'JACK JOHNSON FESTIVAL'
November 12-13
Rose Theater, 33 West 60th Street, 212.258.9800

The saxophonist-composer sounds out.
photo: Amrit Singh
The saxophonist-composer sounds out.

The first African American boxer to win the heavyweight crown, Johnson became a symbol for all sorts of things in the early 19th century. He's getting the Ken Burns treatment, and Wynton Marsalis's pieces on the profile's soundtrack will be performed by his usually red-hot septet while punditry is perpetrated and excerpts are screened.

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