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  • Category: Recording
  • Unveiled: 14 Mar 1980
  • Address:
    1500 Vine St
  • HWOF Popularity:
    Today: 120th
    Monthly Average: 86th

Quincy Jones

Next star: Spike Jones
Previous star: Barry Sullivan

Biography

Jones in 2014

Source: Wikipedia

Quincy Delight Jones, Jr. (born March 14, 1933), also known as "Q", is an American record producer, actor, conductor, arranger, composer, musician, television producer, film producer, instrumentalist, magazine founder, entertainment company executive, and humanitarian. His career spans six decades in the entertainment industry and a record 79 Grammy Award nominations, and 28 Grammys, including a Grammy Legend Award in 1991. He is best known for the role of himself in Yakety Yak, Take it Back, Trash Talk, and Fantasia 2000.

Fact file

  • Birth name: Quincy Delight Jones, Jr.
  • Also known as: Q
  • Born: March 14, 1933 (age 84) Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
  • Genres: Rhythm and blues funk soul big band swing bossa nova jazz hip hop rock and roll pop
  • Occupation(s): Producer, musician, conductor, arranger, composer, executive
  • Instruments: Trumpet, french horn, drums, vocals, piano, synthesizer
  • Years active: 1951–present
  • Labels: Warner Bros, Columbia, Mercury, Qwest, Epic, ABC, Interscope
  • Associated acts: Lionel Hampton, Ray Charles, Dizzy Gillespie, Clark Terry, Toots Thielemans, Sarah Vaughan, Aaliyah, Rod Temperton, The Brothers Johnson, Frank Sinatra, Eddie Van Halen, Dinah Washington, Nana Mouskouri, Dean Martin, Patti Austin, Tevin Campbell, Tamia, Trey Songz, Lesley Gore, Nikki Yanofsky, Michael Jackson, Caiphus Semenya, Emily Bear, Justin Kauflin, Jacob Collier, Jon Batiste
  • Website: quincyjones.com

Read more about Quincy Jones at Wikipedia or at the Internet Movie Database

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How three veteran talents have survived in the era of young, shape-shifting R&B
LA Times Entertainme, 2018-12-14 11:00:00
Tamia, Tank and Ledisi are among R&B;’s most revered voices. Their work stretches back to the late 1990s; collaborations with Quincy Jones, Gladys Knight, Aaliyah, Chris Brown and John Legend dot their respective catalogs; and they remain in-demand as touring acts. Yet it was only in the past few...

markdavidvariety
Variety, 2018-12-05 22:48:52
Though they’ve long owned a classy mansion on three-quarters of an acre of landscaped grounds less than four miles away, Judd Apatow and Leslie Mann have splashed out $14.5 million for a mansion-sized penthouse atop an iconic 1960s Santa Monica, Calif., high-rise designed by renown architect A. Quincy Jones. According ...

Quincy Jones Leaves Hand & Footprints at Hollywood's TCL Chinese Theatre, Supported by Snoop Dogg, Usher & Daughter Rashida
Billboard, 2018-11-28 20:44:09
Legendary producer Quincy Jones became the first composer to get his hand and footprints imprinted at Hollywood's TCL Chinese Theatre on Tuesday...

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