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 'OZ volunteer Patti Averbuck
George Porter, Jr.
Herman "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.
Drummer Brian Blade
Brian 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 Breashears
Check out day-by-day highlights from our Spring 2009 Pledge Party:
- Day 10 — Friday, March 13: New Wave Brass Band
- Day 9 — Thursday, March 12: Vic Shepherd, Irma Thomas, Tanya Boutté, David Torkanowsky & Luther Kent, Paul Sanchez
- Day 8 — Wednesday, March 11: Big Dady O, Jesse Moore, Troy Turner
- Day 7 — Tuesday, March 10: Midnight Streetcar, Marc Stone, Groovesect, Big Al Carson, Jimmy Carpenter
- Day 6 — Monday, March 9: Rick Trolsen
- Day 5 — Sunday, March 8: Samuel Doores, Leroy Jones & Todd Duke
- Day 4 — Saturday, March 7: Brasilliance!
- Day 3 — Friday, March 6: Bob French and Friends, Liese's Living Room & the Village Copper Thieves
- Day 2 — Thursday, March 5: David Torkanowsky
- Day 1 — Wednesday, March 4: West Bank Mike & Irene Sage, Abita Blues Band, NOCCA Jazz Ensemble