Thursday, August 25, 2011
Award-winning pianist will be performing at Kuna United Methodist Church this weekend
Award-winning pianist John Nilsen will perform in concert at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 27, at the Kuna United Methodist Church, 260 W. Fourth St. The concert if free, and all are welcome. John’s CD’s will be available for sale following the concert.
Nilsen began studying classical piano from his mother at age 6 and began playing guitar at age 14. Nilsen earned a bachelor of arts degree in English from Southern Oregon College (Southern Oregon University) and was honored by the institution in 1995 with the Distinguished Alumnus Award. Nilsen founded the Magic Wing recording label in 1987.
With 240 annual performances including national tours of the United States, Europe and Japan, Nilsen has earned a devout following of listeners. Often accompanied by many of the finest musicians from the Northwest, Nilsen is an innovative performer who creates an intimate repartee with his audience. Nilsen has appeared with such luminaries as Jose Feliciano, Jesse Colin Young, David Foster, Alex De Grassi, Kenny G and many others. His recordings are featured on over 40 musical collections and samplers throughout the globe, including a Rhino Records Sampler.