Honoring an Icon: Quincy Jones Rolls Up in a Phantom
Held at the iconic Wolfgang Puck owned restaurant Spago in Beverly Hills, Forbes teamed up with Fueled by Culture, Rolls-Royce Beverly Hills, Hennessy and The MJS/Groupe to celebrate the work and life of the musical legend Quincy Jones. Arriving in a Rolls-Royce Phantom, Quincy entered the dinner to a standing ovation where he was honored among family, friends, and colleagues for his more than 60 years in the entertainment industry. A celebrated American record producer, multi-instrumentalist, singer, composer and film and television producer, Quincy has worked with musical talents such as Frank Sinatra, Aretha Franklin, Michael Jackson and Celine Dion that lead him to hold a record 80 Grammy Award nominations, and28 Grammy wins. He is a recipient of the Grammy Legend Award. The evening also brought in local VIPs including Chef and Owner of Spago, Wolfgang Puck, Quincy Brown, son of Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs; actress Rashida Jones; CMO of Forbes Tom Davis; Marcus Damas, the founder of Fueled by Culture; Michael Snell, the founder of The MJS/Groupe and Jennifer Stroup, the brand director of Rolls-Royce Beverly Hills. Quincy was also honored by Moët Hennessy for his lifetime commitment to solve racial injustice and was presented with an engraved decanter of Paradis Imperial Cognac. Guests enjoyed hand-crafted spirits by Moët Hennessy and a specially curated dinner menu by Wolfgang Puck himself.