Don Was is a widely-respected artist, record label boss and hugely in-demand A-list producer.
The Grammy Award-winning singer has also released a new single, 'Concorde' from his upcoming album, 'All Rise'.
The set was completed a month before Heath's death on 19 January and crowns his remarkable 76-year career.
Porter’s soulful new song, which addresses themes of racial prejudice and acceptance, comes ahead of his new album, ‘All Rise’.
The double Grammy-winner says the new song “is about the undying, irrepressible spirit of love."
The feelgood track has a strong gospel-soul feel, fuelled by handclaps and a vocal choir.
Instantly recognisable thanks to his trademark Kangol flat cap Gregory has sent critics scurrying for superlatives with many seeing him as heir apparent to a rich tradition of soul greats including Bill...
Other stars set to perform include Beverley Knight, KC & The Sunshine Band, Amadou & Mariam and The Blind Boys Of Alabama.
This year, the highly-feted event will present more than 1000 musicians in over 150 performances across its 3 days.
Porter launched the series in August 2019, in a ten-week run that had him in conversation with Annie Lennox, Jeff Goldblum, Don Was and others.
'All Rise' will be the studio follow-up to 2017’s 'Nat King Cole & Me,' which debuted at No. 3 in the UK.
From Robert Glasper to Kandace Springs, Gregory Porter and GoGo Penguin, there are many Blue Note musicians keeping jazz relevant as the label turns 80.
The new collection includes classic tracks from Doris Day, Louis Prima, Nina Simone, and many others.
The jazz star's studio version of the song originally appeared on 'Nat King Cole & Me' ,released through Blue Note and Decca Records in 2017.
Today also saw the release of his new single, ‘The Cat’, a peppy jazz number that embodies Goldblum’s debonaire spirit.
The track also features on Goldblum's new album, 'I Shouldn't Be Telling You This', recorded with The Mildred Snitzer Orchestra.