Carling in 2009
|Born||May 7, 1975|
Gunhild Carling (born 7 May 1975) is a Swedish jazz musician and multi-instrumentalist. She is famous for playing three trumpets at the same time. Carling became known for her performance at Allsång på Skansen on July 20, 2010. The same year, she became an expert commentator for Dansbandskampen at SVT. Gunhild plays trombone, bagpipes, trumpet, recorder, string instruments (such as banjo, ukulele and harp), and will often showcase all of her skills in one song, sometimes casually breaking into a tap dance or singing lyrics.  Carling competed as a celebrity dancer in Let's Dance 2014 on TV4, placing third.
In 2013, she performed with her 'Carling Big Band' at the Royal Palace in Stockholm in the celebration of King Carl XVI Gustaf's Ruby Jubilee. In 2016, Carling performed at King Carl XVI Gustaf's 70th birthday celebration.
She is featured as a singer and multi-instrumentalist in several of Scott Bradlee's Postmodern Jukebox's adaptations of pop songs, which include a jazz swing version of Rick Astley's "Never Going to Give You Up", a 1920s jazz swing version of "Material Girl", a vintage jazz version of Europe's "The Final Countdown", a jazz cover of Pharrel Williams' "Happy", and a 1920s hot jazz cover of ABBA's "Dancing Queen".
- 1985 - The Louis Armstrong Scholarship
- 2006 - Kobe Jazz Street Award
- 2009 - The SKAP Scholarship
- 2009 – The Anita O'Day Award
- 2010 - Malmö Stads Glädjespridare
- 2011 – Honorary citizenship in Eslöv, Sweden
- 2014 – Scanian of the Year
- 2016 - The Thore Ehrling Scholarship
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