The Schultz-Hill Foundation brought Dave Damiani and The No Vacancy Orchestra to the Milton & Betty Katz Jewish Community Center for a free concert for seniors on July 19. From left, Dave Damiani, Ms. New Jersey Senior America Suzie Neustadter, Gary Hill, Paulajane D’Amato, and former Ms. NJ Senior Americas Becky Orsatti, and Johanne Santori.

MARGATE – More than 200 Atlantic County senior citizens enjoyed a free concert at the Milton & Betty Katz Jewish Community Center Thursday, July 19 courtesy of the Schultz-Hill Foundation and its sponsors. The “Come Fly With Me” concert featured Dave Damiani and The No Vacancy Orchestra performing swing, pop and jazz favorites from the Great American Songbook.

With songs like The Sunny Side of the Street” and Bobby Rydell’s You’ve Got to Enjoy Joy,” the band had audience members swaying, tapping their feet and singing along. Damiani performed “Fly Me to the Moon” and “Summer Wind,” and shared that he had seen Sinatra perform at his last concert at the Sands Casino Hotel in Atlantic City in 1995. He introduced audience member Paulajane D’Amato, daughter of the late Paul “Skinny” D’Amato, who operated Atlantic City’s 500 Club where Sinatra also regularly performed.

Also in the audience was Ms. New Jersey Senior America Suzie Neustadter who came out to support the mission of the Schultz-Hill Foundation in bringing music and memories to seniors. Residents of Caring, Inc. of Pleasantville were among the groups attending the concert.

The free concert is the second in the 2018 Music and Memories Series by the Schultz-Hill Foundation, designed to bring the arts to seniors in the community. The concert was sponsored by Katz JCC, OceanFirst Foundation, Forza Insurance Group, Hordes family and Kligerman Foundation.

The Schultz-Hill Foundation supports the arts, history and education throughout South Jersey with other programs, such as the Dina Scholarships, Senior Music Series, summer music program with the Atlantic City Day Nursery and Arts Outreach collaborative with the Bay Atlantic Symphony and Atlantic City Public Schools.

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Nanette LoBiondo Galloway

Award winning journalist covering news, events and people of Atlantic County for more than 20 years.