Immigrants Jazz New Orleans

Louis Prima: The King of Swing from Little Palermo

Louis Prima, the irrepressible, jazz trumpeter, singer and New Orleanian showman from the1930s to the 1970s.

Louis Prima
Promotional portrait of Louis Prima in the 1950s. Photos courtesy of the New Orleans Jazz Museum

Lena Prima remembers her father and carries on his music and proud ethnic heritage, along with starting a non-profit organization Ciao Women, which recognizes Italian American women from Louisiana.

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