Few people have had as big as an impact on music as Quincy Jones , and even fewer have had a night of music dedicated to them at the O2.
The legendary hit maker will be performing in a one off show at London’s O2 Arena alongside a number of special guests, and a symphony orchestra.
It’ll take place on the 27 June, and tickets for this once in a lifetime show go on sale 13 April at 10am and are available from AXS here .
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Just some of the special guests already confirmed include Caro Emerald, Jess Glynne, Lalah Hathaway, Mick Hucknall, Beverley Knight, Jonah Nilsson, Mark Ronson, Jack Savoretti and Andreas Varady with many more still to be announced.
Jones’ colossal back catalogue of songs and singers he was worked alongside includes some of the biggest tracks in history, so expect a party.
Huge hits such as ‘Thriller’, ‘Billie Jean’, Fly Me To The Moon’, ‘Give Me The Night’, and many more will be performed with the original arrangements from Jones’ own vault in L.A.
Speaking about the concert, Jones said: “every time I get to return to the UK, it’s truly meaningful; after not being allowed in at one point, you never take it for granted. But more importantly, I know this show is going to be an emotional one for me because we’ll be doing a tribute to my brother Rod Temperton, on his home turf. I love and miss him with all of my heart and soul, but I’m definitely looking forward to sharing such a special moment with his home country.”
Jones is widely regarded as one of most important people in music, with TIME Magazine naming him as one of the most influential jazz musicians of the 20th Century.
As a composer, producer, artist and more, he’s mixed genres and mediums for decades.