The world exclusive show will take place at The O2 in the capital on Sunday June 23, where the legendary producer will run through the three records he worked on with a live symphony orchestra. He’ll be conducting alongside Jules Buckley, with some very special guests due to appear.
“I had an absolutely beautiful time celebrating my 85th birthday with all-a-y’awl in London at The O2 last year, and I’m looking forward to doing it again this year, except this time, in honour of ‘Off The Wall’, ‘Bad’, and ‘Thriller’,” said Quincy in a statement. “It’s an absolute dream to present this music live, so I hope you’ll come join me for a hang-thang! It’s time to rock wit y’awl!”
There will also be a screening of a brand new especially created film for this one-off show of Quincy talking about the making of the albums.
Jones, 85, has achieved an unprecedented 79 Grammy Award nominations and won 27 Grammys, including a Grammy Legend Award in 1991. He’s worked with Aretha Franklin, Stevie Wonder, Ray Charles, Frank Sinatra, Michael Jackson and Miles Davis, among others. He is also responsible for some of the most well-known film scores, including The Color Purple, The Italian Job and In Cold Blood.
Directed by filmmaker Alan Hicks and Quincy Jones’ daughter the actor Rashida Jones, Quincy features the likes of Barack Obama, Will Smith, Dr Dre, Kendrick Lamar, Oprah Winfrey and Snoop Dogg – who all credit Jones as an inspiration for their careers.