MONTBLANC PRESENTS THE 21ST ANNUAL MONTBLANC DE LA CULTURE ARTS PATRONAGE AWARD, HONORING QUINCY JONES
(LOS ANGELES) Jan Patrick Schmitz (CEO, Montblanc North America), Quincy Jones (Honoree), Morgan Freeman (The Dark Knight Rises, The Shawshank Redemption), Rashida Jones (Parks and Recreation), Viola Davis (Won’t Back Down, The Help), Teri Hatcher (Desperate Housewives), and Lang Lang (Concert Pianist, Montblanc cultural ambassador). Montblanc presented the 2012 Montblanc de la Culture Arts Patronage Award to Quincy Jones for his lifetime commitment to the arts at an exclusive reception at the Chateau Marmont in Los Angeles. The Montblanc de la Culture Arts Patronage Award annually honors individuals who have dedicated their lives to the support of the arts. After dominating the music industry for over 50 years, Jones joins the prestigious ranks of previous winners of Montblanc de la Culture Arts Patronage Award including, HRH Charles Prince of Wales, Yoko Ono, and Queen Sofia of Spain.
The award was presented to Quincy Jones by Montblanc North America CEO Jan Patrick Schmitz, longtime esteemed friend Morgan Freeman, and daughter Rashida Jones.
Montblanc will donate $20,000 to the Jazz Foundation of America, a nonprofit organization dedicated to assisting aging jazz musicians in New York City, on Quincy Jones’ behalf.[slideshow post_ID=”7775″]
(Photos by Christopher Polk/Getty Images For Montblanc)
1. Quincy’s Daughter Rashida Jones
2. Selita Ebanks and Jan Patrick Schmitz, President and CEO of Montblanc North America
3. Honoree Quincy Jones and music producer Jimmy Iovine
4. Actor Morgan Freeman