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Gunnar K. A. Njålsson

Gunnar K. A. Njålsson (Born: 1968) belongs to a very unusual strain of retro composers who master the beauty and depth of the music which characterised the 1960's and 1970's. Just when many thought that great names like Percy Faith, Burt Bacharach and Henry Mancini had left the world without disciples, Njålsson appears on the scene in North America, Argentina, Uruguay and Finland discovered and nurtured by prolific Finnish pop composers like Maki Kolehmainen and Alex Ojasti of the multi-platinum Finnish techno-band "Aikakone" (Time Machine).

Njalsson grew up in North America and northern Europe leaving home at the age of 15 years. He worked evening jobs and paid rent from that age in cities such as Laguna Beach, California in addition to his regular schooling. Having lived in countries such as Iceland, the United States, Canada, Norway, Mexico and Finland, he was speaking seven languages fluently by the age of twenty. He attended various universities including Texas Tech, the Universidad Nacional de Quilmes, the University of Helsinki and the University of Oslo. His early musical instruction included piano, oboe, clarinet and flute. He also studied bassoon privately at the University of Texas system in 1985. Njalsson graduated with both his BPA and MPA (minored in Economics) in less than three years with a 3.9 GPA. He is a member of the International High IQ Society. He is currently working on a new ballad entitled "If It is Real Love" and an album of truly Canadian groove and easy listening instrumentals which is due out in 2011.

Years Active: 25

Musical Styles: Jazz, Latin, Easy Listening, Electronic Orchestrated, Pop