Toms River – Musician, composer and author Dan Wilensky will be reading from his new book “Musician! A Practical Guide for Students, Music lovers, Amateurs Professionals . . ..” It includes music history, philosophy, assorted tricks of the trade, proactive advice for the downtrodden, and wild tales from the trenches. He will also be demonstrating the art of improvisation, and taking questions.
Dan whose extensive music career include touring with Joan Baez as her pianist, performing in several videos and TV shows with David Bowie, Steve Winwood, Martika, and Sheena Easton, playing with Rick Derringer in the TV house band for Joy Behar’s Way Off Broadway, and gigging with Ben E. King, The Four Tops, The Temptations, Carole King, Cab Calloway and Aretha Franklin. He has also performed extensively at many of New York’s legendary clubs, including The Bottom Line, The Village Gate, Sweet Basil, Mikell’s, Seventh Avenue South, and The Lone Star Roadhouse, as well as larger venues like Madison Square Garden and Avery Fisher Hall. In addition, he wrote two saxophone method books, Saxophone Technique, and Advanced Sax.
This program is free and open to the public. Registration for the program begins January 20th, 2011. Please register in-person, by phone 732-349-6200, 609- 971-0514 or online at www.theoceancountylibrary.org .