It is June 1925, the dawning of a new, spectacular riverboat season, and “Noble Prince’s
Red-Hot Rhythm Band” is set to play “hot jazz” on the Mississippi!
Walter Von Bulow, the owner of the Morning Queen, has recently discovered Lucinda
“Lucky” Martinson. Lucky’s a talented young jazz singer. Von Bulow hires her in the
year 1925, to sing in Prince’s band. But she’s in New Orleans for other reasons: Lucky
Martinson’s on a personal “quest” to reconcile her past. Lucky’s left Harlem and her
boyfriend Tolliver Williams—a fellow jazz musician Lucky’s in love with. She’s put her
personal and professional life at risk in traveling to New Orleans, Louisiana to unbury
truths and lies. Lucky’s sucked further into New Orleans’s network of mystery and
intrigue once she uncovers these family secrets in a historical city where voodoo and
superstition co-exist, and can destroy the people you love.
Noble Prince nurtures Lucky’s singing ambitions, but Victor Malreaux—a young,
dynamic trumpet player in the Prince band—nurtures her soul. Victor falls in love with
Lucky. But Victor Malreaux as well as Noble Prince are in for a rude awakening from
Lucky Martinson; each for diff erent reasons.