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Harlem, 1926. The city overflows with Jazz. Folk move with musicality, and speak rhythms, and in the heart of it all is Violet — a middle-aged woman set on revenge. Her husband's affair with a beautiful young woman sets off a series of violent events and unforgivable acts. Adapted from Toni Morisson's stunning novel and musically underscored by Bay-Area jazz musician Marcus Shelby, Jazz is a theatrical composition. Peeling back layered accounts and alternating perspectives expose ultimately sympathetic characters, who — like the growing New York neighborhood and the winding woods of their youth — reveal their own rhythms.

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