Quincy Jones lends his voice to Sea-Tac Airport

Quincy Jones lends his voice to Sea-Tac Airport

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Quincy Jones lends his voice to Sea-Tac Airport

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by KING 5 News

KREM.com

Posted on January 23, 2013 at 3:36 PM

Updated Wednesday, Jan 23 at 4:19 PM

Seattle-raised music legend Quincy Jones will soon lend his voice to Sea-Tac Airport.

Jones will be voicing airport announcements and contributing overhead music to the airport, as the latest addition to Sea-Tac’s Airport City of Music program. The year-old program lets local musicians volunteer to add their tunes to the airport’s playlist, and tape overhead welcome, security, and informational announcements for travelers.

"Seattle's rich musical history -- from Clark Terry and Ernestine Anderson, to Bumps Blackwell, Ray Charles, Jimi Hendrix, Heart and Nirvana, to name a few -- is rooted in the city's cultural diversity. It is where my wonderful musical journey began and I can't imagine a better place to have honed my craft," Jones said. "In doing these voice over announcements, I hope that everyone traveling through the airport will be encouraged to experience the great music, musicians and cultural vibrancy that the city of Seattle embodies."

Thirty-two local artists have contributed to the program during its first year, including Macklemore, Sir Mix-A-Lot, Jerry Cantrell and Fly Moon Royalty.

Jones grew up in Seattle. He attended Garfield High School where he met young Ray Charles and began his music career. He's won a total of 27 Grammy Awards and will be inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame later this year.

You can listen to a sample of Jones’ announcements on the Sea-Tac Airport Music Initiative page.

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