Ahmet Ertegun Award
A Jack of all trades.
The saying goes “Jack of all trades, master of none,” but Quincy Jones excelled at every role he took on. A record producer, arranger, trumpeter and more, Jones has achieved distinction in practically every facet of the music industry.
Oprah Winfrey Inducts Quincy JonesOprah Inducts Quincy Jones at the 2013 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony
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Hall of Fame Essay
Fortunate is the man who recognizes his calling when it first comes to him. Fortunate are we that that man is Quincy Jones.
In his humble-roots-to-starry-heights memoir - he describes breaking into a military armory’s recreation center, outside of Seattle, in 1944, when he was 11. He was hungry and searching for food when he stumbled on a piano.
He always is soaring ahead and doesn’t like to look backwards
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