Times Square Chronicle Stephen Sorokoff about Gunhild Carling’s Birdland Show


JULY 10, 2018

New Years Eve came early to Birdland last night as the Broadway at Birdland series presented Swedish jazz musician and multi-instrumentalist Gunhild Carling on it’s stage and she almost blew the roof off of the “Jazz Corner of The World”

I guess Sweden is not only known for the unique and contemporary exports of IKEA. Gunhild Carling is one of the most unique performers you will experience. She’s the real deal, an expert jazz musician/singer who presents herself in a wacky but charming way. At times it was like the Ed Sullivan show as she played three trumpets, (at the same time) trombone, and flute until you realize she is really a virtuoso who is an authentic jazz musician. When she then did the same on the bag pipes….well, she just blew me away! Jim Caruso discovered her at his Cast Party, and in his intro last night told the audience they were in for a special evening. No fake news at Birdland last night. Gunhild, with music director Ron Abel was something really special.


Birdland NYC

Tomorrow is time for the smoking hot jazz show at New Yorks number One jazz club Birdland

Gunhild Carling

Swedens Queen of Swing back in New York

BIRDLAND NYC 44th Street

Mon JULY 9th 7 pm

Get tickets at www.birdlandjazz.com



Tonight We play at Storyville Jazz club in Helsinki

Show begins at 10 pm




Tonight I play at skane festivalen in Jakriborg

Show begins 10 pm


Gunhild Carlings and Carling family at Riverboat w Happy feet

Riverboat Jazz festival in Silkeborg, Denmark is a favourite for us. Great and huge audience in big tents listen to hundreds of musicians and bands playing jazz non stop. Its popular and super nice .

The organizer Steffen Juul Hansen is also a clarinet player in Bourboun street jazz band.

Carling family was there for the first time 1989 and its always the peak of the summer.

The showstoppers of The year was Petronella Carlings Diablo act and Viggo singing my way.

This year we had the great dance group happy feet from Copenhagen joining us !