Netflix to air documentary on Quincy Jones

Directed by Quincy’s daughter Rashida, the Tribeca-produced film provides unprecedented access into Quincy’s life.

Quincy Jones

Quincy Jones

Netflix will air a new documentary which offers an intimate look into the life of icon Quincy Jones.

Directed by his daughter Rashida Jones (“Angie Tribeca,” “Hot Girls Wanted”) and Alan Hicks (“Keep On Keepin’ On”), the film which is titled “Quincy” will launch globally on Netflix on September 21 and have a limited theatrical release.

Named by Time Magazine as one of the most influential jazz musicians of the 20th century, Quincy Jones’s career as a composer, conductor, best-selling author, multi-media entrepreneur and producer spans decades and the film seamlessly threads personal moments with private archival footage covering his involvement in music and popular culture for 70 years. A trumpeter, producer, conductor, composer and arranger, Jones’s has discovered some of the biggest talents of the past half of the century and has mentored and cultivated the careers of young talents, from Lesley Gore and Michael Jackson to Oprah Winfrey and Will Smith.

“It’s rare that somebody who has lived as much life as my dad is still interested in growing and knowing the next generation,” Rashida Jones says. “He is such a man of action and accomplishments, but we were so lucky to spend real time with him, to let him reflect on life and the larger picture. I feel honored to be able to share that with audiences all over the world.”

Jones is one of only 18 people who have won all four major annual American entertainment awards (Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, Tony).  He is the most Grammy-nominated artist of all time, with a total of 79 nominations, and has won 27 times (the second all-time highest number in history.)  As producer and conductor of the historic “We Are The World” recording (best-selling single of all time), and Michael Jackson’s multi-platinum solo albums, “Off The Wall,” “Bad,” and “Thriller” (the best-selling album of all time), Jones stands as one of the most successful and admired creative artists/executives in the history of the entertainment world.

In 1985, Jones co-produced Steven Spielberg’s adaptation of Alice Walker’s The Color Purple, which garnered eleven Oscar nominations and marked his debut as a film producer. Throughout his career, Jones has received seven Oscar nominations and received the film Academy’s Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award.

Jones has won an Emmy Award for his score of the opening episode of the landmark TV miniseries, Roots, and in 2016 he received a Tony Award® for Best Revival of a Musical for The Color Purple.

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