Quincy Jones is an icon. One of only 18 people to win all four major U.S. entertainment trophies, The Emmy, the Academy Awards, a Tony, he is the most Grammy-nominated artist of all time, winning 27 out of 79 nominations. Netflix announced it will debut QUINCY, a new documentary about the legendary multi-instrumentalist. Quincy will be directed by Jones’s daughter Rashida Jones, who made Angie Tribeca and Hot Girls Wanted, and Alan Hicks, who helmed Keep On Keepin’ On. Described as the definitive documentary, Quincy launches globally on Netflix on September 21, and have a limited theatrical release.
Jones marked his debut as a film producer when he co-produced Steven Spielberg’s adaptation of Alice Walker’s The Color Purple in 1985. The film was nominated for 11 Academy Awards. Jones has received seven Oscar nominations and received the film Academy’s Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award. Jones won an Emmy Award for his score of the opening episode of the landmark TV miniseries Roots. He won a Tony Award for Best Revival of a Musical for The Color Purple in 2016.
“It’s rare that somebody who has lived as much life as my dad is still interested in growing and knowing the next generation,” Rashida Jones said in a statement. “He is such a man of action and accomplishments, but we were so lucky to spend real time with him, to let him reflect on life and the larger picture. I feel honored to be able to share that with audiences all over the world.”
Time Magazine named Quincy Jones one of the most influential jazz musicians of the 20th century. His career as a composer, conductor, best-selling author, multi-media entrepreneur and producer spans decades. He stands as one of the most successful and admired artists of the entertainment world and.
“There is really no one like Quincy, the sheer breadth of his work alone is unparalleled, but the story of him as a man has never been comprehensively told. It was a privilege to have his trust, allowing us to capture intimate moments giving insight into the fabric of the man,” said Alan Hicks.
Produced by Paula DuPré Pesmen and executive produced by Jane Rosenthal and Berry Welsh from Tribeca Productions and Adam Fell from Quincy Jones Productions, the film provides unprecedented access into Quincy Jones’ legendary life.
“Told through the rare and intimate lens of Directors Alan Hicks and Quincy’s daughter Rashida Jones, Quincy provides a fresh and unexpected journey into this legendary life, still in the making,” said Lisa Nishimura, VP of Original Documentaries for Netflix.
The film “seamlessly threads personal vérité moments with private archival footage to reveal a legendary life like no other,” according to the official synopsis.
“A unique force in music and popular culture for 70 years, Jones has transcended racial and cultural boundaries,” reads the official synopsis. “His story is inextricably woven into the fabric of America. Beyond his own acclaim as a trumpeter, producer, conductor, composer and arranger, Jones’s inimitable gift to discover the biggest talents of the past half of the century is unprecedented. He has mentored and cultivated the careers of young talents, from Lesley Gore and Michael Jackson to Oprah Winfrey and Will Smith.”
As producer and conductor of the best-selling single of all time, the historic “We Are The World,” and Michael Jackson’s multi-platinum solo albums, Off The Wall, Bad, and Thriller (the best-selling album of all time), Jones stands as one of the most successful and admired creative artists/executives in the history of the entertainment world.Read the latest Den of Geek Special Edition Magazine Here!
“It’s a rare opportunity to be able to present the definitive story of someone who has for over seven decades, not just influenced, but altered the course of culture. Combining his God given creative gift with a near maniacal work ethic, Quincy Jones has done just that, marshalling every expression of the arts to their full potency resulting in everything from Thriller to The Color Purple,” Nishimura said.
Quincy will launch globally on Netflix on September 21 and have a limited theatrical release.