Date: 08/21/2012 Print This Post

L.A. Welcomes The ‘Return of the Wildest’!

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Louis Prima Jr. Snags a Batch of ‘Jump, Jive An’ Wailin’
Los Angeles Dates In September

In a nod to his beloved hometown where he lives and performs, Louis Prima Jr.’s ( lively and clever new promo video ( urges people to “Explore Your Inner Vegas.” But in September, the beloved entertainer—who recently released his debut album Return of the Wildest!—will be taking his explosive act across the desert for some high profile appearances in the Los Angeles area.

First up is a coveted live performance with Prima Jr. and his wild band The Witnesses featuring Sarah Spiegel on the hit entertainment show “Access Hollywood” on Tuesday, September 11. They are one of the only music acts to ever perform on the show, thanks to a new format the producers are exploring. Check local listings for time/channel.

Prima Jr., the son of legendary singer and bandleader Louis Prima, then makes a highly anticipated late September stop in Hollywood at the Precious Cheese Feast of San Gennaro, Los Angeles. Just like the 80-plus year old New York City tradition, the event—launched by some of L.A.’s most prominent Italian-Americans in 2002—is a celebration of Italian culture, food and entertainment featuring live music, street performers, strolling musicians, a kid’s corner and many rides and games.

The younger Prima and his band are set to headline the VIP-only, celeb-filled Prima Notte Opening Night Fundraising Gala onThursdaySeptember 27, followed by a performance for fans onFriday, September 28. These festivities are hosted by Jimmy Kimmel (chairman of the Precious Cheese Feast of San Gennaro) and Adam Carolla.

The group will perform at the World Famous Malibu Inn on Pacific Coast Highway in Malibu at 9 p.m. on Saturday evening, September 29.

Return of the Wildest! is Prima Jr.’s independent debut CD distributed by Warrior Records/Universal Music Distribution. The album was also featured on AOL Music’s CD Listening Party.

What critics are saying about ‘Return of the Wildest!’:

“Prima Jr. is the crown prince of swing… every track on Return of the Wildest!… snares listeners with an appealing mix of unbridled enthusiasm and self control. I cannot remember the last time that every track on a CD made me smile as it began. You do it in spite of yourself.”- F.C. Etier,

“Accompanied by his brasstastic band, LPjr pulls off a fine debut. LPjr does an excellent job evoking the Crescent City jazz styled swing of his dad… Front and center horns and classically dirty sax are pervasive though out the set list. But Jr. and The Witnesses also weave rock-forward elements into the mix and drive an intensity level that might even exhaust (his) old man … it’s wild and fun stuff.”- Steve Cox, Vocal Standards

“Louis Prima Jr. has a larger-than-life legacy to live up to, but after the first notes of “Oh Babe,” comes blasting out of the speakers, you’ll have no doubt that he’s up to the task. Louis Jr. has assembled a new band of Witnesses including vocalist Sarah Spiegel… they add a razor-sharp rock & roll edg… with an energy that would make his dad proud… this album cements his place as (the) Crown Prince (of swing). This CD will blow the roof off of any party once you hit play and turn up the volume.”- j. poet, Rovi

“Louis Prima, Jr., turns up the heat a few notches while adding a few blisters here and there along the way on the tracks. The musicianship of the performers is high caliber and the recording and mastering by Vinnie Castaldo is top-notch.  Each and every song on this CD is entertaining and ready for any upbeat listening.” – Dawn Laureen,

“Louis Prima Jr… has a wicked band backing him up… the fact that he has his Father’s blood running through his veins pretty much had me sold… It’s an absolutely fantastic album” - AJ Garcia,

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