ATLANTIC HIGHLANDS, NJ - Looking for something fun, educational and just a little off-beat?  Join renowned musician/composer/author, Dan Wilensky, as he reads from his new book, Musician! A Practical Guide for Students, Music Lovers, Amateurs, Professionals, Superstars, Wannabees, and Has-beens at the Atlantic Highlands Public Library, 48 Avenue C, Atlantic Highlands on May 5th from 07:00 – 08:00 PM.  Dan will also demonstrate the art of improvisation and answer questions pertaining to his career, the music business, and music in general.  His book includes music history, philosophy, assorted tricks of the trade, proactive advice for the downtrodden and humorous tales from the trenches.

Mr. Wilensky has toured and recorded with hundreds of artists including Ray Charles, Joan Baez, Santana, Steve Winwood, Donna Summer, Debby Harry, Manhattan Transfer, David Bowie, and Madonna.  He also has played on numerous commercial jingles, film soundtracks and TV themes, including The Nanny, Hollywood Squares, Sex in the City, The Montel Williams Show, A Chorus Line, and Hairspray, and can be heard in over 250 records.  In 1986, Wilensky won a National Endowment for the Arts Award for jazz performance and composition.  He has led or been a member of dozens of bands, notably the Slickaphonics, Jack McDuff, Who It Is! And Rick Derringer’s house band for the Joy Behar’s Way Off Broadway.  Currently Mr. Wilensky is featured on the music for the Emmy winning PBS children’s show Between the Lions.  He teaches in and performs around New York City.

The program is free to the public.  The first five people in the door will receive a free CD.  For further information please call the Atlantic Highlands Public Library: 732-291-1956