Netflix today released the Quincy trailer, which gives a first look at the upcoming documentary about the legendary Quincy Jones, directed by Jones’s daughter Rashida Jones (Angie Tribeca, Hot Girls Wanted) and Alan Hicks (Keep On Keepin’ On).
The film will have its world premiere at this year’s Toronto International Film Festival on September 9. It will then launch globally and in select theaters in New York and Los Angeles on September 21.
Quincy is an intimate look into the life of icon Quincy Jones. The film seamlessly threads personal vérité moments with private archival footage to reveal a legendary life like no other. A unique force in music and popular culture for 70 years, Jones has transcended racial and cultural boundaries; 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.
Quincy is produced by Paula DuPré Pesmen and executive produced by Jane Rosenthal and Berry Welsh from Tribeca Productions and Adam Fell from Quincy Jones Productions.
Quincy Jones’s career as a composer, conductor, best-selling author, multi-media entrepreneur and producer spans decades. He stands today as one of the most successful and admired artists of the entertainment world and was named by TIME magazine as one of the most influential jazz musicians of the 20th century.
Jones is one of only 18 people who have won all four major annual American entertainment awards (Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, Tony). He is the most Grammy-nominated artist of all time, with a total of 79 nominations, and has won 27 times (the second all-time highest number in history.) As producer and conductor of the historic We Are The World recording (best-selling single of all time), 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.
In 1985, Jones co-produced Steven Spielberg’s adaptation of Alice Walker’s The Color Purple, which garnered eleven Oscar nominations and marked his debut as a film producer. Throughout his career, Jones has received seven Oscar nominations and received the film Academy’s Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award. Jones has won an Emmy Award for his score of the opening episode of the landmark TV miniseries, Roots, and in 2016 he received a Tony Award for Best Revival of a Musical for “The Color Purple.”