The Sultans to Perform at 27th Annual Benefit Gala



The Twenty-Seventh Annual Benefit Gala for The Inner-City Foundation For Charity & Education will be Saturday, October 27, at the Hyatt Regency Greenwich. Our Autumn Gala this year will be a Dinner Dance featuring entertianment by the widely popular group THE SULTANS. The event begins with a cocktail reception at 6:30 pm, followed by dinner and dancing beginning at 7:30 pm.

The Sultans are the evolution of a lifetime of music that began with the band’s founder, Jerry Bennett. As the child of an arts family, Jerry found himself among legendary musicians at an early age, with members of the Count Basie Orchestra jamming at his house until the wee hours, letting Jerry play the drums, paving his way to become a bandleader and musician for life.

Today, about two decades after the inception of Jerry’s band The Sultans, the band has grown to become a collection of some of the finest musicians in the country, a revolving family of players whose resumes are staggering. The horn section has jammed with Dave Matthews. The lead singers have recorded with Beyoncé, Billy Joel, Sting, Steely Dan and James Taylor. Some have performed with the Boston Pops, others have shared the bill with Maroon 5, the Foo Fighters, Busta Rhymes and Kid Rock. There are finalists from American Idol, The Voice and the X Factor.

There are entertainers of no less than five US Presidents. Having played inaugural balls and family parties for names like Obama, Clinton, Kennedy, Bush and Biden, The Sultans have dazzled crowds in every corner of the globe.

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