The evening opens the summer season of free concerts named Lincoln Centre Out of Doors, in Damrosch Park, Manhattan.
George Clinton's Parliament-Funkadelic, Sam & Dave and Julio Iglesias are also among the 2019 honorees.
In remembrance of the much revered Grammy Award winner and member of the Roll and Roll Hall of Fame.
The Grammy-winning musician appears on Davis’ 'On the Corner' and later wrote and produced songs for Madonna, Roberta Flack and Stephanie Mills.
Jay-Z is back: with a new album, a hyphenated stage name and a new sponsorship with Sprint for the splashy release of his 13th studio album, 4:44.
Ware also wrote for many of the leading names in the R&B world, including the Isley Brothers and Quincy Jones, and made many fine records in his own name.
The funeral of Natalie Cole in Los Angeles on Monday (11) was followed by an equally star-studded private memorial.