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Quincy Jones is a famous American artist, a renowned record producer, composer, arranger, conductor TV producer and trumpeter who has been active in American entertainment since 1951. From the great city of Chicago, he has been known for R&B, soul, funk, jazz and hip hop music. He is also a movie composer and actor, who has played roles in many a productions. His music has been released by such labels as Qwest, Columbia and Mercury. He has also worked with some of the greatest American artists and groups including Frank Sinatra, Stevie Wonder, Ray Charles, Michael Jackson, Aaliyah, 2Pac, Lionel Hampton, Will Smith and Sarah Vaughn. Many often order Quincy Jones tickets well before his concerts are set to take place.
As a musician, Quincy Jones also plays the trumpet, drums, French horn, piano and synthesizer. Other artists he has worked and played music with include Eddie Van Halen, Tech N9ne, Toots Thielemans, Dizzy Gillespie, Rod Temperton, The Brothers Johnson, Dinah Washington, Dean Martin, Patti Austin, Tamia, Tevin Campbell, Marvin Gaye and Trey Songz. This is on top of such legends as Michael Jackson, Stevie Wonder and Frank Sinatra. With over fifty years in the entertainment industry, he had made some mind blowing achievements. He has received the largest number of Grammy Award nominations, at seventy nine, of which he has won twenty five Grammy Awards, yet another record.
Quincy Jones, Grammy Legend Award winner, is also the recipient of several Academy Award nominations. In 1968, he and Bob Russell became the first ever African Americans to received an Academy Award nomination for the Best Original Song. They received this for their song, The Eyes of Love, featured in the movie Banning. The same year, he became the first African American to be nominated twice for the Academy Award, when he received an Academy Award nomination for the Best Original Score for his work in the movie, In Cold Blood.
This series of Academy Award nominations marked the beginning of what would go on to be a legendary career. In 1971, he became the first African American to be the Academy Awards ceremony's musical director and conductor. Several years he made yet another Academy Award first, when he won the prestigious Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award from the academy. But that's hardly it; he also has the most Oscar nominations amongst African Americans, at seven, tying for first place with Willie D. Burton.
He is also the recipient of the BET Awards' Humanitarian Award. Over the course of his career, he has been behind such famous artists as the iconic Ray Charles. He was also the producer of Michael Jackson's biggest album, Thriller, which sold over a massive one hundred and ten million copies. He is also an inductee of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. He arranged Frank Sinatra's Fly Me to the Moon, the first song to be played by the NASA lunar landing mission.
He is also the recipient of the Songwriters Hall of Fame Sammy Cahn Lifetime Achievement Award. He has received a honorary degree from the Seattle University and has the Quincy Jones Professorship of Afro-American Music at Harvard University in his name. It is the first endowed chair for African American music.
The United Negro College Fund also honored him at their Evening of Stars and the Berklee College of Music ranks him as their most successful student, even though he attended the college for a year. He has received awards from the Dance Music Hall of Fame and has received the highly prestigious Polar Music Prize. He has also received a Tony Award nomination. Combine this with a record breaking seventy nine Grammy Award nominations, twenty five Grammy Awards, seven Academy Award nominations and a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame place and the result is a legend no one can miss seeing live with Quincy Jones tickets in hand.