Oprah, John Legend & More to Honor Quincy Jones During BET Special

Oprah, John Legend & More to Honor Quincy Jones During BET Special

A number of A-listers are set to seem on Q85: A Musical Celebration for Quincy Jones, airing subsequent month on BET.

Rolling Stone stories Grammy producer Ken Ehrlich produced the two-hour particular, which was taped in September on the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles.

“For many of my life, the identify Quincy Jones has represented excellence in almost each a part of the American musical panorama,” Ehrlich stated in a press release. “To have the opportunity to have a good time his outstanding achievements in a two-hour tv occasion has been one of many nice joys of my life, and I’ve little question that viewers of all ages and backgrounds will relate to the musical highlights of this superb man.”

The BET particular will characteristic musical performances from John Legend, Stevie Surprise, Gladys Knight, Brian McKnight, Gloria Estefan, Fantasia, Charlie Wilson, Sam Smith, Jennifer Hudson, Meghan Trainor and Ne-Yo. Oprah Winfrey is about to communicate in tribute of the super-producer, together with Will Smith, Dave Chappelle, Usher, LL Cool J, Danny Glover, Ludacris and Jones’ daughter, actress Rashida Jones.

Jones is the topic of the brand new Netflix documentary, Quincy. The documentary, co-directed by filmmaker Alan Hick and Jones’ daughter, Rashida, spans the producer’s 60–plus-year profession within the music enterprise. He has labored with Aretha Franklin, Michael Jackson, Miles Davis, Ray Charles and Frank Sinatra. He has acquired 79 Grammy nominations to date and has received 27, together with the Grammy Legend Award.

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Q85: A Musical Celebration for Quincy Jones airs December ninth at eight p.m. ET on BET.


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