Quincy Jones Kicks Off Tribune Series by Musicians and Artists

By: E&P Staff

The New York Times may have Bono, but now Tribune has tapped Quincy Jones.

Jones is kicking off a new series of articles and viewpoints written by artists and musicians to be carried in Tribune newspapers by Tribune Media Services. Jones’ piece will appear first in the Chicago Tribune and The Hartford (Conn.) Courant this weekend and then in other Trib papers on Jan. 19.

“Quincy’s take on the election of Barack Obama is particularly relevant and poignant,” Lee Abrams, Tribune’s chief innovation officer, said in a statement. “As a young child growing up in Chicago and Seattle, and later as musician touring the segregated South, Quincy never dreamed he’d see the day when an African American would be elected President of the United States.”

Jones is the winner of 27 Grammy awards and has worked with Dizzy Gillespie, Ray Charles, Michael Jackson, and Frank Sinatra.

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