Gunhild Carling A Swedish Multi-Instrumentalist
This wonderful jazz musician is a Swedish multi-instrumentalist called Gunhild Carling. She is best known for her unique talents playing the trumpet. Her rise to fame was accelerated after she performed playing 3 trumpets, at the same time.
Gunhild was born on May 7th, 1975 in Gothenburg, Sweden. Her incredible thirst for musical knowledge has allowed her to become accomplished playing the Trombone, Bagpipes, Recorder, Harp Piano, Flute, Harmonica, Oboe, Double Bass, Ukelele, and of course the Trumpet. She also has a beautiful vocal tone when she sings.
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From a young age, Gunhild became very interested in music and learning how to play instruments. Talking about her home life growing up she said, “Our house was full of variety – circus, acting, dance, vaudeville, and novelty.” An environment that breeds great musical talents!
Gunhild can also play other string instruments such as the banjo. She truly is a multi-instrumentalist with extraordinary talents and a driving passion for her craft.
She has been a performer in multiple videos of Scott Bradlee’s Postmodern Jukebox where she showcased her vocal talents as well as her multi-instrumental abilities. These performances included Rick Astley’s “Never Going to Give You Up” and Pharrel Williams’ “Happy” in a jazz music style, a clever vintage jazz version of the hit theme song “The Final Countdown” and a 1920s hot jazz cover of “Dancing Queen” by ABBA.
Her talents transcend playing musical instruments and enter the world of dance and stage performance. In fact, during certain musical performances, Gunhild can be seen breaking into tap dancing and singing, adding another level of performance to her shows. her dancing skills aren’t just a secondary supplementary addition to her musical talents though…Gunhild competed as a celebrity dancer in Let’s Dance 2014 on TV4, coming in third place!
Gunhild featured as a multi-instrumentalist and vocalist in Scott Bradlee’s Postmodern Jukebox. Postmodern Jukebox is also widely known by the acronym “PMJ” and is a rotating musical collective founded by arranger and pianist Scott Bradlee in 2011.
She performed in a jazz swing version of Rick Astley’s “Never Going to Give You Up”, a vintage jazz version of Europe’s “The Final Countdown”, a 1920s jazz swing version of “Material Girl”, a jazz cover of Pharrel Williams’ “Happy”, and a 1920s hot jazz cover of ABBA’s “Dancing Queen”. Below is the famous video on Gunhild playing 3 trumpets simultaneously!