Personalities | Quincy Jones | Fifties | Jazz & Blues
(Trumpet, arranger, b. 1933)
Quincy Jones started out as a trumpet player but first achieved public acclaim as an arranger and subsequently went on to earn an even greater reputation as a record producer for artists including Aretha Franklin and Michael Jackson. He began arranging with Lionel Hampton in 1951 and toured as music director of Dizzy Gillespie’s big band in 1956. He wrote for Ray Charles and Frank Sinatra among many others, and produced USA For Africa’s ‘We Are The World’ (1985). He is also a successful film composer and record-company executive.
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