“Bayou Maharajah” recalls life, legacy of piano great James Booker

James Booker taught piano to a young Harry Connick Jr and taught organ to Dr. John. Filmmaker Lily Keber, who graduated from Savannah Arts Academy in 2000, has captured Booker’s complex, tragic story in the feature-length documentary Bayou Maharajah, which is screening on Thursday, Dec. 19 at 6 p.m. at the Telfair Museums’ Jepson Center here in Savannah. Check out the trailer:

Bayou Maharajah Trailer from Lily Keber on Vimeo.

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