Biography

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.

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.

Personal Info

Known For Acting

Gender Male

Known Credits 101

Birthday 1933-03-14

Place of Birth Chicago, Illinois, USA

Official Site http://www.quincyjones.com/

Also Known As

  • Quincy Delight Jones, Jr.

Acting TV ShowsMovies

King: Man of Peace in a Time of War as Himself
I Go Back Home - Jimmy Scott
2019 ReMastered: The Two Killings of Sam Cooke as Himself
2019 Miles Davis: Birth of the Cool as Himself
2018 Quincy as Himself
2018 It Must Schwing - The Blue Note Story as himself
2018 The Jazz Ambassadors as Himself
2018 Survivor's Guide to Prison as Himself
2018 Sebring
2017 Carpool Karaoke (1 episode) as Himself
2017 Feel Rich: Health Is the New Wealth as Himself
2017 Sandy Wexler as Himself
2017 Score: A Film Music Documentary as Himself
2016 Michael Jackson's Journey from Motown to Off the Wall as Himself
2015 Sinatra 100: An All-Star Grammy Concert
2015 Kareem: Minority of One
2014 The Distortion of Sound as Himself
2013 Marvin Hamlisch: What He Did For Love as Himself
2013 Miles Davis with Quincy Jones and the Gil Evans Orchestra: Live at Montreux 1991 as Himself
2013 Experience Montreux as Himself
2013 Richard Pryor: Omit the Logic as Himself
2012 Iceberg Slim: Portrait of a Pimp as Himself
2012 Rising Above the Blues: The Story of Jimmy Scott
2009 The Jazz Baroness as Himself - interviewed
2009 Q: The Man as Himself
2008 Quincy Jones : 75th Birthday Celebration Live at Montreux as himself
2008 Quincy Jones: The Many Lives of Q (2 episodes)
2008 Celia: The Queen as himself
2008 Quincy Jones: Breaking New Sound as Interviewee
2008 An Evening with Quincy Jones
2006 The One Show (1 episode)
2006 Jazz Icons - Quincy Jones Live in '60
2006 The New Order Story as Himself
2005 The Boondocks (1 episode)
2005 The Colbert Report (1 episode)
2005 The Situation Room (1 episode)
2004 Genius. A Night for Ray Charles as Himself
2004 The World Of Nat King Cole as Himself
2004 America Beyond the Color Line (1 episode) as Himself
2004 Best Week Ever (1 episode)
2003 Live and Swingin': The Ultimate Rat Pack Collection as Himself
2003 Michael Jackson: Number Ones as Self
2003 Jimmy Kimmel Live! (1 episode)
2002 Austin Powers in Goldmember as Himself
2000 Frank Sinatra Memorial as Himself
1999 Fantasia 2000 as Himself - Host
1996 Quincy Jones: 50 Years in Music - Live at Montreux
1995 MADtv (1 episode)
1995 Oscar Peterson: Music in the Key of Oscar as Self
1990 Listen Up: The Lives Of Quincy Jones as Himself
1990 The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air (2 episodes) as Himself
1989 Life Goes On (1 episode)
1986 Bugs Bunny/Looney Tunes All-Star 50th Anniversary as Himself
1985 We Are the World: The Story Behind the Song as Himself
1978 The Kennedy Center Honors (1 episode)
1978 The Wiz as Emerald City Gold Pianist
1978 Wiz on Down the Road as Himself
1975 Saturday Night Live (1 episode)
1967 Ironside (1 episode)
1953 The Academy Awards (1 episode) as Quincy Jones (3 episodes)

Sound

2016 National Museum of African American History and Culture Grand Opening Ceremony Music Producer
2005 Get Rich or Die Tryin' Original Music Composer
1985 The Color Purple Original Music Composer
1978 The Wiz Music Supervisor Music Arranger
1972 The Getaway Original Music Composer
1972 The New Centurions Music
1972 The Hot Rock Original Music Composer
1972 Killer by Night Music
1971 $ Music
1971 Honky Original Music Composer
1971 Brother John Original Music Composer
1971 The Anderson Tapes Original Music Composer
1970 They Call Me Mister Tibbs! Original Music Composer
1970 Last of the Mobile Hot Shots Original Music Composer
1969 Cactus Flower Original Music Composer
1969 John and Mary Original Music Composer
1969 Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice Original Music Composer
1969 The Lost Man Original Music Composer
1969 The Italian Job Original Music Composer
1968 The Split Original Music Composer
1968 The Hell with Heroes Original Music Composer
1968 For Love of Ivy Music
1968 A Dandy in Aspic Original Music Composer
1967 In Cold Blood Music
1967 Banning Original Music Composer
1967 In the Heat of the Night Original Music Composer
1967 Enter Laughing Music
1966 The Deadly Affair Original Music Composer
1966 Walk Don't Run Original Music Composer
1965 The Slender Thread Original Music Composer
1965 Mirage Original Music Composer
1965 The Pawnbroker Original Music Composer
1961 The Boy in the Tree Music

Production

The Color Purple Producer
2005 Their Eyes Were Watching God Executive Producer
2004 The History Of Rock 'n' Roll (10 episodes)Executive Producer
1997 Steel Producer
1995 MADtv (323 episodes)Producer
1995 In the House (76 episodes)Producer
1991 The Jenny Jones Show (24 episodes)Producer
1990 The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air (148 episodes)Executive Producer
1987 Bad Producer
1985 The Color Purple Producer
1953 The Academy Awards (33 episodes)Executive Producer

Creator

Vibe Creator
1995 MADtv Creator
1995 In the House Creator

Crew

1985 Fast Forward Executive Music Producer

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