Welcome to Cats’ Corners swingin’ Wednesday Night Hop at Moriska Paviljongen. Tonight we have the plesure 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.
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.
JAZZ IN THE BISTRO
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: