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  • Category: Recording
  • Unveiled: 14 Mar 1980
  • Address:
    1500 Vine St
  • HWOF Popularity:
    Today: 126th
    Monthly Average: 124th

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

Will.i.am Honors Quincy Jones at 8th Annual TRANS4M Gala
Billboard, 2019-02-14 04:12:48
Since the rapper/producer’s upbringing in the Boyle Heights projects, music has been his outlet for social issues, Will.i.am said at the i.am....

Quincy Jones to Celebrate Three Classic Michael Jackson at O2 Arena
Billboard, 2019-02-11 13:26:15
Quincy Jones will celebrate his work on three of Michael Jackson's most iconic albums with a blow-out symphonic concert at London's O2 Arena...

Quincy Jones Now Has the Most Grammys Of Any Living Artist After 'Quincy' Doc Win
Billboard, 2019-02-10 23:56:08
Quincy Jones took home yet another Grammy tonight (Feb. 10), with his documentary Quincy winning for best music film on the 2019 Grammy...

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