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Quincy Jones Appointed Consultant for Olympic Ceremonies
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Quincy Jones, the well-known American music impresario, record producer, film composer and 26-time Grammy Awards winner was appointed culture and art consultant for the Beijing Olympic Games.

On behalf of the Beijing Organizing Committee for the Games of the XXIX Olympiad (BOCOG), BOCOG Executive Vice President Liu Jingmin awarded Jones the certificate of appointment at a ceremony in Beijing on Monday.

In a musical career that has spanned six decades, Quincy Jones, born in 1933, has earned his reputation as a renaissance man of American music. He has distinguished himself as a bandleader, songwriter, producer, arranger, film composer and record label executive, and outside of music, he's also written books, produced major motion pictures, and helped create television series.

Jones has produced the famous charity song of We Are the World penned by Michael Jackson and Lionel Richie. He collaborated with 45 top musicians on this project, which raised and donated over US$50 million to African famine sufferers in 1985.

In May this year, during his first visit to China, Jones expressed his willingness to compose for the Beijing Olympics in an effort to join the preparatory work for the Games.

(BOCOG, China.org.cn October 25, 2006)

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