Quincy Jones, the music producer who has been nominated for 79 Grammys, of which he has won 27, is being honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award by the Seattle International Film Festival (SIFF) for his contribution in the film and music industry.
Starting June 3, three events will take place over three days to honor Jones’ work over the years. The celebration begins with a screening of Sidney Lumet’s 1964 Holocaust drama “Pawnbroker,” which features an acclaimed score by Jones. Following the screening will be the actual awards ceremony, which will include a conversation with Jones and the premiere of SIFF official documentary, “Keep on Keepin’ On,” about Jones’ mentor and jazz trumpeter Clark Terry and Justin Kauflin. To end the festivities, SIFF will host a night of music, featuring the Justin Kauflin Trio.
To buy tickets and learn more about the event, check out the SIFF website here.