Netflix has confirmed that Quincy, a powerful new documentary about legendary musician Quincy Jones, will launch globally on its service on September 21, alongside a limited theatrical release.
Jones career as a musician and composer spanned 7 decades and and included him scoring the iconic Sidney Poitier / Rod Steiger film In the Heat of the Night.
Directed by Jones’s daughter Rashida Jones (Angie Tribeca, Hot Girls Wanted) and Alan Hicks (Keep On Keepin’ On), Quincy is described as an intimate look into the icon’s life that “seamlessly threads personal vérité moments with private archival footage to reveal a legendary life like no other.”
A unique force in music and popular culture for 70 years, Jones transcended racial and cultural boundaries.
Beyond his own acclaim as a trumpeter, producer, conductor, composer and arranger, Jones’s inimitable gift to discover the biggest talents of the past half of the century is unprecedented. He has mentored and cultivated the careers of young talents, from Lesley Gore and Michael Jackson to Oprah Winfrey and Will Smith.
“It’s rare that somebody who has lived as much life as my dad is still interested in growing and knowing the next generation,” Rashida Jones says.
“He is such a man of action and accomplishments, but we were so lucky to spend real time with him, to let him reflect on life and the larger picture. I feel honored to be able to share that with audiences all over the world.”
“There is really no one like Quincy, the sheer breadth of his work alone is unparalleled, but the story of him as a man has never been comprehensively told. It was a privilege to have his trust, allowing us to capture intimate moments giving insight into the fabric of the man,” said Alan Hicks.
“It’s a rare opportunity to be able to present the definitive story of someone who has for over seven decades, not just influenced, but altered the course of culture.
“Combining his God given creative gift with a near maniacal work ethic, Quincy Jones has done just that, marshalling every expression of the arts to their full potency resulting in everything from Thriller to The Color Purple,” said Lisa Nishimura, VP of Original Documentaries for Netflix.
“Told through the rare and intimate lens of Directors Alan Hicks and Quincy’s daughter Rashida Jones, Quincy provides a fresh and unexpected journey into this legendary life, still in the making.”