Legendary musician, arranger, composer andÂ producer Quincy Jones will be the recipient of the 2015 “DESI ARNAZ PIONEER AWARD”Â during theÂ LatinÂ Songwriters Hall of Fame 3rdÂ Annual induction GalaÂ LA MUSA AWARDS to be held this October 15Â in Miami Beach presented by WorldArts (WorldArts.com).
Recognized by Time magazine as one of the most influential jazz artists of the twentieth century, Quincy Jones is one of the most rounded and creative artists in the world. With a career spanning more than six decades, Quincy has encompassed the roles of composer, music producer, artist, film producer, arranger, conductor, instrumentalist, television producer, record company executive, television channel owner, founder of a magazine, entrepreneur and philanthropist.
Some of his multiple accolades received throughout the length of his career include an Emmy Award, seven Oscar nominations, The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award, holds 27 Grammys and has become the most nominated artist during the Grammy awards with a grand total of 79 nominations and winning 27. Quincy Jones also has the distinction of having produced the biggest selling album of all timeâ€¦ Michael Jacksonâ€™s THRILLER which has topped over 100 million copies sold worldwide.
In 2001, he added yet another title to his impressive resume. When his autobiographyâ€œQ: The Autobiography of Quincy Jonesâ€ Â made the New York Times, Los Angeles Times, and The Wall Street Journal best selling list, Jones checked off â€œBest Selling Authorâ€ from his extensive list of accomplishments. In 2010, Jones launched his most recent production, Soul Bossa Nostra, an album that includes collaborations from some of the top artists and producers in the industry, including Usher, Ludacris, Akon, Jamie Foxx, Jennifer Hudson, Mary J. Bilge, T-Pain, Robin Thicke, LL Cool J, John Legend, Snoop Dogg, WyclefÂ Jean, Q-Tip, Talid Kweli, Three 6 Mafia, David Banner, Bebe Williams, Mervyn Warren, Jermaine Dupri, DJ Paul and Scott Storch; just to name a few. These artists met and recorded contemporary versions of the most popular songs from the multiple Grammy winner, producer, composer and arranger.
Most recently, Quincy is focused on his philanthropic pursuits and his company, The Quincy Jones Global Network. His latest projects include the management of a group of young musicians, The Global Gumbo All Stars; which creates social syndicates using various companies around the world to develop various entertainment projects; manage his repertoire of many licensed products and is continuously producing music as well as films.
Within his multiple humanitarian efforts and activist work, one stands out, Â his participation in actively ending debts in third world countries through the organization Delegation Jubilee 2000, where he met Â with Pope John Paul II, alongside Bono and Bob Geldof. The visit to this organization resulted in an overall relief of about $27 billion dollars in third world debt. In a joint initiative between his own organizations,Project Q Foundation, and Harvard School of Public Healthy, Jones actively worked with NGOâ€™s (such as UNICEF, the Clinton Hunter Development Initiative and the Inter-American Development Bank) to improve the health and overall quality of life to millions of children in developing countries like Ruanda, South Africa and Asia.
About the â€˜Desi Arnaz Pioneer Awardâ€™ (â€˜Premio Pionero Desi Arnazâ€™): The award was created by the Latin Songwriters Hall Of Fame in honor of early television visionary, songwriter and entertainer Desi Arnaz who pioneered the use of 3 cameras in the development of the groundbreaking comedy show I LOVE LUCY which he produced and starred in with Lucille Ball. Previous recipients include Nat King Cole & Raul Pablo Alarcon, Sr.
LATIN SONGWRITERS HALL OF FAME 2015 INDUCTEES
This year theÂ LatinÂ Songwriters Hall of Fame will also induct six of the world’s most influentialÂ HispanicÂ
songwriters and composers:
Hector Ochoa CÃ¡rdenasÂ (Colombia) * EmilioÂ EstefanÂ (Cuba)
Â Myriam HernandezÂ (Chile) *Â Gustavo SantaolallaÂ (Argentina)
Alvaro TorresÂ (El Salvador) * Diego TorresÂ (Argentina)
The October galaÂ will recognize these legendary music creators and their unforgettable songs written in Spanish and Portuguese as well as feature moving tributes and musical performances by some of the industry’s most important talents. Additional special honorees and presenters will be announced in theÂ upcoming weeks.
LA MUSA AWARDS will be held on October 15 at The Fillmore Miami Beach Jackie Gleason Theater in Miami Beach. Gala VIP reception, dinner and show tickets can be purchased at the LSHOF’s official site:Â
General admission tickets can be purchased throughÂ Live Nation: :http://concerts.livenation.
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About Latin Songwriters Hall Of Fame:
The Latin Songwriters Hall of Fame is a 501c3 non-profit organization established in 2012 by renowned songwriter/producers Desmond Child and Rudy PÃ©rez whose mission is to educate, honor and celebrate the lives and music of the world’s greatest Latin Songwriters and composers and inspire new generations of music creators.
WorldArts isÂ the premiere global resource forÂ artists to connect directly with fans, brands, and industry professionals.Â We offer artists live performance opportunities and an e-commerce platform to sell and license their music so they canÂ monetize their career.Â OurÂ crowdfunding platform allow fans to share in this journey by helping artists tour and continue producing their music.Â Â Fans are also rewarded with exclusive offers and can share content so they canÂ be a part of finding the â€˜next big thingâ€™.Â Our mission is to bring the music world under one roof and make it a better place for everyone.Â At WorldArts, itâ€™s all about the music.