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Quincy Jones honored at Montreux Jazz Festival


MONTREUX (Reuters) — American music producer Quincy Jones was honored on Friday at the Montreux Jazz Festival, the annual event where he served as co-director in the 1990s and continues to be a regular feature.

Jones, 85, received a medal and silver plaque from the Swiss lakeside city stating that a hall had been renamed after him as the two-week festival kicked off with a concert by John Cale.

“Man, it sure feels be good to be back in my second home. It feels like family, it is family,” Jones, who has 27 Grammys, told the crowd at the House of Jazz, a new venue for 600.

Jones produced Michael Jackson’s best-selling album “Thriller” in 1982.

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