Quincy Delight Jones, Jr. (born March 14, 1933) 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.
Frank (Sinatra) took me to a whole new planet. I worked with him until he passed away in '98. He left me his ring. I never take it off. Now, when I go to Sicily, I don't need a passport. I just flash my ring.
I've always thought that a big laugh is a really loud noise from the soul saying, "Ain't that the truth."
(on Jack Nicholson) Jack had a great sense of humor. He still does. He's crazy and a beautiful guy. I always think it's nice when somebody who's paid his dues, like Jack, makes it. But he hasn't really changed much.
|Song Title||Year Released *||Song Rank|
|Soul Bossa Nova||1992||41,467|
|Summer In The City||1976||36,452|
|Ai No Corrida||1986||48,851|
|Blues In The Night||1987||99,119|
|Voice-over Intro Quincy Jones Interview/Quincy Jones Interview #1||162,942|
|Stuff Like That||1978||145,559|
|Full Name at Birth||Quincy Delight Jones, Jr.|
|Date of Birth||March 14, 1933|
|Birthplace||Chicago, Illinois, United States|
|Height||5' 6" (168 cm)|
|Eye Color||Brown - Dark|
|High School||James A. Garfield High School, Seattle, WA (1951)|
|University||Schillinger House (Berklee College of Music) (Dropped Out)|
|Occupation||Record producer, conductor, arranger, composer, television producer, film producer, instrumentalist, magazine founder, record company executive, humanitarian, and jazz trumpeter|
|Claim to Fame||Show business legend, produced `Thriller` album, `|
|Music Genre||Jazz, Piano|
|Music Style||Big Band, Urban, Vocal, Bop, Swing, Jazz-Pop, Crossover Jazz, Traditional Pop, R&B, Classical|
|Music Mood||Refined/Mannered, Complex, Cerebral, Stylish, Poignant, Freewheeling, Innocent, Carefree, Intimate, Exuberant, Sensual, Gentle, Sweet, Playful, Passionate, Reserved, Romantic, Laid-Back/Mellow, Gritty, Elegant, Sophisticated, Producer|
|Instrument||Arranger, Composer, Leader, Trumpet, Piano, Vocals|
|Talent Agency||Rogers & Cowan|
|Brand Endorsements||(1999) TV commercial: America's Promise (The Alliance for Youth)TV commercial: Coors beer(1997) Print ads: American Express credit card(2005) TV commercial: The Los Angeles Mentoring Partnership|