Northwest African American Museum to Honor Quincy Jones

The Northwest African American Museum's Grand Opening week will culminate on March 16th with the Quincy Jones Extravaganza event at the historic Seattle Paramount Theatre in downtown Seattle. The 8:00 pm all-star concert features Grammy Award winners Carlos Santana, James Ingram and Ernestine Anderson, and will honor Seattle native Quincy Jones with NAAM's Board of Directors' first Lifetime Achievement Award. An impresario in the broadest and most creative sense of the word, Quincy Jones' career has encompassed the roles of composer, record-producer, artist, film producer, arranger, conductor, instrumentalist, TV producer, record company executive, television station owner, magazine founder, and multi-media entrepreneur.
Among the multitude of awards he has received for his contributions are an Emmy Award, seven Academy Award nominations, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award and 27 Grammy Awards. Mr. Jones is the all-time most nominated Grammy artist, with a total of 79 nominations. Recently, he was inducted as a "Kennedy Center Honoree, " the United States' most prestigious artistic award, for his lifetime contributions to the culture of the country.

Other artists featured at the event include Academy Award nominee, singer/songwriter Siedah Garrett, Clarence Acox & the Seattle Repertory Jazz Orchestra featuring jazz great Buddy Catlett, Steve Connell and Sekou (tha misfit), Laura "Piece" Kelley-Jahn, Ruby Bishop, and Juan Huey Ray and Sound of the Northwest.

Quincy Jones will be available for a press conference on Sunday, March 16, at 5:30 pm in the "Sorrento Room" on the 7th Floor of The Sorrento Hotel.

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