From the mean streets of Chicago, Q’s climb is steady:
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1933: Quincy Delight Jones Jr. is born in Chicago.
1951: Jones abandons his studies at the Schillinger House (now Berklee College of Music
) in Boston when he receives an offer to tour as a trumpeter with the bandleader Lionel Hampton.
1956: Jones joins Dizzy Gillespie's U.S. State Dept. tours of South America
and the Middle East, learning the skills to lead a jazz orchestra.
1957: Jones settles in Paris where he studies composition
and works as a music director for Barclay Disques, Mercury Records' French distributor.
Lesley Gore and Quincy Jones
Walking in Space