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Chicago, Illinois, United States
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Show business legend, produced `Thriller` album, `
Big Band, Urban, Vocal, Bop, Swing, Jazz-Pop, Crossover Jazz, Traditional Pop, R&B, Classical
Refined/Mannered, Complex, Cerebral, Stylish, Poignant, Freewheeling, Innocent, Carefree, Intimate, Exuberant, Sensual, Gentle, Sweet, Playful, Passionate, Reserved, Romantic, Laid-Back/Mellow, Gritty, Elegant, Sophisticated
Arranger, Composer, Leader
Trumpet, Piano, Vocals
Music Department, Producer, Composer
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During five decades in the entertainment industry, Jones has earned 79 Grammy Award nominations, 27 Grammys, including a Grammy Legend Award in 1991. He is best known as the producer of two of the top-selling records of all time: the album Thriller, by pop icon Michael Jackson, which sold 104 million copies worldwide, and the charity song “We Are the World”.
In 1968, Jones and his songwriting partner Bob Russell became the first African-Americans to be nominated for an Academy Award in the Best Original Song category. That same year, he became the first African-American to be nominated twice within the same year when he was nominated for Best Original Score for his work on the music of In Cold Blood. Jones was also the first (and so far, the only) African-American to be nominated as a producer in the category of Best Picture (in 1986, for The Color Purple). He was also the first African-American to win the Academy`s Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award, in 1995. He is tied with sound designer Willie D. Burton as the most Oscar-nominated African-American, each of them having seven nominations.
James A. Garfield High School, Seattle, WA (1951)
Schillinger House (Berklee College of Music) (Dropped Out)
Full Name at Birth
Quincy Delight Jones, Jr.
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Quincy Delight Jones, Jr. (born March 14, 1933) is an American record producer, conductor, arranger, composer, musician, television producer, film producer, instrumentalist, magazine founder, entertainment company executive, and humanitarian. 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. He is a descendant of the Tikar people in Cameroon. He is tied with having the second most won Grammys in history.
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Record producer, Conductor, Arranger, Composer, Television Producer, Film Producer, Instrumentalist, Magazine founder, record company executive, humanitarian, and jazz trumpeter
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Talent Agency (e.g. Modelling)
Rogers & Cowan
(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
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Rhythm and blues, Funk, Soul, Big Band, Swing, Bossa Nova, Jazz, Hip Hop, Rock And Roll
Trumpet, French horn, Drums, Vocals, Piano, Synthesizer
Warner Bros, Columbia, Mercury, Qwest, Epic, Abc, Interscope
Lionel Hampton, Ray Charles, Dizzy Gillespie, Toots Thielemans, Sarah Vaughn, Aaliyah, Michael Jackson, Rod Temperton, The Brothers Johnson, Frank Sinatra, Eddie Van Halen, Dinah Washington, Nana Mouskouri, Dean Martin, 2Pac, Patti Austin, Tevin Campbell, Tamia, Marvin Gaye, Stevie Wonder, Will Smith, Trey Songz, Lesley Gore, Nikki Yanofsky