Quincy Delight Jones Jr., also known as "Q", is an American record producer, composer, and musician. Born in 1933 in Chicago, he started out in jazz and got his big break in film scores, starting with The Pawnbroker. Among the films he's scored include In Cold Blood, In the Heat of the Night, Cactus Flower, The Out Of Towners, The Color Purple, and many more. During this time period he started branching out into collaborating and arranging with the day's biggest artists, including Frank Sinatra. One of his longest and most-publicized collaborations was with Michael Jackson, which started with The Wiz. Jones would go on to produce much of Jackson's following discography, including the famous "Thriller". All in all, Jones's career has spanned over sixty years and many, many Grammy Awards.
Jones has seven children, a few of whom are famous in their own right — his son with Ulla Andersson (also named Quincy) is also a record producer, and his daughters with Peggy Lipton, Rashida and Kidada, are actresses. He is the topic of Rashida Jones's Grammy-winning documentary, Quincy.