Louis Prima Jr. & the Witnesses w / dance floor - 1.12.20

Louis Prima Jr. & the Witnesses w / dance floor - 1.12.20

Sunday, January 12 2020 5:30pm Doors / 7:30pm Start

Tickets

Front Premier
$22.00
Premier
$20.00
Bar Stool
$18.00
Sun Jan 12 2020

Louis Prima Jr. & the Witnesses w / dance floor - 1.12.20

at City Winery Washington DC

Doors:
5:30pm
Starts:
7:30pm

Tickets

Front Premier
$22.00
Premier
$20.00
Bar Stool
$18.00

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FREE SWING LESSONS AT 6:30PM 

Gottaswing - From its humble beginnings in 1994 teaching swing dance classes on one night of the week, Gottaswing currently offers classes in 18 different locations throughout the DC-metropolitan area, with over 4,000 students a year. Gottaswing also hosts dances with both recorded and live music, and you never need a partner. Join the fun! Visit Gottaswing.com

 

Louis Prima Jr.

Born into an undeniable musical legacy, Louis Prima Jr. picks up the torch lit by his iconic father and leads his incarnation of The Witnesses headfirst into the future. Their seamless blend of hard driving big band jazz, insanely danceable swing and, at its core, real rock and roll has been wowing crowds worldwide for over a decade.

Make no mistake, this is no tribute act. Although the band most certainly Jumps, Jives, an’ Wails Prima-style, they are their own musical beast —thoroughly modern, laying down a blueprint for the future on the foundations of the past. Audiences will be treated to an evening of classics from the Louis Prima catalog, selections from LP's two CDs (Return of the Wildest! and BLOW) and a healthy dose of sure-to-please surprises. 

Equal parts bandleader and ringmaster, Prima Jr. brilliantly distills the finest elements of his father’;s five-decade career through a contemporary filter, adding his own indelible stamp.” This is the happiest music on Earth.” he Enthuses. “My father was rock n’ roll; Mozart was rock n’; roll. It’s a state of mind; I don’t think it’s a genre of music. It’s how aggressively do you play and do you play it like you mean it.”  And The Witnesses mean it. From Passaic to Palermo and Seattle to Sicily, they’re bringing Prima music into the 21st century with new energy and attitude to match. It’s The Wildest Show this side of the ‘60s!