Loading Events

« All Events

  • This event has passed.

Wednesday Night Hop, Bird’s Nest live on stage

November 13, 2019 @ 19:45 - 23:00

Welcome to Cats’ Corners swingin’ Wednesday Night Hop at Moriska Paviljongen. Tonight we have the pleasure to introduce Bird’s Nest live on stage!
A small taste: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UMuQ0W1WeRc

The evening includes a beginners’ Balboa taster held by Sweden Balboa Society at 8 pm. At the same time, the swingin social dance in Morsikans grand ballroom starts at 7.45 pm!
Live on stage around 8:30 pm.

  • Beginners’ Balboa taster: 20:00-21.00 * (Spegelsalen)
  • Social dance: 19.45-23.00
    -Bird’s Nest Live on stage 20:30-22:30
  • Bistro bar is open: 17.30-01.00
    (Members of Cats’ Corner has a 10% discount in the Bistro bar.)
  • Kitchen closes: 22.00 (http://moriskapaviljongen.se/moriskans-bistro)
  • Ballroom door fee: 120kr, 90kr for Cats’ Corner members
  • These classes are included in the door fee. No preregistration needed to take part.

###Bird’s Nest
Tonights line-up:
Amanda Sedgwick – alto sax, clarinet
Dwayne Clemons (New York) – trumpet
Alexander Brott – guitar
Björn Lundén, base
Mattias Puttonen, drums

This new sextet joined forces through their mutual love for modern jazz. The term ”bebop” has often been ill-fated, but this group puts exuberance back into this classic American style. Tunes by Tadd Dameron, Bud Powell, Arnett Cobb and Dizzy Gillespie are played in the three part harmony of the frontline, often in the original beautiful arrangements. Consisting of Amanda Sedgwick on alto sax and clarinet, Alexander Brott on guitar, Dwayne Clemons on trumpet, Carl Orrje on piano, Björn Lundén on bass and Mattias Puttonen on drums, this group has played at jazz clubs in Sweden, and also the occasional dance gig, disproving the fact that this music was constructed for the exclusive enjoyment of a concert audience.


The term Balboa originally referred to a dance characterized by its close embrace and full body connection. It emphasizes rhythmic weight shifts and lead-follow partnership. Different dancers in the same region at the same time also danced “swing,” a dance characterized by twists, turns, and open-position movement. Over time, these two dances merged and became collectively known as Balboa. The original Balboa dance is now referred to as Pure Balboa, and the original “Swing” dance is now referred to as Bal-Swing or L.A. Swing to differentiate it from other types of swing. Because of its emphasis on subtlety and partnering rather than flashy tricks, Balboa (Pure Balboa in particular) is considered more of a “dancer’s dance” than a “spectator’s dance.”


The main dance on Wednesdays’ is Lindy Hop, a swing dance originating in the 30-40s in Harlem, NY. But you are always welcome to dance whatever you like or just hang out


Cats’ Corner is a non-profit dance organisation from Malmö. Our main focus is Lindy Hop, but we gladly also dance Charleston, Balboa, Shag, Blues, Authentic Jazz and other Swing dances.


As the dance closes for the night we “wind down” in the Bistro where there is a live jazz club every Wednesday.



This is also the new home for some of HepTowns weekly classes: Take a look at


There will be beginners weekends before the ordinary classes start. Registration will open in December and more information will be available before that at


Moriska Paviljongen är Malmös största oberoende kultur- och nöjeshus. Moriskan erbjuder Bistro, Bar, Kulturprogram och Nattklubb på 4 olika scener i en anrik miljö från 1901. Mer info finns på:

This post is also available in: Swedish


November 13, 2019
19:45 - 23:00
Event Categories:
, , , , , ,
View Event Website


Moriska Paviljongen
Norra Parkgatan 2
Malmö, 21422
+ Google Map

This post is also available in: Swedish