MANZANITA - Award-winning Northwest pianist and Magic Wing recording artist John Nilsen will perform a solo piano concert at 7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 3 at the Pine Grove Community House, 225 Laneda Ave. in Manzanita.

One of the most successful recording artists in Oregon, Nilsen has sold more than half a million copies of his 15 CDs and has toured the United States, Europe and Japan. The Portland resident is touring in support of his most recent recording, "Footprints on Water." The tour has taken him through California, Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Nevada, Alaska, Wyoming and South Dakota.

Nilsen's music is an original blend of folk, classical and jazz and features strong melodic lines while maintaining a thoughtful strength.

Advance tickets cost $7.50 and are available at Syzygy, 447 Laneda Ave., or through TicketsWest at (800) 992-TIXX. Tickets are $9 at the door.