Quincy Jones

Swing music, Composer

1933 –

90

Who is Quincy Jones?

Quincy Delightt Jones, Jr. is an American record producer, conductor, arranger, composer, television producer, and 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; "The Eyes of Love" from the Universal Pictures film Banning. That same year, he became the first African American to be nominated twice within the same year for an Academy Award for Best Original Score for his work on the music of the 1967 film In Cold Blood. In 1971, Jones would receive the honor of becoming the first African American to be named musical director/conductor of the Academy Awards ceremony. He was the first African American to win the Academy's Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award, in 1995. He is tied with sound designer Willie D. Burton as the most Oscar-nominated African American, each of them having seven nominations. At the 2008 BET Awards, Quincy Jones was presented with the Humanitarian Award. He was played by Larenz Tate in Ray, the 2004 biopic about Ray Charles.

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Born
Mar 14, 1933
Chicago
Also known as
  • Quincy Delight Jones II
  • Q
  • Leigh Warren
  • Quincy Delightt Jones, Jr.
  • Quincy Delight Jones Jr.
  • Quincy Delight Jones, Jr.
Parents
Siblings
Spouses
Children
Ethnicity
  • African American
Nationality
  • United States of America
Profession
Education
  • Berklee College of Music
  • Seattle University
  • Garfield High School
Lived in
  • Bremerton
  • New York City

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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