seated. (Seating is yellow on map)
Bar Area Ticket Seating (only patrons 21+ may sit at bar):
Great View!! Bar Chairs are tall with backs and comfy padded seats. Purse hooks too. (Bar area is pink on map).
A portion of all ticket fees goes to the historic preservation of the Napa Valley Opera House.
Tickets are the same price whether purchased in person, over the phone or online.
Dinner Menu available in all seating areas
Jody Watley, singer/songwriter/producer/independent label owner, 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, 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.
As an original member and the distinct female sound of the legendary disco soul group Shalamar singing on all of the pinnacle hits; Watley's own definition of success centered then and now on artistic growth and freedom, not simply replicating whatever was or is hot at the moment.
After breaking from the majors and starting her own label Avitone Recordings in 1995, Watley began collaborating with a Who’s Who of visionary producers and remixers, many of whom were longtime fans and jumped at the chance to work with her: 4 Hero, King Britt, Kenny “Dope” Gonzalez & Little Louie Vega, Mark de Clive Lowe, Miguel Atwood- Ferguson, & Ron Trent, amongst others. Thanks to her non- stop touring, her global fan base remains as fervent as ever and they’ve made chart and club hits of Ms. Watley’s indie albums – Affection (1995), Flower (1998), The Saturday Night Experience (1999), Midnight Lounge (2001), and The Makeover (2006) – and her 2014 EP Paradise.
For the past five years the ever multi-tasking Jody Watley has focused on both her thriving solo career and the group project “Jody Watley & SRL.” With musical influences that include Kaytranada, Anderson Paak, and Little Dragon, the music collective has released chart-topping UK Soul Chart Top 3 singles “The Mood” and "The Passion." Their forthcoming album "Bridges" will be a seamless mix of dance grooves & funky beats.