Quincy Jones

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Quincy Jones

American record producer, conductor, arranger, film composer, television producer, and trumpeter add

Category: Music

Born in 1933.

Countries: United States (69%), France (7%), United Kingdom (7%)

Main connections: Ray Charles, Michael Jackson, Frank Sinatra

Linked to: Mercury Records, Jazz Foundation of America, Garfield High School, Chaka Khan




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Quincy Jones was born in 1933 add something


Robert Blackwell - Born "'Robert Alexander Blackwell"' in Seattle, Washington, he led a jazz group in the late 1940s that included pianist Ray Charles and trumpeter Quincy Jones


Ray Charles - He moved to Seattle in 1947, where he first met and befriended, under the tutelage of Robert Blackwell, a 14-year-old Quincy Jones.


During the 1950s, Jones successfully toured throughout Europe with a number of jazz orchestras add something


Eddie Barclay - The band were to accompany Louis Armstrong, Ella Fitzgerald, Dizzy Gillespie, Sacha Distel, and Quincy Jones, who became the artistic director of Barclay Records at the end of the 1950s


In 1951, Jones won a scholarship to the Schillinger House in Boston, Massachusetts add something


Lionel Hampton - The Hampton orchestra that toured Europe in 1953 included Clifford Brown, Gigi Gryce, Anthony Ortega, Monk Montgomery, George Wallington, Art Farmer, Quincy Jones, and singer Annie Ross.


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 Information Agency add something


Julius Watkins - He co-led, with Charlie Rouse, the group Les Jazz Modes from 1956 to 1959, and he toured with Quincy Jones and his band from 1959 to 1961


In 1957, Quincy settled in Paris where he studied composition and theory with Nadia Boulanger and Olivier Messiaen add something


Jones first worked with Frank Sinatra when he was invited by Princess Grace to arrange a benefit concert at the Monaco Sporting Club in 1958 add something


Freddie Hubbard - In 1958, at the age of 20, he moved to New York, and began playing with some of the best jazz players of the era, including Philly Joe Jones, Sonny Rollins, Slide Hampton, Eric Dolphy, J. J. Johnson, and Quincy Jones


Count Basie - In 1959, Basie's band recorded a "greatest hits" double album The Count Basie Story and "Basie and Eckstine, Inc.": album featuring Billy Eckstine, Quincy_Jones and the Count Basie Orchestra.


In the 1960s, Jones worked as an arranger for some of the most important artists of the era, including Billy Eckstine, Sarah Vaughn, Frank Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald, Peggy Lee, and Dinah Washington add something


Jones's social activism began in the 1960s with his support of Dr.Martin Luther King Jr add something


A European tour closed in Paris in February 1960 add something


Oliver Nelson - From 1960 to 1961 he played tenor saxophone with Quincy Jones, both in the U.S. and on tour in Europe


Roger Guerin - He replaced Clark Terry in Quincy Jones's Big Band in 1960


Alicia Keys - Keys performed "If I Ain't Got You" and joined Jamie Foxx and Quincy Jones in a rendition of "Georgia on My Mind", the Hoagy Carmichael song made famous by Ray Charles in 1960 at the 2005 Grammy Awards


Sarah Vaughan - Vaughan began recording for Roulette in April 1960, making a string of strong large ensemble albums arranged and/or conducted by Billy May, Jimmy Jones, Joe Reisman, Quincy Jones, Benny_Carter, Lalo Schifrin, and Gerald Wilson.


He is well known for his 1962 tune "Soul Bossa Nova", which originated on the "Big Band Bossa Nova" album add something


Nana Mouskouri - In 1962, she met Quincy Jones, who persuaded her to travel to New York City to record an album of American jazz titled "The Girl from Greece Sings"


Onzy Matthews - Matthews showed his adeptness at a wide range of writing; the tracks are somewhat like Quincy Jones' 1962 album "Big Band Bossa Nova" released by Mercury Records


Jones was responsible for producing all four million-selling singles for Lesley Gore during the early and mid-sixties, including "It's My Party" , "Judy's Turn To Cry" , "She's A Fool" in 1963, and "You Don't Own Me" add something


Lesley Gore - Her record producer from 1963 to 1965 was Quincy Jones


Sarah Vaughan - In the summer of 1963, Vaughan went to Denmark with producer Quincy Jones to record four days of live performances with her trio, Sassy Swings the Tivoli, an excellent example of her live show from this period.


In 1964, Jones was promoted to vice-president of the company, thus becoming the first African American to hold such an executive position in a white-owned record company add something


Major Holley - A prolific studio musician, he played with Duke Ellington in 1964 and with the Kenny Burrell Trio, Coleman Hawkins, Lee Konitz, Roy Eldridge, Michel Legrand, Milt Buckner, Jay McShann and Quincy Jones in the 1960s and 1970s


Irving Green - In 1964, Mercury Records became the first major record label to have a black high-level executive, when Green hired the trumpeter Quincy Jones as vice president


Jones conducted and arranged 1966's live album with the Basie Band, "Sinatra at the Sands" add something


Ulla Andersson - In 1966 when Andersson was 19 years old, she met Quincy Jones at a party given by TWA in honour of Frank Sinatra in New York


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 the 1967 film "In Cold Blood" add something


In 1968, Jones and his songwriting partner Bob Russell became the first African Americans to be nominated for an Academy award for Best Original Song "The Eyes of Love" from the Universal Pictures film "Banning" add something


Bob Russell (songwriter) - In 1968, Russell along with songwriting partner Quincy Jones was nominated for an Academy *award in the Best Original Song category


Venetta Fields - From about 1969, along with fellow vocalists Clydie King and Sherlie Matthews, Fields quickly became one of the most sought-after backing singers in the US, working with artists including Diana Ross, Elkie Brooks, Steely Dan, Joe Cocker, Quincy Jones, Bette_Midler, Burt Bacharach, Bob Dylan, The Supremes, Neil Diamond, Bob Seger, Burton Cummings, Tim Buckley, Paul Butterfield, Leonard Cohen and with Aretha_Franklin; her mentor and inspiration


Arthur Adams (singer) - His song "Love And Peace" was covered by Quincy Jones on his Grammy *award-winning 1969 album "Walking In Space"


David Lucas (composer) - In 1969, Quincy Jones introduced Lucas to Cy Coleman, who signed him to Coleman's Notable Music Publishing Company


Jose Feliciano - In 1969, working with Quincy Jones on the "Mackenna's Gold" movie soundtrack, he recorded popular theme song "Old Turkey Buzzard"


In the 1970s Jones formed The Quincy Jones Workshops add something


Starting in the late 1970s, Jones tried to convince Miles Davis to re-perform the music he had played on several classic albums that had been arranged by Gil Evans in the 1960s add something


Phil Upchurch - In the 1970s he worked with Ramsey Lewis, Quincy Jones and led his own quartet with Tennyson Stephens


Joe Zawinul - "Birdland" is one of the most recognizable jazz pieces of the 1970s, covered by many prominent artists from The Manhattan Transfer and Quincy Jones to Maynard Ferguson, the Buddy Rich Big Band, and Jefferson Starship


Pino Presti - Connections: Mina Mazzini, Gerry Mulligan, Astor Piazzolla, Shirley Bassey, Quincy Jones, Franco Cerri, Maynard Ferguson, Aldemaro Romero, Tullio De Piscopo, St├ęphane Grappelli (1970's and 1980's)


Chuck Rainey - Moving to Los Angeles in 1972, his work with Quincy Jones continued as a member of Jones' big band, and Rainey continued to work as a studio musician on others albums like, Betty Davis' famously shelved session from 1976


Leon Ware - Ware is notable for writing the Top 5 R&B single, "I Wanna Be Where You Are", for a young Michael Jackson in 1972, and creating the "Body Heat" album along with Quincy Jones


Aretha Franklin - Franklin's next album, 1973's "Hey Now Hey ", was co-produced by Franklin and Quincy Jones, and featured the hit, "Angel", which was co-composed by Carolyn Franklin


Stan Lathan - In 1973, Lathan teamed up with Quincy Jones and Jesse Jackson to produce and direct "Save the Children", a music documentary feature film distributed by Paramount Pictures


Jim Gilstrap - He can be heard in a vocal performance on Quincy Jones' 1974 jazz-funk composition "Soul Saga ", from Jones' "Body Heat" album


Dangerous (Michael Jackson album) - His first album under his new contract with Sony Music, it was Jackson's first album since 1975's "Forever, Michael" not to be produced by longtime collaborator Quincy Jones, who had agreed to split after the final recording sessions for Jackson's 1987 album, "Bad"


Don Grusin - In 1975, Quincy Jones invited him to tour with his band, and Grusin was persuaded to leave teaching for a career in music


Louis Johnson (bassist) - He was the bassist on Earl Klugh's 1976 jazz/pop album "Living Inside Your Love" and 1977 jazz/pop album "Finger Paintings", as well as Quincy Jones' 1975 "Mellow Madness"


Gerald Fried - Fried is perhaps best known for his collaboration with Quincy Jones on their Emmy Award-winning score for the 1977 miniseries "Roots"


Chaka Khan - Khan was a featured performer on Quincy Jones' hit, "Stuff Like That", released in 1978


Rod Temperton - In 1979 he was recruited by Quincy Jones to write for what became Michael Jackson's first solo album in four years, and his first full-fledged solo release for Epic Records, entitled "Off The Wall"


Ollie E. Brown - In the 1980s, Brown produced or performed on albums by Blondie, The Jacksons, La Toya Jackson , DeBarge and Quincy Jones


Siedah Garrett - The association with Jackson enabled her to sing on several Quincy Jones albums of the 1980s and 1990s, co-writing his hit songs "Tomorrow ", "Back On The Block," and "The Secret Garden


Jones's 1981 album "The Dude" yielded multiple hit singles, including "Ai No Corrida" , "Just Once" and "One Hundred Ways", the latter two featuring James Ingram on lead vocals and marking Ingram's first hits add something


Eddie Van Halen - In 1982, Eddie was invited by producer Quincy Jones to contribute the guitar solo for Michael Jackson's recording for "Thriller's" "Beat It"


Nineteen years later, Sinatra and Jones teamed up for 1984's "L.A. Is My Lady", after a joint Sinatra-Lena Horne project was abandoned add something


Frank Sinatra - In 1984, Sinatra worked with Quincy Jones for the first time in nearly two decades on the album, L.A. Is My Lady, which was well received critically.


After the 1985 American Music awards ceremony, Jones used his influence to draw most of the major American recording artists of the day into a studio to record the song "We Are the World" to raise money for the victims of Ethiopia's famine add something


In 1985, Jones scored the Steven Spielberg film adaptation of "The Color Purple" add something


Lisa Langlois - In 1985 Langlois co-starred in the romantic comedy "The Slugger's Wife", where she played a struggling singer and performed her own musical numbers after auditioning for Quincy Jones


Michael Omartian - In 1985 Michael Omartian, along with Quincy Jones, co-produced the No. 1 hit "We Are the World" by a supergroup of popular musicians billed as USA for Africa


Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five - In 1985, Melle Mel met Quincy Jones at the Grammys, and they began to collaborate for "Back on the Block"


Rod Temperton - In 1986 Temperton was nominated for the Best Original Song Oscar for "Miss Celie's Blues," which he cowrote with Quincy Jones and Lionel Richie for "The Color Purple"


Al B. Sure! - In 1987, Quincy Jones selected Brown as the first winner of the Sony Innovators Talent Search


Sarah Vaughan - In 1989, Quincy Jones' album Back on the Block featured Vaughan in a brief scatting duet with Ella Fitzgerald.


Jones had a brief appearance in the 1990 video for The Time song "Jerk Out" add something


Claude Nobs - During the 1990s, Nobs shared the directorship of the festival with Quincy Jones, and made Miles Davis an honorary host


Amiri Baraka - In 1990 he co-authored the autobiography of Quincy Jones, and 1998 was a supporting actor in Warren Beatty's film "Bulworth"


Kool Moe Dee - In 1990 he performed on Quincy Jones' album Back on the Block along with fellow rappers Melle Mel, Big Daddy Kane and Ice-T. The album gained considerable critical and financial success and winning the 1991 Grammy Award for Album of the Year.


Chaka Khan - In 1990, she was a featured performer on another major hit when she collaborated with Ray Charles and Quincy Jones on a new jack swing cover of The Brothers Johnson's "I'll Be Good to You", which was featured on Jones' "Back on the Block"


Ernestine Anderson - In the early 1990s she joined Qwest Records, the label of fellow Garfield High School grad Quincy Jones


Kirk Whalum - The 1990s brought Whalum a diverse series of session and touring jobs, working with artists like Whitney Houston, Willie Norwood, Babyface, Nancy Wilson, Yolanda Adams, Take 6, BeBe & CeCe Winans, Barbra Streisand, Kirk Franklin, Edwin Hawkins, Quincy Jones, Kevin Mahogany, Al Green, and Luther Vandross


Montreux Jazz Festival - In 1991, Davis, suffering from pneumonia, relented and agreed to perform the music at a concert at the Montreux Jazz Festival add something


Big Daddy Kane - In 1991, Kane won the Grammy Award for Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group for his performance on the Quincy Jones collaborative track "Back on the Block" off of Back on the Block.


Rod Temperton - Temperton won a Grammy Award in 1991 for his work on "Birdland", from Quincy Jones's album "Back on the Block"


Gil Evans - Unfortunately, Evans' orchestral scores from the "Porgy and Bess" sessions were later found to be incomplete , and Quincy Jones and Gil Goldstein attempted to reconstruct these for Miles Davis's final 1991 concerts at Montreux, recorded as Miles & Quincy Live at Montreux


Nastassja Kinski - From 1992 until 1995, Kinski lived with musician Quincy Jones


In 1993, 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 add something


He was the first African American to win the Academy's Jean Hersholt Humanitarian award, in 1995 add something


Cycle chic - In 1995, "Vibe" magazine, owned by Quincy Jones, listed brands that had "infiltrated" cycling such as Dolce & Gabbana, DKNY and FILA with "cycle chic"


R. Kelly - In May 1996, Kelly was featured on the cover of Ebony Man magazine with the headline proclaiming "R. Kelly The new King of RB" where he discussed touring, working with Quincy Jones, Toni_Braxton, and Janet_Jackson ("When I first met them, I could tell they liked my albums.


Jones appeared in the Walt Disney Pictures film "Fantasia 2000", introducing the set piece of George Gershwin's "Rhapsody in Blue" add something


In 2001, he became an honorary member of the Board of Directors of The Jazz Foundation of America add something


"Bad" was the last time the pair would work together in the studio, although an audio interview with Jones features on the 2001 special editions of "Off The Wall", "Thriller" and "Bad" add something


Carol Kaye - Her tracks for Quincy Jones so impressed him, that he said in his 2001 autobiography "Q" that "


In a 2002 interview, when Jackson was asked if he would ever work with Jones again he replied, "The door is always open" add something


He was played by Larenz Tate in the 2004 biopic about Ray Charles, "Ray" add something


In 2004, Jones helped launch the We Are the Future project, which gives children in poor and conflict-ridden areas a chance to live their childhoods and develop a sense of hope add something


Glocal Forum - Launched in 2004, 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


Michael Ealy - In 2005, Ealy co-starred in the Television film version of "Their Eyes Were Watching God", produced by Oprah Winfrey and Quincy Jones, and starring Academy *award–winning actress Halle Berry


Yue-Sai Kan - Shanghai International Film Festival - Since 2006, Yue-Sai Kan has been serving as Chairman of the Invitation Committee of the Shanghai International Film Festival, the largest film festival in Asia and has brought in such stars as Halle Berry, Quincy Jones, Susan_Sarandon, Matt Dillon, Daniel Boyle, Adrien Brody, Barry Levinson, Claire Danes, and others


On July 26, 2007, he announced his endorsement of Hillary Clinton for president add something


On July 31, 2007, Jones partnered with Wizzard Media to launch the Quincy Jones Video Podcast add something


Siedah Garrett - She represented America in the opening ceremony of 2007 Special Olympics World Summer Games singing the song "I Know I Can", and in the opening ceremony of Expo 2010 Shanghai China, singing the song "Better City, Better Life" with Jonathan Buck, both songs which she co-wrote with Quincy Jones


At the 2008 BET awards, Quincy Jones was presented with the Humanitarian award add something


Angelique Kidjo - Montreux Jazz Festival - Kidjo performed at the 75th Birthday Celebration of Quincy Jones at the Montreux Jazz Festival in July 2008


Petula Clark - At the Montreux Jazz Festival, Switzerland on 14 July 2008, Clark joined with Paulo Nutini to perform "Goin' To Chicago Blues" in celebration of Quincy Jones' 75th birthday


Jones is noted for helping produce Anita Hall's CD, "Send Love", which was released in 2009 add something


On January 6, 2009, Quincy Jones appeared on NBC's "Last Call with Carson Daly" to discuss various experiences within his prolific career add something


On December 12, 2009, Jones performed at a private reception for USAA employees at the Alamo Dome, in San Antonio, TX. add something


University of California, Los Angeles - Past recipients have included Stevie Wonder, Frank Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald, James Taylor, Ray Charles, Natalie Cole, Quincy Jones, Lionel_Richie, and in 2009, Julie Andrews


University of California at Los Angeles - Past recipients have included Stevie Wonder, Frank Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald, James Taylor, Ray Charles, Natalie Cole, Quincy Jones, Lionel_Richie, and in 2009, Julie Andrews


Mark di Suvero - He is a 2010 National Medal of Arts winner, alongside Meryl Streep, James Taylor, Harper Lee, and Quincy Jones among others


Amy Winehouse - Winehouse and Mark Ronson contributed a cover of Lesley Gore's "It's_My_Party_(song)" to the Quincy Jones tribute album "Q Soul Bossa Nostra" released 9 November 2010


On February 5, 2011 Quincy Jones appeared on CBS's Late night show with David Letterman add something


Badr Jafar - In late 2011, Jafar launched the Global Gumbo Group with music producer Quincy Jones, to develop multimedia opportunities across all entertainment platforms, including music, film, television, publishing and digital applications, in the Middle East and North Africa


Seiko Matsuda - Matsuda was invited by Quincy Jones to appear on Hollywood Bowl 2011 on September 7th


Badr Jafar - On May 26, 2011, Badr Jafar and Quincy Jones jointly executive produced an Arabic charity single titled "Tomorrow/Bokra", presented by international dancer Shakira, and featuring Akon, Kadim Al Sahir, and Tamer Hosny to help raise money to finance educational arts, culture scholarships, and projects for children in the Middle East and North Africa


Larry King - In December 2011, preceding a CNN Special on the topic, the Kings had a special dinner with friends Conan O'Brien, Tyra Banks, Shaquille O'Neal, Seth MacFarlane, Jack Dorsey, Quincy Jones and Russell Brand where his intent to do so was reiterated, among other topics that were discussed


Alfredo Rodriguez (pianist born 1985) - Alfredo's Debut Album produced by Quincy Jones and himself "Sounds of Space" has been released on Qwest/Mack Avenue Records in 2012


Gary Husband - In August, 2012, Gary Husband performed at the Solidarity of Arts Festival in Gda?sk, Poland with Quincy Jones, Tomasz Sta?ko and the NDR Bigband


Gary Husband - In August 2012, Gary Husband performed at the Solidarity of Arts Festival in Gda?sk, Poland with Quincy Jones, Tomasz Sta?ko and the NDR Bigband


He was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 2013 as the winner, alongside Lou Adler, of the Ahmet Ertegun award add something


In October 2013, it was reported by the BBC that Jones is suing the estate of Michael Jackson for millions of dollars add something


Nathan East - East has recorded, performed and co-written songs with Anita Baker, The Love Unlimited Orchestra, Babyface, B.B. King, Eric Clapton, George Harrison, Elton John, Michael Jackson, Stevie Wonder, Savage Garden, Sting, Quincy Jones, Al Jarreau, Kenny Loggins, The Manhattan Transfer, Herbie Hancock & Daft Punk That's Nathan's bass line you hear on the 2013 smash hit 'Get Lucky" Grammy winner for Record of the Year and Best Pop Duo/Group Performance


Lou Adler - He will be inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 2013 as the winner, alongside Quincy Jones, of the Ahmet Ertegun Award


Nikki Yanofsky - In early 2013, Yanofsky signed with Quincy Jones Productions, Inc. for worldwide management representation


Emily Bear - Released in May 2013, "Diversity", Emily's new album produced by legendary multi-Grammy *award winning producer, composer and arranger Quincy Jones, has been recorded at Westlake Recording Studios in Los Angeles - the same Studio that Quincy Jones recorded his Back On The Block album and Bad with Michael Jackson


Nikki Yanofsky - September 2013 saw the release of her single and video "Something New" executive-produced by Quincy Jones


In July 2014, Jones was starring in a documentary film, "The Distortion of Sound" add something


First Republic Bank - As of January 2015, First Republic had a client roster including high profile Americans such as Quincy Jones, Larry_King, and Clorox CEO Craig Sullivan


On February 28, 2016 he and Pharell Williams presented Ennio Morricone with the Oscar for best filmscore and in August 2016, he and his music were featured at the BBC Proms at the Royal Albert Hall add something


Richard Bona - Richard Bona's music took on a distinctive Afro-Cuban flavor with the 2016 release of the Heritage album with Cuban band Mandekan Cubano. The album was released under Quincy Jones' Qwest label


In regard to religion, in a "Vulture" interview published in February 2018, he stated he believes in a God that opposes the love of money but dismisses the notion of an afterlife; he holds particular animus for the Catholic Church, believing it is built upon the notions of money, "fear, smoke and murder" add something


Marlon Brando - In 2018, Quincy Jones and Jennifer Lee claimed that Brando had had a sexual relationship with comedian and "Superman III" alumni Richard Pryor


Richard Pryor - In 2018, Quincy Jones and Jennifer Lee claimed that Pryor had a sexual relationship with Marlon Brando, and that Pryor was open about his bisexuality with his friends


On June 25, 2019, "The New York Times Magazine" listed Quincy Jones among hundreds of artists whose material was reportedly destroyed in the 2008 Universal fire add something