Gunhild Carling

from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Gunhild Carling (2009)

Gunhild Carling (born May 7, 1975 in Gothenburg ) is a Swedish singer and multi-instrumentalist ( trumpet , trombone , also harmonica , oboe , bagpipes , recorder , harp , double bass ) of mainstream jazz .

Live and act

Carling grew up in a family of musicians; her father was the jazz musician Hans Carling (1942–2017), her mother a violinist and banjo player; the clarinetist and circus performer Max Carling is her brother. Since she was seven, she played in their family band The Carling Family , which was dedicated to hot jazz , went on numerous concert tours internationally, appeared in television shows and released an album. She only learned to read music when she was 20.

In 1998 she played a supporting role in the television series När karusellerna sover ; she also arranged several music tracks for the series.

Carling founded her own swing band, with which she presented the album That's My Desire in 2002 . With her big band, which also included family members, she released the album Magic Swing! . In 2010 she became known to a wider audience in Sweden through her appearance on the Swedish sing- along TV show Allsång på Skansen . In the same year Sveriges Television used her as a jury member in the music show Dansbandskampen . She also appeared as a celebrity dancer in Let's Dance on TV4 from 2014-2015 (and took 3rd place). She started a regular live program on YouTube .

Carling has starred as a singer and multi-instrumentalist in several adaptations of pop songs interpreted by Scott Bradlee's postmodern jukebox , including her version of Never Going to Give You Up , jazz swing version of Material Girl and Dancing Queen in the style of the 1920s, a retro jazz version of Europe's The Final Countdown and a jazz cover of Pharrell Williams ' Happy . She also played with Toots Thielemans and Papa Bue's Viking Jazz Band and received invitations as a soloist with the Count Basie Orchestra , the Harlem Jazz & Blues Band and in 2018 with the WDR Big Band Cologne .

In 2013 she performed with her Carling Big Band in the Royal Palace in Stockholm to mark the reign of King Carl XVI. To celebrate Gustaf . In 2016 she was invited to celebrate Carl XVI's 70th birthday. Gustaf to contribute. Carling's show combines musical surprises (she plays three trumpets at the same time) with humor and charm. Her musical role models are Duke Ellington , Louis Armstrong , Billie Holiday , Lester Young , Coleman Hawkins , Bix Beiderbecke , Harpo Marx , Claude Debussy and Maurice Ravel .

As the Gunhild Carling Family , she performs in a sextet with her daughter Idun Blomé (vocals, trombone, tuba, ukulele, violin, saxophone) and her son Viggo Blomé (vocals, clarinet, banjo, guitar, dance) and her nieces Nanna Carling (soprano saxophone, Clarinet, bass clarinet), Petronella Carling (trombone, diabolo juggler) and Linnea Carling (banjo, double bass, drums). The ensemble is occasionally strengthened by her mother Aina, her sister Gerd Carling and her brothers Max and Ulf Carling, who are also multi-instrumentalists.

Carling is married to the sound engineer Johan Blomé.

Prizes and awards

Web links

Commons : Gunhild Carling  - Collection of pictures, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. ^ A b Nicholas F. Mondello: Gunhild Carling: Sweden's Incredible Talent on on November 25, 2017
  2. a b Gunhild Carling in the Internet Movie Database (English)
  3. Gunhild Carling and Her Swing Band at Discogs (English)
  4. Gunhild Carling Big Band at Discogs (English)
  5. Dudelbox 2018 (WDR Big Band)
  6. Portrait (Jazztage Dresden 2018)
  7. DIG Jazz. In: Retrieved July 23, 2018 .
  8. Cookies op In: Retrieved July 23, 2018 (Dutch).
  9. Gunhild Carling SKAP scholarship. Sveriges kompositörer och textförfattare, 2009, accessed on July 23, 2018 (Swedish).
  10. Anita O'Day-pris till vocalletes. In: Ny News Desk. July 14, 2011, Retrieved July 23, 2018 (Swedish).
  11. Malmö Stads Glädjespridare. In: Retrieved July 23, 2018 .
  12. Gunhild Carling for årets Thore Ehrling scholarship. In: Fackförbundet för dig som jobbar med musik. Vi arbetar för att förbättra våra medlemmars upphovs- och arbetsrättsliga villkor. Musikförbundet, accessed on July 23, 2018 (Swedish).