In his blue gardens men and girls came and went like moths among the whisperings and the champagne and the stars–Nick Carroway, The Great Gatsby

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WPCNR SOUTH END TIMES. From The Woman’s Club of White Plains. June 2, 2016:

The Woman’s Club is presenting it second annual Jazz for the Gardens” on Thursday, June 9 from 6:30 – 9:00 PM.  This year’s event is particularly timely as the Woman’s Club is celebrating its centennial in 2016 and the program is part of a long tradition of musical programs at the Club.

The performance will feature a jazz quintet including vocalist Alma Micic, described by All About Jazz as “confident, soulful, vulnerable, rhythmically savvy, with the most sensual vibrato you’re likely to hear”.   Accompanying her will be Hiroshi Yamazaki on keyboard who performed at the event last year, Nick Bello on sax, John Lang on bass and Jake Robinson on “skins.”

Mr. Yamakazi, Lang and Robinson are also faculty members of the Music Conservatory of Westchester.

Last year’s concert was a resounding success with nearly 100 attendees enjoying music, food and cocktails in the beautiful setting of the gardens of the CV Rich Mansion, the home of the Woman’s Club. Plans for this year promise an even more spectacular event.

One of the missions of the Woman’s Club of White Plains and the Woman’s Club of White Plains Foundation is the maintenance and restoration of the 106 year old CV Rich Mansion and its gardens.

The house, an Italian villa style mansion built in 1910, was purchased by the Woman’s Club in 1930 and has served as its clubhouse since that time. The home is listed on the State and National Historic Registry and proceeds from the evening will be used for the enhancement of the gardens.

Wine & Hors d’oeuvres will be served. Tickets are $60 per person and advance reservations are required. They can be purchased online at For more info, contact




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