WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. -- The Woman’s Club of White Plains is presenting “Jazz for the Gardens” from 6-9 p.m. Thursday, June 11. The event will feature Glenda Davenport with The Hiroshi Yamazaki Trio.
A Mount Vernon native, Davenport was discovered at the world famous Apollo Theater’s amateur night. She has performed in such legendary venues as The Village Gate, Birdland, The Saratoga Jazz Festival and Caramoor. She is featured regularly at jazz clubs throughout the area and has recorded two CDs -- "Sophisticated Lady" and "More Than You Know."
The proceeds from this first-time event will be used to beautify the club’s gardens at the C.V. Rich Mansion. The Woman’s Club of White Plains and the Woman’s Club of White Plains Foundation are committed to the preservation of this historic building and its gardens, the home of the Woman’s Club of White Plains for the last 80 years.
Designated on the National Historic Registry, the C.V. Rich Mansion is an Italian villa-style mansion that was built in 1910 and has beautiful terraced gardens in the back. It has been the setting for many a wedding and other social events.
Wine and hors d’oeuvres will be served. Tickets are $50 per person, and advance reservations are required. Checks made payable to The Woman’s Club of White Plains Foundation can be sent to The Woman’s Club of White Plains, 305 Ridgeway, White Plains, NY 10605, c/o Mary D’Amico.
Tickets can can be purchased online at www.womansclubofwhiteplains.org . For more info, contact mikematt1@aol.
The Woman’s Club of White Plains and The Woman’s Club of White Plains Foundation are a fellowship of women and teens dedicated to community service through volunteering and raising money to support nonprofit organizations in the White Plains area and beyond.
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