Quincy Jones

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Biography

  • Birth Name: Quincy Delight Jones Jr.
  • Birth Place: Chicago, IL
  • Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign: 03/14/1933, Pisces
  • Profession: Producer; musician; composer; arranger
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Quincy Jones Fast Facts:
  • Befriended and played music with Ray Charles as a teen.
  • Began his career playing the trumpet professionally.
  • Became the first African-American to hold an executive position in a record company when he was appointed vice president of Mercury Records in 1964.
  • Had a near-fatal brain aneurysm in 1974.
  • Formed a working relationship with Michael Jackson while working on 1978's The Wiz; the two went on to collaborate on the hugely successful albums Off the Wall, Thriller and Bad.
  • Launched his own record label called Qwest Records in 1981.
  • Produced the all-star recording of "We Are the World" in 1985.
  • Published a memoir in 2001, Q: The Autobiography of Quincy Jones.
  • Has composed more than 30 scores for motion pictures, most notably E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial (1982) and The Color Purple (1985), starring Oprah Winfrey; he also provided her show's theme song.
  • Humanitarian efforts include the Quincy Jones Listen Up Foundation and the We Are the Future Project.
  • Has never learned to drive.
  • Quincy Jones Relationships:
  • Ulla Andersson - Ex-wife
  • Jolie Jones - Daughter
  • Carol Reynolds - Ex-significant Other
  • Lloyd Jones - Brother
  • Peggy Lipton - Ex-wife
  • Quincy Delight Jones Sr. - Father
  • Nastassja Kinski - Ex-significant Other
  • Kenya Julia Miambi Sarah Jones - Daughter
  • Quincy Jones III - Son
  • Rachel Jones - Daughter
  • Kidada Jones - Daughter
  • Jeri Caldwell - Ex-wife
  • Martina-Lisa Jones - Daughter
  • Rashida Jones - Daughter
  • Sarah Jones - Mother
  • Quincy Jones Awards:
  • 1971 Grammy: Best Pop Instrumental Performance - Winner
  • 1983 Grammy: Producer of the Year, Non-Classical - Winner
  • 1985 Grammy: Record of the Year - Winner
  • 1995 Emmy: Outstanding Informational Series - Nominee
  • 1990 Grammy: Album of the Year - Winner
  • 1973 Grammy: Best Instrumental Arrangement - Winner
  • 1978 Grammy: Best Instrumental Arrangement - Winner
  • 1990 Grammy: Best Jazz Fusion Performance - Winner
  • 1986 Golden Globe: Best Original Score - Motion Picture - Nominee
  • 1970 Emmy: Outstanding Achievement in Music Composition - Nominee
  • 1977 Emmy: Outstanding Achievement in Music Composition for a Series (Dramatic Underscore) - Winner
  • 1981 Grammy: Best Instrumental Arrangement Accompanying Vocalist(s) - Winner
  • 1967 Oscar: Best Achievement in Music (Song) - Nominee
  • 2001 Grammy: Best Spoken Word Album - Winner
  • 1973 Golden Globe: Best Original Score - Motion Picture - Nominee
  • 1985 Oscar: Best Achievement in Music (Original Score) - Nominee
  • 1978 Oscar: Best Achievement in Music (Adaptation Score) - Nominee
  • 1985 Oscar: Best Motion Picture of the Year - Nominee
  • 1994 Oscar: Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award - Winner
  • 1983 Grammy: Album of the Year - Winner
  • 1996 Emmy: Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Special - Nominee
  • 1983 Grammy: Best Recording for Children - Winner
  • 1981 Grammy: Producer of the Year, Non-Classical - Winner
  • 1981 Grammy: Best Arrangement On An Instrumental Recording - Winner
  • 1990 Grammy: Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group - Winner
  • 1970 Golden Globe: Best Original Song - Motion Picture - Nominee
  • 1972 Golden Globe: Best Original Song - Motion Picture - Nominee
  • 1963 Grammy: Best Instrumental Arrangement - Winner
  • 1990 Grammy: Producer of the Year, Non-Classical - Winner
  • 2006 Tony: Musical - Nominee
  • 1981 Grammy: Best Cast Show Album - Winner
  • 1984 Grammy: Best Instrumental Arrangement - Winner
  • 1985 Grammy: Best Music Video - Short Form - Winner
  • 1983 Grammy: Record of the Year - Winner
  • 1985 Oscar: Best Achievement in Music (Original Song) - Nominee
  • 1993 Grammy: Best Large Jazz Ensemble Performance - Winner
  • 1968 Oscar: Best Achievement in Music (Song--Original for the Picture) - Nominee
  • 1967 Oscar: Best Achievement in Music (Original Music Score) - Nominee
  • 1985 Grammy: Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal - Winner
  • 1980 Grammy: Best Instrumental Arrangement - Winner
  • 1990 Grammy: Best Instrumental Arrangement - Winner
  • 1990 Grammy: Best Instrumental Arrangement Accompanying Vocalist(s) - Winner
  • 1969 Grammy: Best Instrumental Jazz Performance, Large Group or Soloist with Large Group - Winner
  • 1981 Grammy: Best R&B Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals - Winner
  • College:
  • Attended Seattle University, Seattle, WA; attended Berklee College of Music, Boston, MA

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