Quincy Jones


American record producer, conductor, arranger, film score composer, television producer, and trumpeter.

Born: 14 March 1933 in Chicago, Illinois, USA.

One of the most respected and prolific music producers of his time, Jones is known for both his own releases, along with the many he has produced across genres (jazz/soul/funk/pop/and more) for some of the biggest and most varied range of recording artists, including [a=Michael Jackson], [a=Dinah Washington], [a=Roland Kirk], [a=Sarah Vaughan], [a=Rufus & Chaka Khan], [a=George Benson], the [a=Brothers Johnson], [a=Donna Summer].

He is probably best known for producing the [a=Michael Jackson] album "[m=435524]" (1979), widely regarded as a classic, along with the later huge selling follow-ups "[m=8883]" (1982) and "[m=8517]" (1987).

Father of actresses [a=Rashida Jones] and [a=Kidada Jones] (with actress [a=Peggy Lipton]), producer/actor [a=Quincy Jones III] (with actress [a=Ulla Andersson (2)]).