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2016 PPL Lifetime Achievement Award

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Quincy Jones

Quincy Jones

Quincy’s immense body of work spans six decades. Achievements include a record seventy-nine Grammy nominations, twenty-eight Grammy Awards, and the 1991 Grammy Legend Award. Jones also turned some of his attention to composing film scores, including music The Italian Job and The Colour Purple.

As a record producer he collaborated with the likes of Ella Fitzgerald, Dizzy Gillespie, Miles Davis, Ice T and Big Daddy Kane, fusing musical genres together in a way that had never been done before, particularly in his 1989 landmark album, ‘Back on The Block.’ Most notably, he was the producer for the best-selling record of all time, Michael Jackson’s ‘Thriller.’ To this day he continues to mentor the next generation, including current Jazz FM Award winner Jacob Collier.

As well as his many musical and cinematic achievements, Jones also spends his time as a dedicated Social Activist. His Quincy Jones Foundation promotes initiatives that help children across the world.
Speaking about his award Quincy quipped, “what can I say Jazz FM? I’m so moved… To be so young and receive an award like this it’s astounding; I’m only 83 man!”

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