Scott Gregory

Production Director & host of All This Jazz

Scott Gregory started working at Public Radio Tulsa in 2006; he started listening to public radio circa 1980, when he and NPR both marked their tenth birthdays (although only one of them commemorated the occasion with a party at Skate World). As this station's Production Director, Scott mainly serves as the producer and editor of StudioTulsa, the award-winning interview show hosted by Rich Fisher. Scott also hosts and programs All This Jazz, which airs every Saturday night on Public Radio 89.5-1 from 9pm till midnight (with a 7pm rebroadcast on Sunday nights, on Jazz 89.5-2).

Born and raised here in Tulsa, Scott attended Westminster College in Fulton, Missouri, and thereafter Columbia University. He then punched the clock for a good decade or so in the book-publishing industry, working and living in New York City with youthful abandon, wide-eyed wonder, and humdrum contentment, in pretty much that order.

Scott has written for This Land Press, Boston Review, and other publications. At last check, his three favorite headlines from The Onion are: "National Funk Congress Deadlocked On Get Up/Get Down Issue" (from 1999), "Wikipedia Celebrates 750 Years Of American Independence" (from 2006), and "Nation Trying, Okay?" (from 2012). He and his wife, Kathy, have three children -- and his father, Bob Gregory, enjoyed a long and legendary career in Tulsa radio and television.

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Bill Frisell playing Aaron Copland. The Modern Jazz Quartet performing Bach. The Gerald Wilson Orchestra offering variations on Debussy. And so forth! On the next All This Jazz, starting at 9pm on Saturday the 16th, our third-hour theme (running from 11:00 till midnight) will be “Jazz Players, Classical Works.” And elsewhere in our program, we’ll dig music by the likes of Howard Alden, Jaki Byard, Uri Caine, and The Christian McBride Big Band, to name just a few.

Dig the next All This Jazz, starting at 9pm local time on Saturday the 9th, right here on KWGS / Public Radio Tulsa. We'll hear all-killer-no-filler music by Clark Terry, George Coleman, Matt Penman, and Marc Ribot, to name just a few. And our 3rd-hour theme, running from 11pm until midnight, will be Jazz Groups Led by Drummers -- and thus we’ll listen to the likable likes of Chick Webb, Tony Williams, Art Blakey (shown here), Jack DeJohnette, and others.

Tune in for our next broadcast of All This Jazz, starting at 9pm Central on Saturday the 2nd, right here on KWGS-FM / Public Radio Tulsa. On this edition of our show, we'll hear from Benny Goodman, Ron Carter, Steve Davis, Susie Arioli, and Sun Ra, to name just a few. And our 3rd-hour theme, running from 11pm until midnight, will be The American West -- and so we will hear excellent jazz takes on such classic cowboy (or Americana) fare as "Wagon Wheels," "Old Paint," "Don't Fence Me In," and many more.

Friends, Romans, Music Buffs: Listen for the next broadcast of All This Jazz, starting at 9pm Central on Saturday the 26th, right here on KWGS / Public Radio Tulsa. On this edition of our show, we'll hear from Ornette Coleman, Larry Young, The Mingus Big Band, and The New York Standards Quartet, to name but a few. And our 3rd-hour theme, running from 11pm until midnight, will be Bird Songs Galore -- in honor of Charlie Parker’s upcoming b-day; Bird was born on August 29, 1920 (and died in 1955).

We're happy to return -- relaxed, refocused, and refreshed from a tall, cool drink of summer vacay -- with a new broadcast of All This Jazz, starting at 9pm sharp on Saturday the 19th, right here on KWGS / Public Radio Tulsa. On this edition of our show, we'll hear from Fred Hersch, June Christy, Wayne Horvitz, Gerry Mulligan, Louis Armstrong, Steps Ahead, and other jazz greats past and present.

(Note: This interview originally aired back in May.) We speak with the New Mexico-based writer and biographer James McGrath Morris, who joins us to discuss his newest work: "The Ambulance Drivers: Hemingway, Dos Passos, and a Friendship Made and Lost in War." As was noted of this historical biography by the New York Journal of Books: "[This book] delves head-first into the mercurial relationship of these two American literary legends....

      Join us for the next All This Jazz, starting at 9pm on Saturday the 22nd, right here on KWGS-FM / Public Radio Tulsa. We'll hear from Clark Terry, Charlie Barnet, The Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra, and many other jazz greats past and present. And our 3rd-hour theme, running from 11pm until midnight, will be Live Recordings -- and thus we'll hear "in concert" tracks by the likes of Horace Silver, Fred Hersch, Joe Williams, and Sonny Rollins, to name but a few.

       Join us for the next All This Jazz, starting at 9pm on Saturday the 15th, right here on KWGS-FM / Public Radio Tulsa. We'll hear from Jerome Richardson, John Coltrane, Marcus Roberts, Norma Winstone, and many other jazz greats past and present.

(Note: This interview originally aired back in March.) Our guest is Chris Cleave, the British novelist whose bestselling WWII-era yarn, "Everyone Brave Is Forgiven," is now in paperback. As was noted of this book by an Amazon critic: "We've been wondering lately: What is the secret sauce that makes novels like Anthony Doerr's 'All the Light We Cannot See' and Kristin Hannah's 'The Nightingale' so popular, stories set against the backdrop of WWII? Whatever it is, it made me approach Chris Cleave's 'Everyone Brave Is Forgiven' with a particularly wary eye.

Join us for the next All This Jazz, starting at 9pm on Saturday the 8th, right here on KWGS-FM / Public Radio Tulsa. We'll hear from Sonny Clark, Akiko Tsuruga, Bill Warfield, Jaco Pastorius, and many other jazz greats past and present. And our third-hour theme, running from 11pm until midnight, will be Duos and Trios. Thus we'll hear tasty tracks from the likable likes of Chet Baker & Wolfgang Lackerschmid, The Edward Simon Trio, Archie Shepp & Horace Parlan, The Jimmy Giuffre 3, and more.

Marian McPartland and Maria Schneider. Billie Holiday and Ella Fitzgerald. Norah Jones and Esperanza Spalding. Jane Ira Bloom and Ingrid Jensen. Mary Halvorson and Shirley Scott. Carla Bley and Dinah Washington. Toshiko Akiyoshi and Anat Cohen. Kris Davis and Mary Lou Williams (shown here). And on and on. If you think women have played only a limited role in the history of jazz, then your awareness of this music is, in itself, limited.

      Join us for the next All This Jazz, starting at 9pm on Saturday the 24th, right here on KWGS-FM / Public Radio Tulsa. We'll hear from Aaron Parks, SFJAZZ Collective, Billie Holiday, John Tchicai, and many other jazz greats past and present. And our third-hour theme, running from 11pm until midnight, will be -- in a nod to the newly emergent season -- Summer Songs. Thus we'll hear summer-driven tracks from the likable likes of Bobby Hutcherson, Chet Baker, Blossom Dearie, and more.

Listen for the next All This Jazz, starting at 9pm on Saturday the 10th, right here on KWGS-FM / Public Radio Tulsa. We'll hear from Art Farmer, McCoy Tyner, Louis Hayes, Benny Green, and many more. And our third-hour theme -- on the eve of the 71st Annual Tony Awards, and running from 11pm until midnight -- will be Show Tunes. Thus we'll dig jazz takes on music from the likes of "The Music Man," "South Pacific," "West Side Story," "Oklahoma!," and other such wonderful fare.

Listen for the next All This Jazz, starting at 9pm on Saturday the 3rd, right here on KWGS-FM / Public Radio Tulsa. We'll hear from The Mingus Big Band, Kevin Eubanks, Art Pepper, Dave Stryker, and so forth. And our third-hour theme, running from 11pm until midnight, will be (as we now enter the sixth month of the year) Jazz Greats with June Birthdays. Thus we'll hear cuts from the likable likes of Chick Corea, Joe Chambers, Eric Dolphy, Shelly Manne (shown here), Tierney Sutton, and more.

Join us for the next All This Jazz, starting at 9pm on Saturday the 27th, right here on KWGS-FM / Public Radio Tulsa. We'll hear from Paul Winter, Count Basie, Charles Mingus, Shirley Horn, and many others. And our third-hour theme, running from 11pm until midnight, will be -- as we approach the midway point of the year -- Some Great Albums Released in 2017...So Far.

Listen for the next All This Jazz, starting at 9pm on Saturday the 20th, right here on KWGS-FM / Public Radio Tulsa. We'll hear from Anat Cohen, Jimmy Heath, The Modern Jazz Quartet, Edward Simon, Cassandra Wilson, and many more. And our third-hour theme -- running from 11pm until midnight -- will be Trombone Players. Thus we'll dig such excellent slide-horn practitioners as Conrad Herwig, Steve Turre, Tommy Dorsey, Ryan Keberle (with his band known as Catharsis; shown here), and so on....

Listen for the next All This Jazz, starting at 9pm on Saturday the 13th, right here on KWGS-FM / Public Radio Tulsa. We'll hear from Chet Baker, Randy Ingram, Dexter Gordon, Emily Remler, and more. And our third-hour theme -- running from 11pm until midnight -- will be Beatles Tunes...since a brand-new Beatles Channel will launch on Sirius-XM Radio next week! Thus we'll hear excellent Fab Four selections from the likes of Ramsey Lewis, Lonnie Smith, Tim Armacost, and so on.

Join us for the next All This Jazz, starting at 9pm on Saturday the 6th, right here on KWGS-FM / Public Radio Tulsa. We'll hear from Chick Corea, Jackie McLean, John Abercrombie, Nelson Riddle, the New York Jazz Quartet, and more. And our third-hour theme -- running from 11pm until midnight -- will be Live Recordings.

Listen for the next All This Jazz, starting at 9pm on Saturday the 29th, right here on KWGS-FM / Public Radio Tulsa. We'll hear from the likes of Howard Roberts, Luis Perdomo (shown here), Wycliffe Gordon, Tom Harrell, and more. And our 3rd-hour theme for the program -- running from 11pm until midnight, as we listen back to a show that originally aired in January -- will be More Great Jazz Albums from 2016.

Listen for the next All This Jazz, starting at 9pm on Saturday the 22nd, right here on KWGS-FM / Public Radio Tulsa. We'll hear from the likes of Ronnie Cuber, Clark Terry, Barbara Carroll, and Chicho Hamilton, to name a few.

Good Day, Sunshine! The Hidden Sixties are returning -- hooray! Longtime record-collectors and KWGS colleagues John Wooley and Scott Gregory will present another Hidden Sixties Radio Special -- on the topical theme of Earth Day -- this coming Friday night, the 21st, at 8pm on good ol' Public Radio 89.5. Tune in for lotsa nature-friendly Sixties-era pop, jazz, rock, funk, and what-not -- from The Kinks to Wes Montgomery, and from The Sunshine Company to The Velvet Underground.... It'll be a hoot, for sure, and also, of course, 100% Green Certified. Join us!

Listen for the next All This Jazz, starting at 9pm on Saturday the 15th, right here on KWGS / Public Radio Tulsa. We'll hear from Sonny Rollins, Ron Carter, Roy Ayers, Steve Kuhn, and June Christy, to name just a few. And our third-hour theme (running from 11pm until midnight) will be Dance Tunes -- and thus we'll dig fleet-footed numbers like Bud Powell's "Dance of the Infidels," Benny Goodman's "Let's Dance," Don Pullen's "The Dancer," and so forth.

Here's hoping you can tune in for the next All This Jazz, starting at 9pm on Saturday the 8th, right here on KWGS-FM / Public Radio Tulsa.

Listen for the forthcoming edition of All This Jazz, starting at 9pm on Saturday the 1st, right here on KWGS-FM.

Tune in for the forthcoming edition of All This Jazz, starting at 9pm on Saturday the 25th, right here on KWGS-FM, for outstanding tracks from the diverse likes of Paul Motian, Tommy Flanagan, Shirley Scott, Glenn Miller, and Bill Frisell (shown here) -- all of whom have March birthdays. Such will be our theme (in the hour running from 11pm till midnight) on this last weekend of the third month.

Regardless of how much snow they got the other day up in the Northeast, Spring will officially arrive (here in the Northern Hemisphere) on Monday the 20th.

Marian McPartland and Maria Schneider. Billie Holiday and Ella Fitzgerald. Norah Jones and Esperanza Spalding. Jane Ira Bloom and Ingrid Jensen. Mary Halvorson and Shirley Scott. Carla Bley and Dinah Washington. Toshiko Akiyoshi and Anat Cohen. Kris Davis and Mary Lou Williams (shown here). And on and on. If you think women have played only a limited role in the history of jazz, then your awareness of this music is, in itself, limited.

McCoy Tyner, Don Ellis, Roland Kirk (shown here), Sam Rivers, and more -- dig the line-up, folks! On the next All This Jazz -- beginning at 9pm on Saturday the 4th, right here on KWGS-FM / Public Radio Tulsa-- our thematic hour (running from 11pm till midnight) will be Jazz Recordings from 1967.

Tune in for the next broadcast of All This Jazz, beginning at 9pm on Saturday the 25th, right here on Public Radio 89.5 KWGS-FM (and live-streaming at PublicRadioTulsa.org). Our program delivers three hours of recent and classic jazz, across a wide range of styles, every Saturday night from 9 o’clock till midnight. (We also offer a 7pm re-airing of ATJ on Sunday evenings, on Jazz 89.5-2, which is Public Radio Tulsa's all-jazz HD Radio channel.)

Listen for the next All This Jazz, beginning at 9pm on Saturday the 18th, right here on Public Radio 89.5 KWGS-FM (and live-streaming at PublicRadioTulsa.org). Our program delivers three hours of recent and classic jazz, across a range of styles, each and every Saturday night -- from 9 o’clock till midnight. (We also offer a 7pm re-airing of ATJ on Sunday evenings, on Jazz 89.5-2, which is Public Radio Tulsa's all-jazz HD Radio channel.)

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