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Quincy Jones

Musician, Conductor, Producer, Arranger, Composer, Film Composer
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Net worth 2018: $350 Million
Industry: Musicians
Residence: United States
Country: United States
BirthDay: 14 March 1933
Sigh: Aries
Height: 1.69 m
BIOGRAPHY

Quincy Jones was bornon 14 March 1933 in United States, American, is Musician, Conductor, Producer, Arranger, Composer, Film Composer. Quincy Delight Jones, Jr., popularly known as Quincy Jones in the music industry, is a multifaceted American celebrity who has made his name as a record producer, film and television producer, composer, conductor, arranger, instrumentalist, jazz trumpeter and record company executive. His love for music was quite evident to his family since he was a young boy and it was the musician Ray Charles, who is also his teenage friend, who convinced him to explore music professionally. Jones with his talent with trumpet and magnificent composing abilities earned himself a scholarship to Berklee College of Music, Boston, but he decided to dropout from college and pursued freelancing. After composing music for Barclay Records in Paris, he started composing music for some of the big names in the industry. It was after he formed his own companies, Qwest Productions and Quincy Jones Entertainment that he composed and arranged for many movies, television scores and artists like Michael Jackson, Frank Sinatra, etc and became the most Grammy-nominated artist in history, with 79 nominations and 27 wins. Jones is also a philanthropist and besides giving the world its humanitarian anthem ‘We Are The World’, he has also founded charities like Quincy Jones Listen Up Foundation.

NET WORTH STATISTIC
2018

$350 Million

TIMELINE
2009

He appeared on NBC's ‘Last Call with Carson Daly’ to discuss various aspects of his abundant career in 2009

2001

He later formed Quincy Jones Listen Up Foundation (2001)

2000

Jones appeared in the Walt Disney Pictures film, ‘Fantasia 2000’

1990

In the 1990s, Jones appeared in a song ‘Jerk Out’, in an episode of ‘The Boondocks’, on ‘Saturday Night Live’ and later he produced his own sketch comedy show on Fox, ‘MADtv’ (which ran from 1995-2009)

1988

Quincy Jones Entertainment was formed in 1988 when Quincy Jones Productions shook hands with Warner Communications

1985

In 1985, Jones, now a powerful force in the industry, recorded the much celebrated anthem ‘We Are the World’ to raise money for the victims of famine in Ethiopia

1982

Michael Jackson and Jones collaborated again in 1982 and worked on Jackson’s ‘Thriller’

1978

In 1978, he produced the soundtrack for the musical adaptation of ‘The Wizard of Oz’, called ‘The Wiz’, which starred much acclaimed musical artists like, Michael Jackson and Diana Ross

1975

Jones finally founded his own production company, Qwest Productions in 1975

1974

Jones suffered from a life-threatening brain aneurysm in 1974 and since his friends and family believed that he did not have much time left, they arranged for his memorial service, which he attended himself

1966

He composed for films like: ‘Walk, Don’t Run (1966)’, ‘In Cold Blood (1967)’, ‘The Lost Man (1969)’, ‘The Italian Job (1969)’, ‘Cactus Flower (1969)’, ‘In the Heat of the Night (1968)’; TV shows like: ‘Ironside’, ‘Now You See It’, etc

1960

By mid-1960s, Jones became proficient in his art and started to produce his own pop records and composed for films and television, which helped African-American music gain more and more popularity in Hollywood

1959

In 1959, he got his first big international opportunity when he led a band for the European production of Harold Arlen’s blues opera, ‘Free and Easy’

1957

Jones has been married three times: Jeri Caldwell (1957-1966) and the couple has a daughter together - Jolie Jones; Ulla Andersson (1967-1974) and they have two children together - Martina and Quincy Jones III; and Peggy Lipton (1974-1990) and has two daughters - Kidada and Rashida Jones

1951

He formed a band with his fellow schoolmates and won a scholarship to Berklee College of Music, Boston in 1951

1950

Throughout the 1950s, Jones arranged and played trumpet for Lionel Hampton and then became a freelance arranger for jazz sessions

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