The Carling Sisters
"The Spice Girls of Trad Jazz"
The Carling Sisters have actually been playing together since birth, but since 2022, the group is finally performing entirely under their own name and in the format we now see them. The three original sisters (Nanna - soprano saxophone & vocals, Petronella - trombone and Linnea - banjo) then acquired a fourth sister; Sigrid on double bass & keyboard. And that's just the beginning of the success story.
The music that The Carling Sisters play is deeply rooted in the glory days of traditional jazz, around the 1920s and 30s, which is not least reflected in their special instrumentation. All four also write their own music, which seamlessly blends into the solid catalog of jazz's finest earrings that the sisters manage.
The irresistibly charming sisters spread jazz, warmth and joy wherever they play, both in Sweden and internationally. Their energetic performances are fueled by the sisters' strong characters, stage presence and crystal clear musicality. The Carling Sisters are perfect for mingling, unique and surprising elements at events of various kinds, more mobile/acoustic gigs (e.g. outdoors) and in shorter sets on stages of all sizes.
In the spring of 2023, The Carling Sisters made several praised appearances on Swedish TV. This was followed by a successful and extensive tour of Sweden with concerts at the Klädesholmen Jazz Festival, Slagthuset Malmö & Lorensbergsteatern Göteborg (as guests of Postmodern Jukebox (US)), Ångfartyget Blidösund, Göteborg Classic Jazz Festival, Tureholm Castle and Göteborgs Kulturkalas.
The Carling Sisters are:
Nanna Carling - soprano saxophone & vocals
Linnea Carling - banjo
Petronella Carling - trombone
Sigrid Abrahamsson - double bass / keys