Quincy Jones Accomplishments

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When the term “production” is mentioned in music, it's difficult to not mention the name Quincy Jones. As stated by many, Quincy Jones has earned his reputation as a, “Renaissance man of music”. Quincy has portrayed himself as a bandleader, a solo artist, a sideman, a producer, a film composer and a record label executive. Jones was born in Chicago Illinois, on March 14, 1933. It wasn't until his family transitioned to Seattle Washington he began his interest in music. At a young age, Jones tested out his musical strengths with trumpet and sang with a local gospel group. As Quincy grew older, his musical talents became more promising ultimately earning him a scholarship to the Berklee School of Music. After only one year at Berklee, Jones found …show more content…

In 1991 he moved into television production with the situation comedy The Fresh Prince of Bel Air, which gave Will Smith his first starring role. Jones as well produced a concert to help commemorate the inauguration of Bill Clinton in 1933. Quincy Jones, In addition to domination to dominating the United states with his musical talents. Quincy Jones decided to move his talents internationally working with Brazil. A great admirer of Brazilian culture, in 2009 Jones announced that he was planning a film on Brazil's "Carnival,"In Quincy Jones mind, this was one of the best events on the planet. Not to mention, Quincy Jones legacy spreads far beyond music. He also plays a part in social activism. Jones's social activism began in the 1960s with his support of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Jones is one of the founders of the Institute for Black American Music (IBAM), whose events aim to raise enough funds for the creation of a national library of African-American art and music. Jones is also one of the founders of the Black Arts Festival in his hometown of Chicago. In the 1970s Jones formed The Quincy Jones

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