Just wanted to take a little time out today to wish a happy birthday Mr. Jones on behalf of the entire GFM family on this the 77th anniversary of your birth.

Please know that we love and honor you today for your extraordinary contributions to the lexicon of music, media and humanity. It is out of that love that we take issue with anyone or anything that may besmirch the standard that your music and name represents. For those of us who love and respect your legacy we wish you the happiest of birthdays and know that we want “The Dude” “Back on the Block” where he belongs. “And Stuff Like That”. Yeah.

A few performances from the Quincy Jones Selected Discography.

A few words from Quincy Jones himself about his childhood.

Ivan Orr is a multi-instrumentalist, composer, performer, and writer. A native of Charlottesville, Virginia Ivan was involved with the forming and nascent days of The Music Resource Center as its first Program Director. A graduate of Virginia Commonwealth University’s Department of Music, Ivan currently resides in Richmond, VA where he maintains an active performance and production schedule while serving as the Music Editor for Grown Folks Music, a position he has held since 2010.