Harlem, 1926. The city overflows with jazz. Folks move with musicality and speak rhythms, and in the heart of it all is Violet. Her husband's affair with a beautiful young woman sets off a series of violent events and unforgivable acts. Adapted from Toni Morrison'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.