In this Sept. 23, 2014 file photo, Producer Quincy Jones, of the documentary film “Keep On Keepin’ On,” poses for a portrait, in New York. Jones was taken to a Los Angeles hospital with shortness of breath, but his representatives say he’s going to be OK. Publicist Arnold Robinson told The Associated Press in an email that Jones was hospitalized for observations out of caution after having breathing problems Thursday, Sept. 17, 2015. (Photo by Drew Gurian/Invision/AP, File)
Quincy Jones will be feted at an all-star jazz salute in Los Angeles honoring his humanitarian work including benefit recordings for African famine relief and victims of Superstorm Sandy.
The Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz announced Wednesday that Jones will be presented its Herbie Hancock Humanitarian Award at a gala concert on Nov. 15 at the Dolby Theater.
Among the jazz stars scheduled to perform are pianists Hancock and Dave Grusin, saxophonists Wayne Shorter and Jimmy Heath, guitarist George Benson, flutist Hubert Laws, trumpeter Arturo Sandoval, and vocalists Patti Austin, Dee Dee Bridgewater and Al Jarreau.
Hancock said he’s known “Q” for over 50 years and his accomplishments have been “absolutely amazing.”
“The fact that, for many years now, he has continued to support, encourage and nurture the younger generation of musical artists, from Michael Jackson, and beyond, is an astounding tribute to his legacy,” Hancock said in an email. “Now at age 82, Quincy is just getting started.”
The concert will be held in conjunction with the finals of the Thelonious Monk International Jazz Vocals Competition.