Jones busy with ‘Rich,’ ‘Purple’

Quincy
Jones segues between Hollywood and the scoring and mixing stages of
Par’s “Get Rich or Die Tryin.'” And before he heads to B’way as a
producer with Scott Sanders and Oprah Winfrey of “The Color Purple,” he
winged out Friday to Cambodia.

He
heads a 19-member delegation of the Quincy Jones Listen Up Foundation,
teaming with reps of UNICEF, non-governmental organizations in
researching the needs of children. The group includes: philanthropists
Chris and Basil Stamos (who have underwritten costs of the trip) Sandra
Shinn Nicholson, Charles “Chip” Lyons, prexy of the U.S. Fund for
UNICEF. Elizabeth Panessa of UNICEF and health, medical and education
group reps.

They arrive in Phenom
Phen Sunday, join with UNICEF, ASAID, MOH members, visit regional
hospitals, home health care teams and meet Cambodia’s 52 year-old King
Sihamoni (Preah Bat, Samdech Preah Boromneath Norodom Sihamoni ) in the
Phenom Phen palace. The group visits Angkor Wat on the final day. Oct.
27.

The purpose of the trip “is to
educate Quincy and the private donors about both the challenges and
opportunitites to make a difference in the lives of children in the
poorest regions of the world.”

Quincy
aims to establish the “Q Prize,” to recognize “young visionaries around
the world.” His next site for the Foundation is Rwanda. Quincy hosted
that country’s president at his L.A. home last month.

On
his return from Cambodia, Jones is paged to do an “Apprentice” seg for
Donald Trump. He is also working on the score of “Africa Blam,” a show
for Cirque du Soleil. He describes it as “the evolution of blues from
Africa to Spain, Brazil, Haiti, Cuba and New Orleans. “I’ve been
working on it for 30 years,” Quincy said. An album of remixed Jones
tunes, “Po No Mo” is also in the works.

Jones
has removed from his agenda, the long-in-preparation B’way musical of
“Sammy,” a Sammy Davis Jr. tuner for which he and Leslie Bricusse had
been penning the book and music.

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