The organizers of the SXSW music conference announced that Quincy Jones will deliver a keynote address on March 19, 2009.
Jones’ current and upcoming projects include the recently released book “The Complete Quincy Jones: My Journey and Passions,” a feature film documentary on Brazil’s annual Carnival Festival, a bio-pic mini-series on jazz musician Louis Armstrong, a duets album with Tony Bennett and Stevie Wonder, and a tribute album of his recordings featuring artists such as Usher, John Legend and Amy Winehouse, among others. He is also planning a chain of nightclub-restaurants based on his album Q’s Jook Joint, with the first slated to open in Las Vegas in 2009.
The SXSW Conference takes place March 18 – 22 at the Austin Convention Center in Austin, Texas. For more information on SXSW or to register for the conference, visit sxsw.com.