Quincy Jones! His middle name is Delight. Isn’t that appropriate? Mr. Jones has produced and arranged for everyone from Dinah Washington to Count Basie to Sarah Vaughan to Michael Jackson, of course. In this 1961 photo, he is in the studio looking over some sheet music. Today, Mr. Jones continues to innovate. He recently invested in a new startup called Playground Sessions, a new musical app that helps you play the piano! Photo: Michael Ochs Archives/Getty.
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. (Photographer: Platon Antoniou)
Quincy Jones on Michael Jackson: Michael can go out and perform before 90,000 people, but I ask him to sing for me, I have to sit on the couch with my hands over my eyes and he goes behind the couch. He is amazingly shy. What people forget about him is that for the first time, probably in the history of music a black artist is embraced on a global level by everyone from eight to 80 years old. People all over the world , especially young people have a black man as an idol.
Quincy Jones - Musician, Composer, Producer, Arranger, Philanthropist, and Film and Television Executive. Quincy Jones was convinced at an early age to explore music by his teenage friend Ray Charles. He played in various bands through the 50's, began composing for film and television in the mid 60's and eventually produced over 50 scores. He has worked with musicians Michael Jackson, Frank Sinatra, Aretha Franklin and Celine Dion. Jones founded a charity for youth in 1985. He is known for pro