miami design preservation league

This Year's Headliner, Allan Harris, backed by Musical Director Doug Wimbish


Live Music

Once again, the Miami Design Preservation League has scheduled an eclectic collection of world class musicians as part of its 38th Annual Art Deco Weekend celebration.

           From St. Louis' Sarah Jane & The Blue Notes with their catalog of Art Deco period pieces, including a most popular tribute to Billie Holiday, to Tony Bennet's favorite singer, New York City's Allan Harris whose Nat King Cole style looks back to the 1940s and 1950s when African-American entertainers would sing at the Fontainebleau and Eden Roc Hotels, but weren't permitted to stay in rooms overnight.

           In another vein, SUÉNALO (voted South Florida's finest by both the Miami New Times' staff and readers) will, for a fourth consecutive year, bring its Big, Afro-Cuban, Horn, Funky, Hip-Hop Leaning sound to inject some over-the-top, dance party energy into the Weekend.


"Moon Over Miami"

For the past three years, Art Deco Weekend Musical Director (Living Colour Bassist) Doug Wimbish has led bands made up of the world's finest musicians, from all genres of music.

 — video by dave hogerty (original noise)


Last year, Art Deco Weekend Musical Director Doug Wimbish put together what was called "The Art Deco All-Star Band," and proceeded to play one of the most memorable music programs in the Weekend's 39-year history.

           Here (playing together for the first time), the band played on WLRN's South Florida Arts Beat with host Ed Bell, the Friday before Saturday night's headline performance.

           So enjoyable was the evening, for musicians and audience alike, that the band will reassemble for another Art Deco performance in 2015.

           — Doug Wimbish (electric bass guitar)

           — Allan Harris (vocals/guitar)

           — Jesse Jones Jr. (alto saxophone)

           — Keith LeBlanc (drums)

           — Howie Schneider (piano)



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