2019-06-18 – 9:20 h
On Sunday, June 23rd, The O2 in London (UK) will host a concert to celebrate the legendary career of composer, arranger, and producer Quincy Jones, who will be on stage accompanied by prestigious guests.
This concert, which will last more than two hours, will have a symphony orchestra conducted by Jules Buckley and Quincy Jones, giving the opportunity to listen, in an arranged version, to the best themes composed or produced by Jones. After the performance in London, the show will then jump to the Accor Hotels Arena venue in Paris (France), on Thursday, June 27th.
In his seventy-year career, Quincy Jones has arranged, composed, produced, and orchestrated for the most legendary American artists (Louis Armstrong, Sarah Vaughan, Charles Ray, Barbra Streisand, Dinah Washington, Stevie Wonder, Ella Fitzgerald, Miles Davis, Frank Sinatra, Michael Jackson and many more).
Quincy Jones has also distinguished himself in the composition of film music with ‘The Color Purple’ (1986, dir. Steven Spielberg) or ‘The Wiz’ (1978, dir. Sidney Lumet) among others. With a prolific career and collaborations with multiple stars, Quincy Jones was the first African-American to write a song for the cinema and first to be nominated for Oscars in the category of the best original song.