That Krazy Kat...King Louis

Louis Prima. What can you say? The man who gave swing a vibrant energy, Prima was quite the talented trumpet player who was influenced by Louis Armstrong and the rich heritage of his hometown of New Orleans. He was best known for his performances with singer Keely Smith, and for his Las Vegas nightclub show during the 1950's. Prima's unique, rambunctious on stage persona put his band in high demand among some of entertainment's finest. The Brat Pack were known to frequent Prima's show once they had completed their nightly acts.

In 1967, Prima signed on to voice the character of King Louis in Disney's Jungle Book, which he performed the hit song "I Wanna Be Like You" on the soundtrack. King Louis was considered to be an exact portrayal of Prima's personality.

Some of Louis Prima's most famous songs:

Buona Sera
Jump Jive An 'Wail
Just A Gigolo
That Old Black Magic - Won Grammy in 1958 for this rendition with Keely Smith
Sing Sing Sing
Oh Marie
Night Train
The Lip
I've Got the World on a String

Prima will always be remembered for his energy while performing. His crazed antics, charming personality, and talented trumpet playing are what truly make him that krazy kat... King Louis. Enjoy!

Jazz at Newport

It's that time of year again...spring time!!! What better way to enjoy the season than outdoors, relishing in some
amazing jazz! There are several jazz festivals on the horizon that I am pretty excited about. Here, I'll be talking about some upcoming events and where to find them. So here it goes!

Hyatt Newport Jazz Festival - May 14th, 15th, and 16th
Hyatt Regency Newport Beach

Southern CA's most famous Smooth Jazz Festival returns to the Hyatt Regency Newport Beach on May 14th, 15th, and 16th 2010. Come and enjoy three days of world class performances by 25 top jazz artists. Tickets are on sale now!

Expected line up:

Friday, May 14th
Summer Jazz Amphitheater:

Gentlemen of the Night
Marion Meadows
Paul Taylor
Michael Lington

Saturday, May 15th
Golf Course and Festival Grounds:

Boney James
Brian Culbertson

Rick Braun
Richard Elliot

Bobby Caldwell
Eric Darius

Lawn Stage Performers:

Ronnie's Band
Otis Day and the Knights

Sunday, May 16th
Golf Course and Festival Grounds:

Dave Koz

Guitars & Sax
Peter White
Gerald Albright
Kirk Whalum
Jeff Golub

Spyro Gyra
Euge Groove
Trombone Shorty

Lawn Stage Performers:

Randy Jacobs

For more information, check out the link below.