Photos of John Mayer, Terrence Howard, Jerry Seinfeld at Tony Bennett's Exploring the Arts Gala

Kids Explore the Arts With a Little Help From John Mayer

John Mayer suited up and grabbed his guitar to perform at Susan and Tony Bennett's Exploring the Arts Gala, a fundraiser for school music programs, in NYC last night. Whoopi Goldberg played hostess for the evening and immediately pegged John as her new crush after his performance. John's Summer tour may be over, but he was happy to participate in the charity event, saying,"There's 12-year-old John Coltranes and Miles Davises walking around. They just don't know it yet." Sounds like John is ready to embrace some competition from the talented up-and-comers.

To see more from the event, including Jerry Seinfeld, Katie Couric, and Regis Philbin, just read more.

Images include: John Mayer, Jerry Seinfeld, Whoopi Goldberg, Gayle King, Donna Karan, Tony Bennett, Sumner Redstone, Regis Philbin, Terrence Howard, Steve Wynn, Katie Couric, Quincy Jones, Susan Benedetto