Grammy-Winner Quincy Jones Set to Receive Lifetime Achievement Award at City Gala Event

The City Summit Gala will take place this weekend in Los Angeles.
The Summit and Gala will take place this weekend in Los Angeles

Legendary musician and producer Quincy Jones may need some more space on his mantelpiece!

The 83-year-old entertainment icon is set to receive a Lifetime Achievement award at the second annual City Gala event in Los Angeles on Sunday. In addition to an incredible GRAMMY haul of 28 awards, 79 nominations and the Living Legend Award, the music mogul also has a Tony, an Emmy and seven Academy Award nominations. Born in Chicago, Jones rose through the jazz scene after studying composition in Paris, then went on to work with some of music’s great legends, including Michael Jackson and Frank Sinatra.

Throughout his career, the father-of-seven has worked tirelessly with charities and global organizations, and was named Variety’s Philanthropist of the Year in 2014. Celebrities including John Travolta are tipped to attend the event, which will be hosted by 98 Degrees member and Dead 7 star Jeff Timmons at the Walt Disney Concert Hall in downtown Los Angeles. Following the formalities, stars including Backstreet Boys singer AJ McLean and actor Corey Feldman will take part in a celebrity poker tournament.

The event takes place on music’s biggest night and will be proceeded by Saturday’s City Summit, a business and networking day, where Oscar-winning actress Halle Berry has been named a special guest speaker.

Proceeds from the weekend will benefit the International Arts & Philanthropy Foundation.

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By Leena Tailor

Freelance Journalist