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 & Memories Series by the Schultz-Hill Foundation, designed to bring the arts to seniors in the community. Schultz-Hill is partnering with the Milton & Betty Katz Jewish Community Center for this concert. The concert was sponsored by the OceanFirst Foundation, the Forza Insurance Group, the Hordes family and the Kligerman Foundation.
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.