The Tragic Genius of James Booker

Event Details

Kay Meek Centre

The Ivory Emperor, the Black Liberace, Lil Booker, Little Chopin in Living Color…whatever you want to call him, James Booker was a legend in New Orleans Jazz circles, a larger-than-life character, with one-eye, and some serious musical chops. By the time he was 16, he had started a professional career, playing with the likes of Little Richard, Aretha Franklin, and Ray Charles.

“A textbook case in which personal eccentricities and addictions collide with musical brilliance… A must-see for aficionados of New Orleans jazz, it’s also accessible to viewers who don’t know a Professor Longhair from a Dr. John” – Hollywood Reporter

Tickets: $12
The evening’s programming will be approximately 100min.
Presented in partnership with Kay Meek



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