— Man Ray
A MUSICAL JOURNEY THROUGH SPACE & TIME
Fri. (JANUARY 18, 2013)
A Big Violin & The Blues.
CHRISTIAN HOWES (Conductor/Violin)
• Our Story begins in New York City, A [1920s] High Society Affair, with John Martin and the DECOTONES delivering the traditional, straight-ahead vocals followed by SARAH JANE [Straight Outta St. Louis], accompanied by violinist and musical director CHRISTIAN HOWES.
ADAM FALCON, whose "Woke Up Cryin'" imagines a [1930s] Delta Bluesman, singing a heart-felt euology that came to him the morning he heard a good friend had died.
LADELL McLIN takes the blues to back to Chicago, where he had grown up in the [1960s] on the Southside of town. Ladell had a brother who played in BUDDY GUY's house band at the CHECKERBOARD LOUNGE, and it's there Ladell's received his first lessons in the Blues.
He remembers the day he was playing on his brother's drums, when one of Chicago's legendary musicians, LEFTY DIZ, walked into the Lounge for sound check ...
Lefty's bright yellow Stratocaster guitar caught young Ladell McLinn's eye, he was mezmerized.
"WELL, BOY, are you just going to stare at it,
or do you want to play?"
Of course Ladell was speechless, as any 9-year-old boy would be, but his smile was as big as Lefty's, who plugged the guitar into an amp and put it into Ladell's waiting hands.
Still grinning, Lefty put Ladell's left hand on the neck of the guitar, and with the right, helped him play his first note on an electric guitar.
In the years after, Ladell took the early memories, and has gone far in his honest and soulful pursuit of the Blues.enjoys showing an audience what he's learned. ART DECO WEEKEND is scheduled for its first lesson in the Blues. BE THERE, OR BE SQUARE [1950s]
[AFTER MIDNIGHT] — Before the first night festivities conclude, those with a key will gain entrance to the ART DECO SPEAKEASY, hidden in the basement, beneath VERSACE MANSION.
There you'll find the best of spirits, blended, shaken, and stirred by South Florida's most recognized mixologists.
Completing the After Show expierience, CHRISTIAN HOWES will play the room, one, last, sweet, furious, and burning display of what [in the hands of a master] an ELECTRIFIED CLASSICAL VIOLIN is capable of.
"THE RED VIOLIN"
SAT. (JANUARY 19, 2013)
DOUG WIMBISH (Musical Director/Electric Bass Guitar)
Musical Director DOUG WIMBISH isn't bringing a band to Ocean Drive, he's bringing the "Doug Wimbish SoundSystem."
After Christian Howes Lit the Friday Night Fuse, whatever Doug calls it, once Spacebound, the intensity is sure to rise.
Doug gathers a number of musicians, he thinks will enjoy his seriously casual, improvisational mix of AMBIENT POP, ROCK, JAZZ, REGGAE, FUSION, and FUNK ... It all takes off from there.
• WILL CALHOUN
• KEITH LEBLANC
• TARA HARRISON
Most years, ART DECO WEEKEND falls on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, and 2015 was no different. With that in mind, Doug reached back [89/92] to his band TACK>>HEAD for a selection of still-relevant tunes, including what will be the (long-overdue) premiere of "Funky Obama," a James Brown cover, the band recorded as as a tribute to the United States for electing its FIRST AFRICAN-AMERICAN PRESIDENT.
"It seemed appropriate, considering Obama will deliver his Second Inaugural just two days from now."
— doug wimbish
— video by dave hogerty (OriginalNoise.Org)
SUENALO @ THE STAGE — WDNA (Live) broadcast, 5PM, waved in by Steve w/Nancy. Drinks at the bar. Video. Carlos Guzman (Suenalo leader/bassist) Manager left to open her own downtown Miami club.
SUN. (JANUARY 20, 2013)
• EARTH CODE — Quiet Sunday Morning DREAM FUSION.
• TIM CHARRON — ALL-AMERICAN AFTERNOON. TV READY COUNTRY.
• PHANTASM — Philadelphia, Free-Minded, Power-Tool, ART ROCK.
— Living Colour's Vernon Reid calls Phantasm a throwback to prog rock.
• ALEX BAUGH — The girls love that HOMEGROWN FLORIDA SURF POP
• RAS LI'L' DREAD — HAWAIIAN REGGAE [STRAIGHT OUTTA MAUI]
• SUÉNALO — AFRO-CUBAN HORNS, JAZZ, ROCK, HIP-HOP, AND FUNK The ["305"] Locals serve up a coffee-fueled, Latin blend that takes you to the Mainland. Into the darkest, liveliest, depths of the Design District, where the galleries, restaurants, and clubs, stay up late.
• ONE MORE THING — As he did last year, your host and musical director, DOUG WIMBISH will join SUÉNALO, onstage, for one last, long, free-for-all, TROPICAL JAM.
Fla. Surf Pop
Alex Baugh knows how to throw a beach party.
Saturday /January 17, 2015
The Miami Design Preservation League presents the World Premiere of "The Bridge," a musical production (concert), featuring Doug Wimbish (Art Deco Weekend Musical Director/ Living Colour bassist) and (NYC jazz vocalist/guitarist) Allan Harris, who have written a show, that they will play as a tribute to Martin Luther King Jr. and the thousands of activists who, fifty years ago, fought to secure Civil/Voting Rights for ALL AMERICANS.
7PM — The first public performance of "The Bridge," will be Broadcast Live (7PM-8PM) on WDNA (88.9), Art Deco Weekend 2015 sponsor.
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DOUG WIMBISH (Musical Director)
One of the world's finest electric bassist, a member of Living Colour, and a favorite of so many of those who he has recorded and toured with, including MICK JAGGER, JEFF BECK, ANNIE LENNOX, HERB ALPERT, CARLOS SANTANA, MADONNA, DEPECHE MODE, AND SEAL ...
ALLAN HARRIS (The Voice)
Known for years in New York City as the singer best able to take you back to a day when FRANK SINATRA, BILLY STRAYHORNE, and NAT KING COLE ruled the roost, Allan Harris has been stretching out. He's still TONY BENNETT'S FAVORITE singer, and at a show today, Allan will serve up the sweetest and smoothest ballads, and straight-ahead jazz you'd expect, but adding spice will be his playing more guitar, and touching more of his Rock, Country, and Folk roots.
CHRISTIAN HOWES (Jazz Director)
"It used to be you could hardly find a good jazz violinist. ... Nowadays, there are four or five really good players, but none is as good as this guy." — Les Paul, when the legendary guitarist was asked about the young violinist in his band. [1990s]
SUÉNALO (The Sound of Miami)
AFRO-CUBAN HORNS, JAZZ, ROCK, HIP-HOP, AND FUNK — The ["305"] Locals serve up a coffee-fueled, Latin blend that takes you to the Mainland. Into the darkest, liveliest, depths of the Design District, where the uber-trendy galleries, restaurants, and clubs stay up late.
• WILL CALHOUN DOWNSTAIRS AT CAFE NOIR, FOR KCC 10th ANNIVERSARY PARTY
Christian Howes Band
JANUARY 18 — All That (Art Deco) Jazz
6:00 PM — THE DECOTONES
— ONE HOUR BREAK FOR ART DECO WEEKEND PARADE —
8:30 PM — BEVERLY LEWIS & THE MIXX
9:30 PM — ADAM FALCON (w/Christian Howes)
10:30 PM — CHRISTIAN HOWES BAND
Musical Director Doug Wimbish
JANUARY 19 — Fly Like A (Patriotic) Eagle
4:00 PM — DJ RAMPAGE GLOBAL
5:00 PM — ALEX BAUGH & THE CRAZY CARLS
6:00 PM — DAVID PASTORIUS w/LOCAL 518
9:00 PM — DOUG WIMBISH SOUND SYSTEM
— Jungle>>Funk (Doug Wimbish/VINX/WILL CALHOUN) w/MICHEL FERRÉ
— TARA HARRISON & DJ Rampage Global w/Doug Wimbish
— Tack>>Head (Doug Wimbish/Keith LeBlanc) w/Adam Falcon
Local Alex Baugh
JANUARY 20 — Ride The Wild (Miami Beach) Surf
1:00 PM — EARTH CODE
2:00 PM — TIM CHARRON
3:00 PM — RAS LI'L' DREAD & THE FYAH BLAZE BAND
4:00 PM — ALEX BAUGH & THE CRAZY CARLS
5:00 PM — PHANTASM
6:00 PM — SUÉNALO
7:00 PM — Suénalo w/DOUG WIMBISH/Michele Ferre/DJ Rampage Global
— art/photography/video/design by original>>noise
AFTER SHOW @ The STAGE
— video by dave hogerty (original>>noise)
A musical highlight of ART DECO WEEKEND 2012 was late Saturday night (Sunday morning) when Doug Wimbish (electric bass guitar) and New Orleans' "Big Sam" Williams (trombone) joined Suenalo, Miami's favorite Afro-Cuban jam band, for an after show jam at The Stage in Miami's Design District.