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The Great American Songbook: The Music of Quincy Jones at Berklee Performance Center


Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Ave
Boston, MA
617 747 2261


Sun, February 24, 2013

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BOSTON, February 5, 2013 - ­­Producer, arranger, conductor, film composer, and trumpeter Quincy Jones has been at the forefront of modern American music since his years at Berklee in the 1950s. He arranged for Dizzy Gillespie, Frank Sinatra, and Ella Fitzgerald; produced Michael Jackson, Miles Davis, and Ray Charles; was an Academy Award nominee seven times for original music; and has received 27 Grammy Awards and 79 Grammy nominations.

In honor of Jones’ 80th birthday in March, his alma mater will celebrate this musical visionary with a 30-piece orchestra of faculty and students performing new arrangements of selections from his enduring musical legacy. Special guests and frequent Jones collaborators Siedah Garrett and Patti Austin will also perform....

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Berklee Media Relations uploaded this event on February 20, 2013