It is several months after he graduates from dental school in 1959 when Johnny Savage reads Robert Rourke’s book, Poor No More, while on Navy ship USS Glacier headed for Antarctica. Inspired to learn more about the secret to success, he embarks on a decades-long journey of self-discovery to find wealth, love, and happiness where his path eventually becomes intertwined with that of a black houseboy, Otis Ikner.
After exploring the freezing land of Antarctica, Johnny takes a political stand fighting for equal rights on hot, sultry days in Atlanta, Georgia as he and his sidekick, Otis, endure dangerous and near-death challenges. While on an unpredictable journey burdened with sacrifices, misjustices, and unrest, the two men must rely on humor, tenacity, courage, and a desire to be the best they can be as they battle their way toward success without any idea where the road to their destinies will lead.
Johnny and Jazzbo is the tale of two extraordinary Southern men as they rise above tumultuous times in American history to learn the true meaning of compassion, love, friendship, and respect for people of all colors and walks of life.