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Louis Prima Jr. Coming to the Malibu Inn

Prima is the son of legendary singer and bandleader Louis Prima, known for his seven-piece New Orleans style jazz band in the 1920s and that went on to influence his big swing bands.

Louis Prima Jr., the son of legendary singer and bandleader Louis Prima, and his band The Witnesses are slated to perform at the Malibu Inn later this month.

The performance is set for 9 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 29 at the .

Prima said he provides a modern twist on his dad's swing favorites, which usually gets attendees up and dancing.

Not quite swing, Prima's music style is more complex.

"It's a rock band with horns," he said. 

The goal is to make sure people have a good time.

"There’s not a lot of happiness in music anymore. Music is supposed to be uplifting and make you want to jump around. My father was kind of the king of doing that," Prima said.

He said he formed a rock band and toured for nine years, but the grunge scene was too depressing. Instead, he's embraced the style of his father.

"He believed music was supposed to be happy and make you forget the time. We’re kind of carrying on the tradition," Prima said.

Tickets are $25 and can be purchased at tunestub.com.

Pete Lippman September 13, 2012 at 07:59 PM
I am a drummer and a BIG fan of Louis Prima, Keely Smith and Sam Butera (The Witnesses). Sorry, I have a gig on the 29th. Please bring them back. Finally, good music at the Malibu Inn. Pete Lippman
Vee September 14, 2012 at 01:21 PM
Louis and his big band bring an unbelievable show- Looking forward to having them!

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