[ ART DECO WEEKEND 2014 ]
— photography by Richard Wright
ALLAN HARRIS is well know as a stylish Nat King Cole-like jazz singer, but what those fortunate enough to have seen Allan recently know, he is also a mater guitarist ... Now imagine at this year's ADW, Allan being supported by Doug Wimbish and Keith LeBlanc, who the New York Times once called "The World's Finest Rhythm Section."
A nicely produced interview with Allan Harris in his most familiar (New York City/Jazz) environment, playing compositions and discussing his most recent album, Convergence, a tribute to the duets of pianist Bill Evans and Allan's friend and mentor Tony Bennett.
After watching this and any of the many clips we have of Doug Wimbish on the site, we think you'll understand why we're excited to hear what results when these two world-class musicians collaborate exclusively for Art Deco Weekend 2014.
"The Way You Move" — Doug Wimbish (electric bass guitar) and Living Colour bandmate Will Calhoun (drums) with friend Bernie Worrell at a post-Katrina benefit in New Orleans, Louisiana.
Farther down the page, you can see Doug (last year), playing with a number of those musicians who appeared in 2013, and will return for ADW 2014.
ART DECO WEEKEND 2014 / MUSIC SCHEDULE
[ Just South of The Art Deco Welcome Center, Ocean Drive & 10th Street ]
Art Deco Weekend 2014's Headline Event features New York City's finest
• 9:45pm — Suénalo
favorite, Afro-Cuban party band will close the evening.
The Art Deco All-Star Band / 2013
Doug Wimbish — Bass Guitar/Musical Direction
Adam Falcon — Vocals/Guitar
Keith LeBlanc — Drums
Ladell McLin — Lead Guitar
Will Calhoun — Drums
Michel Ferré — Keyboards
DJ Rampage Global — Turntables
[ In Lummus Park, 11th Street & The Dunes ]
FRIDAY / JANUARY 17
• 6:30pm — “Chicago” (Feature Film) in the Park
• 9:00pm — Sarah Jane & The Blue Notes
SATURDAY / JANUARY 18
• 6:30pm — “The Great Gatsby” (Feature Film) in the Park
• 7:00pm — Live Jazz in the Garden
• 9:00pm — Sarah Jane & The Blue Notes (Billie Holiday Tribute)
— Saturday night at the Antique Experience Tent, Sarah Jane & The Blue Notes will perform their tribute to the fabulous "Lady Day," including classic standards and forgotten gems encompassing Billie's entire career.
The revue includes "Miss Brown to You" and "A Sailboat In the Moonlight" with the Teddy Wilson Orchestra, and moves into her Golden Years, with "Them There Eyes" and "Do You Know what it Means to Miss New Orleans?" (from her rare film appearance), and then to songs Billie wrote late in her career, including "Fine & Mellow" and "Don't Explain."
Thanks to Soul Cachaca ... Art Deco Weekend's Music Sponsor
— dave hogerty / original noise
A sample of Art Deco Weekend Musical Director, Doug Wimbish, navigating last year's event. From his first meeting of Christian Howes, who played (impromtu) on "Swirl" during Doug's first ADW sound check, to his jamming with Suénalo, Miami's own favorite Afro-Cuban jam band, and closing with vocalist Tara Harrison and DJ Rampage Global, setting a seemingly appropriate dance club vibe under the stars in Lummus Park.