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Exclusive: KC’s Mark Pender Staying With Conan

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With today’s official announcement that Max Weinberg will not join the band for Conan O’Brien’s new show (band guitarist Jimmy Vivino first disclosed it last week in an interview with the Riverfront Times), I was curious about the status of Mark Pender, the former Kansas City resident who played trumpet for 17 years on O’Brien’s NBC shows.

I contacted Pender by email this afternoon, and he confirmed that he will be in the band when the show debuts on Nov. 8.

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