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Sixth Annual GRAMMY® Week Event “An Evening Of Jazz”
The Recording Academy® Producers & Engineers Wing® will celebrate its sixth annual GRAMMY® Week event titled “An Evening of Jazz” honoring 27-time GRAMMY® winner and multi-talented music producer Quincy Jones and 18-time GRAMMY-winning producer/engineer Al Schmitt for their commitment to excellence and ongoing support for the art and craft of recorded music. The event will be held on Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2013, at The Village Studios in West Los Angeles. GRAMMY Week culminates with the 55th Annual GRAMMY Awards® on Sunday, Feb. 10, 2013, airing live on the CBS Television Network, at 8 p.m. ET/PT. For updates and breaking news, please visit http://www.grammy.com, and The Recording Academy®’s social networks on Twitter and Facebook: http://www.twitter.com/thegrammys, http://www.facebook.com/thegrammys.
With a career spanning more than six decades and encompassing the roles of composer; film, record and TV producer; artist; arranger; conductor; record company executive; magazine founder; multi-media entrepreneur and humanitarian, Quincy Jones is the epitome of an entertainment impresario. While following his passion as a jazz musician in the ’50s, Jones quickly realized his gift for musical arrangement, which led him to work with artists such as Count Basie, Ray Charles , Duke Ellington , Dizzy Gillespie, Sarah Vaughan , and Dinah Washington . Through the ’60s and ’70s, his career continued to blossom, arranging for legendary artists Ella Fitzgerald , Peggy Lee and Frank Sinatra .
With a total of 33 major motion picture scores to date, Jones became the first African-American to break into the world of film scoring. In the ’80s, Jones produced Michael Jackson ‘s legendary albums: Off The Wall, Thriller and Bad, which went on to sell more than 200 million copies worldwide collectively. He has received numerous international awards and accolades, among them 27 GRAMMY Awards, a Recording Academy Trustees Award in 1989 and a GRAMMY Legend Award in 1991. He is a longtime humanitarian and activist, and is the founder of the Quincy Jones Musiq Consortium, which celebrates and preserves the history of American popular music through music education programs in schools across the country.
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