The Tragic Genius of James Booker at The Jepson Center

Posted on December 3, 2013 by

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Documentary – Bayou Maharajah: The Tragic Genius of James Booker December 19, 6pm Jepson Center

Directed by Lily Keber and produced by Lily Keber & Nathaniel Kohn, the documentary of Bayou Maharajah explores the life, times and music of piano legend James Booker. This roller coaster portrait traces Booker’s life from his early years as a chart-topping child prodigy, his star-studded years playing as a sideman, through to his outrageous solo career characterized by onstage performances in his underwear, dishing out drug-fueled conspiracy theories. Featuring interviews with the likes of Harry Connick Jr., Irma Thomas and Allen Toussaint and a generous helping of archival footage, the film brings to life the unforgettable story of this amazing musician. The Tragic Genius of James Booker documentary will be showing at the Jepson Center on December 19, at 6pm.

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