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Be inspired by a living legend. Quincy Jones is a producer, conductor, arranger, composer, television producer and perhaps one of the greatest minds in music and television history. With a career that spans over six decades, his work has influenced hundreds of artists and countless classics, including Michael Jackson's "Thriller" - the best-selling album of all-time. Celebrate the legacy of Quincy Jones with PBS Black Culture Connection. 

The Story of an American Musician: Quincy Jones

The Story of an American Musician: Quincy Jones

Get to know a Music Legend with Gerald Early.

Decades of Artistry

Decades of Artistry

Move through an interactive timeline of Quincy Jones early years and career.

Quincy Jones sits down with Enrique Cerna to talk about his roots in the Jazz scene and also about producing music for great artists. From KCTS 9.

Quincy Jones Quick Facts:

  • Born Quincy Delight Jones, Jr. on March 14, 1933 in Chicago, IL.
  • Nick name: "Q"
  • All-time most nominated Grammy artist in history, with 79 nominations and 27 Grammy Awards
  • He has produced, composed, conducted, arranged or performed on more than 400 albums

"I’m a great believer in letting lyrics just flow out, wherever they come from. Get out of the way of yourself… You have to use the subconscious mind. Don’t become a victim of paralysis by analysis. I like to hit it, and just go with the gut. Do something that gives you goose bumps." - Quincy Jones 

Listen to some of the Best of Quincy with this playlist of hits from fans across youtube.

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