Lena Prima, singer and co-host of “Buona Sera Louisana” for #WomensHistoryMonth

Mar 15, 2021 469

Award-winning singer Lena Prima is the youngest daughter of music icon Louis Prima and his singing sidekick (and fifth wife), Gia Maione. A Las Vegas native, Lena spent much of her childhood in her father’s hometown of New Orleans, where she now resides and performs regularly.

With seven albums to her credit, her sixth and seventh on Basin Street Records topping the Billboard Jazz Album charts, and her seventh making the Top 50 Albums in Louisiana list, Lena is a seasoned veteran of the music industry and is rooted in the music of the Crescent City. With more than 4,000 performances throughout her career, Lena’s shows have grown and evolved, but always contain a loving tribute to Louis Prima.

Lena is also a dear friend of NIAF’s and a passionate advocate for the Italian American Community. In October of 2018, Lena Prima signed with Basin Street Records to release “Prima La Famiglia," a collection of classic songs from the Italian American songbook with new orchestrations and arrangements.

Lena is also the co-host of “Buona Sera Louisana” a weekly web-tv series that covers all things Italian! Check out the show’s trailer and episodes here: http://bit.ly/3cCsrQ7

SOURCE: NIAF

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