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Quincy Jones

1933-03-14 Chicago, Illinois, USA

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Quincy Delight Jones, Jr. is an American record producer, conductor, arranger, composer, television producer, film producer, instrumentalist, magazine founder, record company executive, humanitarian, and jazz trumpeter. His career spans six decades in the entertainment industry and a record 79 Grammy Award nominations, 27 Grammys, including a Grammy Legend Award in 1991. 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, their "The Eyes of Love" for the Universal Pictures film Banning. That same year, Jones was the first African American to be nominated twice within the same year for an Academy Award for Best Original Score, as he was also nominated for his work on the film In Cold Blood (1967). In 1971, Jones was the first African American to be named as the musical director/conductor of the Academy Awards ceremony. In 1995 he was the first African American to receive the Academy's Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award. He is tied with sound designer Willie D. Burton as the African American who has been nominated for the most Oscars; each has received seven nominations. Jones was the producer, with Michael Jackson, of Jackson's albums Off the Wall (1979), Thriller (1982), and Bad (1987), as well as being the producer and conductor of the charity song "We Are the World". In 2013 Jones was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame as the winner, alongside Lou Adler, of the Ahmet Ertegun Award. Among his awards, Jones was named by Time Magazine as one of the most influential jazz musicians of the 20th century.


Dionne Warwick: Don't Make Me Over Self 2021-09-11
Sergio Mendes: In The Key of Joy Himself 2021-01-18
You Don't Own Me Self 2021-05-21
Ronnie's 2020-10-23
Jay Sebring....Cutting to the Truth Self 2020-03-06
It Must Schwing - Die Blue Note Story Self 2020-03-19
Count Basie: Through His Own Eyes 2020-09-13
Montreux Jazz Festival 2013 - Remember Claude Nobs 2019-07-12
Quincy Jones : A Musical Celebration Paris 2019-10-02
The Black Godfather Self 2019-06-07
ReMastered: The Two Killings of Sam Cooke Himself 2019-02-08
David Foster: Off the Record Himself 2019-09-06
Miles Davis: Birth of the Cool Self 2019-08-23
Quincy Self 2018-09-21
The Jazz Ambassadors Himself 2018-05-04
Q85: A Musical Celebration for Quincy Jones 2018-12-09
Unbanned: The Legend of AJ1 Himself 2018-04-22
Survivor's Guide to Prison Himself 2018-02-23
Jazzopen Stuttgart 2017 - Festival der Weltstars und Wunderkinder 2017-10-12
Score: A Film Music Documentary Self 2017-03-16
Sammy Davis, Jr.: I've Gotta Be Me Self 2017-09-11
Quincy Jones & Friends - Live at Jazz Open Stuttgart 2017-10-24
Feel Rich: Health Is the New Wealth Himself 2017-05-23
Sandy Wexler Himself 2017-04-14
More Than Jazz Himself 2016-07-03
I Go Back Home - Jimmy Scott Himself 2016-08-01
Michael Jackson's Journey from Motown to Off the Wall Himself 2016-02-06
Sinatra 100: An All-Star Grammy Concert 2015-12-06
Kareem: Minority of One 2015-11-03
The Distortion of Sound Self 2014-07-10
Richard Pryor: Omit the Logic Self 2013-04-23
Miles Davis with Quincy Jones and the Gil Evans Orchestra: Live at Montreux 1991 Himself 2013-07-08
Experience Montreux Himself 2013-06-18
Marvin Hamlisch: What He Did For Love Himself 2013-10-12
Paul Simon - Under African Skies (Graceland 25th Anniversary Film) Self 2012-05-11
Iceberg Slim: Portrait of a Pimp Himself 2012-09-08
Rising Above the Blues: The Story of Jimmy Scott 2012-05-30
The Jazz Baroness Self 2009-04-17
Q: The Man Himself 2009-02-01
An Evening with Quincy Jones 2008-01-01
Celia: The Queen himself 2008-04-26
Quincy Jones : 75th Birthday Celebration Live at Montreux himself 2008-07-14
Quincy Jones: Breaking New Sound Interviewee 2008-01-15
King: Man of Peace in a Time of War Himself 2007-01-16
New Order: The New Order Story Himself 2006-05-09
Jazz Icons - Quincy Jones Live in '60 2006-06-15
The N Word Himself 2006-01-16
Letter to the President Self 2005-03-29
The World of Nat King Cole Self 2004-06-15
Genius. A Night for Ray Charles Self 2004-10-07
Michael Jackson - The One Self 2004-01-02
Michael Jackson: Number Ones Self 2003-11-18
Live and Swingin': The Ultimate Rat Pack Collection Himself 2003-12-30
Austin Powers in Goldmember Himself 2002-07-26
The Cosby Show: A Look Back Self 2002-05-19
It's Black Entertainment Self 2002-02-08
Michael Jackson: 30th Anniversary Celebration 2001-11-13
Sidney Poitier: One Bright Light 2000-02-02
Frank Sinatra Memorial Himself 2000-05-16
Fantasia 2000 Himself - Host 1999-12-17
Intimate Portrait: Natalie Cole 1999-01-08
The Phil Collins Big Band - Live at Montreux 1996 1996-07-17
Wayne Shorter: Live at Montreux 1996 1996-07-08
Quincy Jones: 50 Years in Music - Live at Montreux 1996-07-19
Oscar Peterson: Music in the Key of Oscar Self 1995-01-01
A Great Day in Harlem (self) 1994-09-27
Listen Up: The Lives Of Quincy Jones Himself 1990-10-03
The Earth Day Special Himself 1990-04-22
Bugs Bunny/Looney Tunes All-Star 50th Anniversary Himself 1986-01-14
We Are the World: The Story Behind the Song Self 1985-01-28
Wiz on Down the Road Self - Music Arranger / Emerald City Gold Pianist 1978-01-01
The Wiz Emerald City Gold Pianist 1978-10-24
Frank Sinatra Spectacular Self - Conductor 1965-06-12