Quincy Jones, possibly the most famous son of the CD, is the subject of a big feature in today’s Pacific Northwest Magazine. He grew up in a small house on 22nd Ave, just a couple of blocks away from Garfield High School where he graduated in 1950.
Here his brother describes looking out the window of the top-floor room that was shared by seven siblings:
“We would look out there,” recalls Jones’ youngest brother, Richard, now a federal judge in Seattle, “and think, ‘What is it I can possibly do? Where is life going to take me?’ We weren’t looking at a spectacular lake. We grew up looking at the blackberry bushes and garbage in the lot across the street. You had to have a big imagination.”
Mr. Jones will be in Seattle on September 26th to dedicate the new Quincy Jones Performing Arts Center at Garfield.