Spring 2009 Membership Drive — Day 2

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Day 2 — Thursday, March 5

On the second day of our 2009 Spring Pledge Party, the party was still going strong, with another great live performance from our own David Torkanowsky on his afternoon blues and R&B show, The Blues Ball. Drummer extraordinaire Brian Blade also stopped by our studio during Sondra Bibb's Jazz from the Market show.


Live music broadcasts on Thursday:
Pianist David Torkanowsky has friends in high places – like George Porter, Jr., and Herman "Roscoe" Ernest III, whom he brought into our performance studio to play live on The Blues Ball.
David Torkanowsky and Patti Averbuck

David Torkanowsky and 'OZ volunteer Patti Averbuck


George Porter, Jr.

George Porter, Jr.

Herman "Roscoe" Ernest IIIHerman "Roscoe" Ernest III


Sondra Bibb had a sparkling conversation with drummer Brian Blade, who's played with everyone from Wayne Shorter and Joshua Redman to Bob Dylan and Norah Jones. They discussed his upcoming Brian Blade & the Fellowship Band album, Mama Rosa and listened to a few tracks.

Brian Blade Drummer Brian Blade

Brian Blade and Sondra BibbBrian Blade with show host Sondra Bibb

WWOZ phone volunteers Ryan and John from Christian Street Furniture flank drummer Brian Blade and WWOZ program director Dwayne BreashearsWWOZ phone volunteers Ryan and John from Christian Street Furniture flank drummer Brian Blade and WWOZ program director Dwayne Breashears


Check out day-by-day highlights from our Spring 2009 Pledge Party: