Under the guidance of Musical Director and world renowned bassist Doug Wimbish, the Miami Design Preservation League approached a number of talented musicians individually, asking if they’d be willing to assemble as something of an All-Star band, and create a show specifically for Art Deco Weekend 2014.
All approached agreed enthusiastically and considering the virtuosity of those scheduled to appear, the 2014 edition of WimBash>>Miami Beach created a new musical explorations and fun for all! The Miami Design Preservation League was excited to celebrate a time when Shirley Temple danced and sang her way into our hearts, Mickey Mouse debuted as Steamboat Willie, and Yo-Yos made their way to
America. The Art Deco era also saw the birth of longtime classic board games such as Scrabble and Monopoly, and Mahjong and Domino tiles were made of the new, unbreakable plastic called Bakelite. The 1930s saw children claiming the Rubber Duck as their favorite bath toy, Girl Scouts selling their Cookies
door-to-door, and Superman leaping his first building in a single bound. Future architects used brand new Legos and Lincoln Logs to design and build their first structural creations. You might say the Art Deco Era was especially magical for children, and Art Deco Weekend 2014 was a chance to relive history’s most
The Miami Design Preservation League presented Allan Harris, one of New York City’s most recognized jazz vocalists, exclusively accompanied by Art Deco Weekend Musical Director, bassist Doug Wimbish and an all-star band. Allan and Doug headlined the 2014 Music Festival. The musical roster included:
Jesse Jones, Jr.
Alex Baugh & The Crazy Carls
Local 518 with David Pastorius
Sarah Jane & The Blue Notes