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Benjamin M. Tucker Pavilion grand opening to be held at The Club at Savannah Harbor

SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) -

The Westin Savannah Harbor Golf resort says construction of its premier meeting and event space located at the Club of Savannah Harbor will be completed this month. 

Named in honor of a longtime friend of the resort and community leader, Benjamin M. Tucker, organizers say the pavilion will be officially opened at an unveiling ceremony and tribute concert on April 23. 

Tucker was a famed American jazz bassist who appeared on hundreds of recordings, including albums with Quincy Jones, B.B. King, and Dexter Gordon. He was a community icon with a benevolent spirit whose smile opened doors and established friendships all over the world. He was very involved with the community and contributed to schools, youth organizations and adult learning, colleges, and churches. 

The Charleston-based Event Haus Rentals designed the Benjamin M. Tucker Pavilion to offer panoramic views of the golf course and club house, while providing space for up to 150 seated or 200 reception guests. The glass enclosure and heating and cooling systems provide climate controlled comfort perfect for events in any season. Organizers say it's poised to be the perfect venue for Lowcountry weddings, group gatherings, golf tournament receptions, and more. 

In honor of Tucker's legacy, The Westin is partnering with the Coastal Jazz Association to unveil the pavilion with one of their favorite annual events - the 31st Annual Tribute to Duke Ellington Concert, this year, featuring Richie Cole. 

The event on April 23 is open to the public. From 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. will be family friendly golf and games, and the ribbon cutting will be held at 4 p.m. with a champagne toast. The tribute - 'The Rite of Swing' to Duke Ellington Featuring Richie Cole, will be held from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. 

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