Good wicked, that is – in the form of trumpet player Mark Pender. It went down at Mark Edelman and KCUR FM’s 12 OClock Jump live radio show midnight at the Mutual Musicians Foundation at 1823 Highland.
“He’s from Kansas City, so this was like a homecoming for him,” Edelman said. “He went to Grandview high school.”
Pender plays in Conan O’Brien’s Tonight Show band headed by Max Weinberg. Pender played with The Boss at the Super Bowl.
“He blew the roof off the place,” Edelman continued. “It was amazing. He jumped into the audience, started wailing on the old call and response tune ‘Caledonia.’ THe place was packed, so the volume was pretty intense. I wonder what it sounded like on the radio.”