(born March 14, 1933), also known as "Q", is an American record producer, actor, conductor, arranger, composer, musician, television producer, film producer, instrumentalist, magazine founder, entertainment company executive, and humanitarian. He is best known for the role of himself in Yakety Yak, Take it Back, Trash Talk, and Fantasia 2000.Jones came to prominence in the 1950s as a jazz arranger and conductor, before moving on to work prolifically in pop music and film scores.by Gerald Early PART I: THE LIGHTNING STRIKE OF EGO In the opening paragraph of his monumental essay on the first Ali-Frazier fight, Norman Mailer calls ego “the great word of the twentieth century.” But the magnitude of ego has long endured.Ego has probably been the great term for all human centuries, even before Freud invented the concept; for ego is the engine that drives human achievement, and, as Mailer wrote, “gives us authority to declare we are sure of ourselves when we are not.” Ego is the great cauldron of confidence, the design of daring.And on Wednesday 81-year-old Quincy Jones stepped out for the Los Angeles premiere of his Keep On Keepin' On, a documentary about fellow jazz star Clark Terry as he mentored 23-year-old blind piano prodigy Justin Kauflin over four years.The still spry musician was accompanied by his actress ex-wife Peggy Lipton and their daughter Rashida Jones, who stars in Parks And Recreation plus Martina Jones and Quincy Jones III, his children with Swedish actress Ulla Andersson.
And there, African Americans have vaunted their egos and made their psychic need for expression and their unwavering cry for justice and power reverberate around the country and across the globe. along with Miles Davis, [Quincy Jones] is the only survivor of the bebop era who has stayed contemporary and continued to have an impact on today’s music.” This is highly unusual for any musician.
His father was a semi-professional baseball player and carpenter from Kentucky; his paternal grandmother was an ex-slave in Louisville.
He has been in five celebrity relationships averaging approximately 7.8 years each. Age: 84 (3/14/1933)Occupation: Music - Producer Most Famous For: Thriller, album "I was running around like a crazy person until the very end.
In 1968, Jones and his songwriting partner Bob Russell became the first African Americans to be nominated for an Academy Award for Best Original Song, their "The Eyes of Love" for the Universal Pictures film Banning.
That same year, Jones was the first African American to be nominated twice within the same year for an Academy Award for Best Original Score, as he was also nominated for his work on the film In Cold Blood (1967).