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Quincy Jones

Quincy Delight Jones, Jr. is an American record producer, conductor, arranger, composer, television producer, film producer, instrumentalist, magazine founder, record company executive, humanitarian, and jazz 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, their "The Eyes of Love" for the Universal Pictures film Banning. That same year, Jones was the first African American to be nominated twice within the same year for an Academy Award for Best Original Score, as he was also nominated for his work on the film In Cold Blood (1967). In 1971, Jones was the first African American to be named as the musical director/conductor of the Academy Awards ceremony. In 1995 he was the first African American to receive the Academy's Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award. He is tied with sound designer Willie D. Burton as the African American who has been nominated for the most Oscars; each has received seven nominations. Jones was the producer, with Michael Jackson, of Jackson's albums Off the Wall (1979), Thriller (1982), and Bad (1987), as well as being the producer and conductor of the charity song "We Are the World". In 2013 Jones was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame as the winner, alongside Lou Adler, of the Ahmet Ertegun Award. Among his awards, Jones was named by Time Magazine as one of the most influential jazz musicians of the 20th century.

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Mar 14, 1933 In Chicago, Illinois, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie King: Man of Peace in a Time of War
Latest Project:
Movie It Must Schwing - The Blue Note Story 2018-07-02
Known For
Poster of Marvin Hamlisch: What He Did For Love
Poster of The Boondocks
Poster of The Situation Room
Poster of The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air
Movie King: Man of Peace in a Time of War Himself 2020
Movie Sebring 2018-01-01
Movie It Must Schwing - The Blue Note Story himself 2018-07-02
Movie Sandy Wexler Himself 2017-04-14
Movie Score: A Film Music Documentary Himself 2017-03-16
Movie Michael Jackson's Journey from Motown to Off the Wall Himself 2016-02-06
Movie Sinatra 100: An All-Star Grammy Concert 2015-12-06
Movie The Distortion of Sound Himself 2014-07-10
Movie Richard Pryor: Omit the Logic Himself 2013-04-23
Movie Miles Davis with Quincy Jones and the Gil Evans Orchestra: Live at Montreux 1991 Himself 2013-07-08
Movie Marvin Hamlisch: What He Did For Love Himself 2013-10-12
Movie Experience Montreux Himself 2013-06-18
Movie Bad 25 Himself (Archival Footage) 2012-11-22
Movie Iceberg Slim: Portrait of a Pimp Himself 2012-09-08
Movie The Jazz Baroness Himself - interviewed 2009-04-17
Movie Celia: The Queen himself 2008-04-26
Movie Quincy Jones : 75th Birthday Celebration Live at Montreux himself 2008-07-14
Series The One Show Unknown 2006-08-14
Series The Situation Room Unknown 2005-08-08
Series The Boondocks Unknown 2005-11-06
Series The Colbert Report Unknown 2005-10-17
Series Best Week Ever Unknown 2004-01-23
Movie Genius. A Night for Ray Charles Himself 2004-10-07
Series Jimmy Kimmel Live! Unknown 2003-01-26
Movie Michael Jackson: Number Ones Self 2003-11-18
Movie Live and Swingin': The Ultimate Rat Pack Collection Himself 2003-12-30
Movie It's Black Entertainment Himself 2002-02-08
Movie Austin Powers in Goldmember Himself 2002-07-26
Movie Fantasia 2000 Himself - Host 1999-12-17
Movie Oscar Peterson: Music in the Key of Oscar Self 1996-04-01
Series MADtv Unknown 1995-10-14
Series The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air Unknown 1990-09-10
Movie Listen Up: The Lives Of Quincy Jones Himself 1990-10-03
Series Life Goes On Unknown 1989-09-12
Movie The Wiz Emerald City Gold Pianist 1978-10-24
Series The Kennedy Center Honors Unknown 1978-12-28
Series Saturday Night Live Unknown 1975-10-11
Series Ironside Unknown 1967-03-28
Series The Academy Awards Quincy Jones 1953-03-18