Jr.- the son of the late legendary singer and bandleader Louis Prima
- along with his powerhouse band The Witnesses featuring Sarah Spiege
l, rocked the house, bringing many to their feet during "Prima Notte" ("first night") at the 11th Annual Galbani Italian Feast of San Gennaro L.A.
Hosted by Jimmy Kimmel (Chairman of the Galbani Italian Feast of San Gennaro) and Adam Carolla, LPJ and his wild band headlined at the packed VIP-only Opening Night Fundraising Gala. Celebs such as Dr. Drew Pinsky, Jeffrey Ross, Dominic Monaghan and Joe Mantegna were among some of the notable attendees. "Prima Notte" was followed by a performance for fans on Friday night, September 28.
Below, check out photos of Prima, Jr., Kimmel, Spiegel and more at the event!
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. Ticket info is available at http://feastofla.org.
Return of the Wildest! is Prima Jr.'s independent debut CD distributed by Warrior Records/Universal Music Distribution and has been racking up glowing reviews and praise from critics and fans alike since its release this summer. Next week, Prima Jr. and The Band head to Prima Jr.'s former hometown of New Orleans for a series of shows in the region October 4-6, followed by performances in Destin, Fla. (October 7) and Biloxi, Miss. (October 10).
For a list of upcoming shows and the latest news, visit www.louisprimajr.com.
Photo Credit: LUCK Media & Marketing, Inc.
Jimmy Kimmel and Louis Prima Jr.
Sarah Spiegel, Kimmy Kimmel and Louis Prima Jr.
Sarah Spiegel, Tommy Lasorda and Louis Prima Jr. (R)
Louis Prima Jr. and Adam Carolla