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The Piano Bench: Margie May Ott @ 100, a Tribute

Margaret May Saunders Ott was a legendary Spokane area pianist and piano teacher whose students have enjoyed careers in performance and music education. Several of them have recorded tributes to Margie May, both playing and reminiscing. We'll hear Jody Graves, Greg Presley, Scott Rednour, Steve Drury, Phil Aaberg, and Mrs. Ott herself.

After more than 25 years of teaching music, theater and English in San Francisco schools, Jim relocated to Spokane in 1995 to become organist/music director for St. Augustine Parish on the South Hill. Since around 2004, with the help and patience of Verne Windham, he has been able to realize his long-standing dream of doing radio. Jim specializes in classical music, but also can do the occasional jazz show. Jim and his wife, Carol, fill their free time caring for llamas, rabbits and chickens after having watched their two children grow up and leave the nest.