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Rick Anderson
Thu, Apr 10, 2014
"Hello, my name is Rick Anderson, I'm from Canada. John's music is simply the best!"

Mark Dvorscak
Sun, Feb 02, 2014
"Heartily enjoyed John's concert last night in Roseburg. The piece he wrote for his mother brought tears to my eyes. John's heart really comes through when he plays. I also enjoyed the short conversation we had afterwards. Thanks for sharing your gift with us."

Cyndy L
Sun, Jan 26, 2014
"You are so loved in Jackson, CA! Thank you again for another outstanding performance in Jackson...as I said during your appearance last Saturday, you are a huge blessing to us. You are my "go to" artist for relaxing, mellow, meaningful music. And, as you say, your newest CD "Wild Rose" is a departure from your usual, but after listening all the way through a couple of times, I was hooked. You do everything right, John. Looking forward to your new recording in 2014. "

majorla
Fri, Dec 20, 2013
"happily enjoying the music."

none
Tue, Dec 03, 2013
"I am Rolph from Germany I currently listen to John Nilsen on the internet and like the music. Lots of different music styles."

Ned Wilson
Thu, Jul 11, 2013
"Great show in our auditorium recently. Thank you."

Tim Johnson
Mon, Dec 10, 2012
"I really enjoyed hearing you and meeting in Little Rock in September. Hope to see you in Houston soon! –Tim Johnson"

vicky henderson
Tue, Oct 23, 2012
"Our little country church was blessed by John's solo concert just recently. I love the peace I feel listening to his music...... I'm so glad he shares his gift. Thank you, John...."

BTocher
Sun, Sep 09, 2012
"People should hear this man perform! Amazing!!"

Lilli & Jerry Duval
Sun, Jul 29, 2012
"Thank you for a lovely afternoon on July 21, 2012 in Fall River Mills, CA We and our friends enjoyed your concert so very much! You made that piano sound much better than it looked!"

Dennis Foyle
Wed, Jul 18, 2012
"We have several of John's CD's from the 1990's. We think it is terrific that he is coming to our city of Memphis in September. Memphis and the Mid-South area does not get much of an opportunity to experience his musical genre and his musical style. This will be a great opportunity for him to "spread the music" in the south!"

Rick Young
Sun, Jul 01, 2012
"John, it was a blessing to meet you and listen to your wonderful playing. Amazing, beautiful emotion comes thru in your music. I look forward to listening to the CDs and seeing you again sometime ..."

David Peck
Sat, Jun 02, 2012
"John, thank you for a wonderful afternoon in Lovell, Wyoming. It was truly wonderful. What I came away with was how much you truly enjoy your music, and that enthusiasm was contagious. Thank you for coming to our community -- an awe-inspiring concert."

Don Bobo
Thu, May 03, 2012
"Just saw you in Mont Belvieu TX and I'm still floating on the energy you inspired in me. I listened to Swimfish on the way home, and I love it! Looking forward to hearing the other CDs I got, and hoping I can see you play again sometime. John, I thank you for sharing yourself and your extraordinary talent."

Bettye
Sat, Apr 28, 2012
"What a MAHVELOUS way to spend a Saturday afternoon. Love your music. Thank you for sharing it with us.Can't wait to listen to my new cd's!"

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Helen Pitkin
Fri, Mar 30, 2012
"In 1989 I was in Monterey CA and bought a "From the Sky" cassette. I wore it out. I found your web site and ordered it in CD and several other CD's. I love your music. It's music for the soul."

Jenny Burdock
Sat, Mar 03, 2012
"So you're coming to Palm Springs to play. We're soooooo excited!!!!"

Josh Grider
Mon, Jan 30, 2012
"I saw you in concert recently in the midwest and was amazed. Completely amazed. Thank you for your wonderful gift of music. Rock on!"

Dee Van Gilder
Mon, Jan 16, 2012
"John, I saw you in concert at our little church in Wasco,OR a few years back and bought one CD, twelve shades of light, which I never tire of listening to. I just bought two more CD's and know I will enjoy them as much! Thank you for your wonderful talent and sharing with the people around our state!"

Gail Walker
Wed, Sep 28, 2011
"John, it was great seeing you in Southern Oregon at the Hearts with A Mission Fund Raiser. Your piano music was a great addition. Jim and I are enjoying our new cd's. Thank you! Gail"

Kimberly Hawkins
Tue, Jun 07, 2011
"John it was a pleasure to have you come perform for us! You have such an awesome talent and loved listening to you play on the piano! Matt and Maggie enjoyed it as well! We love all the CD's we purchased and can't wait to hear you play again. I do hope you let us know when your back in and around Wellington, would love to hear you play again! Thanks again and God Bless You The Hawkins Family"

Larry and Laura
Sat, May 28, 2011
"Fond memories of visits to listen to you and your group at the Witness Tree Vineyard."

Sandy
Sun, May 15, 2011
"Thank you so very much for sharing your music with those of us in Portland, Oregon. I am already enjoying the CD (Oregon). You are an amazing artist not only for your talent but your genuine love of life. It is visiable to those who meet you. Thanks again for your gift of music today. Sandy"

Jim Black
Wed, Apr 20, 2011
"It's amazing how great you and your band are."

Linda Dorsey
Mon, Mar 21, 2011
"We're looking forward to your concert in COTTAGE GROVE.... First Presbyterian Church, April 9, at 4:00 p.m.! See you then!"

David L. Nail
Sun, Feb 27, 2011
"I had a wonderful time at your concert today in Las Vegas, Nev. You were absolutely great. I hope we can have you back again sometime. In His Service-David <><"

Joe Johnson
Thu, Dec 16, 2010
"Very nice!"

Tom and Joanne Rannells
Sun, Sep 12, 2010
"Greetings. We now live at Terwilliger Plaza in Portland and look forward to connecting again and will be able to enjoy your Portland performances. Greetings to Lynn, Jenna, Jason. joanne and tom rannells"

John Johnson
Sun, Jul 04, 2010
"see you July 17, in Rupert, ID"

Greg Downs
Sun, Apr 04, 2010
"John, just wanted you to know I really enjoyed your concert in Pasadena, Texas. We appreciate you coming.I bought 5 of your CD's and listen to every one. My favorite songs are Dakota Rose and Twelve Shades of Light. Tell the guys at NARADA that I still listen to them. "

Kathy Carter
Tue, Mar 23, 2010
"Thanks for your patience and remarkable understanding "

Steve Snider
Fri, Jan 22, 2010
"John: I first heard you play at the little lounge at the Black Butte Resort by Sisters, Oregon many years ago. At that time you only had an LP and I purchased it. You signed it for me. The next time I heard you was at the same place a few years later and we did get your first CD. I wanted to hear you in Roseville, Ca. tonight (1/22/10) but am recovering from a recent broken hip and could not get out. I did just order your latest CD and am anxious to hear it. Hope to hear you in the future."

Gary Brown
Thu, Dec 10, 2009
"Just finished listening to "Places I Go." This defines Easy Listening. Great track of solo pieces. I know it is not your normal but "Imagine" was a beautiful rendition of an all time favorite. Thanks for another great CD to add to my collection. "

Won-seok Nam
Fri, Oct 30, 2009
"When I listened 'Twelve shades of lights' first time from one New Age radio program about 15 years ago at Syracuse NY, I was very impressed (I was a foreign student from Korea). I tried to find your CD but couldn¡¯t from near my place. After ordering the CD from one CD shop I received it a couple of days later, and that album became one of my favorites. After returning back to Korea in 1997, 4 of your albums are still playing at my home and car. Someday in near future I would like to watch John ¡¯s live performances in Seoul Korea. Thank you for your music. Best wishes. "

Ian
Sun, Aug 30, 2009
"Your music is comforting and relaxing... please come to Cleveland so we can enjoy it live! "

Eric Tarbox
Mon, Jul 13, 2009
"I grew up listening to John since he was my neighbor and it has been 15 years since I've listened to him play. I was able to watch his show in Chiloquin OR in June. It brought back a lot of memories and was an absolute pleasure to watch. John's performances are always a real treat and are cherished by all who have the pleasure of listening in. Thanks John!"

Paul Francom
Tue, Jun 30, 2009
"Nice website... Just to let you know that I have several of your CD's and they are listened to regulary here in Northeastern Thailand... "

Dannan Tavona
Thu, Mar 19, 2009
"Hey, John -- I remember your music with enthusiasm. When you played at Chemeketa College in Salem many years ago, I drew the picture of you playing with the little sprites dancing along. I'm checking your neat site to see if your earlier stuff is available on CD now, and to see what else you have. All the best!"

Judy and Harry Kline
Wed, Oct 22, 2008
"John, It was a pleasure to attend your concert in Elsmere, Delaware Saturday evening. It was great ... we purchased two of your CD's and they are in our car and being played every time we are in the car. I was the person who mentioned to you that I play the piano at our local Cancer Center and Hospital and also at a Methodist Country House ... what an inspiration to hear you play. Thank you for coming to the East Coast and we hope to see you in concert again. We have visited Portland several years ago and loved it. With God's Blessings to you and yours."

Martha & Phil Stacks
Mon, Oct 20, 2008
"Hi John: Martha and I thoroughly enjoyed your concert last night in Hampstead, MD. We purchased "Across Oregon" and have already listened to it twice today. After looking at your prolific offerings on your website we hope to purchase more soon!! Best wishes!"

Cassie J
Sat, Sep 27, 2008
"I just saw your performance in Gardnerville, NV. It was incredibly inspirational, as a friend of my dad's from church just gave us a piano, and my mom is teaching me how to play. Your music is beautiful. Thank you for sharing your amazing gift with us. P.S. Jason's drumming rocks!"

Rebecca Madden
Fri, Jun 13, 2008
"I fell in love with "Twelve Shades of Light" through Sally, at the Oakbrook Mall in Illinois (1999?) Adding the instruments was definitely a plus and I now have several of John's recordings."

Gayle Eckleberry
Sun, Feb 17, 2008
"Hey John! Enjoyed listening to your solo concert. Your music offers such visualization and great mood feelings..and your cd's are just like having you here..in the family "Great room"! Thanks again..and keep up the super-nice..productions! Gayle Eckleberry Buckeye, Arizona"

Doug McIntosh
Wed, Dec 19, 2007
"Just listened to your 1991 Christmas CD, "A Midnight Clear." I got it at Multnomah county Library and had never heard of you before. The music reminded me of why I started listening to Christmas music in the first place. My favorite Christmas album is still the 1965 Eugene Ormandy orchestral one from my youth. However, I have listened to A midnight clear four times tonight and have decided it is my second all time favorite Christmas album. The 2007 Christmas season has been a pretty dismal one for a lot of reasons, both personally for me and for the general chaos on the planet. This album just lifted me out of all the negativity and I felt myself just soaring into the stratosphere. I think music in general, and especially Christmas music is MEANT to do that. And I think you got it right when you did this album over 15 years ago. I wish I had found it sooner, but I found it when I needed to. thanks. "

Ann
Sun, Dec 16, 2007
"Your music, and especially the Heaven and Nature cd, has touched every generation of my family...my granddaughter, Clementine, was born last November with the beautiful music playing gently in the background...my 20 year-old daughter put it on the top of her gift list this year...my 15-year-old daughter has it loaded on her i-pod and says it's her favorite cd...and it was often played for my mother in the last two years of her life. THANK YOU for this beautiful gift!"

Jim
Wed, Oct 10, 2007
"John Nilsen's contribution to the music scene in the NW is as valuable as the reasons we choose to live here. Thank you more than you'll ever know. "

Bonnie
Mon, Oct 01, 2007
"Love the music. Where can I get another copy of October in September?"

Billy
Fri, Sep 14, 2007
"Very important musical feel end completely engrossing. Keep the CDs coming. This is a really neat website!"

Betsy Johnson
Mon, Sep 10, 2007
"Please tell your percussionist, Jason Moore, that he is like nobody I've ever heard. I've enjoyed his additions to your piano music more than once. Thanks to all of you!"

Stephen Bauer
Wed, May 03, 2006
"Funny how you can live in a place and continue to discover its treasures. Just had the pleasure of hearing John play down at the coast, and it was an excellent evening of music. I am glad to have found such a superb source of quality entertainment. It was my first Nilsen concert, but it won't be my last, I hope!"

Susan
Tue, May 02, 2006
" My granddaughter, Madison, was truly enriched with her experience with you writing the lyrics and music for a class song AND performing it for the community! I appreciate all you do to enrich our lives! Ten Grands was fabulous! I loved every minute! Thank you! You are a gift! "

adipex
Fri, Apr 21, 2006
"You have an outstanding good and well structured site. I enjoyed browsing through it. "

tamiflu
Wed, Apr 19, 2006
"I like your website a lot and find it an indicator of your amazingly great and unique talent. "

Jim Imlay
Wed, Feb 22, 2006
"Good job!"

Roxanne Roberts
Tue, Jan 31, 2006
"Glad to see you coming to my home town of Malibu CA, in March...I have missed you, Dan and the whole Portland Jazz scene. "

Anne Williams
Wed, Dec 28, 2005
"Dear John, Just wanted to thank you once again for all of your beautiful music. Throughout this Thanksgiving and Christmas season, I've had the pleasure of playing so many of your songs on my show, Nightscapes. I'm encouraging my listeners to visit your website to buy directly from you.Thanks and many blessings to you and yours."

Swoosh
Tue, Nov 29, 2005
"Nils, Great music, great webpage, brutha~ Remember, "he was a friend of yours!" "

Benedict Folgers
Sat, Nov 12, 2005
"Good work, nice webpaqe."

LOYD FERY
Tue, Nov 01, 2005
"JOHN THANK YOU FOR THE FINE EVENING AT THE SALEM LIBARY I HAD NEVER HEARD OF YOU EXCEPT MY EX WIFE SAID YOU PLAYED AT THE LOCAL COLLEGE SO WE WENT TO THE LIBARY AND I WAS SO IMPRESSED WITH YOU I WANT TO SEE YOU AGAIN I BOUGHT ONE OF YOUR CD'S AND CAN'T QUIT PLAYING IT KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK"

Jim
Sun, Oct 16, 2005
"Unreal music. "

Susan
Sun, Aug 07, 2005
"I am so glad to have 'found' "Above Me" in a store in Newport, Oregon, while on vacation. Thank you for this beautiful collection of songs."

Nathan Imlay
Mon, Jul 11, 2005
"Very good work, nice webpage."

Trisha Clifford
Sun, Jul 10, 2005
"Student at Oregon State University using this site for research on John Nilsen. Just saw him play tonight. What a treat! Thanks Mr. Nilsen."

Paul Wolf
Sat, May 14, 2005
"John, "Calling Birds" is perhaps the most beautiful song I've ever heard.I can listen to it over and over. Keep up the outstanding work."

Ian (ino1000@comcast.net
Sat, Apr 30, 2005
"Hi Mr.Nilsen! I just rented "From the Sky" from the West Linn Library. It is a great album and I am thinking about buying it! But one thing in the booklet made me wonder. What is your album "Blue Pacific"? I love your music! GREAT JOB!!!"

Barbara Collins
Thu, Apr 21, 2005
"Love John Nilsen's cds."

Yvonne
Thu, Mar 31, 2005
"Hello again, John! I've worked overseas for the last 10 years but lived in Oregon for 20 years before that. I still remember your music well. I first heard you performing live out at Black Butte Ranch in 1988 or 89; I heard this incredibly dynamic piano music rippling down the stairs of the lodge and said, "Who's that?" I walked up the stairs and said hi and told you how impressed I was with your work. You were mellow and friendly, a real gentleman, and I said to myself, "This man is an artist among artists." I was able to attend one of your concerts at the Curiosity Shoppe in Bend, which was great; you and Jason worked so well together. I bought your tapes there. I last heard about you in ?1991-92, when my friend R. B. died of cancer. I brought some of your tapes to the hospital for her when she was near the end, to try to bring her some peace and joy. I was amazed to read later that you did a benefit concert after her death, to raise money for her causes (alternative education). John, you're an incredible human being. I'm so glad you're still sharing your gifts with the world. God bless you."

Franko
Sun, Mar 13, 2005
"Hey John buddy, Thanks for everything throughout the years. Your music always a calm and soothing inspiration, truly a reflection of who you are. "

Jan & Mike Irwin
Tue, Mar 01, 2005
"John: Thank you for agreeing to be an Honorary Chairperson for NAAR (National Alliance for Autism Research). We love your music and own all your CDs. We are excited about the benefit concert you will be giving at our church, the Christian Church of Hillsboro, on May 7. See you then, if not before!! (Signed: the Christmas ornament people)"

Ian (ino1000@comcast.net
Tue, Feb 22, 2005
"I have just noticed that I did a typo on your name. How embarrassing. Are you going to do another concert at Bolton this year? I sure hope that you are! That's when I got my "Across Oregon" CD signed by you."

Teresa Mulz
Mon, Feb 21, 2005
"I attended a concert a few weeks ago in Henderson Nevada and came home with memories and Footprints On Water. I have listened to the CD dozens of times already. Now I will think of you when I hear the ABBA song "Thank You for the Music"."

Ian (ino1000@comcast.net
Fri, Feb 18, 2005
"Hi Mr.Nilson! I just recently got a call from you! Thank you for the "Night Garden" album, it is great! My favorite song on it is: "On a Clear Night", it gave me a peaceful image in my head. I also have: "As Far as Near", and "Across Oregon". They both are wonderful! My 2 personal favorites on those CDs are: "Perfect Disguise", and "China Parade". KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK!!!"

Tim and Donna Timmons
Sun, Jan 16, 2005
"Hi John, We thoroughly enjoyed your concert at the Methodist Church in Seaside. Wish we had known you were playing in Ocean Park, WA this morning. We would have attended both concerts. This was my first after many years of wanting to attend your concerts. Hopefully it will not be the last. We loved the music and enjoyed visiting with you. Tim and Donna"

Claudia Maurer(Mincey)
Thu, Jan 06, 2005
"Hi John, I just re-discovered "twelve shades of light" WOW....it is like finding a long lost friend. Awesome album. Looking forward to seeing you at the 10 Grands this year! "

John Knox
Fri, Dec 31, 2004
"Over the last thirty years or so, I've listened to countless albums of music from across the spectrum--rock, jazz, blues, world, new age, and so on. "Where Rivers Run" by John Nilsen ranks among the best. Fourteen gorgeous tracks, all brilliantly linked by one unifying theme--the river. "Thirty four birds," "Currents," and "Cascade" are my personal favorites. I gave my mom "Where Rivers Run" for Christmas and she keeps raving about it. If you want to make your own mom happy, buy her this disc! She'll love you for it!"

Bev
Mon, Dec 27, 2004
"Thank you so much for the special music you provided Sunday @ UPUMC. I hope you will be able to visit with us again."

Debbie
Mon, Dec 13, 2004
"John, Your music was a true blessing to me when you played at my little church in Keizer. Your spirit showed in your person and in your music. Music is truly a form of worship and your music was no exception. Thank you for giving me a gift I will always cherish."

Donna L. Timmons
Sun, Nov 21, 2004
"John, I have never met your personally but have been blessed by your music. My son and his wife attend your concerts when they can and buy me your CD's. I hope one day to be able to see you in person and hear your wonderful music, "live". The kids have been attending your concerts for several years not in the Portland area, and recently at the Old Church there. We are huge fans. Keep up the wonderful work which speaks to so many."

Cecil
Fri, Nov 12, 2004
"John, I saw you a few years ago here in Medford Oregon for a christmas concert and loved it very much. I hope that you will return sometime and do another christmas concert. You put the holiday spirts into my heart."

Loren Snyder
Sun, Oct 31, 2004
" John, In looking back over the years since I first heard you at Alba Park in Medford Oregon in the early 90's, I realize that I've attended many of your concerts in a number of locations; including high school auditoriums, parks, shopping malls, churches, and even the fine Ginger Rogers Theatre. It has been 6 years since I last heard you, but I am planning on changing that this Christmas season. Anyone who appreciates wonderful unique Christmas music MUST attend one of your Christmas concerts !!! Looking forward with eager anticipation to induldging my ears this season. "

Kathy Wilcox
Sun, Oct 10, 2004
"My husband and I really enjoyed the honor of having you and Jason play for the congregation at First United Methodist Church in Carson City, NV. I'm pretty picky about the music I buy, but there was no way I was going to leave church without a tape or CD. Please come back soon."

Michael B. Whipple
Tue, Sep 21, 2004
"Hi John, it is good to see you going strong. I want to invite you to play a beautiful song written by a person with AIDS, who composed the piece after attending a United Methodist Camp called "Strength for the Journey", which has become the camp song. I am producing a 7 minute fund raising PSA this fall. Your music is the only music I can hear in my mind. I would like to re-enter your world if I might, to produce another tv show for you."

Bjarne Nilsen
Wed, Sep 08, 2004
"Hello John ! Best regards from Harstad Norway. Say hello too David from me. I visit Portland 4 july 1979. I am 85 years old now, and still going strong. Regards Bjarne Nilsen"

Mike Teague
Wed, Aug 25, 2004
"Hey Jason Moore! remember me from Ashland? on ebay as muzikbimike--have been enjoying John's/your music on lp of course(I do have cd-lol connect sometime?"

Joy
Fri, Aug 13, 2004
"John, I recently visited with a friend of your mother's who was anxious to show me around Portland and all of Oregon's treasures. She talked of your music and took me to the Made in Oregon store there in the city. As she pulled a CD from the shelf of your music I could believe it - twelve years ago I lived through Hurricane Andrew in South Florida (still called the Storm of the Century). Six weeks after the hurricane hit I just had to get out for of Florida for a bit to catch my breath and regroup and went to the Blue Ridge Mountains in VA. While in a gift shop your music was playing and I picked up your 'From the Sky' tape and practically wore it out as I cruised the peaks of the mountains in my little car. The music brought healing to my bruised soul and became a constant companion as I returned to continue the work of recovery from the storm. I continued to listen to it over the years during times when I needed to quiet my soul. To meet someone who knew you and reminded me of your music was amazing. I picked up a copy of your 'Where Rivers Run', and once again used it to cruise highway 1 across Canada while my soul was ripe for another dose of tending. What a great companion your music has been. Blessings on the journey! "

Dawn(dawn_xie@hotmail.co
Thu, Aug 05, 2004
" Hi ! I am one of your fans based in Singapore and had recently bought two albums of yours , Above & Beyond and Above me and to put it in words simply , they are fantastic ! Being a beginner learner of piano myself , I have always been an avid fan of NewAgeMusic and your album Above & Beyond has remain one of my top favourites ! Your music has help my family and I to relax after a stressing day at work and school and lift our spirits up ! When I tried to enquire about your other albums at CD stores in Singapore , they will either tell me that it's been sold out or that I have to wait for weeks for them to restock ! Will look forward to the day when you can come to Singapore to perform in concert ! It's people like you who produce great music that inspires us to learn piano ! :)"

Divam
Tue, May 11, 2004
"i have bought above me a few years ago it is amazing. but it now have got few scratches so i am looking to buy a new one."

Jamie Ensign
Wed, May 05, 2004
"I am so looking forward to your concert in Kansas City. I would like to get your autograph after the show. I just reserved my space and will report my comments afterwards."

Linda Baker
Thu, Apr 29, 2004
"John, Bill and I enjoyed your visit to Trinity United Methodist Church in Grove City, Ohio so much. Your music is a real gift and we feel so fortunate to have seen you in person. I've listened to the CD's we bought all week. They are beau- tiful. I hope you do return to Ohio someday. We'll be there. Thanks for sharing yourself and your talent. Blessings, Linda"

Larrt & Judy Thomas
Sun, Apr 25, 2004
"John Judy and I had the pleasure of listening to your music at Trinity United Methodist in Grove City, Ohio. It was great to have you visiting with our church."

Dena Kuther, West Linn
Tue, Mar 16, 2004
"John ~ I had the pleasure of hearing your trio perform at my daughter's school choir performance last week, Stafford Elementary. You guys were fabulous and the children loved the music. I bought the Across Oregon CD and absolutely love it. The music is so fitting for this beautiful land in which we live. "

Dennis Nicholas
Sat, Feb 14, 2004
"John I ran across your name the other day in some old files I had at the office. Remember Miles Field? You worked for me for awhile when you were working your way thru school. You used to play your guitar and sing a bit during lunch break. It is great you are doing so well. Thought I'd say hello and wish you well. The Old Ball Park Manager Dennis"

fran nelson
Tue, Feb 03, 2004
"John ... you're a great soul and you make awesome music! Across Oregon is grand!! Look for to hearing more from you!! lol, fran & bruce"

Sally
Wed, Nov 26, 2003
"Dear John: I met you indirectly through your mother teaching my daughter piano lessons...I have all of your CDs save it one, the newest for Oregon. True to NO TV in our home, your CDs are a constant background of lover and delight. We would love to hear another with some more hymns...not that we dislike the others, but seems Sunday services anymore are all new age Christian music and your "Above Me" CD is played daily, regardless of the "repetition" as some may feel, we know each time we hear it, we are praising God. Thank you for your music, which fills our home with the spirit daily. Sally, Jessica and Stephen"

Dee, Forest Grove
Sat, Nov 15, 2003
"It was wonderful chatting with you at Hank's in Cornelius. I thoroughly enjoyed your music and intend to build a John Nilsen CD collection of my own. I am so thankful that my friend told me about your work. Looking forward to hearing you in concert somewhere."

Chet Fuger
Wed, Oct 01, 2003
"Hi Jon, I used to work for the company that delivered the piano for your shows and I,ve been listening to, buying, and giving away your CD's ever since. I'm happy to hear that things are going so well, and I look forward to hearing more in the future."

Susan DeCaluwe
Fri, Aug 29, 2003
"Your music is inspiring. Particularly the music by John Nilsen's Where Rivers Run. Thank you!"

Wendy Riebel
Wed, Aug 27, 2003
"I purchased "Night Garden" after hearing a selection played in a gift shop. I LOVE the music! "

Matt Perkins
Tue, Aug 26, 2003
" Three years ago, when I flew up to Portland (from Los Angeles) for a surprise 95th birthday party for my great-uncle, I stopped in a "Made In Oregon" store at the Portland airport. While looking at things in the store, killing time, I loved the music the store was playing in the background. I asked the attendant, then checked out the store's sampler CDs, and was hooked almost instantly. I Walked out with "Night Garden" and "Where Rivers Run" before flying home. (And I'm usually not an impulsive buyer.) It was the icing on the cake to a memorable family reunion! Three years later, "Where Rivers Run" is still one of my favorite two or three CDs and I never seem to tire of listening to it. I was surprised that I had never heard of John Nilsen before, given the quality of the music, and given the associations with Eric Tingstad and Nancy Rumbel, whose music I was familiar with. I missed hearing the live gigs in Southern California last May, but hope to be luckier next time."

Jeff E
Sun, Jul 27, 2003
"Great show at West Linn - First time I heard your group- terrific sound. Moved here from NY last year and love smooth jazz and instrumental; Going to make a point to see you guys again soon - and glad to know you're a "neighbor""

L David Taylor
Fri, Jun 27, 2003
"John Aloha from Maui Allison and L David"

T&T
Thu, Jun 26, 2003
"Awesome Music to drive to or relax to!!!"

gala
Mon, Jun 23, 2003
"nice"

Mark
Fri, Jun 20, 2003
"Dear John you have touched me when I listen to your music it's like I'm watching the stars"

Joyce Grube
Wed, Jun 11, 2003
"Thank you so much for your beautiful concert at Trinity UMC, Idaho Falls, Idaho. Your music truly touched me! I'll be sending albums to friends and family for Christmas presents. Thank you, thank you, thank you! Please come back soon!"

Revd Robert Amos
Tue, May 20, 2003
"Greetings from Scarborough, UK. It's good to see your CD is doing so well. Remember with fondness when you visited us when we lived in Ormskirk, nr Liverpool. God bless you in all you do. Robert"

Donna Kulinski
Tue, May 20, 2003
"Congratulations and keep making beautiful music."

Janice Edberg
Tue, May 20, 2003
"Congratulations on the latest CD ranking...you deserve every accolade! "

gary lewis
Tue, May 20, 2003
"Good Job!"

Estelle Sedgwick
Wed, May 07, 2003
"Saw you boys at the Lake Oswego library last night, fantastic! You all seem so in tune with your instruments. Looking forward to Witness Tree. I hope your drummer will be there. He is my favorite drummer except Billy Cobpork and Ringo."

Gary & Linda Brown
Fri, Nov 15, 2002
"Wow!! Just home from the Old Church concert tonight. It doesn't get any better then John, Jeff, Jason and Dan. I watched each as an individual tonight and wondered how do you blend four masters into one!! We have been to many of your concerts and have all the CD's and still tonight was special. Thanks John, Jeff, Jason and Dan!!"

Mark Schaten, MD
Mon, Aug 12, 2002
"I want to express my thanks to Mr. Nilsen for creating such wonderful and inspiring works as Night Garden, Where Rivers Run, and my favorite of all, the hauntingly beautiful Twelve Shades of Light. I never tire of listening to them, whether at home or at the office. I look forward to collecting his more recent CD's. Thanks again."

Kirt Spencer
Thu, Aug 08, 2002
"Another hit John, simply the best yet, and I mean that in a sincere sort of way... "Coming Home" reigns supreme and welcomes listeners to the album.... Not a bad one in the bunch...Don't miss "Ghost of Kalmiopsis" or the title track.... don't stop recording... keep the music coming... Thanks... "

Gary Brown
Tue, Jul 23, 2002
"Received your newest CD, Across Oregon, today. I have been playing it in the background while working today. I think it will stay her for a few more listenings!! Another great production by John and the rest. Thank you!"

Robert Amos
Tue, Jul 16, 2002
"I first met John when I was exchange Methodist minister at Christ United Methodist Church Cedar Mill, Portland Oregon. He came to play for us in Ormskirk near Liverpool England. People were knocked out by his music and I often play it in worship services to create a worshipful atmosphere. Keep on!! Robert Amos"

Roger Brundage
Wed, May 08, 2002
"Thanks John for mentioning your web site and 'live' schedule. Terrific raves on the "Ten Grand's" performance at the Schnitzer. We're making early plans for next year, since this year's performance sold out last November. Look forward to some outdoor concerts this summer. Roger "

Pau Atchison
Fri, Mar 15, 2002
"Thanks for so many rythms that just keep playing over and over in my mind; when waiting for security; during a bad flight; a bad meeting with a client; even at home in the Northwest, any other problems! I am comforted by the songs you put in my memory. Most artists I need a CD player to remember; you I can play them in my mind. Nice Job!! Keep new albums coming please John!"

Doug and Lisa Morrill
Sun, Dec 30, 2001
"We first heard your music at the Beaverton United Methodist Church during choir practice (1965-68)! We have received most of your CD and look forward to receiving more. Keep the great music coming. Our kids listen to you when they do their college homework! Good luck to you and your families. Hi to all the Nelsons from the Morrills."

Dave Kutz
Wed, Dec 19, 2001
"I first heard John's music (Note: I live on the East Coast) from an unusual source - "The Weather Channel" on cable ! They were playing cuts from the "Sometimes Paris" album behind local forecasts. The music was so unique and insipred that I was determined to find out who the artist was and what the song title was. I eventually found Magic Wing, played the song over the phone, and John himself identified it! He was very gracious and I will always remember that. I pleased to see his contining success."

Christy
Mon, Nov 26, 2001
"Incredible music! Fantastic in concert!! and really nice guy!!!"

Sean Patrick Simpson
Thu, Sep 06, 2001
"John love your music. You have been a great insperation for me since early years in high school."

John
Fri, Aug 31, 2001
"Hey John, Hows it going? Love the new CD, very international!"

Coyote One
Mon, Aug 06, 2001
"Always the best.... Looking forward to the new album... Kirt "

Gary Brown
Sat, Jul 21, 2001
"It doesn't get much better then this! Last night - Dan Balmer, Jeff Leonard, Jason Moore and John Nilsen at TRN. A great concert and picnic with our friends and daughter and son in law. Duane and Kelly enjoyed listening to John - 11 months ago when he played at their wedding they didn't get the chance to listen! Thanks again Dan, Jeff, Jason, John and TRN."

Andrea
Sat, Jul 21, 2001
"I can't tell how many times I'v listened to your CDs over this past year sence I first saw you playing in Lake Owego. I fell in love with your mellow style right away, that was the first time I'v actually bought a CD at a concert!! and that says alot! Look forward to attending more outings listening to your beautiful music!"

Jean Smith
Sat, Jun 16, 2001
"John, I can't tell you what an honor it was to finally "work" next to you guys tonight at the Street of New Beginnings -- in the hot sun for 2 short hours. I don't get to hear you live often enough around here because of my busy schedule. Your unique sound has flowed through me ever since I first heard you when my daughter Jenna danced to you live through Northwest Conservatory of Dance with Anita Mitchell a few years back. Please don't ever stop creating and performing. You have a gift. Sincerely, Jean "

Melissa Lowry
Sat, Jun 02, 2001
"I first met John in an English class at Southern Oregon University. That was over 20 years ago, and since then I have found continual growth, depth and maturity in John's music. He is always exploring new directions, and yet his essential grace and humanity colors everything he does. John has a tremendous gift which he shares with an open heart. "

Claudia Mincey
Sat, May 05, 2001
"My company is having a new home show June 15 - July 8th, information on the show can be seen at www.streetofnewbeginnings.com One of the homes that will be featured will ONLY have John Nilsen music playing! It is the best in my private life and the best I could offer the public while touring a home. I only wish John was appearing at the show, I just didn't know how to book him. Hope to see everyone at the show and listen to John in home #1 in the show. Claudia"

Anne (Mosser) Jewell
Tue, Apr 03, 2001
"I feel priviledged that I learned to play the piano from John's mother, Jean, and that I played duets on the piano with John at our recitals and syllabus. John went on to create wonderful music and share his talent with the world. I went on to do other things, I'm not even sure I could play chopsticks on the piano today (please, don't tell Jean!) I 'm looking forward to John playing at my wedding, his friendship means a lot to me."

J, Big O , Abernathy
Fri, Feb 23, 2001
"Hey John, Wednesday's 10 Grands was incredible. It was a WONDERFUL evening with something for everyone. Glad you were part of it."

Barbara Brown
Sun, Feb 11, 2001
"A few years ago my sister-in-law gave me your "Midnight Clear" CD for Christmas. At the end of the day, when everything had been cleaned up and the kids had gone off to play with their new things, I sat down in the quiet to listen to your CD. It was the most beautiful music I had ever heard. I bought several copies and gave them to my special friends. I was disappointed not to be able to find your work in my part of the country. I was only able to order three of your works from the big book companies, so I was thrilled to find your web address on the covesr of "As Far As Near." I wish you could come to this part of the world to perform. Please keep producing--I love your work."

Pam Ryman
Thu, Feb 08, 2001
"Just checking in to see what your performance schedule is for the next few months. Hope I can make a trip to Oregon when you are playing. Also saving up to buy a couple more of your CD's. Didn't Dan Balmer play with the Tom Grant Band also? Is mother and father Betty and Don Balmer? I had Dr. Balmer for economics as a freshman at Lewis and Clark and got acquainted with Betty in Mu Phi Epsilon at L & C as well as in the alumni chapter. Also grasping at straws, but is Leonard related to Pam Leonard who I think was Coryl Moran's daughter. Mrs. Moran was my dorm mother at L & C. May be way off base but thought I would ask. I still enjoy your tapes and CD's immensely and look forward to hearing you live. What a surprise to see my earlier comment featured! Pam"

Helen Rogers
Thu, Jan 04, 2001
"Just wanted to wish you a Happy New Year from your California fans and look forward to visiting Oregon this Summer for another great concert!"

Pam Ryman
Sun, Dec 10, 2000
"I purchased my first one of your CD's and a cassette Olson's Drug in Oregon City in 1995. I liked them so much that I bought whatever they had each time I was in. I was finally able to locate your work at Fred Meyer but found you at Amazon.com this morning. I checked further and found your web site. I never had the opportunity to hear you live in a concert and live on Whidbey Island now. I'm hoping your web site let's your fans know what you have planned. Your music is wonderful! "

Joseph Kang
Fri, Dec 08, 2000
"Hi, I'm nine years old and in the fourth grade. I go to Bethany school in Beavrton, Oregon. I am in Mrs.Brackett's class. Mrs.Brackett said you live right next door to her. Mrs.Brackett told the whole class and I about you. We always listen to your c.d.'s at the end of the school day. Well bye bye "

Sue and Al Lake
Mon, Nov 20, 2000
"We attended your concert at the Oregon Garden October 29 and your concert at Borders in Salem on Sunday evening, Nov.19. Thank you for sharing your gift of music with us. We feel as though you invited us into your living room. We are telling all our friends and coworkers about your music. We can't attend your concerts next weekend but we will listen to your new CD, As Far As Near, and think of you. May God continue to bless you and your music."

Gary & Linda Brown
Fri, Nov 17, 2000
"Update, new email address. Don't want to miss any messages of upcoming events."

Gary & Linda Brown
Sun, Oct 29, 2000
"Were at The Oregon Garden, Silverton today for your concert. As always you and the trio were great. Keep up the good work."

Amanda Miller
Thu, Aug 24, 2000
"Thank you all for sharing those oh so creative juices & keeping quality live music alive in Oregon & beyond!"

Kirt Spencer
Sun, Aug 20, 2000
"If you wandered in here by accident, don't leave without buying something. You won't be disappointed. You might start by selecting the new CD "As Far As Near". Chances are you won't be able to finish it....that's because you will want to hear the first track called "China Parade" over and over again. Take it from me, its a hit. The whole CD is, but "China Parade" thats huge. Thanks."

Betty Watson
Thu, Aug 17, 2000
"I am absolutely thrilled with John's new CD, "As Far As Near". It is his best work. It has a wonderful driving beat, playfulness, more memorable melodies and great, interesting harmonies. The music sounds confident. "

Celia Nilsen
Wed, Jul 19, 2000
"Look forward to one of your concerts! "

Larry E. Smith
Mon, Jun 19, 2000
"Your music is so relaxing to listen to. My wife and I have heard you at various places in Oregon, including Boarders, June 17th. Since we spend over 6 months in Arizona - your CD's keep us in touch. Thank You!"

Bilbo Baggins
Fri, Jun 02, 2000
"Rockin new cover john! Let's sell some units!' Love, Terry"

Diane
Tue, May 30, 2000
"Yesterday, I spent the most wonderful afternoon with friends Sylvia, Grant, Tom & Gail at the Witness Tree Winery listening to your music. You music lends itself to very special occasions most of which you are not aware :>) "

Bill Lin
Tue, Feb 15, 2000
"I am a student from Taiwan. I love your music,too.It makes me feel so happy all day.I hope you can visit Taiwan in the future and have some concert.~~^_^~~"

Elma S.
Sat, Feb 12, 2000
"I just love your music, and your percussionist is soooo cute!"

Carol Patanovick
Wed, Dec 22, 1999
"Two years ago at this time of year I heard your CD A Midnight Clear--it is the most beautiful Christmas music I've ever heard! Luckily I wrote down the title and your name as I had a difficult time locating it here in the Philadelphia area. Everyone who comes to my home at the holidays remarks about this CD. I've just ordered two more of your CD's and I can't wait to hear them! "

John Huszar
Fri, Dec 03, 1999
"John, my wife and I just love your music. We met you at Incredible Universe a few years back, and were particularly impressed by the way that you could hold a conversation, and keep playing the piano without missing a beat! We have caught a few of your performances at the Old Church, and have enjoyed each and every set. Keep up the good work you guys!"



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