Jones, Quincy

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Name
Jones, Quincy Gender: M
Quincey Delight Jones, Jr.
born on 14 March 1933 at 20:40 (= 8:40 PM )
Place Chicago, Illinois, 41n51, 87w39
Timezone CST h6w (is standard time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Wilsons
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_piscol.18.gif 24°04' s_mo.18.gif s_scocol.18.gif 03°44 Asc.s_libcol.18.gif 27°04'



Quincy Jones
photo: Toglenn, license gfdl

Biography

American musician, a prolific, protean talent as a composer, arranger, conductor and instrumentalist. He wrote music for 52 movies as well as for TV shows.

Jones' parents were divorced early. He helped his carpenter father make ends meet by shining shoes and delivering dry cleaning. He became aware of music at age five from his baby sitter who played the piano. After the family moved to Seattle, Jones became obsessed with the school band and orchestration.

When he was 14 he met 16-year-old Ray Charles who had moved to Seattle and was soon learning how to write arrangements in Braille. Lying about their ages, they played gigs all around the city. He was asked to join Lionel Hampton's band when he was 15, but Mrs. Hampton made him return to school. After high school and a semester at Seattle University, Jones transferred on a scholarship to the Berklee College of Music in Boston. He finally joined the Hampton band and was working in the company of jazz greats like Charlie Parker and Miles Davis.

Steeped in soul and also classically trained in musical composition in Paris, he first came to public attention as a trumpeter with Lionel Hampton and Dizzy Gillespie bands in the '50s. As a producing artist and the first black executive with Mercury Records, he produced and arranged for many of the popular music greats. In 1956, Jones and Dizzy Gillespie were sent on a tour sponsored by the State Department to promote U.S. culture in many trouble spots of the day such as Beirut, Damascus, Athens, Tehran, Pakistan and Buenos Aires. "Music helps neutralize things; people cannot think about that kind of hostility when they are engaged in music," he said. Notably he brought together the 46 artists who participated in the "We Are the World" benefit recording that raised more than $55 million for Ethiopian famine relief.

Jones is also an entrepreneur, a film and television producer who has worked with just about everyone from Sammy Davis, Jr., Frank Sinatra and Ray Charles to Ella Fitzgerald and Donna Summer. Barbra Streisand calls him a Renaissance man who displays "as much integrity personally as he does professionally." Jones has won just about every entertainment award over his career.

He was married to Jeri Caldwell, his childhood sweetheart and Ulla Anderson, a Swedish model who bore his only son, Quincy III. His 1972 marriage to white actress Peggy Lipton ended in a divorce in 1990; they had two daughters. Following his breakup with Lipton, he was on the verge of a breakdown and went on a spiritual retreat for 31 days, building a spiritual base to carry him the rest of his life.

In August 1974, he had a cerebral aneurysm, burst blood vessels leading to the brain, with two dramatic surgeries that brought him close to death. By 1992 he was a couple with Nastassja Kinski; their baby Kenya was born 2/09/1993 but they separated two years later. All together, Jones has one son and six daughters.

"Q: The Autobiography of Quincy Jones" was published in 2001, a book in which his loving zest showed through in every page.

Link to Wikipedia biography

Relationships

  • associate relationship with Davis, Miles (born 26 May 1926)
  • other associate with Nascimento, Milton (born 26 October 1942). Notes: Musical collaboration

Events

  • Relationship : Marriage 1974 (Third marriage Peggy Lipton)
  • Health : Medical procedure August 1974 (Cerebral aneurysm, two surgeries)
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  • Relationship : Divorce dates 1990 (From Peggy Lipton)
  • Relationship : Begin significant relationship 1992 (Lived with Nastassja Kinski)
  • Family : Change in family responsibilities 9 February 1993 (Daughter Kenya born)
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  • Relationship : End significant relationship 1995 (With Nastassja)
  • Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released 2001 (Autobiog of Q.J.)

Source Notes

B.C. in hand from the Wilsons

"Q: The Autobiography of Quincy Jones."

Categories

  • Diagnoses : Body Part Problems : Brain (Aneurysm)
  • Diagnoses : Body Part Problems : Surgery (Two for the aneurysm)
  • Family : Childhood : Memories Bad (Mom mentally ill)
  • Family : Childhood : Parent, Single or Step (Divorced; mom left)
  • Family : Relationship : Mate - Interracial (Peggy Lipton)
  • Family : Relationship : Number of Marriages (Three)
  • Family : Parenting : Kids more than 3 (Seven kids)
  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Composer/ Arranger
  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Conductor
  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Instrumentalist (Trumpet)
  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Song writer (Songs for 52 movies as well as TV)
  • Vocation : Entertain/Business : Entertain Producer
  • Vocation : Writers : Autobiographer
  • Notable : Extraordinary Talents : For Meritorious achievement (Self-made man)
  • Notable : Awards : Vocational award (Many)
  • Notable : Famous : Top 5% of Profession

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