Quincy Jones Honored by Celebrity Friends

ESSENCE.COM Aug, 27, 2008

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Quincy Jones proudly totes the ASCAP Pied Piper Award, which is given to entertainers who have made significant contributions to words in music given to individuals who have made significant contributions to words and music as entertainers, presenters or creators. Past honorees include Lena Horne, Ella Fritzgerald, Duke Ellington, Tony Bennett, Julio Iglesias, Gene Kelly, Bob Hope, Ethel Merman, Fred Astaire, Erroll Garner and Barbara Streisand.

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Tamia belts out her first hit single “You Put a Move on My Heart” from Quincy’s 1994 compilation Q’s Jook Joint.

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Nick Ashford, Siedah Garrett and Valerie Simpon show-stopping tribute is solid as a rock.

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Gloria Estefan feels the rhythm of the night.

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The cast of Stomp brings the noise.

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Tony “The Voice” Bennett serenades the man of honor and family, friends and colleagues.

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Savion Glover taps it out for Q.

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Quincy and Al Sharpton are a dynamic duo.

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Al Jarreau sparks fire and desire with his soul-stirring talent.

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James Ingram and Patti Austin blessed the audience with a soulful duet.

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Take 6 in full harmony offers Qunicy a gift of song.

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