Montegrappa Quincy Jones Marker
The officially-authorized pen collection by Montegrappa, honors the legendary musician, Quincy Jones. As jazzy in appearance as the subject requires, the limited edition Quincy Jones Marker features his personal logo in the top of the cap, an engraved, color-enhanced “Q”. The textured barrel in black carbon is accented in the middle and at both ends with bold, multi-colored resin rings in a marble pattern. The sleek, modernist, arched pocket clip is made of brass, terminated in Montegrappa’s rolling-ball end-piece to facilitate easy pocket ingress and egress. In keeping with the wholly musical theme, the end of the barrel is finished with a sculpted loudspeaker cone. Quincy Jones’ signature is engraved at the finger grip of the marker. Montegrappa will produce a limited edition of 1933 markers in carbon fiber.
Montegrappa Quincy Jones Marker Features:
- Officially-authorized pen collection honoring the legendary musician, Quincy Jones
- Personal logo in the top of the cap, an engraved, color-enhanced “Q”
- Textured barrel in black carbon is accented with multi-colored resin rings in a marble pattern
- Sleek, modernist, arched pocket clip is made of brass
- End of the barrel is finished with a sculpted loudspeaker cone
- Limited edition run of 1933 markers
This legendary American record producer, conductor, arranger, composer, television and film producer, record company executive, magazine founder, trumpeter, author and humanitarian has played a key role in the development of modern music, across more genres and media than any other musical icon, for more than 60 years. It would be achievement enough for any individual to have earned prominence in that many roles in a single musical genre. Quincy Jones, whose eclecticism has been expressed in pop, rock, soul, funk, hip-hop, jazz, classical and ethnic genres including African and Brazilian music, resulting in hybrids of his own creation. His sheer mastery of musical forms has been demonstrated within clearly-defined, seemingly restrictive disciplines, through his award-winning scores and soundtracks for both cinema and television – breaking down barriers for both.
Quincy Jones’ artistry has been applied to virtually every medium, including records, live performance, movies and television, and print publishing. It is a career that encapsulates all facets of popular music from the post- WWII/post-swing era to the current high-technology, international multi-media hybrids. Ultimately, producing would provide his greatest mainstream success: his work with Michael Jackson. Jones produced Jackson’s breakout solo album, Off the Wall, in 1979. Three years later, they joined forces again for Thriller, which went on to become the biggest-selling album of all time with over 50 million copies sold, followed by 1987’s Bad. Quincy Jones’ role in Jackson’s ascent to superstardom is impossible to overstate. During the 1980s, Jones moved from scoring films to producing them, starting with the screen adaptation of Alice Walker’s novel The Color Purple, directed by Steven Spielberg, introducing the world to Oprah Winfrey and Whoopi Goldberg, and garnering 11 Academy Award nominations including Best Picture. Television production was added to his arsenal of talents in 1991, with the hugely-successful situation comedy The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, notable for launching the acting career of Will Smith.
Quincy Jones is the all-time most nominated Grammy artist, with a total of 79 Grammy nominations, and is the recipient of the Grammy Living Legend Award and N.A.R.A.S.’ prestigious Trustees’ Award, to keep his 27 Grammy awards company. One of the most successful and admired creative artists and executives in the entertainment world, Quincy Jones was named by Time Magazine as one of the most influential jazz musicians of the 20th Century. Reflecting on the changes in pop music over more than a half-century, Quincy says, “If there are any common denominators, they are spirit and musicality. I go for the music that gives me goose bumps, music that touches my heart and my soul.