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Quincy Jones

Background information
Birth name Quincy Delight Jones Jr.
Also known as Q
Born March 14, 1933(1933-03-14)
Chicago, Illinois (age 74)
Origin New York City, New York
Genre(s) Pop, Big band music, Swing music, Crossover jazz, Jazz pop, Traditional pop
Occupation(s) music impresario, conductor, record producer, musical arranger,
film composer, trumpeter
Years active 1951 – present
Label(s) Mercury, Quest
Associated
acts
Michael Jackson,
Frank Sinatra

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During five decades in the entertainment industry, Jones has earned more than 25 Grammy Award nominations, more than 7 Grammy Awards, and a Grammy Legend Award in 1991. He is best known as the producer of two of the top-selling records of all time: the album Thriller, by pop icon Michael Jackson, which sold 104 million copies worldwide, and the charity song “We Are the World”. This article does not cite any references or sources. ... This page is a candidate for speedy deletion. ... Alternate cover Special Edition release cover. ... For religious icons, see icon. ... Michael Joseph Jackson (August 29, 1958), commonly known as MJ as well as the King of Pop, is an American musician, entertainer, and pop icon whose successful career and controversial personal life have been a part of pop culture for the last three decades. ... We Are the World is a 1985 song written by Michael Jackson and Lionel Richie, produced and conducted by Quincy Jones and recorded by a supergroup of popular musicians billed as USA for Africa. ...


In 1968, Jones and his songwriting partner Bob Russell became the first African-Americans to be nominated for an Academy Award in the Best Original Song category. That same year, he became the first African-American to be nominated twice within the same year when he was nominated for Best Original Score for his work on the music of In Cold Blood. Jones was also the first (and so far, the only) African-American to be nominated as a producer in the category of Best Picture (in 1986, for The Color Purple). He was also the first African-American to win the Academy's Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award, in 1995. He is tied with sound designer Willie D. Burton as the most Oscar-nominated African-American, each of them having seven nominations. Sidney Keith Russell, known as Bob Russell (25 April 1914 - February 1970) was an American songwriter born in Passaic, New Jersey. ... Languages Predominantly American English Religions Protestantism (chiefly Baptist and Methodist); Roman Catholicism; Islam Related ethnic groups Sub-Saharan Africans and other African groups, some with Native American groups. ... Although he never won an Oscar for any of his movie performances, the comedian Bob Hope received two honorary Oscars for his contributions to cinema. ... The 1967 film In Cold Blood was based on Capotes novel of the same name. ... The Color Purple is a 1982 novel by Alice Walker which received the 1983 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. ... The Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award is awarded periodically (although not every year) at the Academy Award ceremonies for outstanding contributions to humanitarian causes. ... Willie D. Burton is an African-American sound editor. ...

Contents

Career

Born on March 14, 1933 in Chicago, Illinois, Jones is the eldest son of Quincy Delightt Jones Sr. and Jones Sr.'s first wife, Sara. Jones is of Cherokee, West African and Welsh ancestry. Jones discovered music in grade school and took up the trumpet. When he was 10, his family moved to Bremerton, Washington; there he attended Garfield High School. is the 73rd day of the year (74th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1933 (MCMXXXIII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Flag Seal Nickname: The Windy City Motto: Urbs In Horto (Latin: City in a Garden), I Will Location Location in Chicagoland and northern Illinois Coordinates , Government Country State Counties United States Illinois Cook, DuPage Mayor Richard M. Daley (D) Geographical characteristics Area     City 606. ... The trumpet is the highest brass instrument in register, above the French horn, trombone, baritone, euphonium, and tuba. ... Sinclair Inlet and Puget Sound Naval Shipyard (left), Dyes Inlet (middle distance) and Manette and Warren Avenue Bridges (left to right) across Port Washington Narrows Bremerton is a city in Kitsap County, Washington, USA. The population was 37,259 at the 2000 census. ... James A. Garfield High School is a public high school in the Seattle Public Schools district of Seattle, Washington, USA. Arguably the citys most famous school, it is known for its outstanding academic and arts programs, and for its high degree of cultural diversity. ...


In 1951, Jones won a scholarship to the Schillinger House in Boston. However, he abandoned his studies when he received an offer to tour as a trumpeter with the legendary bandleader Lionel Hampton. While Jones was on the road with Hampton, he displayed an unusual gift for arranging songs. Jones relocated to New York City, where he received a number of freelance commissions arranging songs for artists like Sarah Vaughan, Count Basie, Duke Ellington, Gene Krupa, and his old friend Ray Charles. Nickname: Location in Massachusetts, USA Coordinates: , Country United States State Massachusetts County Suffolk County Settled 1630 Incorporated (city) 1822 Government  - Mayor Thomas M. Menino (D) Area  - City  89. ... Lionel Hampton with George W. Bush Lionel Leo Hampton (April 20, 1908, Louisville, Kentucky – August 31, 2002 New York City), was a jazz bandleader and percussionist. ... New York, New York and NYC redirect here. ... Sarah Lois Vaughan (nicknamed Sassy and The Divine One), (March 27, 1924 – April 3, 1990) was an American jazz singer, described as one of the greatest singers of the 20th century [1]. // Sarah Vaughan was born in Newark, New Jersey in 1924. ... William Count Basie (August 21, 1904 – April 26, 1984) was an American jazz pianist, organist, bandleader, and composer. ... This article is about the American Jazz composer and performer. ... Gene Krupa Gene Krupa (January 15, 1909 – October 16, 1973) was a famous and influential American jazz and big band drummer, known for his highly energetic and flamboyant style. ... Ray Charles was the stage name of Ray Charles Robinson (September 23, 1930 – June 10, 2004), a pioneering American pianist and soul musician who shaped the sound of rhythm and blues. ...


In 1956, Jones toured again as a trumpeter and musical director of the Dizzy Gillespie Band on a tour of the Middle East and South America sponsored by the United States State Department. Upon his return to the United States, Jones got a contract from ABC-Paramount Records and commenced his recording career as the leader of his own band. John Birks Dizzy Gillespie (October 21, 1917 – January 6, 1993) was born in Cheraw, South Carolina. ... A map showing countries commonly considered to be part of the Middle East The Middle East is a region comprising the lands around the southern and eastern parts of the Mediterranean Sea, a territory that extends from the eastern Mediterranean Sea to the Persian Gulf. ... South America South America is a continent crossed by the equator, with most of its area in the Southern Hemisphere. ... The United States Department of State, often referred to as the State Department, is the Cabinet-level foreign affairs agency of the United States government, equivalent to foreign ministries in other countries. ... ABC Records started in 1955 as ABC-Paramount Records, the recording arm of American Broadcasting-Paramount Theatres. ...


Jones moved to Paris, France in 1957. He studied music composition and theory with Nadia Boulanger and Olivier Messiaen. He also performed at the Paris Olympia. Jones became music director at Barclay Disques, the French distributor for Mercury Records and during the 1950s, Jones successfully toured throughout Europe with a number of jazz orchestras. He formed his own band and organized a tour of North America and Europe. Though the tour was a critical success, poor budget planning made it an economic disaster and the fallout left Jones in a financial crisis. Irving Green, head of Mercury Records, got Jones back on his feet with a loan and a new job as the musical director of the company's New York division. In 1964, Jones was promoted to vice-president of the company, thus becoming the first African American to hold such a position. Quoted in Musician magazine, Jones said about his ordeal, "We had the best jazz band in the planet, and yet we were literally starving. That's when I discovered that there was music, and there was the music business. If I were to survive, I would have to learn the difference between the two." It has been suggested that List of visitor attractions in Paris be merged into this article or section. ... Nadia Boulanger (September 16, 1887 – October 22, 1979) was an influential French composer, conductor, and music professor. ... Olivier Messiaen It has been suggested that List of students of Olivier Messiaen be merged into this article or section. ... The Olympias entrance and billboard Paris Olympia is a music hall at 28, Blvd. ... Mercury Records was a record label founded in Chicago, Illinois in 1945 by Irving Green, Berle Adams and Arthur Talmadge. ... For other uses, see Europe (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Jazz (disambiguation). ... North America North America is a continent[1] in the Earths northern hemisphere and (chiefly) western hemisphere. ... For other uses, see Europe (disambiguation). ... Irving Green (1916-2006) was an American record industry executive, and co-founder of Mercury Records. ... Mercury Records was a record label founded in Chicago, Illinois in 1945 by Irving Green, Berle Adams and Arthur Talmadge. ... “NY” redirects here. ... An African American (also Afro-American, Black American, or simply black) is a member of an ethnic group in the United States whose ancestors, usually in predominant part, were indigenous to Africa. ...


In 1963 Jones helped discover singer Lesley Gore, and produced some of her biggest hits, including "It's My Party." Lesley Gore (born May 2, 1946 in New York City as Lesley Sue Goldstein) is an American singer and songwriter of the so-called girl group era. She is perhaps best-known for her 1963 Pop hit, Its My Party, which she recorded at the age of 16. ... Its My Party is a song popularized by singer Lesley Gore in 1963. ...


1964 also saw Jones break down another social barrier: at the invitation of film director Sidney Lumet he began composing the first of the 33 major motion picture scores he would eventually write. The result was the legendary score for The Pawnbroker. Portrait of Sidney Lumet, May 7, 1939. ... The Pawnbroker is a novel by Edward Lewis Wallant which tells the story of a concentration camp survivor who suffers flashbacks of his past Nazi imprisonment as he tries to cope with his daily life. ...


With Hollywood beckoning, Jones resigned from Mercury Records and moved to Los Angeles to compose film scores full time. Some of his most celebrated compositions were for the films Walk, Don't Run, In Cold Blood, The Slender Thread, In the Heat of the Night, Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice, which featured Merrilee Rush performing a cover of the Burt Bacharach classic What The World Needs Now, Cactus Flower, The Getaway, The Italian Job, and The Color Purple. He also scored for television, including the shows Ironside, Sanford and Son, and The Bill Cosby Show, as well as the theme music for The New Bill Cosby Show titled "Chump Change," which would later serve as the theme for the game show Now You See It. Greetings from Hollywood Hollywood is a district of the city of Los Angeles, California, U.S.A., that extends from Vermont Avenue on the east to just beyond Laurel Canyon Boulevard above Sunset and Crescent Heights Boulevards on the west; the north to south boundary east of La Brea Avenue... Los Angeles and L.A. redirect here. ... Walk, Dont Run, was a comedy set in Tokyo during the Olympic Games held there in 1966. ... The 1967 film In Cold Blood was based on Capotes novel of the same name. ... In the Heat of the Night is a 1967 film, based on the John Ball novel published in 1965 of the same name, which tells the story of a Northern Black police detective who becomes involved in a murder investigation in a racist small town in Mississippi. ... This article is about the 1969 film. ... Merrilee Rush is probably best known as the singer of Angel of the Morning, a top-10 charting song which earned her a Grammy nomination for Female Vocalist Of The Year. ... Cactus Flower is a 1969 comedic film directed by Gene Saks and starring Walter Matthau, Ingrid Bergman, and Goldie Hawn. ... The Getaway is a 1972 crime film, starring Steve McQueen and Ali MacGraw. ... The Italian Job is a British caper film, written by Troy Kennedy Martin, produced by Michael Deeley and directed by Peter Collinson. ... The Color Purple is the ninth film directed by Steven Spielberg, and was released 1985. ... Ironside (originally broadcast under the name A Man Called Ironside in the United Kingdom) was a Universal television series which ran on NBC from March 28, 1967 to January 16, 1975. ... Sanford and Son is an American sitcom that premiered on the NBC television network on January 14, 1972 and was broadcast for six seasons. ... The Bill Cosby Show was a sitcom that aired for two seasons on NBC from 1969 until 1971. ... The New Bill Cosby Show was a variety television series aired in the United States by CBS as part of its 1972-73 lineup. ... Now You See It was an American television game show where contestants tried to find words that were hidden within a jumble of letters. ...


In the 1960s, Jones worked as an arranger for some of the most important artists of the era, including Frank Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald, Peggy Lee, and Dinah Washington. Jones' solo recordings also garnered acclaim, including Walking in Space, Gula Materi, Smackwater Jack and Ndeda, You've Got It Bad, Girl, Body Heat, Mellow Madness, I Heard That, and The Dude. “Sinatra” redirects here. ... Ella Fitzgerald (April 25, 1917 – June 15, 1996), also known as Lady Ella and the First Lady of Song, is considered one of the most influential jazz vocalists of the 20th Century. ... Peggy Lee (May 26, 1920 – January 21, 2002) was an American jazz and traditional pop singer and songwriter and Oscar-nominated performer. ... Dinah Washington (August 29, 1924 – December 14, 1963) was a blues, R&B and jazz singer. ...


In 1974, Jones suffered a cerebral aneurysm that almost claimed his life. He underwent two major brain surgeries and spent half a year convalescing. He was advised never to play trumpet again as it might disturb the settings left in his head by the procedure. A cerebral or brain aneurysm is a cerebrovascular disorder in which weakness in the wall of a cerebral artery or vein causes a localized dilation or ballooning of the blood vessel. ...


After the 1985 American Music Awards ceremony, Jones used his influence to draw every major American recording artist of the day into a studio to lay down the legendary track "We Are the World" to raise money for the victims of Ethiopia's famine. When people marvelled at his ability to make the collaboration work, Jones explained that he'd taped a simple sign on the entrance: "Check Your Ego At The Door". We Are the World is a 1985 song written by Michael Jackson and Lionel Richie, produced and conducted by Quincy Jones and recorded by a supergroup of popular musicians billed as USA for Africa. ...


In 1994, Jones introduced Tamia to the music industry. "She is the best vocalist I've ever heard. She was so young but her voice was so matured that you'd swear she is old while she was still 18,"[citation needed] Jones said of her. Tamia Reneé Washington-Hill (born Tamia Washington on May 9, 1975), professionally known as Tamia, is a Canadian R&B singer. ...


In 1996, Jones collaborated with David Salzman to produce the concert extravaganza An American Reunion, a celebration of Bill Clinton's inauguration as president of the United States. In 1994, Salzman and Jones decided to form the company Quincy Jones/David Salzman Entertainment (QDE) with Time/Warner Inc.. QDE is a diverse company which produces media technology, motion pictures, television programs (In the House, The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, and MADtv, literary publications (Vibe and Spin magazines). William Jefferson Bill Clinton (born William Jefferson Blythe III[1] on August 19, 1946) was the 42nd President of the United States, serving from 1993 to 2001. ... Time Warner Inc. ... In the House was a situation comedy starring LL Cool J. The show ran from 1995 to 1999. ... The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air is an Emmy, BAFTA, and RTS-award winning popular American television sitcom that aired on NBC from September 10, 1990, to May 20, 1996. ... MADtv is an American sketch comedy television series based on the humor magazine, Mad. ... Janet Jackson on the cover of Vibe in 1998. ... Spin is a music magazine that reports on all the music that rocks. Founded in 1985 by publisher Bob Guccione, Jr. ...


In 2001, he published his autobiography Q: The Autobiography of Quincy Jones.


On July 31st, 2007, Quincy Jones launched the QuincyJones.Com Podcast[1]. In each episode, Quincy Jones shares his knowledge and experience in the music industry. The first episode features Quincy in the studio, producing "I Knew I Loved you" for Celine Dion, which is featured on the Ennio Morricone tribute album,We All Love Ennio Morricone and is slated for an October 2007 release on Dion's forthcoming album. Céline Marie Claudette Dion, OC, OQ, (born March 30, 1968) is a Canadian pop singer and occasional songwriter. ... Ennio Morricone (born November 10, 1928; sometimes also credited as Dan Savio or Leo Nichols) is an Italian composer especially noted for his film scores. ...


Work with Michael Jackson

While working on the film The Wiz, Jones met Michael Jackson, who asked him to produce his upcoming solo record. The result, Off The Wall sold a staggering 20 million copies and made Jones the most powerful record producer in the industry. Jones' and Jackson's next collaboration Thriller sold 104 million copies and became the highest-selling album of all time.[1] Jones also worked on Michael Jackson's third solo album Bad, which sold 30 million copies. After the Bad album, Jackson and Jones went their separate ways so that Jackson could produce his later solo works by himself. This article is about the stage musical. ... Michael Joseph Jackson (August 29, 1958), commonly known as MJ as well as the King of Pop, is an American musician, entertainer, and pop icon whose successful career and controversial personal life have been a part of pop culture for the last three decades. ... Off the Wall is American pop and R&B singer Michael Jacksons breakthrough 1979 solo album. ... Alternate cover Special Edition release cover. ... Bad is an album of recorded music by pop music icon Michael Jackson, released in 1987. ...


In a 2002 interview, when asked if Jackson would ever work with Jones again he replied, "the door is always open". However, in 2007, when NME.COM asked Jones a similar question, he said "Man please, I've got enough to do. We already did that. I have talked to him about working with him again but I've got too much to do. I've got 900 products, I'm 74 years old. Give me a break."[2]


Work with Frank Sinatra

Jones first worked with Frank Sinatra when he was invited by Princess Grace to arrange a benefit at the Monaco Sporting Club in 1958. “Sinatra” redirects here. ... Grace Kelly (1929-1982). ...


He arranged Sinatra's second album with Count Basie, It Might As Well Be Swing (1964), and conducted and arranged 1966's Sinatra at the Sands. William Count Basie (August 21, 1904 – April 26, 1984) was an American jazz pianist, organist, bandleader, and composer. ... It Might As Well Be Swing is an album by American singer Frank Sinatra, released in 1964. ... At the Sands with Count Basie (alternately titled Sinatra at the Sands) is an album by American jazz singer Frank Sinatra, with the Count Basie Band, conducted and arranged by Quincy Jones, recorded live at the Sands Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, and released in 1966 (see 1966 in...


Sinatra and Jones teamed up for 1984's L.A. Is My Lady, after a joint Sinatra-Lena Horne project was abandoned. L.A. Is My Lady is a 1984 album by the American singer Frank Sinatra. ... Lena Mary Calhoun Horne (born June 30, 1917 in Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn, New York City, New York) is a popular African American singer. ...


Social activism

Quincy Jones' social activism began in the 1960s with his support of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Jones is one of the founders of the Institute for Black American Music (IBAM) whose events aim to raise enough funds for the creation of a national library of African-American art and music. Jones is also one of the founders of the Black Arts Festival in his hometown Chicago. For many years he has worked closely with Bono of U2 on a number of philanthropic issues. He is the founder of the Quincy Jones Listen Up Foundation, a charity which connects youths with technology, education, culture and music. One of the organizations programs is an intercultural exchange between underprivileged youths from Los Angeles and South Africa. The Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr, Ph. ... Languages Predominantly American English Religions Protestantism (chiefly Baptist and Methodist); Roman Catholicism; Islam Related ethnic groups Sub-Saharan Africans and other African groups, some with Native American groups. ... Flag Seal Nickname: The Windy City Motto: Urbs In Horto (Latin: City in a Garden), I Will Location Location in Chicagoland and northern Illinois Coordinates , Government Country State Counties United States Illinois Cook, DuPage Mayor Richard M. Daley (D) Geographical characteristics Area     City 606. ... For other uses, see Bono (disambiguation). ... U2 (IPA: /ju. ... Flag Seal Nickname: City of Angels Location Location within Los Angeles County in the state of California Coordinates , Government State County California Los Angeles County Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa (D) Geographical characteristics Area     City 1,290. ...


In 2001, the Quincy Jones Listen Up Foundation built over 100 homes for Nelson Mandela's foundation in South Africa.


In 2004, Quincy Jones helped launch the We Are the Future (WAF) project, which gives children in poor and conflict-ridden areas a chance to live their childhoods and develop a sense of hope. The program is the result of a strategic partnership between the Glocal Forum, the Quincy Jones Listen Up Foundation and Mr. Hani Masri, with the support of the World Bank, UN agencies and major companies. The project was launched with a concert in Rome, Italy, in front of a half-million-person audience. Based in Rome, Italy, the Glocal Forum aims to balance the global with the local by strengthening inter-city relations and harnessing global opportunities for the economic, social and cultural interests of the local community. ... ... This article is about the United Nations, for other uses of UN see UN (disambiguation) Official languages English, French, Spanish, Russian, Chinese, Arabic Secretary-General Kofi Annan (since 1997) Established October 24, 1945 Member states 191 Headquarters New York City, NY, USA Official site http://www. ... Nickname: Motto: SPQR: Senatus Populusque Romanus Location of the city of Rome (yellow) within the Province of Rome (red) and region of Lazio (grey) Coordinates: Region Lazio Province Province of Rome Founded 21 April 753 BC Government  - Mayor Walter Veltroni Area  - City 1,285 km²  (580 sq mi)  - Urban 5...


Jones supports a number of other charities including the NAACP, GLAAD, Peace Games and AmFAR. On July 26, 2007 he announced his endorsement of Hillary Clinton for president. The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), is one of the oldest and most influential hate organizations in the United States. ... Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation or GLAAD is an organization intended to promote and ensure fair, accurate and inclusive representation of people and events in the media as a means of eliminating homophobia and discrimination based on gender identity and sexual orientation. ... Hillary Clinton Hillary Diane Rodham Clinton (born October 26, 1947), was First Lady of the United States from 1993 to 2001, as the wife of President Bill Clinton. ...


Awards and recognition

In 2000, Harvard University endowed the Quincy Jones Professorship of Afro-American Music with a grant of $3 million from Time Warner. The endowed chair for African-American music, housed in Harvard's African and African-American Studies Department is believed to be the first in the nation, and is presently held by the ethnomusicologist Ingrid Monson. Distinguished scholar and public intellecual Henry Louis Gates, Jr. is a close, personal friend of Jones's. Harvard University (incorporated as The President and Fellows of Harvard College) is a private university in Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA and a member of the Ivy League. ... Time Warner Inc. ... African American studies, or Black studies, is an interdisciplinary academic field devoted to the study of the history, culture, and politics of African Americans. ... Henry Louis Skip Gates, Jr. ...

Quincy Jones arrives at the Grammy Foundation's Starry Night Honoring Quincy Jones on July 28, 2007 at the UCLA Tennis Center in Los Angeles, California. Jones was presented with the foundation's Leadership Award for "a lifetime of commitment and dedication to social, cultural, economic and educational issues spanning the globe", according to the foundation's Website, www.grammy.com/grammy foundation.
Quincy Jones arrives at the Grammy Foundation's Starry Night Honoring Quincy Jones on July 28, 2007 at the UCLA Tennis Center in Los Angeles, California. Jones was presented with the foundation's Leadership Award for "a lifetime of commitment and dedication to social, cultural, economic and educational issues spanning the globe", according to the foundation's Website, www.grammy.com/grammy foundation.

In January 2005, Jones was honored by the United Negro College Fund at their annual Evening of Stars event for an entertainment career that has spanned over five decades. Image File history File links Metadata No higher resolution available. ... United Negro College Fund logo The United Negro College Fund (UNCF) is a Fairfax, Virginia-based American philanthropic organization that fundraises college tuition money for African-American students and general scholarship funds for 39 historically black colleges and universities. ...


Berklee College of Music considers Jones to be its most successful alumnus, even though he only attended for a year. His original application for admission is housed in a display case at the school. Berklee College of Music, founded in 1945, is an independent music college in Boston, Massachusetts with many prominent faculty, staff, alumni, and visiting artists. ...


On September 19, 2005, Jones was honored at the Dance Music Hall of Fame ceremony when he was inducted for his many outstanding achievements as a producer. is the 262nd day of the year (263rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Dance Music Hall of Fame was created in 2004 by music industry veteran Daniel Glass to honor the creators and innovators of dance music. ...


He was awarded the Polar Music Prize in 1994. The Polar Music Prize is an international music prize and awarded to individuals, groups or institutions in recognition of exceptional achievements in the creation and advancement of music. The prize was founded in 1989 following a donation from Stig Anderson and is awarded annually by the Royal Swedish Academy of...


On May 20, 2007, Jones received an honorary doctorate of humanities degree from Morehouse College in Atlanta, Georgia. is the 140th day of the year (141st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era. ... Morehouse College is a private, four-year, all-male, historically black liberal arts college in Atlanta, Georgia. ... Nickname: Location in Fulton and DeKalb counties in the state of Georgia Coordinates: , Country State Counties Fulton, DeKalb Government  - Mayor Shirley Franklin (D) Area  - City  132. ...


References in popular culture

Jones had a cameo in the 1997 video for the Puff Daddy song Been Around the World (as "Uncle Q"). Sean John Combs (born November 4, 1969 aka P. Diddy, Puff Daddy, Sean Puffy Combs) is an American record producer and CEO and founder of Bad Boy Entertainment, one of the driving forces in hip hop in the mid to late 1990s. ...


South Korean popstar BoA, a popular artist in Japan, released a single called Quincy in 2004 that was a "soul disco" song in homage to his legacy. (The single made it to #4 on the Japanese Oricon Charts.) This article is about the Korean pop singer. ... Oricon (オリコン) is a Japanese company which provides music industry-related information. ...


Jones was portrayed by Larenz Tate in the 2004 biography about Ray Charles, Ray. Larenz Tate (born September 8, 1975 in Chicago, Illinois) is an American actor. ... Ray is a 2004 biographical film focusing on thirty years[2]of the life of legendary rhythm and blues musician Ray Charles. ...


Rapper Ludacris sampled Jones' Soul Bossa Nova for his 2005 single Number One Spot. Jones was featured in the video and he also performed a cameo in Austin Powers in Goldmember, which also featured Soul Bossa Nova on its soundtrack. “Luda” redirects here. ... Soul Bossa Nova is an instrumental, composed by and first performed by jazz composer, arranger and producer Quincy Jones. ... Number One Spot is a 2005 hit off rapper Ludacris 2004 album The Red Light District. ... Austin Powers in Goldmember, released in 2002, is the third film of the Austin Powers series starring Mike Myers in the title role. ... Soul Bossa Nova is an instrumental, composed by and first performed by jazz composer, arranger and producer Quincy Jones. ...


In the sitcom Arrested Development, the character Starla claims to have had a relationship with Quincy Jones. In one of the episodes, she says that Quincy and her mother are the most important people in her life. Wikipedia does not yet have an article with this exact name. ... This is a list of the main and recurring fictional characters from the Fox television comedy series, Arrested Development. ...


In the award-winning NBC sitcom 30 Rock, in response to being called normal, character Tracy Jordan replies, "I can't be normal. If I'm normal, I'm boring. If I'm boring, I'm not a movie star. If I'm not a movie star, then I'm poor. And poor people can't afford to pay back the $75,000 in cash they owe Quincy Jones." 30 Rock is a Golden Globe Award-winning and Emmy Award-nominated NBC sitcom that debuted in the United States on October 11, 2006. ... Tracy Jordan is a fictional character on the American television series 30 Rock, played by Tracy Morgan. ...


Mentioned in a recent episode of the HBO sitcom Flight of the Conchords as the brother of a would be record producing street hustler. For the HBO series based on the band, see Flight of the Conchords (series). ...


Jones was a guest star on an episode of The Boondocks. In it, he and the main character Huey Freeman co-produced a Christmas play for his school. The Boondocks is an American animated television series created by Aaron McGruder, based on his comic strip of the same name. ...


Personal life

Jones never learned to drive, citing an accident in which he was a passenger (at age 14) as the reason.[3]


Marriages and children

Jones has been married three times:

  • to Jeri Caldwell from 1957 to 1966. Daughters Jolie Jones Levine (singer ) and Rachel Jones.
  • to Ulla Andersson from 1967 to 1974; they had two children, Martina Jones and son Quincy Jones III;
  • to actress Peggy Lipton from 1974 to 1990; they had two daughters, actresses Kidada Jones and Rashida Jones.
  • Jones also had a brief affair with Carol Reynolds and had a daughter Rachel Jones.
  • Jones dated and lived with actress Nastassja Kinski from 1991 until 1997. In 1993 their daughter Kenya Julia Miambi [citation needed] Sarah Jones was born. PEOPLE OF CAMEROON DESCENT, TIKARI TRIBE OF CAMEROON.

This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Quincy Delight Jones III (aka QD3 aka Snoopy) is a Swedish-American composer, music producer, film producer and author. ... U.S. actress who was born on August 30, 1947, in New York City to a Jewish-American father and an Irish-born mother who was also Jewish. ... Kidada Ann Jones (Born on March 22, 1974 In Los Angeles, California, USA) Is An American Actress, model And Fashion Designer who is best known for appearing in Tommy Hilfiger advertisements. ... Rashida Leah Jones (born February 25, 1976), is an American actress, writer, model, and musician, best known for her portrayal of Karen Filippelli on The Office. ... Nastassja Kinski (born Nastassja Aglaia Nakszynski, January 24, 1961) is a prolific German actress, having appeared in more than 60 movies. ...

Selected solo albums

The Dude is a 1981 album by jazz musician Quincy Jones. ... Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ...

Selected albums produced and/or arranged

Social Call is an album by Betty Carter featuring Ray Bryant and a big band arranged by Gigi Gryce. ... Betty Carter Betty Carter (May 16, 1929 – September 26, 1998) was a prominent American jazz singer, who was renowned for her improvisational techniques. ... Vaughan and Violins is a 1958 (see 1958 in music) album by Sarah Vaughan, orchestrated and conducted by Quincy Jones. ... Sarah Lois Vaughan (nicknamed Sassy and The Divine One), (March 27, 1924 – April 3, 1990) was an American jazz singer, described as one of the greatest singers of the 20th century [1]. // Sarah Vaughan was born in Newark, New Jersey in 1924. ... For other persons named Andrew Williams, see Andrew Williams (disambiguation). ... Genius+Soul=Jazz is a 1960 album by Ray Charles. ... Ray Charles was the stage name of Ray Charles Robinson (September 23, 1930 – June 10, 2004), a pioneering American pianist and soul musician who shaped the sound of rhythm and blues. ... Track Listing “As Time Goes By” Herman Hupfield 2:48 “If You Go” Geoffrey Parsons, Michel Emer 2:39 “Oh Love Hast Thou Forsaken Me” William Bowers 2:33 “Say It Isnt So” Irving Berlin 2:53 “I Wish I Didnt Love You So” Frank Loesser 2:45... Peggy Lee (May 26, 1920 – January 21, 2002) was an American jazz and traditional pop singer and songwriter and Oscar-nominated performer. ... Blues Cross Country is a 1962 (see 1962 in music) album by Peggy Lee, arranged by Quincy Jones. ... Youre Mine You is a 1962 (see 1962 in music) album by the American jazz singer Sarah Vaughan, orchestrated and conducted by Quincy Jones. ... Ella and Basie! is a 1963 (see 1963 in music) album by the American Jazz singer Ella Fitzgerald, accompanied by the Count Basie Orchestra, with arrangements by a youthful Quincy Jones. ... Ella Fitzgerald (April 25, 1917 – June 15, 1996), also known as Lady Ella and the First Lady of Song, is considered one of the most influential jazz vocalists of the 20th Century. ... It Might As Well Be Swing is an album by American singer Frank Sinatra, released in 1964. ... “Sinatra” redirects here. ... Our Shining Hour is a 1965 (see 1965 in music) album by Sammy Davis, Jr. ... This article is about the entertainer. ... Sinatra At The Sands With Count Basie (or simply titled Sinatra At The Sands) is an album by American jazz singer Frank Sinatra, with the Count Basie Band, conducted and arranged by Quincy Jones, recorded live at the Sands Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, and released in 1966 (see... This article is about the 1969 film. ... Off the Wall is American pop and R&B singer Michael Jacksons breakthrough 1979 solo album. ... Michael Joseph Jackson (August 29, 1958), commonly known as MJ as well as the King of Pop, is an American musician, entertainer, and pop icon whose successful career and controversial personal life have been a part of pop culture for the last three decades. ... Alternate cover Special Edition release cover. ... L.A. Is My Lady is a 1984 album by the American singer Frank Sinatra. ... Look up bad in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ...

See also

This is a list of number-one dance hits as recorded by Billboard Magazine’s Hot Dance Club Play chart — a weekly national survey of popular songs in U.S. dance clubs. ... This is a list of recording artists who have reached number one on Billboard magazines Hot Dance Music/Club Play chart. ...

Quotes

  • "The tragedy of Tupac is that his untimely passing is representative of too many young black men in this country....If we had lost Oprah Winfrey at 25, we would have lost a relatively unknown, local market TV anchorwoman. If we had lost Malcolm X at 25, we would have lost a hustler named Detroit Red. And if I had left the world at 25, we would have lost a big-band trumpet player and aspiring composer — just a sliver of my eventual life potential."
  • "I was never very good at music when I was little. I never paid any attention to it in school."
  • "People have called me a jazz musician, but that's ludicrous. I have yet to figure out what a jazz musician is."
  • "Not one drop of my self-worth depends on your acceptance of me."

Tupac Amaru Shakur (June 16, 1971 – September 13, 1996), also known by his stage names 2Pac, Makaveli, or simply as Pac, was an American artist renowned for his rap music, movie roles, poetry, and his social activism. ... Oprah Winfrey, (born January 29, 1954) is a multiple-Emmy Award winning host of The Oprah Winfrey Show, the highest rated talk show in television history. ... Malcolm X, born Malcolm Little, also known as Detroit Red and Al-Hajj Malik El-Shabazz (Omaha, Nebraska, May 19, 1925 – February 21, 1965 in New York City) was a Muslim Minister and National Spokesman for the Nation of Islam. ...

References

  1. ^ Guinness World Records
  2. ^ http://www.nme.com/news/michael-jackson/28551
  3. ^ http://money.cnn.com/magazines/fortune/fortune_archive/2007/02/05/8399176/index.htm?section=money_mostpopular

External links

  • Official Quincy Jones Website
  • Official Quincy Jones Myspace Profile
  • American Masters - Quincy Jones: The Story of an American Musician
  • Quincy Jones at the Internet Movie Database
  • Association for Computing Machinery Video Interview with Quincy Jones
  • Quincy Jones speech on the importance of Cultural Diplomacy throughout the world, Beijing, China, May 26, 2006
  • Quincy Jones biography and video interview excerpts by The National Visionary Leadership Project
  • Video clip of Quincy Jones' speech on education at the American Film Institute for the 2006 ACM Computers in Entertainment Scholarship Awards (November 4, 2006)
Preceded by
Paul Newman
Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award
1994
Succeeded by
Arthur Hiller

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Jones' work for Barclay impressed the management at Mercury Records, a American label affiliated with the French imprint, and in 1961, he was named a vice president for Mercury, the first time an African-American had been hired as an upper-level executive by a major U.S. recording company.
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Jones recalls that year as a turning point in his career before he went on to become an acclaimed Hollywood and TV composer, producer of pop megahits such as Michael Jackson's "Thriller," and entertainment industry mogul.
"Quincy Jones _ Live in `60," is one of nine DVDs in the recently released "Jazz Icons" series featuring long-lost concert and studio film footage from the 1950s through the 1970s of such influential jazz artists as Ella Fitzgerald, Louis Armstrong, Dizzy Gillespie, Thelonious Monk and Chet Baker.
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