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  • Category: Recording
  • Unveiled: 14 Mar 1980
  • Address:
    1500 Vine St
  • HWOF Popularity:
    Today: 179th
    Monthly Average: 162nd

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

In the news

Jacqueline Avant, Billye Aaron, Hank Aaron, Ted Sarandos, Nicole Avant, Clarence Avant, Andrew Young and Carolyn Young at 'The Black Godfather' film premiere, Arrivals, Paramount Theater, Los Angeles,
Variety, 2019-06-04 17:38:37
For all of the Hollywood heavyweights — including Quincy Jones, Jamie Foxx, Sean Combs, Chadwick Boseman and Queen Latifah — who flocked to Monday’s premiere of Netflix’s “The Black Godfather” at Paramount Studios, the vibe was more akin to a family affair. That’s literally what this doc about the life ...

56 Years Ago, Lesley Gore Got Her 'Party' Started at No. 1 on the Hot 100
Billboard, 2019-06-01 15:00:33
Lesley Gore was a 16-year-old living in Tenafly, N.J. when she was discovered by Quincy Jones, who signed her to Mercury Records and recorded four...

Quincy Jones and Broad Museum kick off concert series celebrating summer of 'Black Power'
LA Times Entertainme, 2019-05-30 20:10:00
A viewer can’t stroll more than a few steps at the Broad Museum’s current exhibition “Soul of a Nation: Art in the Age of Black Power 1963-1983” without encountering a painting, photo or sculpture that doesn’t include an image of, or allusion to, music. Take L.A. assemblage specialist Betye Saar’s...

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