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Meet Ruby Bishop; She's 95 And Still Playing The Standards

Ruby Bishop spoke to KNKX (then KPLU) in 2015, for a profile on our show "Sound Effect." Her weekly gigs at Vito's drew regulars and wowed first-timers.
Ed Ronco
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KNKX
Ruby Bishop, at the piano in her Seattle home.

Ruby Bishop has played piano around the world. She's befriended some of the jazz world's greatest names -- including Louis Armstrong.

At 95, she's still playing Sunday nights at Vito's, on Seattle's First Hill.

In this story from the "Comfort Zone" episode of KPLU's Sound Effect, she talks about the piano, her life, her career, and feeling comfortable behind 88 keys.

And here's a video of her playing at Vito's, from The Seattle Times:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0bE2FVQAWAM

Ed Ronco is a former KNKX producer and reporter and hosted All Things Considered for seven years.