Jazz at LACMA Limited Edition | 12th Annual L.A. Jazz Treasure Award honoring Quincy Jones
Fri, Sep 10, 2021
6 pm–7:30 pm PT
Smidt Welcome Plaza | LACMA
Free, RSVP required
Tickets will be available online beginning Tuesday, August 31, at 10 am.
The favorite Friday night performances are back in a new small-capacity ticketed format—Jazz at LACMA Limited Edition! This year marks Jazz at LACMA’s 30th season of celebrating L.A.’s finest jazz musicians.
This week, join us for the 12th Annual L.A. Jazz Treasure Award honoring Quincy Jones, including a concert with the Quincy Jones All-Star Orchestra under the direction of John Clayton.
Please note that Quincy Jones will not be attending this event in person.
LACMA and the L.A. Jazz Society are proud to present the 12th Annual L.A. Jazz Treasure Award to composer, record producer, songwriter, arranger, and film and television producer Quincy Jones. Named by Time magazine as one of the six most influential jazz artists of the 20th century, Jones was also inducted as a Kennedy Center Honoree and a National Endowment for the Arts Jazz Master. His career spans over six decades, with a record 80 Grammy Award nominations and 28 Grammy Awards. Jones’s contributions to the jazz world include his iconic recordings and arrangements for Frank Sinatra (including “Fly Me To The Moon”), the Count Basie Orchestra, Ray Charles, Sarah Vaughan, and Dizzy Gillespie, in addition to his 39 recordings as a leader. Quincy paid homage to his first music teacher and trumpet legend Clark Terry with the documentary Keep On Keepin’ On and, at 88 years old, continues to actively mentor the next generation of musicians.