2024-04-01 – 10:00 h


Quincy Jones, who turned 90 last year, has had an extraordinary career spanning over 70 years. He has won 28 Grammys and worked with artists including Aretha Franklin, Stevie Wonder, Frank Sinatra, Michael Jackson, Miles Davis, Count Basie and Ella Fitzgerald. Guy Barker – himself a member of his band – helms this birthday tribute by the RTÉ Concert Orchestra and a stellar line-up of vocalists.

The concert will draw from Quincy Jones’ role as a composer for The Italian JobIn the Heat of the NightThe Colour Purple and The Wiz. It features music from the award-winning albums he produced that broke sales records, as well as music from his own solo albums like Walking in SpaceBig Band Bossa Nova and Smackwater Jack.

In a show packed with classics, the music will include Fly Me to the MoonThrillerSoul Bossa NovaIn the Heat of the NightOne Mint JulepOn Days like TheseEase on Down the RoadCome Fly with MeIronsideLet the Good Times RollShe’s Out of My LifeMiss Celie’s BluesThe Self-Preservation Society and Razzamatazz.


  • RTÉ Concert Orchestra
  • Guy Barker director
  • Vocalistas Vanessa Haynes, Dana Masters, Tony Momrelle, e Ian Shaw