Man, I can't believe George Benson & I did "Give Me the Night" almost 40 years ago!! That was the first record released on my record label, Qwest, & it sure didn't let us down at the Grammys or on the dance floor. ((:0)) The two of us have enough memories to last a lifetime...but I know we're just getting started!!...So it makes my soul absolutely smile to have him on my "Quincy Jones & Friends" show in Stuttgart, Germany next month, along with my little bro Jacob Collier, the talented Dee Dee Bridgewater, SWR Big Band, & the Stuttgart Orchestra directed by one of my favorite conductors, Jules Buckley. Hope to C U there!! Ticket link in comments... ... See more
-1980- Full vinyl 12" absolute classic.
Happy Birthday to my brother Lenny Kravitz!! You must be older than me now right? ((:0)) I wish you all the love and joy on this planet...because U deserve it...We gotta do the hang-thang again soon!! xxoo q PC: Mathieu Bitton ... See more
In the wake of such a tragedy as the Manchester Arena bombing, our hearts deeply mourn every life lost, and we find ourselves asking, “What do we do?” As a management company with musical artists whose entire lives consist of public performances, are we to simply refrain from doing any further live shows because we are afraid? Do we allow opposing forces to steal the joy of coming together and experiencing the power of live music? Or do we press forward and continue to exemplify that music, in and of itself, has the unique ability to unite individuals from all walks of life? Just think about it—cutting innocent lives short is NOT power. Filling an entire arena with thousands upon thousands of people with different backgrounds and socioeconomic statuses who willingly choose to unite in the name of music IS power. It is not our place as a management company to say whether or not it’s “time to move forward” or try and offer words of comfort, because let’s be honest here: nothing we say or do can bring about comfort in a time like this. However, it is our place to choose where we as human beings stand. And we choose to stand in solidarity with those whose lives were lost and those whose lives have been affected. We choose to stand behind the belief that music can be a conduit for unity, empowerment, and genuine love. This isn’t about ticket sales. This isn’t about promotion. This isn’t about our artists, nor our place in the music industry. This is about understanding the fragility and preciousness of human life and that music is one of the purest forms of expression, whether in times of happiness or sorrow. We grasp the fact that no words could ever reverse what happened, but we also believe that silence is defeat. So, we as QJP choose to sing. We choose to play. We choose to let our music be the voices for those whose songs have yet to be completed. We choose to turn up the volume because if we don’t, someone else will try to turn us down. ... See more
My ❤️ breaks for Manchester & everyone affected. Human life is an invaluable gift & nothing/no one should ever be able to take that away. 😥
Happy Happy Birthday to my baby, Naomi Campbell!! You are an absolutely beautiful soul, & I'm proud to have you as part of my family...I love you like my seventh daughter, & you know my kids love you like a sister!! Keep on keepin' on & don't stop 'til you get enough!...xxoo q 📸: zimbio ... See more
My brother Bono...last night was on FIRE!! U2 has been killin' the game since the beginning of time, & your show at the Rose Bowl Stadium proved that y'awl haven't lost an ounce of what makes you special. It was such a pleasure to be there, & thanks for the shout out!!...((:0)) Love & Big-Time Props!! ... See more
There's absolutely nothing like releasing a product that you enjoy, & that you collaborated on with your kid (Kidada Jones), into the world. My daddy used to tell me every day that, "Once a task has just begun, never leave it ‘til it's done; be the labor great or small, do it well or not at all.” And thank God he did, because that work ethic has stuck with me & we made sure to do the E55BT JBL Quincy Edition headphones RIGHT!! I'm telling you, they will SOOTHE YO SENSES!!...🎧 Coming soon!!...Thanks to all y'awl who came & celebrated the launch with me!! ... See more
I'm looking forward to joining everyone in Switzerland next month for the Montreux Jazz Festival! This place is built upon nothing but love & respect for the art of music...& you can FEEL it the very moment your foot touches the ground!!...My brother Claude Nobs had such a clear vision when he created this festival & I'm so proud that the essence of what he designed it to be, remains to this very day...We've got such a wide variety of genres this year & it makes my soul smile to see people from all walks of life come together to continue in his legacy. ... See more
Also featuring Sampha, Erykah Badu, and Lauryn Hill.
Big-time thanks to the Today Show team for the great interview this morning!!...It's always a pleasure to spend time with my brother Al Roker!