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QUINCY JONES


BIO: An impresario in the broadest and most creative sense of the word, Quincy Jones has succeeded in almost every segment of the media and entertainment industry. Music: Has been nominated for a record 79 Grammys and won more Grammys than any living musician (27). Produced the best-selling album of all-time (Michael Jackson’s Thriller) & the best-selling single of all-time (We Are the World). Produced, composed, conducted, arranged or performed on more than 400 albums. Film: Produced The Color Purple (discovering Oprah Winfrey), which was nominated for 11 Academy Awards and grossed nearly a quarter-billion dollars. Has scored more than 35 feature films and been nominated for 7 Oscars including winning the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian award at the 1995 Academy Awards. He is the only African-American producer to be nominated for Best Picture and was the first black conductor of the awards. Television: Produced the highly successful Fresh Prince of Bel Air (discovering Will Smith); Fox’s In the House, and MadTV—which did 14 seasons on Fox. Was the first black conductor of the Academy Awards in 1971 and produced the 1996 Academy Awards. Won an Emmy for his score on the miniseries Roots– the most successful TV miniseries in history. Broadway: Produces The Color Purple currently in 27 cities and nominated for 11 Tony Awards Print: Founder of Vibe Magazine—the #1 magazine targeting the urban youth demographic Radio: Founding board member of Premier Radio Networks, and a former owner of WATL and WNOL.

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QuincyDJones - Wishing you a speedy recovery & sending my best wishes to you, Jeff. Keep on keepin’ on my brother!! You GOT THIS.
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National Endowment For The Arts Names Terri Lyne Carrington Among 2021 NEA Jazz Maste Photo National Endowment For The Arts Names Terri Lyne Carrington Among 2021 NEA Jazz Masters
by BWW News Desk - October 21, 2020

Three-time Grammy Award-winning jazz musician and composer Terri Lyne Carrington has been named a 2021 NEA Jazz Master by the National Endowment for the Arts in Washington, D.C. ...
Quincy Jones' Qwest TV To Hold Virtual Press Conference, November 3 Photo Quincy Jones' Qwest TV To Hold Virtual Press Conference, November 3
by BWW News Desk - October 20, 2020

Qwest TV, Quincy Jones' video-on-demand service featuring jazz, funk, soul and world music, is announcing a worldwide press conference to be held virtually on November 3....
VIDEO: Rashida Jones Talks About Growing Up With Michael Jackson on JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE Photo VIDEO: Rashida Jones Talks About Growing Up With Michael Jackson on JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE!
by Stage Tube - October 13, 2020

Rashida talks about her crazy childhood growing up around her dad Quincy Jones' huge celebrity friends, hanging out with Michael Jackson, being in quarantine with her son, working with Bill Murray on their new movie On the Rocks, learning to whistle for it, and she reveals why she couldn't watch the...
The Michael Leonhart Orchestra & Elvis Costello Release 'SHUT HIM DOWN' Video Oct. 9 Photo The Michael Leonhart Orchestra & Elvis Costello Release 'SHUT HIM DOWN' Video Oct. 9
by TV News Desk - October 06, 2020

Michael and Elvis first met in 2007 at the Molde Festival in Norway....
Heather Porcaro Shares New Single 'OH NO!' Photo Heather Porcaro Shares New Single 'OH NO!'
by TV News Desk - September 29, 2020

Heather Porcaro, a multi-talented artist, musician, and songwriter from Los Angeles shares her new single “OH NO!” today....
HERB ALPERT IS... Documentary Will Premiere Oct. 1 Photo HERB ALPERT IS... Documentary Will Premiere Oct. 1
by TV News Desk - September 29, 2020

This Thursday, October 1st, preeminent global theatrical distributor Abramorama will host the world premiere of the documentary Herb Alpert Is......
Nailah Blackman, Nadia Batson and Patrice Roberts Join SUMMERSTAGE ANYWHERE Photo Nailah Blackman, Nadia Batson and Patrice Roberts Join SUMMERSTAGE ANYWHERE
by TV News Desk - September 24, 2020

Capital One City Parks Foundation SummerStage is continuing its free digital series SummerStage Anywhere....
Johnny Schaefer Releases New Uplifting, Inspiring, Emotionally-Charged Pop Ballad Photo Johnny Schaefer Releases New Uplifting, Inspiring, Emotionally-Charged Pop Ballad
by TV News Desk - August 31, 2020

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Bill Clinton, Herbie Hancock, Wynton Marsalis and More Pay Tribute to Charlie Parker Photo Bill Clinton, Herbie Hancock, Wynton Marsalis and More Pay Tribute to Charlie Parker
by BWW News Desk - August 28, 2020

On the eve of Charlie 'Bird' Parker's 100th birthday, it is impossible to overstate the impact and influence that the legendary jazz icon has had on music and culture. Born on August 29th, 1920, in Kansas City, Kansas, Parker is simply one of the most important Black American figures in history....
Qwest TV Partners with Samsung to Enhance Music Offerings on Samsung TV Plus Photo Qwest TV Partners with Samsung to Enhance Music Offerings on Samsung TV Plus
by TV News Desk - August 24, 2020

Qwest TV’s three new music-focused channels will be joining Samsung TV Plus which comes automatically installed on all 2016-2020 Samsung Smart TVs. Co-founded by music icon Quincy Jones, the premium music-related video service will appear as a featured channel on the Samsung Smart TV platform for se...
Documentary 'Herb Alpert Is...' Set For World Premiere 10/1, Career-Spanning Audio Bo Photo Documentary 'Herb Alpert Is...' Set For World Premiere 10/1, Career-Spanning Audio Boxed Set Out 10/2
by BWW News Desk - August 17, 2020

The global event will take place via Facebook LIVE and will feature a Q&A with Herb Alpert and director John Scheinfeld moderated by the Grammy Museum’s Artistic Director Scott Goldman immediately following....
Jazz Artist Deborah Silver Recovers From Covid And Releases GLITTER & GRITS Photo Jazz Artist Deborah Silver Recovers From Covid And Releases GLITTER & GRITS
by BWW News Desk - July 21, 2020

Billboard chart-topping Jazz artist Deborah Silver will be releasing “Ballin' the Jack,” a duet with the legendary Asleep at the Wheel founder Ray Benson, who also produced her upcoming full-length release Glitter & Grits (NTL Records)....
ASCAP Foundation Peggy Lee Songwriter Award Winners Announced Photo ASCAP Foundation Peggy Lee Songwriter Award Winners Announced
by TV News Desk - July 21, 2020

The ASCAP Foundation is pleased to announce the recipients of the inaugural Peggy Lee Songwriter Award, an honor created to mark the centennial of the extraordinary artist while nurturing the careers of promising new songwriters....
Sony Music Latin & Tiger Turn Partner On 'Fandango At The Wall' Feature Music Documen Photo Sony Music Latin & Tiger Turn Partner On 'Fandango At The Wall' Feature Music Documentary
by BWW News Desk - July 15, 2020

 Sony Music Latin partners with Tiger Turn Productions on the feature music documentary FANDANGO AT THE WALL. From executive producers Quincy Jones, Andrew Young, Carlos Santana, producers Kabir Sehgal and Doug Davis, and director Varda Bar-Kar, FANDANGO AT THE WALL follows Multi-Grammy and Latin Gr...
2020 BET AWARDS to Honor Kobe Bryant with a Tribute from Lil Wayne; Beyonce to Receiv Photo 2020 BET AWARDS to Honor Kobe Bryant with a Tribute from Lil Wayne; Beyonce to Receive Humanitarian Award
by TV News Desk - June 25, 2020

Today BET Networks announces new additions to the line-up of the 20th Annual 'BET Awards,' honoring prolific activists in the Black community and recognizing those who unfortunately left us in 2020....
80's Band World Goes Round to Release New Undiscovered Track 'Round the World' Photo 80's Band World Goes Round to Release New Undiscovered Track 'Round the World'
by BWW News Desk - June 16, 2020

WORLD GOES ROUND, a supergroup of four songwriters, singers, and musicians which formed in the late 80s featuring Frank Musker, Elizabeth Lamers, Jeff Hull and Marty Walsh, will be releasing their second never-before-heard track titled 'Round The World' on Viper Records on July 3....
Pianist Michael Silverman Releases First Album With Jeff Lorber Photo Pianist Michael Silverman Releases First Album With Jeff Lorber
by BWW News Desk - June 15, 2020

While you may have never heard his name, you've almost certainly heard his music. Michael Silverman is one of the most streamed and downloaded instrumentalists in the world, with over six billion streams on Spotify, Apple Music and Amazon. His classical recordings can be heard in hundreds of televis...
Pianist Michael Silverman Releases First Album With Jeff Lorber Photo Pianist Michael Silverman Releases First Album With Jeff Lorber
by TV News Desk - June 15, 2020

While you may have never heard his name, you've almost certainly heard his music. Michael Silverman is one of the most streamed and downloaded instrumentalists in the world, with over six billion streams on Spotify, Apple Music and Amazon....
Deborah Silver Presents a Silver Spin on 'That Old Black Magic' Photo Deborah Silver Presents a Silver Spin on 'That Old Black Magic'
by BWW News Desk - June 11, 2020

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VIDEO: Christian Hip-Hop Recording Artist Rhyan LaMarr Releases Visuals for New Singl Photo VIDEO: Christian Hip-Hop Recording Artist Rhyan LaMarr Releases Visuals for New Single 'Fight Another Day'
by BWW News Desk - June 01, 2020

'FIGHT ANOTHER DAY' was written and produced by Rhyan LaMarr, Jack Red & Mod G. The (in-real-time) music video features Rhyan LaMarr, Gospel great Shirley Murdock, Emmy-award nominated and social media standout Destorm Power, Fox Network's Empire's' Ta'Rhonda Jones, Chicago Crooner Jack Red, Latin m...
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by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2020

WORLD GOES ROUND, a supergroup which formed in the late 80s but whose recordings were never released, will be releasing a never-before-heard track titled 'Big House' on Viper Records on May 29....
Swedish Pop Star Paul Rey Releases 'Talking In My Sleep' Video Photo Swedish Pop Star Paul Rey Releases 'Talking In My Sleep' Video
by TV News Desk - April 27, 2020

Swedish pop sensation Paul Rey has released the video for his latest hit single 'Talking In My Sleep' out now via Warner Music....
The Jaded Hearts Club Releases 'This Love Starved Heart Of Mine (It's Killing Me)' Photo The Jaded Hearts Club Releases 'This Love Starved Heart Of Mine (It's Killing Me)'
by TV News Desk - April 15, 2020

Today, this star-studded band shares new track “This Love Starved Heart Of Mine (It's Killing Me)” featuring Nic Cester on lead vocals. T...
Jammcard Launches New Artist Booking Feature Photo Jammcard Launches New Artist Booking Feature
by TV News Desk - April 06, 2020

Jammcard, the Los Angeles-founded music tech startup ultimately known as the Music Professionals Network and coined the “LinkedIn for musicians” by Forbes, announces a brand new booking feature that will open up opportunities for the music industry community like never before. ...
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by TV News Desk - March 16, 2020

Following a successful theatrical run, grossing over $1 million at the box office, Miles Davis: Birth Of The Cool a?" produced by Firelight Films for Eagle Rock Entertainment and American Masters Pictures in association with BBC Music - will be released as a Blu-ray+DVD and 2DVD with bonus Montreux ...