About Jim Wann
Jim Wann, chief composer and leading man for Broadway's (Tony-nominated, Best Musical) Pump Boys and Dinettes, is a music and theatre artist whose work has been performed across America and around the world.
A Morehead Scholar at UNC-Chapel Hill, Jim graduated with Honors in Writing and formed a music club with friends, Cat's Cradle. He migrated to New York City with his first show (co-author, Bland Simpson), Diamond Studs: The Life Of Jesse James, A Saloon Musical , a hit off-Broadway (NY Times: "Yes, yes, a thousand times yes!"), and a pioneering work for actor-musicians from the '70's to the present.
Video: Ossabaw Island Family Performance by Jim Wann
JIM WANN, much honored composer/lyricist and performer (Pump Boys And Dinettes, King Mackerel & The Blues Are Running) ), celebrates UNC and Chapel Hill roots in a new recording, Jim Wann & Friends: Blue Heaven. Don Dixon, Marti Jones, Bland Simpson, Red Clay Ramblers, Tony Williamson, Rod Abernethy and more join Jim in the upbeat spirit of the original Cat’s Cradle, where many enduring friendships and musical journeys began.