Quincy Jones made ​​a Commander of the Order of Arts and Letters by Jack Lang
Quincy Jones
Quincy Jones made ​​a Commander of the Order of Arts and Letters by Jack Lang 
DISTINCTION - The musician Quincy Jones was promoted to the rank of Commander of the Order of Arts and Letters by Jack Lang, president of the Institute of the Arab World. 

Quincy Jones, whose real name is Quincy Delight Jones, Jr., renowned trumpeter and music producer of genius were Commandeur des Arts et Lettres by Jack Lang, on Monday 6 October in Paris. Among the guests of the recipient, we could see Anouk Aimée, Caroline Barclay, Line Renaud and Claude Chirac. Second Commander of the Legion of Honor, Quincy Jones will be able to hang this new distinction to a table already full. 

An incredible career 

Quincy Jones, it's more than 100 million records sold worldwide, 27 Grammy Awards, seven Oscar nominations ... but for this musical genius, this distinction is "beyond all the awards I received, "he confided this morning on Europe 1 Born in 1933 in Chicago, Quincy Jones started music very young, trying the piano. Then he meets Ray Charles and both go up a duo that scours the clubs in the city of Seattle. It also qualify musician "brother". A little later, he crosses paths with Dizzie Gillespie and became his trumpeter and musical director. In 1957, he moved to Paris a few years meets Eddy Barclay then returned to the United States and became vice president of the Mercury label. 

It was on the set of a film, The Wiz he met the man who would later become Michael Jackson. Both work on three albums: Off the Wall, Bad and Thriller. The latter also became the best selling album of all time. In 2001 he was made ​​a Commander of the Legion of Honour by Jacques Chirac. More recently, it is with the French singer Zaz that the producer has worked.

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