Louis Prima Jr. and The Witnesses, who travel the world bringing the music of his famous dad (of the same name) to life, will return to Lorenzo’s Cabaret at the Hilton Garden Inn, Friday, July 12.
The only son of the “King of Swing” and song stylist Gia Mione, who taught him to play the drums at just 5 years old, will perform a slew of high energy tunes, but always makes it a point to deliver poignant retrospectives on his life as the son of a musical icon.
“There’s nothing like a live band and nothing like the music of my dad,” says Prima, “And it’s always my pleasure to perform for great audiences.”
The joint’s always jumpin’ when Prima, the Witnesses featuring Kate Curran on vocals, take center stage with definite standouts like his dad’s signature song, “Sing, Sing, Sing,” the number one big band standard of all times written by the elder Prima in 1936 at age 25 — and a tune played countless times in films, TV commercials and even on “Dancing With the Stars.”
Then there’s “Jump Jivin,” “Black Magic,” “Just a Gigolo,” “Way Marie,” the all-time popular jazz standard, “Harlem Nocturne,” performed on sax by the phenomenal Marco Palos, and “Proud Mary,” to mention only a few.Read More