The Quincy Jones Foundation and its Q prize
Quincy Jones and Audemars Piguet’s Francois-Henry Bennahmias hosted an evening celebrating the presentation of the Q Prize. Named in honor of music impresario Quincy Jones, the Q Prize celebrates extraordinary advocacy on behalf of children. In addition to the award presentation, plans will were announced for a national Music Summit of music industry and nonprofit leaders to catalyze the movement to provide music education as a public health intervention for at-risk youth. The Summit, convened by Quincy Jones and the Harvard School of Public Health’s Center for Health Communication, will be held in NYC on April 29, 2009 at Time Warner’s corporate headquarters.
Receiving this year’s honor were Dr. José Antonio Abreu and Maestro Gustavo Dudamel for their leadership of Venezuela’s El Sistema program that uses classical music to promote the health and well-being of children.
Entertainment included Michael McDonald, Grammy Award winning singer, songwriter, and pianist and Wyclef Jean. Special guests included: Goldie Hawn & Kurt Russell.