A Global Piano and Literary Salon: Bebop Spoken Here

In Collaboration with PianoCulture.com and PEN World Voices Festival
HSBC, the world’s local bank is the proud sponsor of A Global Piano and Literary Salon

Thursday, May 12, 2011

7:00 PM

Notable for its extremely quick tempo and pure improvisation, Bebop takes over The Greene Space. The Greene Space witnessed historic performances by jazz pianists Hod O'Brien and Gerald Clayton, readings from novelist and recording artist Carl Hancock Rux, a special appearance by Bob Gurland, and lots of improvisation among them all. A conversation about the global resonance of Bebop was threaded throughout the evening.

Hod O'Brien

Watch Hod O'Brien and "Trumpeter" Bob Gurland here:

See Gerald Clayton and Carl Hancock Rux blend their sounds:

Hear some of Carl Hanock Rux's moving words:

Watch history unfold with Hod O'Brien and Gerald Clayton:

A Global Piano and Literary Salon is highlighting artists and intellectuals from Cuba, China, Russia and India. Have you visited any of those countries? If so, we'd love to see your travel photos!

AOC Fine Wines is the exclusive artisanal wine provider of The Greene Space.

Presented by
HSBC

Hosted by:

Ina Parker and Eddie Robinson