How Quincy Jones Discovered Piano

Before you listen to Quincy Jones describe how he discovered piano, I suggest you watch this clip of Herbie Hancock. On American Masters, he describes the Jazz scene in New York during the 1960s and how Quincy Jones inspired him.  

How Quincy Jones Discovered Piano

"Every cell in my body said this is what I'm going to do for the rest of life," Jones says in this charming interview with Steven Colbert.​

​A Taste of Q's Big Band

After these inspiring interviews, here's your reward. This clip spotlights a young "Q" conducting his "dream band"—an 18-piece orchestra of world-renowned players such as Clark Terry, Phil Woods, Sahib Shihab, Budd Johnson and Benny Bailey.​

Melissa A. Rosati

Melissa A. Rosati, CPCC, is a career strategist to writers, independent scholars and academics. An award-winning publisher, Melissa has acquired nonfiction titles and led editorial teams for HarperCollins, Van Nostrand Reinhold and Routledge in New York, and served as editorial director for McGraw-Hill International based in London.

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