Show Includes Free Admission To Long Beach’s Famous Tourist Attraction
The Queen Mary is swinging on May 4 as it brings in Sweden’s Queen of Swing for its on-going Salon Series in May.
Gunhild Carling, an internationally-celebrated, multi-instrumentalist Jazz musician, will be performing with an accompanying band in a show that brings to life a musical era that reigned during the Queen Mary’s first decade at sea.
This is a free show and admission to the ship is also free after 3 p.m. Parking is $10 after 3 p.m.
The concert will consist of three sets running 5–7:30 p.m. Seating is on a first come-first serve basis. Snacks and cocktails – of course! – are available for purchase.
In addition to the free show, the Queen Mary’s historical tours and separate 4D theater tickets are reduced to $5.
Well-known in Europe, Gunhild is famous for playing multiple instruments including trombone, trumpet, and bagpipes and breaking into tap dancing midsong, a talent that placed her third in Sweden’s popular TV4 show, Let’s Dance 2014.
Carling will be joined by a tenor sax, drums and a guitar, three members of arguably the most notable swing band of the last 25 years, Royal Crown Revue. Formed in Los Angeles in 1989, the globally-recognized band is often credited with birthing the Swing Revival Movement.
Dave Post of Swingadelic, and the highly-regarded Jazz pianinst, Carl Sonny Leyland, also join Carling for this show. A few surprise guest musicians will also play not just swing but also Jazz and Dixieland.