Netflix has acquired Quincy, the documentary about Quincy Jones, iconic composer/producer. The film, directed by Rashida Jones and Alan Hicks, will have a global release Sept. 21 as well as a limited theatrical release.
According to Deadline, Quincy is “an intimate look into the life of an icon who has been a force in music and pop culture for decades, transcending racial and cultural boundaries.” The film will chronicle his start as a trumpeter, pianist and arranger for band leader Lionel Hampton and his work as an arranger for popular artists such as Sarah Vaughn, Duke Ellington, Gene Krupa, Dinah Washington, Count Basie, and Ray Charles.
Over the course of his career, Jones has won 27 Grammys, making him the second-most winningest person in Grammy history. He has also won an Emmy for his score for the opening episode of Roots, co-produced The Color Purple and has also been inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame. His work on Michael Jackson’s first solo albums remains legendary, with Thriller still reigning as the highest selling album ever.
“It’s rare that somebody who has lived as much life as my dad is still interested in growing and knowing the next generation,” said Rashida Jones. “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.”