Emmy and Grammy Award winner Quincy Jones is executive producer of In the House, a comedy series produced by Quincy Jones/David Salzman Entertainment in association with NBC Studios for broadcast on UPN.
The legendary musical artist and entertainment executive's career has spanned more than four decades. As a composer, producer, conductor and arranger, he has worked with a "Who's Who" of the music industry and currently serves as chairman and chief executive officer of Quincy Jones Entertainment Company. The long-running hit The Fresh Prince of Bel Air marked Jones' debut as a television producer, and he continued in that role throughout its sixth and final season. This year, he also produced the Academy Awards broadcast, hosted by Whoopi Goldberg, which garnered great critical reviews and seven Emmy Award nominations.
Born March 14 in Chicago and raised in Seattle, Jones received an Emmy Award for the score to the ground-breaking mini-series Roots, and received an Academy Award nomination for scoring the film version of the Broadway hit "The Wiz." His 33 movie scores include "In Cold Blood" and "In the Heat of the Night." For television, he wrote the theme for Ironside, TV's first synthesizer-based pop song.
Jones also produced three Michael Jackson albums, including "Thriller." His own album, "The Dude," received an unprecedented 12 Grammy nominations and won five. In addition, the Broadway show recording of "Lena Home: The Woman and Her Music," which Jones produced, was awarded two Grammys. He also arranged and produced the historic "We Are the World" recording session. As a film producer, Jones won high praise for his Steven Spielberg-directed, Academy Award-winning film "The Color Purple." A master inventor of musical hybrids, Jones has fused pop, soul, hip-hop, jazz, classical, African and Brazilian music into dazzling combinations, working with artists ranging from Count Basie, Lionel Hampton, Duke Ellington and Miles Davis to Lesley Gore, Luther Vandross, James Ingram. Patti Austin, Chaka Khan and Brandy.
Recently, Jones formed Qwest Broadcasting, a minority controlled broadcasting company which has purchased television stations in Atlanta and New Orleans, establishing it as one of the largest minority owned broadcasting companies in the United States. He serves as chairman and CEO or Qwest Broadcasting.
Jones' first band was formed with his childhood friend Ray Charles. He attended Berklee School of Music in Boston, MA, and studied with Nadia Boulanger in Paris.
In the House is taped before a studio audience in Hollywood, California and is a production of Quincy Jones/David Salzman Entertainment in association with NBC Studios for broadcast on UPN.
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