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Louis Prima Jr., son of ‘Jungle Book’ swing legend, comes to City Winery in DC

Louis Prima Jr., son of ‘Jungle Book’ swing legend, comes to City Winery in DC
His father was a jazz legend who voiced King Louie in Disney’s “The Jungle Book.” But now, Louis Prima Jr. has his own show, including this Thursday live at City Winery in Northeast D.C.

” He has tons of songs to choose from, as his father’s career ranged from New Orleans jazz in the late 1920s, to swing in the 1930s, to big band in the 1940s, to jump blues in the early 1950s.” They moved back and forth from Las Vegas to New Orleans where his dad was born.“The two cultures, Vegas and New Orleans, are very similar in a lot of aspects in just the party atmosphere of the town,” Prima Jr.“But I think New Orleans really sets the soul for what my father was.

American music can be traced back to New Orleans, the street musicians.performed at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival.

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