Knowledge Identifier: +Quincy_Jones
Born in 1933.
Countries: United States (69%), France (7%), United Kingdom (7%)
Linked to: Mercury Records, Jazz Foundation of America, Garfield High School, Chaka Khan
During the 1950s, Jones successfully toured throughout Europe with a number of jazz orchestras
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"
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"
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"
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"
Jose Feliciano - In 1969, working with Quincy Jones on the "Mackenna's Gold" movie soundtrack, he recorded popular theme song "Old Turkey Buzzard"
Phil Upchurch - In the 1970s he worked with Ramsey Lewis, Quincy Jones and led his own quartet with Tennyson Stephens
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Nastassja Kinski - From 1992 until 1995, Kinski lived with musician Quincy Jones
In 2001, he became an honorary member of the Board of Directors of The Jazz Foundation of America
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"
He was played by Larenz Tate in the 2004 biopic about Ray Charles, "Ray"
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
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
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
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
He was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 2013 as the winner, alongside Lou Adler, of the Ahmet Ertegun award
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
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"