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Lindy at the Leo with Gunhild Carling
Hotel Leo
Bellingham, WA
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Nov 23, 2021 6:30 PM

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Lindy at the Leo with Gunhild Carling

B'ham Hop is honored to host Sweden's Queen of Swing, the one and only Gunhild Carling, for a rare west coast appearance on Tuesday November 23rd!

Gunhild grew up in a musical family in Sweden. Her clips on social media have accumulated over forty million views. She's been a special guest with Scott Bradlee's Postmodern Jukebox, publishing five music videos and performing over forty shows across North America and Europe.



Students/Seniors/Trumpet Pin Holders: $15
General Admission: $20


6:30PM Drop-in beginner lesson with Damian Cade and Stephanie Lee Demetreon, no partner or experience necessary

7PM-9PM Gunhild Carling

Cash, credit card, or Venmo (@bhamhop) accepted

Themed cocktails and mocktails at Amendment 21

We ask all attendees to read our masking policy here:


Streetside parking is free downtown after 5pm. Please don't park at the hotel, those spaces are reserved for hotel guests.

Follow B'ham Hop on Facebook to stay in the know for our live band nights once a month!

Cheers to seeing you on the historic ninety-two year old floors of Hotel Leo Crystal Ballroom for a lasting memory as we expand community.

Many thanks to B'ham Hop and Hotel Leo for their partnership in this community endeavor!

Gunhild Carling's Unparalleled Timeline:

1982 - First concert at Swing Inn in Malmo, Sweden (Jazz Festival)

1984 - First album "I've Lost my Heart in Dixieland," recorded by Gert Palmcrantz (Phontastic)

1985 - Carling Family participates in several TV shows in Sweden and abroad. Swedish TV-programs: Nygammalt, Affären Ramel, Café Sundsvall, Vi i femman Polish TV. Carling Family played at several festivals, Molde Jazz (Norge), Zlota Tarka (Warszawa), Askersund, and Skeppsholmen och Oslo

1985 - Gunhild recieves Louis Armstrong Award

1986 - Second LP released on Phontastic

1988 - The New Carling Family with jazz, swing and a whole lot of vaudeville has its premiere at jazz festivals and Herräng Dance Camp. Carling becomes a big name in the vintage sub culture of swing dance and lindy hop

1990 - Tours Scotland, France, England, Poland, Hungary, Germany, Wales, Denmark, Norway, plus international jazz festivals in Dresden, Helsinki, London, Copenhagen, Hamburg, and Paris

1998 - Gunhild has a role in The Swedish Television Christmas Calendar as Mary

2000 - Show at German TV channel RTL

2001 - Gunhild forms her own band and plays weekly in Student city Lund

2003 - Solo carreer with Papa Bue and his Viking Jazzband, Arne Domnerus, Jan Lundgren, Lars Erstrand, Eddie Davies, Claes Crona, Svante Thuresson. Releases first solo album "Red Hot Jam" (Music Mecca)

Gunhild creates her own big band Shows "JAZZ VARIETÉ" that becomes a huge succes for fourteen years touring around the world. First show was at Lunds Stadsteater in December 2003

The peak of the Big Band Show Era comes in 2014 with a performance to 5000 people at Terminal Five for Swing Festival Frankie100

2004 - Carling Family releases a new album "20th Jubilee" (Jazz Art Sweden/Hep Town Records). Gunhild guests with the Count Basie Orchestra, playing at the United Nations' 60 year celebration in New York with Harlem Blues and Jazz Band

2010 - Gunhild does a break in TV Show Allsång på skansen (seen by millions) and becomes known to the whole public

2014 - TV show Dancing with the Stars (Sweden), Gunhild comes in 3rd place. Featured in other TV shows Dining with the Stars, Fear Factory, Songwriters Board

2015 - The Big Band show becomes bigger, incuding dance troups, circus acrobats, and strings

2016 - Gunhild starts her YouTube TV program "Gunhild Carling LIVE," a weekly series for jazz and vintage lovers. It gets several viral hits on YouTube, Facebook and IG

2019 - America's Got Talent, Gunhild tours America as Sweden's Queen of Swing


Hotel Leo (View)
1224 Cornwall Ave.
Bellingham, WA 98225
United States


Arts > Dance
Education > Tours
Music > Jazz
Other > Family-Friendly

Kid Friendly: Yes!
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!


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