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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
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In the movie The Wiz 1978-10-24
Latest Project:
Movie Jay Sebring....Cutting to the Truth 2020-03-06
Known For
Movie Jay Sebring....Cutting to the Truth Self 2020-03-06
Movie Survivor's Guide to Prison Himself 2018-02-23
Movie The Jazz Ambassadors Himself 2018-05-04
Movie Sandy Wexler Himself 2017-04-14
Movie Score: A Film Music Documentary Self 2017-03-16
Movie Feel Rich: Health Is the New Wealth Himself 2017-05-23
Movie Michael Jackson's Journey from Motown to Off the Wall Himself 2016-02-06
Movie I Go Back Home - Jimmy Scott Himself 2016-08-01
Movie Kareem: Minority of One 2015-11-03
Movie Sinatra 100: An All-Star Grammy Concert 2015-12-06
Movie The Distortion of Sound Self 2014-07-10
Movie Richard Pryor: Omit the Logic Himself 2013-04-23
Movie Marvin Hamlisch: What He Did For Love Himself 2013-10-12
Movie Iceberg Slim: Portrait of a Pimp Himself 2012-09-08
Movie Bad 25 Himself (Archival Footage) 2012-11-22
Movie Q: The Man Himself 2009-02-01
Movie Celia: The Queen himself 2008-04-26
Movie Genius. A Night for Ray Charles Himself 2004-10-07
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 1995-01-01
Movie We Are the World: The Story Behind the Song Himself 1985-01-28
Movie The Wiz Emerald City Gold Pianist 1978-10-24
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