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  • Category: Recording
  • Unveiled: 14 Mar 1980
  • Address:
    1500 Vine St
  • HWOF Popularity:
    Today: 145th
    Monthly Average: 114th

Quincy Jones

Next star: Spike Jones
Previous star: Barry Sullivan


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

In the news

Variety, 2020-06-19 21:41:12
Few people in the history of recorded music have had as profound an impact as Quincy Jones. He’s a legendary composer and performer whose work has crossed multiple genres, races and media, a 30-time Grammy winner (including album of the year for 1989’s “Back on the Block”), and the producer ...

Quincy Jones vs. Michael Jackson estate: Court strips Jones of $9.4 million in royalties
USA Today Music, 2020-05-05 22:46:54
Legal battle between superstar producer Quincy Jones and late Michael Jackson's estate is upended by court; Jones loses $9.4 million.        

Variety, 2020-05-05 18:45:22
An appellate court ruled on Tuesday that the Michael Jackson estate does not have to pay $6.9 million in royalties and fees to Quincy Jones. The three-judge panel of the 2nd Appellate District overturned the bulk of a 2017 jury verdict, finding that the trial judge had allowed the jury ...

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