Thursday 18 April

The Music of Quincy Jones

RTÉ Concert Orchestra

Time 8:00pm
National Concert Hall Dublin

Tickets: from €15


RTÉ Concert Orchestra
Guy Barker conductor
With vocalists Vanessa Haynes, Dana Masters, Tony Momrelle and Ian Shaw

Quincy Jones, who turned 90 last year, has had an extraordinary career spanning over 70 years. He has won 28 Grammys and worked with artists including Aretha Franklin, Stevie Wonder, Frank Sinatra, Michael Jackson, Miles Davis, Count Basie and Ella Fitzgerald. Guy Barker – himself a member of his band  – helms this tribute by the RTÉ Concert Orchestra and a stellar line-up of vocalists.

The concert will draw from Quincy Jones’ role as a composer for The Italian JobIn the Heat of the NightThe Color Purple and The Wiz. It features music from the award-winning albums he produced that broke sales records, as well as music from his own solo albums like Walking in SpaceBig Band Bossa Nova and Smackwater Jack.

In a show packed with classics, the music will include  Fly Me to the MoonThriller, Soul Bossa NovaIn the Heat of the NightOne Mint JulepOn Days like TheseEase on Down the RoadCome Fly with Me, IronsideLet the Good Times RollShe’s Out of My LifeMiss Celie’s BluesThe Self-Preservation Society and Razzamatazz.