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Oral history interview with Quincy D. Jones, 2009.

Creator: Jones, Quincy, 1933-
Project: Apollo Theater oral history project
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Phys. Desc. :transcript: 55 p.
Location: Columbia Center for Oral History
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Biographical Note

Producer, composer, conductor, musician.

Scope and Contents

Background and childhood: born 1933 in Chicago, early years in Chicago and Seattle; education: 1 year at Schillinger House of Music (now Berklee College of Music), studied with Nadia Boulanger; career: trumpeter and director of Dizzy Gillespie Band, record company musical director in Paris, arranger for seminal artists in 1960s, production of Michael Jackson album Thriller; views of preserving music history and culture; reflections on big band music; reminiscences of interactions with musical and political figures such as Lionel Hampton, Nelson Mandela, Tommy Dorsey, etc.


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Copyright held by: The Trustees of Columbia University of the City of New York and the Apollo Theater, 2011. Permission required to cite, quote, and reproduce. Contact repository for information.

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