A lyrical and extraordinarily beautiful story woven togetherby the music that permeates New Orleans and the jazz thatmade it famous. Renowned Neuroscientist Dr. Alvaro Cruz(Joaqum De Almeida) returns home from a lecture in Parisand in his absence his mother has succumbed to Alzheimer'sdisease. As he decides to take some time off work andreconnect with the love of music he shared with his mother,finding solace in New Orleans' French Quarter, he hears themesmerizing voice of Una Vida (Aunjanue Ellis). After repeatvisits to hear her sing, he realizes that she is sufferingfrom Alzheimer's and that her unconventional 'family,'including fellow musician (Bill Cobbs), cannot cope with herdeclining health. Cruz puzzles his wife, Angela (SharonLawrence), by seeking out Una Vida's long lost son in hopesof finally giving her resolution to the grief, loss andlonging that has overshadowed her difficult but alsobeautiful life.