Playground SessionsPlayground Sessions is a revolutionary new software platform that teaches you how to play the piano using popular songs you know and love. Perfect for all levels, Playground has hours of interactive video tutorials starring music phenomenon David Sides teaching songs and music theory.
Q: The Autobiography of Quincy JonesMusician, composer, producer, arranger, and pioneering entrepreneur Quincy Jones has lived large and worked for five decades alongside the superstars of music and entertainment -- including Frank Sinatra, Michael Jackson, Steven Spielberg, Oprah Winfrey, Ray Charles, Will Smith, and dozens of others. Q is his glittering and moving life story, told with the style, passion, and no-holds-barred honesty that are his trademarks.
The Complete Quincy Jones: My Journey & PassionsEverything you love about American popular culture is Quincy Jones. As an artist and impresario Quincy Jones has been the creative catalyst for over 50 years of American cultural phenomena orchestrating the sounds of Frank Sinatra, setting the ambiance for Steven Spielberg, cultivating the talent of Michael Jackson, and introducing the world Oprah Winfrey and Will Smith--to name a few.
Quincy Jones has succeeded in almost every segment of the media and entertainment industry.
Music: Has been nominated for a record 79 Grammys and won more Grammys than any living musician (27). Produced the best-selling album of all-time (Michael Jackson’s Thriller) & the best-selling single of all-time (We Are the World). Produced, composed, conducted, arranged or performed on more than 400 albums.
Film: Produced The Color Purple (discovering Oprah Winfrey), which was nominated for 11 Academy Awards and grossed nearly a quarter-billion dollars. Has scored more than 35 feature films and been nominated for 7 Oscars including winning the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian award at the 1995 Academy Awards. He is the only African-American producer to be nominated for Best Picture and was the first black conductor of the awards.
Television: Produced the highly successful Fresh Prince of Bel Air (discovering Will Smith); Fox’s In the House, and MadTV—which did 14 seasons on Fox. Was the first black conductor of the Academy Awards in 1971 and produced the 1996 Academy Awards. Won an Emmy for his score on the miniseries Roots– the most successful TV miniseries in history.
Broadway: Produces The Color Purple currently in 27 cities and nominated for 11 Tony Awards
Print: Founder of Vibe Magazine—the #1 magazine targeting the urban youth demographic
Radio: Founding board member of Premier Radio Networks, and a former owner of WATL and WNOL.