Lena Prima
The award-winning singer, artist and author Lena Prima is the youngest daughter of the legendary Louis Prima and his singing sidekick, (and fifth wife) Gia Maione. Prima was born in Las Vegas, but spent much of her childhood in New Orleans, where she resides today. She began her musical career at the age of four, appearing on stage with her parents, but continued to study and perform in high school and college. Her more than 30-year musical career has included more than 3,000 appearances around the world. In New Orleans she can be found regularly performing at the Hotel Monteleone in the French Quarter. A passionate advocate for the Italian American Community, Lena has received numerous awards for her work on behalf of her Italian heritage. Lena has founded the non-profit organization, CIAO Women! The organization celebrates exceptional female Italians who make a positive difference in their communities.