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    Thu, 06 Nov 2014 14:57:48

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    • Quincy Jones - NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 09: Producer Dori Berinstein, Quincy Jones, and Terre Blair Hamlisch attend the Paley Cent For Media's 'Marvin Hamlisch: What He Did For Love' at The Paley Center for Media on December 9, 2013 in New York City.
    • Quincy Jones - NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 09: Producer Quincy Jones and Terre Blair Hamlisch attend the Paley Cent For Media's 'Marvin Hamlisch: What He Did For Love' at The Paley Center for Media on December 9, 2013 in New York City.

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    Multi-Grammy winning producer, arranger and composer Quincy Jones was recognized for his musical contributions and the enrichment of France's cultural inheritance when he was promoted to the rank of "Commandeur" of the Order of Arts & Letters by the French Ministry of Culture.

    Wow! That's a big deal for the father of Rashida Jones.

    In receiving the promotion, Jones joins a select group of artists who have received the distinction including T.S. Eliot, Audrey Hepburn, Bob Dylan, Vaclav Havel and Bono, to name a few.

    Again, Jones is in amazing company with this recognition.

    "France has always felt like a second home to me, and it touches me beyond words to know that the people of France and the French Ministry of Culture believe that I have in some way left an impression by contributing to France's deeply rich cultural legacy," Jones said. "I accept this distinction with a great deal of appreciation and respect, and I am proud to be mentioned in the illustrious company of my fellow artist who carry this title."

    Jones, who first traveled to France in 1953 as a 19-year-old trumpet player in Lionel Hampton's band, lived inParis for several years while studying music composition and orchestration with famed music teacher Nadia Boulanger; and recording with French and American artists such as Charles Aznavour, Henri Salvador, Jacques Brel, Louis Jordan, Count Basie, Billy Eckstine and Sarah Vaughan, among others. Jones was promoted to the France's highest honor, Commandeur de la Legion d' Honneur, in 2001.

    Congrats to Q. Jones.

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    —Amy Sciarretto
    11.06.14



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