Atlantic Highlands, NJ, Saturday, April 2, 2011, 7:30 pm

ATLANTIC HIGHLANDS, NJ - On April 2, 2011, at 7:30 pm, the Atlantic Highlands Arts Council presents the sixth annual "Sounds of the Highlands" concert, showcasing musicians from the Navesink Highlands region of New Jersey, home to many fine professional performers.

The first half of the concert features classical musicians Elaine Held, piano, Jan Dash, clarinet, Joel DeWitt, violin, Wayne Arndt, cello, and Samantha Talmadge, voice. The program includes compositions by Madeleine Dring, Charles Ives, George Frideric Handel, and  Maurice Ravel.

Following the intermission, don't miss the Dan Wilensky Quartet, featuring David Phelps, guitar, Bob Hart, bass, Scott Neumann, drums, and Dan Wilensky, saxophone.  The members of the quartet have performed or recorded with a who's who in the jazz world, including Ray Charles, Manhattan Transfer, and Wynton Marsalis, among many others.

The concert will be held at the historic Central Baptist Church at 3rd and E. Highland Ave., a restored architectural gem with beautiful stained glass windows and fine acoustics.  Bring the whole family to enjoy an evening of live classical and jazz music.

Tickets are only $15 for adults and $5 for children age 12 and under.

They can be purchased at the Flaky Tart, 141 First Ave., Julia's Restaurant, 91 First Ave., at the door, For more information, visit or contact the Atlantic Highlands Arts Council, 732-856-8383, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

About Atlantic Highlands Arts Council

The Atlantic Highlands Arts Council is a non-profit501(c)3 organization whose mission is to increase access to the arts and bring contemporary art and music to Atlantic Highlands and the Bayshore region.

The Atlantic Highlands Arts Council sponsors the only one-minute film festival in New Jersey, FilmOneFest, scheduled for July 16, 2011.

AHAC also sponsors an open mic, "Live on First Ave." on the second Tuesday of every month at Julia's Restaurant, 91 First Ave. Atlantic Highlands, plus PaintOut! a summer social painting group, meeting on Wednesday mornings from May through September. For additional AHAC programs and events, please visit the Arts Council website,