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Fri 16 Jul 2010, 6:00pm–11:00pm
Sat 17 Jul 2010, 9:00am–11:00pm
Sun 18 Jul 2010, 9:00am–6:00pm

Where: Art Deco Centre, 7 Tennyson Street, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Restrictions: All Ages

Listed by: Art Deco Trust

The 8th Bluewater Hotel Deco Decanted weekend winter celebration will have a strong influence of Jazz music and Wine tasting.

To give you an idea of some of the highlights view our mini event snap shots below:

• Queen of Boogie
An intimate boogie/ragtime piano and singing concert set in the early to mid 1930’s. Jan Preston a local gal now based in Australia, provides a show filled with comedy; toe tapping; in a intimate and relaxed setting. This show has been preformed to sold-out audiences in Australia and is now finally available in New Zealand!

• Les Crosby Quartet
Join Les Crosby and his jazz band as he presents a toe tapping show featuring the great songs of Nat King Cole, Tony Bennett, Sammy Davis, and Mel Torme. Les travels from Australia with Dave Smith who is one of Australia’s leading jazz guitarists . A cabaret show with a dinner extravaganza.

-Ray Woolf & The Fox
Join legendary crooner Ray Woolf and the New Zealand School of Music Big Band (Winners of the Tui Award 2009 - Best Jazz Album for the Year) along with Musical Director, Rodger Fox, for this fabulous concert with classic hits from a bygone era.

• Aspire Big Band
Wellington based this 14 piece big band with two vocalists perform a wide repertoire, but specialists in traditional music of Glenn Miller, Benny Goodman, Duke Ellington, Count Bassie and Artie Shaw.

• To the Nines
A jazz combo of four members this jazz band offers a wide array of swing dances and toe tapping. Travelling from Wellington this band will be offering performances at two events during the weekend.

• Local Musicians
The highly skilled professional members of the Hawke’s Bay Jazz Club in various bands will be featured through in a number of events across the Weekend.

• Silent Movie with accompaniment – NZ Premiere
The Kid Stakes is a silent movie with a series of lunatic subplots woven around the schoolboy Fatty Finn; his friends and enemies and Hector the goat. Includes extraordinary sequences involving early motor cars; early planes and the plot climaxes in a Billy cart race with goats. Live accompaniment by pianist Jan Preston and other musicians.

• Comedy Capers
A night of pure comical performance with entertainment of games and muses that the upper classes enjoyed at their soirées during those "Helicon" days. A night of mature comical performance comprising of jokes, songs comedy, magic and adult games that were actually played by the ruling classes. Enjoy dinner while the actors interact and entertain.

• Drinkies in Historic Places
An opportunity to view inside restored art deco buildings while you enjoy a cocktail; canapés; and a brief talk from the buildings host. This will be a progressive tour that includes a number of buildings (each with wine and food) in a one block radius.

• Deco Degustation
A dining experience of 10 exquisite courses with wine matching for each course at a five star historical venue.

• Val Deakin Dance Theatre - Art Deco Ballet
“Forever Bubbles” is a light-hearted look at New Zealand in the 1920's, 30's and 40's – a slice of Kiwiana from the “housewives'” point of view. The ballet is a humorous and satirical look at “women's place in the home”, with commentary on social programming from the promise of “sure to rise” and soap powder commercials to the sway of fashion in clothes and how women's role in society has changed. The radio and gramophone give accompaniment to three decades of washing, ironing and cleaning with dance crazes of the time, Aunt Daisy's handy household hints and some of the great musical hits of the various eras.

We invite you to start to plan your Winter Get-Away and encourage you to book your events early to avoid disappointment when the programme is released mid-May 2010.

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