Singer/songwriter/author Jimmy Buffett uses his travels and storytelling skills to explain the world at large to his fans. He has recorded more than 50 records, most of which have gone gold, platinum or multi-platinum. He is the author of seven books. He is one of only nine authors in the history of the New York Times Bestseller List to have reached #1 on both their fiction and non-fiction lists. He is a producer, along with Frank Marshall, of the 2006 film Hoot, based on Florida author Carl Hiaasen’s Newbery award-winning novel. Mr. Buffett received Grammy nominations in 2004 and 2005. Throughout all of his creative works, Mr. Buffett celebrates and advocates for Florida’s natural resources and colorful natural heritage.
Jimmy is now heading into the Theatre world. The idea of turning Margaritaville into a musical has been percolating for quite a while but now it’s gearing up to make its debut. The musical will have its world premiere at the La Jolla Playhouse, in La Jolla, California, in May 2017. It will feature the music and lifestyle of Jimmy Buffett, from an original story, and includes both new songs and the most-loved Buffett classics.
Speaking of Buffett classics, the most famous of them all, “Margaritaville” has been inducted into the 2016 Grammy Hall of Fame for its cultural and historic significance. Only those recordings that have influenced and inspired both music creators and fans for generations are considered for this most special honor.