While continuing to pay homage to her legendary father Louis Prima ("Sing Sing Sing," "Pennies From Heaven," "Just A Gigolo," "Jump Jive An' Wail," "That Old Black Magic"). Lena Prima emerges as a diverse song stylist and notable songwriter on Since The Storm, her recently released full studio recording on Eleventh Hour Records, inspired by and dedicated to the survivors of hurricane Katrina in her childhood home of New Orleans.
Lena Prima has received numerous honors while performing throughout the U.S. and Europe, including a special award from Nevada's former Lieutenant Governor Lorraine Hunt for "Keeping Tradition Alive in Las Vegas." She also has been hailed by the distinguished American Italian Cultural Roundtable of New York for continuing her father's legacy and representing women in the field of jazz. Her original song "Silly In The Middle" was nominated for the Best Jazz Song of 2010 at last year's Hollywood Music in Media Awards (HMMAs).
In addition to her musical pursuits, Lena, also an acclaimed fine artist, has begun a music and arts outreach program called "Pennies From Heaven" which is designed to enhance the quality of life for people of all ages with the healing power of music and art. As part of this program, since July 2008, Lena has been teaching a jewelry making class at The Caring Place in Las Vegas, for those touched by cancer.
"It all ties in with the power of music, and the magic of a simple song that can transform hearts and lives."
Lena's new album "Since The Storm" is now available on iTunes