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 10pm 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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12:30 pm
Wed June 25, 2014

On the Next Installment of All This Jazz: Silver's Songbook (as in, Horace Silver's Compositions)

Hope you can tune in for the next broadcast of All This Jazz, beginning at 10pm Central on Saturday the 28th --- right here on Public Radio 89.5 (KWGS-FM)...and "live streaming" online at PublicRadioTulsa.org.

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Kind of Blog: An Occasional KWGS Jazz Journal
2:54 pm
Thu June 19, 2014

Next Time on All This Jazz: Songs for the Newly Emergent Summer Season

On the next edition of All This Jazz, beginning at 10pm local time on Public Radio 89.5, on Saturday the 21st --- which is the first day of summer for those of us north of the equator --- our second-hour theme will be Summer Songs.

As always, it'll be modern jazz, both recent and classic, across a range of styles...and it'll also be, during the 11pm-til-midnight half of our show, seasonal jazz, as we hear such familiar themes as "Summertime," "The Things We Did Last Summer," and so forth.

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Kind of Blog: An Occasional KWGS Jazz Journal
1:07 pm
Thu June 12, 2014

On the Next All This Jazz, Our Theme (in a Nod to the World Cup) Will Be "Jazz International"

"Goooooooooaal!!" (Isn't that a lovely sound? It just makes one feel better, somehow.) The 2014 FIFA World Cup is now underway, as everyone and his brother knows, and our second-hour theme on the next edition of All This Jazz has been accordingly devised.

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Kind of Blog: An Occasional KWGS Jazz Journal
12:46 pm
Thu June 5, 2014

Next Time on All This Jazz --- on the Eve of the Tony Awards --- Show Tunes!

As Broadway Babies both near and far will heartily attest, the Tony Awards ceremony is scheduled for this Sunday evening, to be televised live on CBS.

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Kind of Blog: An Occasional KWGS Jazz Journal
2:14 pm
Thu May 29, 2014

On the Next All This Jazz: The Music of Miles Davis

Miles Davis would have turned 88 on Memorial Day (Monday the 26th); he died at 65 in the early 1990s. His influence on this music --- on these musics --- that we label "jazz" is obvious and enormous and arguably, in this age of omnipresent, genre-blurring crossover projects and increasingly sophisticated recording techniques and technologies, greater than ever before. (And have you heard, by the way, that Don Cheadle is planning to direct and star in a film about Miles?

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Kind of Blog: An Occasional KWGS Jazz Journal
7:38 pm
Thu May 22, 2014

On the Next Edition of All This Jazz: Extended Works from Chick Corea, Pat Metheny, and Others

Hope you can come along for the next run-through of All This Jazz, right here on Public Radio 89.5. Our show begins at 10pm local time on Saturday the 24th --- and it's also offered as a "live stream" at PublicRadioTulsa.org.

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Kind of Blog: An Occasional KWGS Jazz Journal
6:01 pm
Thu May 15, 2014

Next Time on ATJ: Assorted Jazz Greats Doing Henry Mancini's Compositions

The late composer/arranger/bandleader Henry Mancini would've turned 90 last month; he died at 70 of pancreatic cancer. Much like Quincy Jones, who turned 81 in March, Mancini had a legendary and stylistically diverse tenure in American music, from hip jazz and chart-topping pop to crossover projects and big-band charts and configurations extraordinaire, with lots of award-winning TV and film scoring along the way.

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Kind of Blog: An Occasional KWGS Jazz Journal
5:16 pm
Thu May 8, 2014

On the Next All This Jazz, We've Got Can't-Miss Live Recordings in Various Styles

As springtime gives way, ever so slowly, to summertime --- and as Memorial Day weekend, summer's unofficial gateway, draws nearer and nearer --- the minds of many music-lovers will wander, perhaps inevitably, and perhaps even repeatedly, to reveries of catching a nice concert or two at this or that outdoor venue.

Or else, as the case may be, this or that indoor venue. (Sometimes it rains. Or a nightclub beckons.)

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Kind of Blog: An Occasional KWGS Jazz Journal
5:42 pm
Thu May 1, 2014

On the Next All This Jazz, Duke Ellington's Tunes (in Honor of His Recent Birthday)

Edward Kennedy "Duke" Ellington's birthday arrived earlier this week --- he was born April 29th, 1899, in Washington, DC; he died in 1974.

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Kind of Blog: An Occasional KWGS Jazz Journal
2:18 pm
Fri April 25, 2014

Half a Century Later and Still Magnificent: Great Jazz Recordings of '64 (on the Next All This Jazz)

No doubt about it: 1964 is one of the all-time greatest years in the history of popular music. The Rolling Stones released their eponymous first album. Simon & Garfunkel likewise released their debut LP ("Wednesday Morning, 3 AM"). Dylan's "The Times They Are a-Changin'" album came out. "Fiddler on the Roof" opened on Broadway. Oh, and this pop group called The Beatles visited America for the first time and subsequently changed the course of civilization.

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