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Speaker's Biography:

Quincy Jones
Producer; Composer; CEO, Quincy Jones Productions

Named by Time magazine as one of the six most influential jazz artists of the 20th century, Quincy Jones is an impresario in the broadest and most creative sense of the word. Over six decades, Jones's career has encompassed the roles of composer, record producer, artist, film producer, arranger, conductor, instrumentalist, record company executive, multimedia entrepreneur and humanitarian. Among the multitude of awards he has received are an Emmy Award, seven Academy Award nominations, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award, 27 Grammy Awards, and he is the all-time most nominated Grammy artist with a total of 79 nominations. In 2001 he was inducted as a Kennedy Center honoree for his lifetime contributions to the culture of the country. In 2016, Jones received a Tony Award for Best Revival of a Musical for the Broadway production of "The Color Purple." The award completed Jones's EGOT set; he now belongs to the exclusive club of artists who have received Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony awards.

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