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This hour-long, one-on-one interview program provided a unique and insightful look at the life and career of music mogul Quincy Jones. Taped live in Washington, D.C. at George Washington University’s Jack Morton Auditorium on Thursday, September 27, 2007, this program was the thirteenth in The HistoryMakers’ An Evening With... series. Television journalist, moderator and managing editor of Washington Week, Gwen Ifill interviewed the legendary Quincy Jones. This special program included live musical performances by Lesley Gore, BeBe Winans, James Ingram, Bobby McFerrin and Herbie Hancock. 

In the interview, Quincy shared his life story including growing up in Chicago, establishing a musical career in Seattle, working with music greats such as Ray Charles, Frank Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald and Michael Jackson and his career as a film and television producer, composer, record company executive, magazine founder and multimedia entrepreneur. 

An Evening With Quincy Jones was a celebration of Quincy’s life and career that has spanned over six decades. 


McDonald's Corporation


XM Satellite Radio


J.E. Robert CompaniesFedEx CorporationDennis & Phyllis Washington FoundationVerizon Communications, Inc.Urban Trust BankThe Washington PostThe Coca-Cola CompanyThe George Washington UniversityAmerican Airlines


  • American Express
  • BET
  • Toni Cook Bush & Dwight Bush
  • Darden Restaurants
  • FOX/News Corporation
  • Carol & William Sutton Lewis
  • Lexus
  • Bea & Tony Welters
  • Sheila & Raymond Whiteman


  • Kent Amos
  • Anheuser-Busch
  • Bean Global Spirits
  • Bloomingdale's
  • Fort Lincoln New Town Corporation
  • Sharon Malone & Eric Holder
  • Royal Kennedy & Johnathan Rodgers
  • James V. Kimsey
  • Michael Lawson
  • MAC Cosmetics
  • Marlene & Fred Malek
  • Nordstrom
  • Stephanie Phillips & George Murray
  • Jane & Michael Powell
  • R&R Lighting
  • Nancy & Miles Rubin
  • Tyson's Dodge Jeep

Executive Producer

  • Julieanna Richardson



  • Eli Eisenberg

Music Director

  • Dallas Austin


Assistant Producers

  • Jocelyn Delk
  • Carol Woolfolk


  • Lesley Gore
  • Herbie Hancock
  • James Ingram
  • Bobby McFerrin
  • Bebe Winans

Benefit Chair

  • Joseph E. Robert, Jr.


Benefit Co-Chair 

  • Patricia S. Harris

Honorary Co-Chairs

  • Dallas Austin
  • Patti Austin
  • Clarence Avant
  • Fred Cannon
  • Kevin Chavous
  • The Honorable William Coleman
  • Fred Connor
  • Barbara & LaMont Dozier
  • Jermaine Dupri
  • Kenneth “Baby Face” Edmonds
  • The Honorable Adrian M. Fenty
  • The Honorable Harold Ford
  • Herbie Hancock
  • Barbara Harrison
  • The Honorable Alphonso Jackson
  • Ann & Vernon Jordan
  • Steven Knapp
  • Anthony A. Lewis
  • Franco Nuschese
  • General (Ret.) & Mrs. Colin L. Powell
  • Chris Tucker
  • The Honorable Anthony Williams
  • Bebe Winans

Benefit Committee

  • Kent Amos
  • Toni Cook Bush & Dwight Bush
  • Debra Martin Chase
  • Royal Kennedy & Johnathan Rodgers
  • Michael Lawson
  • Carol Sutton Lewis & William Lewis
  • Marlene & Fred Malek
  • Sharon Malone & Eric Holder
  • Stephanie Phillips & George Murray
  • Jane & Michael Powell
  • Nancy & Miles Rubin
  • Elizabeth & George Stevens, Jr.
  • Riley Temple
  • Genelle Trader
  • Bea & Tony Welters
  • Sheila & Raymond Whiteman

Date and Time

Thursday, September 27, 2007


The George Washington University
805 21st Street Northwest
Washington, DC 20052
United States