Nicholas & Partners/Dave Damiani and the No Vacancy Orchestra performed for an appreciative audience of senior citizens.

MARGATE – A group of more than 300 local senior citizens were thoroughly entertained at a free concert, July 11 held at the Katz JCC. The concert, titled “Unforgettable,” featured the music of the late Nat King Cole, who was born 100 years ago in March, as presented by California-based Dave Damiani and his No Vacancy Orchestra.

Special surprise guest Landau Murphy Jr. performed Nat King Cole’s anthem, “Unforgettable,” and several duets with Dave Damiani.

Damiani opened on vocals with several songs recorded on Capitol Records in the early stages of Cole’s career. He was then joined on stage by Landau Murphy Jr., season six winner of the hit TV series, “America’s Got Talent.” The two singers went on a musical joy ride, singing a variety of songs ranging from the Frank Sinatra songbook to hits from the Broadway stage as well as Frankie Valli.

The music was provided by a quartet of highly skilled musicians on piano, double bass, alto sax and drums, all younger than 40, playing music written before they were born.

The event was presented by Atlantic City’s Schultz-Hill Foundation as a part of its Music & Memories series designed to bring the arts to seniors in the community. Schultz-Hill partnered with the Milton & Betty Katz Jewish Community Center for the concert, with additional support from the Hordes Family and AtlantiCare.

The nonprofit 501(c)3 Schultz-Hill Foundation supports the arts, history and education throughout South Jersey. Programs include the Dina Scholarships, Senior Music Series, summer music program with the Atlantic City Day Nursery and our Arts Outreach collaborative with the Bay Atlantic Symphony and Atlantic City Public Schools.

For additional information, please contact the Schultz-Hill Foundation or visit www.schultz-hill.org.

 

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