Quincy Jones Set for City Gala Lifetime Achievement Award
Jeff Timmons is returning as emcee while John Paul DeJoria will present Jones with his award.
Quincy Jones has made his plans for Grammy night.
The legendary music producer, entertainer and philanthropist will be honored with a lifetime achievement award Feb. 12 at City Gala at Walt Disney Concert Hall. Media sponsor Entrepreneur Magazine is presenting the event, said to include a red carpet, plenary presentation, celebrity meet and greet, live entertainment and a silent auction. The organization behind City Gala has a weekend full of events planned including the City Summit, a business conference and networking event Feb. 11 at the USC Building — South Park Center, as well as a keynote speaking program and awards ceremony for humanitarians.
Music star Jeff Timmons of 98 Degrees is returning as emcee while best-selling author and business conference leader Greg Reid has agreed to moderate. Last year's City Gala featured Sir Richard Branson, Diddy and Jane Seymour at the Playboy Mansion.
Among the honors Jones has received in his career are an Emmy, a Tony, seven Oscar nominations, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award, 27 Grammy Awards, the Recording Academy's prestigious Trustees’ Award and the Grammy Living Legend Award. He remains the all-time most-nominated Grammy artist with 79 noms.
John Paul DeJoria, best known as the co-founder of Paul Mitchell hair products and Patron Spirits, has been tapped to present Jones with the award at the 2017 event. Said DeJoria: “Even more than his record of 27 Grammy wins, his devotion to philanthropy through the Quincy Jones Foundation and in efforts to address cancer, malaria, and as an activist for children makes him the ideal recipient of the lifetime achievement award."
Additional City Gala participants are expected to be announced shortly. Since its inception in 2015, the City Gala program has raised funds and awareness in support of nonprofit, charitable organizations.