Piano in the dark.
1925... New York. Prohibition has been in full swing for five years after the Volstead Act was passed in Congress. The production and sale of alcohol was banned but the federal government lacked the resources to enforce it. Speakeasy clubs sprung up everywhere with guesses of anything up to 100,000. Jazz music dispersed from New Orleans , northwards to New York.
The 21 club was the place to be and to be seen. It was a favourite of Humphrey Bogart, Ernest Hemingway and Louis Armstrong.
Piero Barone was drawn to the 21 club like a moth to the flame. His piano playing skills were legendary. Along with barman, Gianluca Ginoble and Ignazio Boschetto, many spent their evenings forgetting their days. No questions were asked and none were answered.
That is until the night Sophia walked through the door and the rest is, as they say, the stuff that stories are made of...