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Methodist Church Hosts Nilsen
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The community is encouraged to attend a special piano concert performed by John Nilsen, set for Sunday, July 29 at 1 p.m. at the Escalon United Methodist Church. Photo Contributed

Performer/pianist John Nilsen will appear in concert at the Escalon United Methodist Church on Sunday, July 29 at 1 p.m.

The church is at 2000 Jackson Ave., Highway 120, in Escalon. CDs will be available for purchase and refreshments will be served.

Nilsen is a prolific performer. Over the past 35 years, he has averaged 225 shows a year, performing as a solo pianist, solo guitarist and as a member of his two bands.

He has performed countless times in every state, as well as overseas in Europe and Asia. He has appeared with such luminaries as Jose Feliciano, Jesse Colin Young, David Foster, Marc Cohn, Kenny G, Alex De Grassi, Montreaux and others.

A native of the Pacific Northwest, Nilsen was born in Seattle and raised primarily in Portland, where he has been a resident for many years. He began studying piano at age six and guitar at age twelve. He attended Southern Oregon University, graduating with a Bachelor of Arts in English. Nilsen loves to get out on the rivers, into the forests and onto the mountains of the region. The people, landscapes, weather, and tenor of life in the Pacific Northwest frequently influence Nilsen’s musical themes.

The concert is open to all and the community is encouraged to attend this afternoon of special music and fellowship.