Louis Prima, Jr. and The Witnesses to Play El Campanil

Las Vegas, NV – Long before Brian Setzer’s “Jump, Jive & Wail”, David Lee Roth’s “Just A Gigolo”, and the motion picture SWINGERS, paving the way was the originator, the great Louis Prima.

Louis Prima, Jr. brings his famous father’s music to back to life, with an energetic performance and the unique, first hand perspective of being the son of a music legend.

Louis Prima was the original Sicilian “King of Swing.” His exuberant personality and energetic, raucous shows sold out the Sahara’s main room night after night with his band, The Witnesses.

Louis Prima and the Witnesses became a legendary landmark during the 50’s, 60’s and 70’s. Like most high rollers and celebrities, even the famed Rat Pack were regulars at the “Wildest Show” in Vegas. With hits like “Jump, Jive, an’ Wail,” “Angelina,” “Just a Gigolo,” “That Old Black Magic,” “Buona Sera,” “When You’re Smiling” and “Sing, Sing, Sing,” the shows remained sold out for years. When Elvis was asked where he got his wiggle, he answered “From Louis Prima, of course!”

Louis Prima Jr. performs an electric tribute to his father’s popular Vegas show. The Witnesses have been reborn. Talented vocalist Sarah Spiegel is his beautiful onstage foil. In the vein of his father, Prima Jr. has put together a show with a swinging and rocking band that will “Jive” you crazy with the feel of the “Wildest Show” in Vegas.

  • “Louis Jr’s show was outrageously fantastic. Incredible energy, exciting music- they should have a permanent spot on the Vegas strip” (Robin Leach)
  • “Blows the doors off” (Atlantic City Weekly)
  • “Louis has serious swing chops and dynamite entertainment value just like his old man without a doubt. LPJ take the family lineage into the 21st Century” (Philadelphia Inquirer)
  • “LPJ revived his Dad’s hits in a high powered show. People were literally dancing in the streets” (Los Angeles Jazz Scene)
  • “Prima and his sizzling 8 member band took fans back to the era when his father was the hottest act in America. The life, times, and music lives on in his son and the sensational present-day Witnesses” (Napa Valley Register)
  • “Junior has recreated his Dad’s sound and wild antics” (NY Daily News)
  • “Louis slayed the sold out Hard Rock Café. The band blew out the Vegas Strip. High energy. Packs ultimate power punch” (www.vegasnews.com)
  • “It’s a show with infectious energy” (www.dailyfiasco.com)
  • “Louis Prima Jr. is a dead ringer for his Dad” (www.neworleans.com)

Louis Prima Jr. is making his first ever appearance in Antioch at the El Campanil Theatre on Friday night, March 23rd. The concert will benefit the Pittsburg Historical Society Museum and the California Historical Theatre Foundation. Doors/Reception (beer/wine) at 7PM. Concert at 8. Tickets available at El Campanil Theatre box office or www.elcampaniltheatre.com. For more ticket information, please call (925) 757-9500.

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