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The Lena Prima Big Band – Live in Concert

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Lena Prima’s Swinging Live Performance Straight from a Stage in Las Vegas to Your Living Room

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Press for Live in Concert

“Prima and company bring back the Vegas of legend: Eternally cool, with some pasta fagioli.” – Brett Milano, Offbeat Magazine

“She has a great rapport with the audience and her big voice is well supported by her superb band.” – David Blue, Blues’ Blues

Album Description

Lena Prima’s Live in Concert is the closest thing you can get to a swinging soirée at a high-class Vegas nightclub today. The singing talent shows that she hasn’t strayed far from her familial legacy on this energetic, fun-loving show recorded live at Myron’s Cabaret Jazz at the Smith Center in Las Vegas in March of 2019. That familial heritage of course refers to her wildly talented parents, Louis Prima and Gia Maione, and Lena shows she has their same charisma and swagger on Live in Concert. Joined by a 14-piece big band, Lena Prima runs through a gamut of some of her father’s biggest hits including “I Wanna Be Like You (The Monkey Song)” made famous by Disney’s The Jungle Book, “Sing, Sing, Sing,” and “Just a Gigalo” to name a few. It will be of little surprise to Lena fans that many of the selections come from the Italian-American songbook (Lena is a proud Italian-American), and are also included on Prima’s 2019 Basin Street Records release Prima La Famiglia, a celebration of Italian Famiglia such as “Oh Marie,” “Josephine, Please No Lean (On The Bell),” and “Pensate Amore.”

Live in Concert encapsulates an evening of fun, and will have you dancing in your living room to songs like  “Jump Jive an’ Wail.” Much like a Frank Sinatra, Liza Minelli, or Louis Prima himself, Lena is in her element performing on the big Vegas stage with the support of fantastic musicians with a raucous and loving audience swinging along with her.  If you’re looking for some pure, unadulterated fun, Lena Prima’s Live in Concert is for you!

Liner Notes

Personnel

Lead Vocals: Lena Prima
“The Gigolos” are: Angelo Cassaro, Ray Broccardo, Tim Fahey

The Lena Prima Big Band

Lawrence Sieberth – Piano
George Bryant – Drums
Tim Fahey – Vocals
Steve Flora – Acoustic Bass
Dave Richardson – Keyboards
Phil Wigfall – Alto Sax/Woodwinds
Rob Mader – Tenor Sax/Woodwinds
Carlos Mata-Alvarez – Sax/Clarinet/Woodwinds
Eric Tewalt – Tenor Sax/Woodwinds
Andrew Boostrom – Trombone
Nathan Tanouye – Trombone
Jason Levi – Trumpet
Daniel Falcone – Trumpet
Dan Foster – Trumpet

Credits

Recorded March 2019 at Myrons Cabaret Jazz at The Smith Center, Las Vegas, NV
Recorded by: John P Torres II, Extreme Live Productions Inc.
Produced, Mixed, and Mastered by: Lena Prima
Artwork by: Lena Prima
Photo by: Shawn Flint Blair
Arrangements by: Lawrence Sieberth and Lena Prima
Orchestrations by: Gary Cordell and Lawrence Sieberth
© ℗ 2020 Lena Prima Productions. All Rights Reserved.
UPC: 652905170229

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