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Netflix will launch the new documentary Quincy, about music icon Quincy Jones, on Sept. 21, the streaming service announced today.
The film, which also will have a limited theatrical release, is directed by Rashida Jones, the actress and writer who is also Jones’ daughter, and Alan Hicks, the director of Keep On Keepin’ On, which focused on jazz musician Clark Terry.
The film was produced by Paula DuPre Pesmen and executive produced by Jane Rosenthal and Berry Welsh from Tribeca Productions and Adam Fell from Quincy Jones Productions, and promises a look at Jones’ career as a trumpeter, producer, conductor, composer and arranger, combining verite moments with private archival footage.
“It’s rare that somebody who has lived as much life as my dad is still interested in growing and knowing the next generation,” Rashida Jones said in a statement. “He is such a man of action and accomplishments, but we were so lucky to spend real time with him, to let him reflect on life and the larger picture. I feel honored to be able to share that with audiences all over the world.”
“There is really no one like Quincy, the sheer breadth of his work alone is unparalleled, but the story of him as a man has never been comprehensively told. It was a privilege to have his trust, allowing us to capture intimate moments giving insight into the fabric of the man,” Hicks added.
“It’s a rare opportunity to be able to present the definitive story of someone who has for over seven decades, not just influenced, but altered the course of culture. Combining his God given creative gift with a near maniacal work ethic, Quincy Jones has done just that, marshalling every expression of the arts to their full potency resulting in everything from Thriller to The Color Purple,” said Lisa Nishimura, Netflix vp original documentaries.
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