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Quincy Jones

About the Show

Jazz musician, arranger, producer, entrepreneur, social activist and the first black executive of a major record company, Quincy Jones’ is a one-person history of the entertainment industry over the past 60 years, going from bebop to hip-hop. With more Grammy nominations and awards than anyone else alive, he produced the biggest selling album of all time, Michael Jackson’s Thriller, and the landmark We Are The World. As a film and TV producer, he introduced the world to Oprah Winfrey in The Color Purple and Will Smith in The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air. Jones’ life — many of his greatest accomplishments happened after recovering from a near fatal brain aneurism — is one of the great American success stories.

Web Extras

  • Top Singles Produced by Quincy Jones Monday, 18 Jul 2011 | 9:48 AM ET
    Jazz musician, arranger, producer, entrepreneur, social activist and one of the first black executives of a major record company: all describe the inimitable Quincy Jones. He is a one-person history of the entertainment industry over the past 60 years, going from be-bop to hip-hop. With more Grammy nominations and awards than anyone else alive, Quincy Jones is one of the great American success stories.Here, we take a look at some of the top singles ever produced by Jones. The list is based on a

    With more Grammy nominations and awards than anyone else alive, Quincy Jones is one of the great American success stories. Take a look at some of the top singles ever produced by Jones.

  • Q&A With Quincy Jones: Life Lessons From the Master Monday, 18 Jul 2011 | 10:20 AM ET
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    Quincy Jones is a player, composer, conductor, producer, mogul and mentor. Working with everyone from Dinah Washington, Frank Sinatra and Michael Jackson, Quincy Jones has made musical history. He recently sat down with CNBC for a series of interviews. Here, he discusses life lessons, his successes and things he might have done differently.

  • The Career of Quincy Jones Monday, 29 Aug 2011 | 12:11 PM ET
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    How well do you know the career of this legendary entertainment mogul? Test your "Q" IQ by taking our quiz.

  • CNBC Titans: Quincy Jones and Jamie Fox  Thursday, 14 Jul 2011 | 5:02 AM ET

    Jamie Fox reveals how Quincy Jones helped him research the part of Ray Charles for the feature film "Ray."

  • CNBC Titans: Quincy Jones and Daughter Rashida Jones  Thursday, 14 Jul 2011 | 5:05 AM ET

    Rashida Jones talks about one of the secrets of her father's success...his extraordinary skills as a communicator and leader.

  • CNBC Titans: Quincy Jones and Ice-T  Thursday, 14 Jul 2011 | 5:03 AM ET

    Ice-T explains how Quincy's album 'Back On the Block' made squares, uptight people and critics reevaluate rap.

  • CNBC Titans: Quincy Jones and Whoopi Goldberg  Thursday, 14 Jul 2011 | 5:04 AM ET

    Whoopi Goldberg talks about Quincy's arrival in L.A. and Hollywood's acceptance of him.

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