Quincy Jones Biography (Wikipedia)
Quincy Delight Jones Jr. (born March 14, 1933), also known as "Q", is an American record producer, musician, composer, and film producer. His career spans six decades in the entertainment industry, a record 79 Grammy Award nominations, 27 Grammys, and a Grammy Legend Award in 1992.
Raised in Chicago, Jones attended the Berklee College of Music. He came to prominence in the 1950s as a jazz arranger and conductor before moving on to work in pop music and film scores. In 1969, Jones and his songwriting partner Bob Russell became the first African Americans to be nominated for an Academy Award for Best Original Song, for "The Eyes of Love" from the Universal Pictures film Banning. Jones was also nominated for an Academy Award for Best Original Score for his work on the 1969 film In Cold Blood, making him the first African American to be nominated twice in the same year. In 1971, he became the first African American to be the musical director and conductor of the Academy Awards ceremony. In 1995, he was the first African American to receive the Academy's Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award. He has tied with sound designer Willie D. Burton as the second most Oscar-nominated African American; each has seven nominations.
- "Sinatra stopped all the racism in Vegas in 1964..."https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p06djk10.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p06djk10.jpg2018-07-12T07:05:00.000ZQuincy Jones' fascinating recollection of his friendship with Frank Sinatrahttps://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p06djh1y
"Sinatra stopped all the racism in Vegas in 1964..."
- Proms interval talks: Quincy Joneshttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p03ph31k.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p03ph31k.jpg2016-08-22T20:45:00.000ZAn introduction to the music of Quincy Jones featured in Prom 49, as well as his remarkable career as composer, arranger and producer, with conductor Jules Buckley.https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p045lktr
Proms interval talks: Quincy Jones
- Funk Family Tree: Quincy Joneshttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p03r83s3.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p03r83s3.jpg2016-04-16T18:30:00.000ZThe branch begins with The Brothers Johnson and ends with Quincy Jones... who next?https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p03r83tq
Funk Family Tree: Quincy Jones
- Q is for Quincyhttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p035s503.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p035s503.jpg2015-10-20T19:35:00.000ZThere can only be one Q - Quincy Jones is Jamie's pick in the A-Z of Jazz.https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p035s50h
Q is for Quincy
- Quincy Jones - The Jazz House Pocket Legendhttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p016d44n.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p016d44n.jpg2013-03-15T12:04:00.000ZStephen Duffy presents a profile of the renaissance man of American music Quincy Jones.https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p016d61p
Quincy Jones - The Jazz House Pocket Legend
Quincy Jones Tracks