Recording artist and entertainer Lena Prima, youngest daughter of music legend Louis Prima, makes her first appearance at the Casablanca Showroom bringing her powerful voice and infectious energy to Mesquite on November 7th at 7pm.
“That Old Black Magic,” “Jump Jive ‘An Wail,” and “Sing Sing Sing” are among the songs made popular by her father that Prima will perform at the Casablanca, the latter featuring Lena on the drums. Joined by her seven-piece band, Prima will also perform tunes from her recently released album, along with her father’s classics. The show will also feature the talents of Art Vargas, Amanda Kaiser and the taiko drum group Korabo along with rare vintage video footage of Louis Prima.
Born in Las Vegas to famous singer, songwriter and musician Louis Prima and classically trained singer Gia Maione Prima, young Lena Prima literally grew up on stage singing, dancing and touring with her parents during her summer vacations. She graduated from Clark High School in Las Vegas and continued her education at University of Nevada Las Vegas where she studied art, music and dance.
Singing became her full-time career in 1991, touring with bands The Checkmates and The Spiral Staircase. In 2000, Prima began a two-year engagement of “Louis Prima, That’s My Dad!” at the Sahara Hotel and Casino, where her father had performed in the early ‘50s.
In addition to an award-winning performance career, Prima is an accomplished artist and jewelry designer.
This year, Prima released a new album, “Starting Something,” containing 12 original songs and two cover tracks. The uplifting album has a roots/rock feel, along with gospel and country influences.
The doors to the CasaBlanca Showroom open at 6:00 pm and the show begins at 7:00pm. Tickets are available in advance at the Casablanca hotel front desk, by visiting www.mesquitegaming.com – Entertainment or by calling 877-438-2929. Ticket Prices start at $15 for Advance General Admission. There is also special VIP table and booth seating available. Must be 21 years or older. We hope you will join us for what we are sure will be a wonderful evening of music of yesterday the way Vegas used to be!