Quincy Jones Biography

Updated On Jun 28, 2019 Published On Jun 28, 2019
Facts of Quincy Jones
Date of Birth: 1933 , March-14
Birth Nation: United States
Height: 5 Feet 6 Inch
Name Quincy Jones
Birth Name Quincy Delight Jones Jr.
Father Quincy Delight Jones Sr.
Mother Sarah Frences
Nationality American
Birth Place/City Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
Ethnicity Black
Profession Record Producer, Musician, Composer and film Producer
Net Worth $400 Milllion
Eye Color Brown
Hair Color Brown
Weight in KG 95
Married Yes
Married to Jeri Caldwell, Peggy Lipton and Ulla Andersson
Children 7
Divorce Jeri Caldwell, Peggy Lipton and Ulla Andersson
Awards 28 times Grammy Awards winner
Online Presence yes
Movies The Italian Job, The Lost Man, John and Mary, Austin Powers in Goldmember
Albums Off the 'Wall, Thriller, Bad
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Quincy Jones is an American record producer, musician, composer, and film producer. He is the first African-American to receive the Academy's Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award. He has produced various albums of Michael Jackson like Off the wall, Bad, and the highest budget music video of 1982 Thriller.

Quincy Jones' Early Life & Education

Quincy Delight Jones Jr. was born on 14 March 1933, in Chicago, Illinois, U.S. He is the first born son of Quincy Delight Jones Sr., a semi-professional baseball player and carpenter, and Sarah Frances a bank officer and apartment complex manager. Jones was introduced to music by his mother, who always sang religious songs.

Quincy Jones has four younger siblings, Richard A. Jones, Jeanette Jones, Lloyd Jones, and Waymond Miller. He has grown along with his brothers and sister in the middle-class family.

He belongs to black ethnicity under the birth sign Pieces.

Quincy studied at Seattle University in a scholarship and after the first semester transferred to Berklee College of Music in Boston, again under a scholarship program.

The musician left his studies after he received an offer from Lionel Hampton to join his band for the tour as a trumpeter, arranger and pianist.

Quincy Jones' Career

Quincy Jones started his career with Lionel Hampton and tour Europe for the concert. Later, he played the second trumpet for the king of rock and roll Elvis Presley

In 1975, he established Qwest Production and arranged and produced various albums of different artists, Frank Sinatra being one of them.

Likewise, he also produced Michael Jackson's Thriller which became the best selling album in the history of the music industry. He also produced Off the wall, Bad, and We Are the World for the victims in Ethiopia with the king of Pop, Michael Jackson.

Quincy CAPTION: Quincy Jones with Michael Jackson holding Grammy Award SOURCE: Getty Images

Moreover, Jones has also given music in various movies, The Color Purple being his debut; he also received 11 Oscar nominations for his work in the movie. His other works include in The Pawnbroker, E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial, Mirage, The Italian Job, The Hell with Heroes and many more.

He received various awards, some notable works are mentioned below:

  • Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Music Composition for a Series Emmy Award 1977
  • Best Instrumental Arrangements (Grammy Award) 1964
  • Best Instrumental Jazz Performance (Grammy Award) 1970
  • Best Pop Instrumental Performance (Grammy Award) 1972 
  • Best R&B Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocal (Grammy Award) 1982
  • Legend Award (Grammy Award) 1992
  • Best Music Film (Grammy Award) 2019

Quincy Jones' Relationship History 

Grammy Award winner married Jeri Caldwell in 1957 and had a daughter named Jolie. The couple divorced in 1966.

Later, Jones married Swedish actress Ulla Andersson in 1967. They both shared two children, a daughter Martina and a son Quincy who is also a music producer. Quincy and his wife separated in 1974.

After getting a divorce from Ulla in 1974, he married American actress-model and singer Peggy Lipton, the same year. From this relationship, he has two children, Kidada Jones, and Rashida Jones. This marriage also didn't long last, and they divorced in 1990.

Peggy CAPTION: Peggy Lipton and Quincy Jones SOURCE: Pinterest

Quincy also had love affairs with various celebrities like Kimberley Conrad, Nastassja Kinski, Carol Reynolds and many more. He has seven children with five different women, five being from his marital relationship.

Quincy Jones' Net Worth

As of 2019, Quincy Jones net worth is estimated to be around $400 million. He earned his net worth as a producer, musician, composer, and film producer. 

His work with Michael Jackson for the album Thriller remains the best selling album of all times, having sold over 66 million copies worldwide.  

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Born in Chicago, Illinois, U.S.

March 14 , 1933

Quincy Delight Jones Jr. was born in Chicago, Illinois, U.S. and belongs to black ethnicity with the birth sign Pisces.

Married to Jeri Caldwell


The American record producer was married to Jeri Caldwell in 1957 and had one daughter from his marriage. He got a divorce in 1966.

Awarded Grammy Award


He received an award for a best instrumental arrangement for the track I Can't Stop Loving You.

Married to Ulla Andersson


He was married to Swedish actress Ulla Andersson in 1967, they had two children a daughter Martina and a son Quincy. They got divorced in 1974.

Married to Peggy Lipton


He married American actress, model, and singer in 1974, the couple share two daughters Kidada and Rashida. They got a divorce in 1989.

Won the Grammy Awards


He won the 4 Grammy awards, Best R&B Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocal for The Dude, Best Instrumental Arrangement Accompanying Vocal for Ai No Corrida,  Best Arrangement On An Instrumental Recording for Velas and Producer Of The Year.

Estimated net worth $400 million


As of 2019, 28 times Grammy Award winner including Grammy Legend Award winner Quincy has a net worth estimated at $400 million.