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Quincy Jones is a legendary musician, composer, and producer who has had a significant impact on the music industry for over six decades. Born in Chicago in 1933, Jones began his career as a jazz trumpeter and quickly established himself as a talented musician. He went on to become a prolific composer and arranger, working with some of the biggest names in music.
Jones got his start in the music industry in the 1950s, working as a trumpet player and arranger with the likes of Lionel Hampton and Dizzy Gillespie. In the early 1960s, he moved to Paris and began working as a composer and arranger for film and television. It was during this time that he first worked with legendary French singer and songwriter Jacques Brel, with whom he would go on to collaborate on several projects.
In the mid-1960s, Jones returned to the United States and began working with some of the biggest names in music. He arranged and conducted Frank Sinatra's classic album "Sinatra at the Sands" and went on to work with the singer on several other projects. He also worked with Michael Jackson, producing his hit albums "Off the Wall," "Thriller," and "Bad."
Jones has won numerous awards and honors for his work in the music industry. He has been nominated for 80 Grammy Awards and has won 28, making him one of the most successful Grammy Award winners of all time. He has also won an Emmy Award, seven Academy Award nominations, and a Tony Award nomination for his work on the Broadway musical "The Color Purple."
In addition to his work in music, Jones has been involved in a number of philanthropic and humanitarian efforts. He was one of the co-founders of the We Are the World Foundation, which raised millions of dollars for famine relief in Africa. He has also been involved in efforts to promote education and cultural exchange, and has served as a United Nations Goodwill Ambassador.
Jones' most recent work includes producing the soundtrack for the Netflix series "The Get Down," which explores the birth of hip-hop in the South Bronx in the late 1970s. He also released a documentary about his life and career, titled "Quincy," which premiered on Netflix in 2018. At the age of 88, Jones continues to be an influential figure in the music industry and a respected voice on social and political issues.

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Kandi Burruss & Todd Tucker Join THE WIZ Producing Team

Kandi Burruss, the Tony Award® and Emmy Award®-nominated, and Grammy Award-winning singer/songwriter, actress, entrepreneur, alongside Todd Tucker, will join the producing team for an all-new production of The Wiz. 

Kassa Overall Debuts New Song 'Going Up' (feat. Lil B, Shabazz Palaces, & Francis and the Lights)'

Kassa Overall unveils his latest single “Going Up.' The final track on Kassa’s forthcoming record ANIMALS, “Going Up” brings the album to a surreal, bittersweet end, featuring verses by indie rap icons influential to Kassa: Lil B and Ishmael Butler of Shabazz Palaces/Digable Planets.

MUSE/IQUE to Present THE DUKE at Skirball Cultural Center and Huntington Library This Month

MUSE/IQUE honors Duke Ellington in performances entitled THE DUKE: Ellington as America's Ultimate Renaissance Man, conducted by Artistic and Music Director Rachael Worby, Sunday, May 21, 7:30 pm at the Skirball Cultural Center in West Los Angeles and Wednesday, May 24, 7:30 pm at the Huntington Library in San Marino.

The Umbrella Stage Closes Season With THE COLOR PURPLE

The Umbrella Stage Company presents the musical adaptation of Alice Walker's Pulitzer Prize-winning classic novel, The Color Purple, and the 1985 film by Steven Spielberg.

IN Series Celebrate DC-Legends Chuck Brown & Eva Cassidy Through Their Only Album Together

IN Series Opera closes their 2022-23 season with CHUCK AND EVA, an evening celebrating the Great American Songbook through Chuck Brown and Eva Cassidy's only album: The Other Side. CHUCK AND EVA performances are June 1- 2 at the True Reformer Building and June 24 at the Baltimore Theatre Project.

The Umbrella Stage Closes Season With Joyous THE COLOR PURPLE

The Umbrella Stage Company presents the musical adaptation of Alice Walker's Pulitzer Prize-winning classic novel, The Color Purple, and the 1985 film by Steven Spielberg.

The Umbrella Stage to Close Season With THE COLOR PURPLE This Month

The Umbrella Stage Company will present the musical adaptation of Alice Walker's Pulitzer Prize-winning classic novel, The Color Purple, and the 1985 film by Steven Spielberg.

THE WIZ Sets Complete National Tour Route With Stops in Chicago, Los Angeles & More

The complete coast-to-coast tour route for the all-new production of The Wiz has been announced, in advance of its Broadway return in the Spring of 2024.

U.S. National Music Council To Honor Ray And Vivian Chew At 39th Annual American Eagle Awards In Las Vegas

The National Music Council of the United States will honor music visionaries Ray Chew and Vivian Scott Chew at the organization's 39th annual American Eagle Awards on Sunday, June 25, 2023, at the American Federation of Musicians Convention in Las Vegas.

Chris Pinnella Brings Two Nights of SINATRA to Tim McLoone's Supper Club.

Join powerhouse vocalist Chris Pinnella along with this stellar big band for 2 nights of SINATRA in Asbury Park, NJ at Tim McLoone's Supper Club.  Night one, (Thursday April 27th) will feature the Sinatra, Basie, and Quincy Jones classic album, 'SINATRA AT THE SANDS' -- the band and Pinnella will weave their way through this iconic 1966 album live in its entirety and feature the Basie / Jones arrangements as heard on the album. 

Terence Blanchard to Receive George Peabody Medal and Speak at Peabody Conservatory Graduation

Seven-time GRAMMY winner, two-time Oscar nominee, trumpeter and composer Terence Blanchard will receive the George Peabody Medal for Outstanding Contributions to Music and Dance in America and will address the graduates during the Peabody Conservatory’s 2023 Graduation ceremonies on Wednesday, May 24.

Composers Concordance to Present A TO Z ELECTRONIC in 11th Annual CompCord Festival

On May 13th Composers Concordance will present A to Z Electronic, the third concert of its 11th annual festival, entitled 'What's In a Name?'.

Magnus Riise to Debut New Album UNTIL TOMORROW at The Cutting Room

On Sunday April 30th at 7pm, Queer Norwegian/American artist Magnus Riise will release his debut EP, Until Tomorrow, with a blow-out concert at The Cutting Room in New York City.

Portland Opera Presents ABSENCE, A One-Night-Only Concert Featuring Jazz Great and Celebrated Opera Composer Terence Blanchard

On May 26, 2023, Portland Opera will welcome jazz great and celebrated opera and film composer Terence Blanchard to the company with a special one-night-only concert “Absence.'

NEC's 152nd Commencement Features George E. Lewis, Ann Hobson Pilot, David Zinman, and Mei-Ann Chen

New England Conservatory President Andrea Kalyn and the Board of Trustees have announced composer, trombonist, and musicologist George E. Lewis as commencement speaker and honorary degree recipient at the Conservatory's 152nd annual commencement exercises which will be held in-person on Sunday, May 21 at 2 p.m. ET. This is NEC's largest graduating class in the school's history. 

The African Heritage Cultural Arts Center (AHCAC) Presents the 8th Annual Sankofa Jazz Festival

The African Heritage Cultural Arts Center (AHCAC) presents the 8th Annual Sankofa Jazz Festival Saturday, April 15 from 6 to 8:30 p.m., in the heart of Liberty City, featuring award-winning Take 6.

THE COLOR PURPLE Movie Musical Shifts Release Date to Christmas Day

As BroadwayWorld previously announced, a movie musical film adaptation of Alice Walker's The Color Purple will premiere later this year. The film, previously set to come to cinemas on December 20, has now shifted its opening day to Christmas Day, December 25.

Fifth Sundays Gospel Series Continues with #Hymnology

Pompano Beach Arts invites you to come spend your fifth Sundays in fellowship with the community and celebrate the soul-lifting power of gospel music.

Sheléa, Quincy Jones' Protege And Dazzling Soul Singer, Returns To Staller Center This April

Relied upon for vocal duties by David Foster, Stevie Wonder, and Quincy Jones, Sheléa had all the range, skill, and technique to carry Aretha Franklin's challenging repertoire,” and now she brings that repertoire and so much more to the Staller Center in an intimate evening on April 22.

Review: WHAT'S GOING ON?: SONGS OF CHANGE Hits All the Right Notes at 92nd St. Y

A dynamic concert graced the stage of 92NY this past weekend.


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