If you enjoy the work of songwriter/producer Jonas Thander - and, though he'd be to modest to say it, everyone who hears it, does - you can thank Stevie Wonder. The Linköping, Sweden, native started playing sax at age 8 (and even spent a decade studying it at the prestigious Kommunala Musikskolan), it wasn't until he discovered Stevie at 14 that his love affair with melody really began.
Jonas still plays sax a lot, mind you, as a session and touring musician, for acts like Taylor Swift, Jessie J, Nicki Minaj, Ariana Grande, Jason Mraz, Ronan Keating, Björn Skifs, Bonnie Tyler, Lene Marlin, Howard Jones, Marit Larsen, Martha Wash, Yohanna, Kurt Nilsen, Chris Norman (Smokie), Lene Meyer-Landrut, Haddaway, Darin, Danny Saucedo, Margaret Berger, Rasmus Seebach, September, Jedward, Lisa Miskovsky, Veronica Maggio, Sarah Dawn Finer, Loreen, Agnes, Eric Saade and approximately 152,195 more.
But his true love is songwriting.
During the past few years he has written/produced/recorded music for Taylor Swift, Jessie J, Nicki Minaj, Ariana Grande, Disney, X-factor winners, UEFA etc. What’s next? Who knows?