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FOC Film Series: Bayou Maharajah - The Legendary James Booker

  • New Orleans Jazz Museum 400 Esplanade Avenue New Orleans United States (map)

Friends of the Cabildo Film Series presents Bayou Maharajah - The Legendary James Booker. Showing at 5:30 PM. & 7 PM.

"Bayou Maharajah explores the life and music of New Orleans piano legend James Booker, the man Dr. John described as "the best black, gay, one-eyed junkie piano genius New Orleans has ever produced." A brilliant pianist, his eccentricities and showmanship belied a life of struggle, prejudice, and isolation. Illustrated with never-before-seen concert footage, rare personal photos and exclusive interviews, the film paints a portrait of this overlooked genius." —Lily Keber

Tickets are $15, or $10 for Friends of the Cabildo members. For questions about ticketing, call 504.523.3939.