MIAMI, FL – September 9, 2015 – (HISPANICIZE WIRE) – Legendary musician, arranger, composer and producer Quincy Jones will be the recipient of the 2015 “Desi Arnaz Pioneer Award” during the Latin Songwriters Hall of Fame 3rd Annual induction Gala La Musa Awards to be held this October 15th 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 time… Michael Jackson’s THRILLER which has topped over 100 million copies sold worldwide.
In 2001, he added yet another title to his impressive resume. When his autobiography “Q: The Autobiography of Quincy Jones” made the New York Times, Los Angeles Times, and The Wall Street Journal best selling list, Jones checked off “Best Selling Author” 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. Blige, T-Pain, Robin Thicke, LL Cool J, John Legend, Snoop Dogg, Wyclef Jean, Q-Tip, Talib 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, his participation in actively ending debts in third world countries through the organization Delegation Jubilee 2000, where he met 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 Health, Jones actively worked with NGO’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 ‘Desi Arnaz Pioneer Award’ (‘Premio Pionero Desi Arnaz’): 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 the Latin Songwriters Hall of Fame will also induct six of the world’s most influential Hispanic songwriters and composers:
Hector Ochoa Cárdenas (Colombia) * Emilio Estefan (Cuba)
Myriam Hernandez (Chile) * Gustavo Santaolalla (Argentina)
Alvaro Torres (El Salvador) * Diego Torres (Argentina)
The October gala 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 the 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: http://www.latinsonghall.com/.
General admission tickets can be purchased through Live Nation: http://concerts.livenation.com/event/0D004EF7BA6E8A49?c=EML_LN_720847&camefrom=EMLN_720847.
For more information please visit: http://www.latinsonghall.com/.
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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 Pérez 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 is the premiere global resource for artists to connect directly with fans, brands, and industry professionals. We offer artists live performance opportunities and an e-commerce platform to sell and license their music so they can monetize their career. Our crowdfunding platform allow fans to share in this journey by helping artists tour and continue producing their music. Fans are also rewarded with exclusive offers and can share content so they can be a part of finding the ‘next big thing’. Our mission is to bring the music world under one roof and make it a better place for everyone. At WorldArts, it’s all about the music.