The story "Jazz Man" takes place in Harlem New York, 1920-1930's . The Main character is Zeke, a 9 year old boy that moves into a building with his Dad and Mom.
Zeke has a leg that's a mite shorter than the other. His mom is trying to get used to the ton of stairs she has to go up and down on everyday.Zeke hides from the school man. Zeke gets his fun by looking out the window.
Zeke felt the need to keep a close eye on that one yellow wall. Zeke promises to be present when someday, someone will buy the new Yellow place. A big dark hand unlocked the window and said "hi" to Zeke. The Jazz Man wouldn't get tired of playing.
The wind got more chilly, so the window that leads to music, was closed. Zeke's mom hates the stairs more and more everyday. Zeke's dads Job always led him to trouble because the car smashed everywhere. Zeke got read to one last time by his mom and off she wen to work and never returned.
It was Zeke and his father now, then his father forgets to come home and when he does, he has a bottled tucked away. Time came and his dad stayed away from home for days. People in the apartment started questioning where his parents are but Zeke's makes something up in the mean time. Zekes left to raise himself, but suffers because hes running low on food and needs heat.
Zekes dreaming of a Jazz Band waiting for him like if he was a king. Zeke pinches his self awake and found his father looking over him with a gloss in his eyes and then sees his mama. he thought it wasn't real. His father explains everything and they sit back and enjoy the jazz music and being together as a family again.