berklee performance center

berklee performance center

Giorgi Mikadze & Josi Smallwood ''Miss Celie's Blues'' 2013

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In honor of Quincy Jones's 80th birthday in March, his alma mater celebrated with a 30-piece orchestra of faculty and students performing new arrangements of selections from his enduring musical legacy. Special guests and frequent Jones collaborators Siedah Garrett and Patti Austin also performed at the Berklee Performance Center, February 24, 2013. Vocal: Josi TheDove Smallwood Giorgi Mikadze: student musical director Siedah Garrett: special guest Patti Austin: special guest Producer, arranger, conductor, film composer, and trumpeter Quincy Jones has been at the forefront of modern American music since his years as a student at Berklee in the 1950s. He has arranged for Dizzy Gillespie and Frank Sinatra; produced Michael Jackson, Miles Davis, and Ray Charles; scored Oscar-winning films; and has received 27 Grammy Awards. Berklee students and faculty paid tribute to "Q" with new arrangements of his enduring music in honor of his 80th birthday.