Musician and Music Producer Quincy Jones receives the2010 National Medal of Arts from President Barack Obama

 

Musician and Music Producer Quincy Jones receives the2010 National Medal of Arts from President Barack Obama at an East Room ceremony at the White House on March 2, 2011. Managed by the National Endowment for the Arts, the National Medal of Arts is the highest award given to artists and arts patrons by the United States Government. Photo by Ruth David. Courtesy of the National Endowment for the Arts

Quincy Jones

Musician and Music Producer

Bio

Quincy Jones has made extraordinary contributions to American music as a musician, composer, record producer, and arranger. He has traversed virtually every medium, including records, live performance, movies, and television. During five decades in the entertainment industry, Jones has earned a record 79 Grammy Award nominations, 27 Grammys, including a Grammy Legend Award in 1991. In 2008, he received an NEA Jazz Masters award. He is best known as the producer of Michael Jackson's Thriller album, which has sold over 110 million copies worldwide, and as the producer and conductor of the charity song "We Are the World."