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Quincy Jones announced as SXSW keynote

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Quincy Jones--the legendary Chicago-born producer, arranger, composer and most Grammy-winning musician of all time--will deliver the keynote address as the 2009 South by Southwest Music Conference, organizers have announced.

Jones recently published a book looking back at his many accomplishments, The Complete Quincy Jones: My Journey and Passions, and he's been working on a feature film documentary Brazil's annual Carnival -- though of course, conference-goers will probably be most eager to hear about his work on "Thriller."

Let's just hope nobody tries to get a group version of "We Are the World" going.

SXSW takes place in Austin from March 18 to 22 and, in addition to Jones' keynote, includes four days of panels, interviews and workshops as well as some 1700 bands from around the world playing showcase performances.

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