- Name: Quincy Jones
- Born: 03/14/1933 (87 years old)
- Occupation: Record producer, multi-instrumentalist, conductor, arranger, record executive, songwriter
- Website: quincyjones.com
Quincy Delight Jones Jr. (born March 14, 1933) is an American record producer, multi-instrumentalist, songwriter, composer, arranger, and film and television producer. His career spans over 60 years in the entertainment industry with a record 80 Grammy Award nominations, 28 Grammys, and a Grammy Legend Award in 1992.
Birth Name: Quincy Delight Jones Jr.
Awards: List of awards and nominations
Alias: Quincy Delight Jones Jr.
Genre: Rhythm and blues, funk, soul, big band, swing, bossa nova, jazz, hip hop, rock and roll, pop
Birth Place: Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
Quincy Jones quotes :
I didn't understand key signatures or anything, you know. I'd say silly things at the top of a trumpet part like, 'Note, when you play B naturals, make the B naturals a half step lower because they sound funny if they're B naturals.' And some guy said: 'Idiot, just put a flat on the third line and it's a key signature, you know?'Quincy Jones
I was raised in Chicago and I guess that was one of the special breeding grounds for gangsters of all colors. That was the Detroit of the gangster world. The car industry was thugs.Quincy Jones
If you started in New York you were dealing with the biggest guys in the world. You're dealing with Charlie Parker and all the big bands and everything. We got more experience working in Seattle.Quincy Jones
Every country can be defined through their food, their music and their language. That's the soul of a country.Quincy Jones
I got a scholarship to Seattle University and I was writing arrangements for singers and everybody. But the music course was too dry and I really wanted to get away from home.Quincy Jones