Quincy Jones is an influential American singer, and film and music producer. Quincy Jones, also perceived as “Q”, has had one of the most successful and longest musical careers with a record of 79 Grammy nomination, 27 Grammy Award, being 1991 Grammy Legend Award.
- Birthday: 14 March 1933 (Age 85)
- Ethnicity: African-Welsh-Ashkenazi Jewish
- Nationality: American
- Profession: Record Producer, Singer, and Film Producer
Quincy Jones Wife and Children
Quincy Jones has been married thrice – Peggy Lipton, Jeri Caldwell, Ulla Jones. In 1957, Quincy married his first wife Jeri Caldwell in 1957. She gave both to his first child, Jolie Jones. They separated legally in 1966.
After a year of his divorce, he married with beautiful model Ulla Andersson in 1967. The couple gave birth to two children Quincy Jones III and Martina Jones. However, the union could not last for long and their divorce was finalized in 1974 after four years of separation.
His third marriage with Peggy Lipton saw the same fate as his first and second nuptials. The couple who tied the knot on 14 September 1974 got divorced in 1990. They have two children together; Kidada Ann, born in 1974 and Rashida Leah, born in 1976.
After his divorce with Peggy Lipton, he was linked with a number of high profile ladies, including supermodel Naomi Campbell and Kimberley Conrad. From 1992 to 1995, he was romantically involved with German actress, Nastassja Kinski.
Born in Chicago, Illinois, Jones birth name is “Quincy Delight Jones Jr.” He is a son of a carpenter and semi-professional baseball player Quincy Delight Jones, Sr. and apartment complex manager and bank officer, Sarah Frances Jones.
- Parents: Quincy Delight Jones, Sr. and Sarah Frances Jones
- Wife: Jeri Caldwell (1957-66), Ulla Andersson (1967-74), and Peggy Lipton (1974-90)
- Children: Seven
- Marital Status: Divorced
While he was still a child, he witnessed his mother suffering from a schizophrenic and father’s remarriage. At age ten, he relocated to Bremerton, Washington and then moved to Seattle, where he joined Garfield High School.
When he was twelve, he discovered music and by high school, he was deeply involved in it. He soon started playing with a band. At age fourteen, the band was playing with the National Reserve band.
He got a scholarship to Seattle University in 1951, where he played in a college band. After completing his first semester, he transferred to Berklee College of Music on another scholarship. However, he never graduated.
Quincy Jones Age, Height, and Weight
The charismatic music persona, Quincy Jones stands with the height of 5 Feet 6.5 Inches (1.68 m) and weight of 83 kilos. On his mid-80s, he still has got fit physique than most of the people of his age.
With groundbreaking vocal skills and music ventures, Jones has been already ruling the heart of million people as a legend. Despite immense success and fame, he still appears grounded and humble, displaying mesmerizing smile on his charming face.
- Height: 5 Feet 6.5 Inches (1.68 m)
- Body Measurements: N/A
- Plastic Surgery: N/A
- Weight: 83 KG (182.9 lbs)
He has dark brown eye color and natural black hair with brown skin tone. He has an average body built that he retained through healthy living and light workout.
85 by age, he possesses well-groomed personality with positive attitude. With his beauty, he has lured numerous high-profile actresses and models until the date while all of them was a fan of his broad smile and generosity.
Jones loves peaceful yet very luxurious vacations as well as spending time with his children. His lifestyle also includes meeting young artists to inspire them for good music.
Quincy JOnes Profession: Albums and Movies
Quincy Jones is a multifaceted pop and jazz figure who created the history by earning the largest number of Grammy nomination. He started his career as an arranger with his friend Ray Charles and arranged and played trumpet for Lionel Hampton.
After working on multiple jazz sessions, he worked as musical director for an overseas big-band tour of Dizzy Gillespie. Later in New York, he arranged and composed of Dinah Washington, Sarah Vaughan and Count Basie whilst serving Mercury Records as executive and producer.
In the mid-60s, Jones started composing for television and movies, ultimately producing more than fifty scores and served as a Hollywood’s trailblazing African-American musician and produced movies as well.
- 1956: Released his debut album “This Is How I Feel About Jazz” after the split album “Jazz Abroad” with Roy Haynes
- 1961: Became vice-president of Mercury Records and composed music for 1964 film “The Pawnbroker”
- (1964-66): Arranged and conducted albums of Frank Sinatra “Count Basie, It Might as Well Be Swing” and “Sinatra at the Sands” and 1984 album “L.A. Is My Lady” as well
- (1965-75): Composed for various movies like “The Slender Thread”, “Walk, Don’t Run”, “The Deadly Affair”, “The Getaways” and TV shows such as “The Streetbeater”, “Ironside”, “The Bill Cosby Show”, and “Now You See It”
- (1976-80): Produced all first four studio albums of The Brothers Johnson such as “Look Out for Number 1”, “Right on Time”, and “Light Up the Night”
- 1979: Produced album “Off the Wall” and 1982 album “Thriller” of Michael Jackson
- 1985: Produced coming-of-age period film “The Color Purple”, an adaption of Pulitzer Prize-winning novel of the same name written by Alice Walker
- 2010: Dropped his studio album “Q Soul Bossa Nostra” that was recorded with various artist
Quincy Jones Net Worth and Salary
Quincy Jones net worth: Quincy Jones is an American musical conductor, record producer, trumpeter, musical arranger, and television producer who has a net worth of $400 million. Had multiple tenures as producer, composer, conductor, arranger, and singer, his net worth is just the result of his glorifying work and nothing more.
Along with immense wealth, Jones finds immense pleasure in humanitarian works and has helped to raise funds for the famine’s victims in Ethiopia. He has founded the “Quincy Jones Listen Up Foundation”.
- Salary: N/A
- Net Worth: $400 Million