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As a master inventor of musical hybrids, he has shuffled pop, soul, hip-hop, jazz, classical, African and Brazilian music into many dazzling fusions, traversing virtually every medium, including records, live performance, movies and television. His theme from the hit TV series Ironside was the first synthesizer- based pop theme song.
X, and Yo-Yo, among others, and garnered seven Grammy nominations. His recording, From Q, With Love, featured a collection of 26 love songs that he recorded over the last 32 years of his more than 50 year career in the music business.
Named by Time Magazine as one of the most influential jazz musicians of the 20th century, Quincy Jones was born on March 14,in Chicago and brought up in Seattle. While in junior high school, he began studying trumpet and sang in a gospel quartet at age InQuincy decided to continue his musical education by studying with Nadia Boulanger, the legendary Parisian tutor to American expatriate composers such as Leonard Bernstein and Aaron Copeland.
When he became vice-president at Mercury Records inQuincy became the first high-level black executive of an established major record company. Toward the end of his association with the label, Quincy turned his attention to another musical area that had been closed to blacks—the world of film scores.
The new company, which Quincy served as CEO and chairman, had a broad ranging, multi-media agenda which encompassed programming for current and future technologies, including theatrical motion pictures and network, cable and syndicated television.
In JanuaryQuincy Jones executive produced the An American Reunion concert at Lincoln Memorial, an all-star concert and celebration that was the first official event of the presidential inaugural celebration and drew widespread acclaim as an HBO telecast.
On March 25,Quincy Jones, executive produced the most watched awards show in the world, the 68th Annual Academy Awards. The show received widespread acclaim as one of the most memorable Academy Award shows in recent years.
QJMG is also active in live entertainment, direct response marketing, and cross-media projects for home entertainment and educational applications. Qwest Records has also released soundtrack albums from the major motion pictures Sarafina!
The laurels, awards and accolades have been innumerable: He is the all-time most nominated Grammy artist with a total of 79 Grammy nominations.
Inhis life and career were chronicled in the critically acclaimed Warner Bros. I go for the music that gives me goose bumps, music that touches my heart and my soul. The Musical Biography of Quincy Jones.
Comprised of personal interviews and recollections from Jones, this collection peers behind the veil of celebrity, with extraordinary access to his creative inspirations and achievements. More importantly, however, it shined a spotlight on the Ethiopian drought and U. Inin front of a live audience of more than a half-million spectators, Jones launched the We Are the Future initiative with a concert featuring Carlos Santana, Alicia Keyes, Josh Groban, Oprah Winfrey, Norah Jones and a host of other entertainers from around the world.
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William "Count" Basie (August 21, – April 26, ) was a jazz pianist, organist, composer, and bandleader.. As a pianist, he had a distinctive and influential style (the song title "Splanky" is an onomatopoetic reference to the sound of his playing), equally at home in .
Queen of Bebop brilliantly chronicles the life of jazz singer Sarah Vaughan, one of the most influential and innovative musicians of the twentieth century and a pioneer of women’s and civil rights Sarah Vaughan, a pivotal figure in the formation of bebop, influenced a broad array of singers who.
Oliver’s band was the best and most influential hot jazz band in Chicago at the time. Armstrong lived like a king, in his own apartment with its own private bath. Ella Fitzgerald and Sarah Vaughan. “He put real fun into singing,” said blues singer and songwriter Alberta Hunter.
Compared with Sarah Vaughan, Patsy Cline, K.D. Lang, and Annie Ross by professional musicians and critics alike, Sarah Gromko’s vocals “show a deep sense of artistic maturity.” Her debut recording as a bandleader was nationally recognized as “intimate,” “eclectic,” and “undeniably.
Diana Jean Krall is a Canadian jazz pianist and singer, known for her contralto vocals. She has sold more than 6 million albums in the US and over 15 million worldwide; altogether, she has sold more albums than any other female jazz artist during the s and s.