Quincy Jones - Sondz

Overview

Quincy Delight Jones Jr. (born March 14, 1933) is an American record producer, musician, songwriter, composer, arranger, and film and television producer. His career spans 70 years in the entertainment industry with a record of 80 Grammy Award nominations, 28 Grammys, and a Grammy Legend Award in 1992.

Jones came to prominence in the 1950s as a jazz arranger and conductor before working on pop music and film scores. He moved easily between musical genres, producing Lesley Gore's major pop hits of the early 1960s (including "It's My Party") and serving as an arranger and conductor for several collaborations between the jazz artists Frank Sinatra and Count Basie in the same time period. In 1968, Jones became the first African American to be nominated for an Academy Award for Best Original Song for "The Eyes of Love" from the film Banning. Jones was also nominated for an Academy Award for Best Original Score for his work on the 1967 ...

Facts

Born14 Mar. 1933 (Age: 89), in Chicago
AreaUnited States
Years active69
StatusActive
GenderMale
Married to

Peggy Lipton (1974-1990)

ChildrenQD IIIRashida JonesJolie Levine
Role(s)ProducerProducer (executive)TrumpetKeyboardLiner NotesBackground VocalsConductorComposerArranger
Label(s)A&M RecordsMercury RecordsQwest RecordsWarner Bros. RecordsVerveEmArcyJazz ClubThe Master CylinderFilm Score MonthlyConcord Records
Label managementQwest Records (label founder)Quincy Jones Productions (label founder)

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Collaborators

NameRole(s)
Phil Woods
Phil WoodsAlto saxophoneReedsPerformer (additional)
Patti Bown
Patti BownPiano
Julius Watkins
Julius WatkinsFrench horn
Jerome Richardson
Jerome RichardsonWoodwindReedsTenor saxophonePerformer (additional)Soprano saxophoneBaritone saxophone
Jimmy Cleveland
Jimmy ClevelandTrombone
Sahib Shihab
Sahib ShihabBaritone saxophoneWoodwind
Clark Terry
Clark TerryTrumpetPerformer (additional)Flugelhorn
Ernie Royal
Ernie RoyalTrumpet
Melba Liston
Melba ListonTromboneArranger
Urbie Green
Urbie GreenTrombone