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.

Ways to Connect

Tune in for the next installment of All This Jazz, which begins at 10pm on Saturday the 6th, right here on Public Radio 89.5...and online via live stream at PublicRadioTulsa.org. (We'll also offer, as always, a 7pm re-broadcast of ATJ on Sunday the 7th on Jazz 89.5-2, which is Public Radio Tulsa's all-jazz HD Radio channel.)

Join us on Saturday the 29th at 10pm, right here on Public Radio 89.5, for another edition of All This Jazz (with an online "stream" of the show at PublicRadioTulsa.org). Each week, ATJ spins modern jazz, both recent and classic, across a range of styles. (We also always offer, every Sunday night, a 7pm re-airing of the show on Jazz 89.5-2, which is our station's all-jazz HD Radio channel.)

Do join us for the next installment of All This Jazz, which begins at 10pm on Saturday the 22nd, right here on Public Radio 89.5...and online, via live stream, at PublicRadioTulsa.org. (We'll also offer, as always, a 7pm re-broadcast of ATJ on Sunday the 23rd on Jazz 89.5-2, which is our station's all-jazz HD Radio channel.)

On the next edition of All This Jazz -- in the immediate wake of Veterans Day, and as communities around the globe continue to observe the First World War Centenary -- our second-hour theme will be Jazz Standards Dating Back to WWI.

Lots of terrific (and, in fact, timeless) American pop tunes were born during the years of the Great War -- i.e., the summer of 1914 through the fall of 1918 -- such as, to name a few, "Indiana," "Beale Street Blues," "Tiger Rag," and "St. Louis Blues."

Kurt Elling. June Christy. Mose Allison (shown here). Chris Connor. Jane Monheit. Diana Krall. Patricia Barber.

All wonderful jazz singers, right? Indeed. And all are also jazz luminaries, as it happens, with November birthdays.

On the next edition of All This Jazz -- beginning at 10pm on Saturday the 8th on Public Radio 89.5 KWGS-FM, and online via live stream at PublicRadioTulsa.org -- such will be our second-hour theme: November B'Days.

Hope you can join us for the next All This Jazz, which begins at 10pm on Saturday the 1st, right here on Public Radio 89.5...and online via live stream at PublicRadioTulsa.org. (We'll also offer, as always, a 7pm re-broadcast of ATJ on Sunday the 2nd on Jazz 89.5-2, which is Public Radio Tulsa's all-jazz HD Radio channel.)

Please tune in for the forthcoming broadcast of All This Jazz, beginning at 10pm on Saturday the 25th -- right here on Public Radio 89.5 (KWGS-FM)...and online via live stream at PublicRadioTulsa.org.

Hope (the stars align so that) you can tune in for the next broadcast of All This Jazz, beginning at 10pm on Saturday the 18th -- right here on Public Radio 89.5 (KWGS-FM)...and online via stream at PublicRadioTulsa.org.

Here's hoping you can catch the next broadcast of All This Jazz, beginning at 10pm on Saturday the 11th, right here on Public Radio 89.5 (and online via "live stream" at publicradiotulsa.org).

Hope you can catch the next installment of All This Jazz, beginning at 10pm on Saturday the 4th, right here on Public Radio 89.5 KWGS-FM -- and online, via live stream, at PublicRadioTulsa.org. As ever, we'll present two solid hours of modern jazz, both recent and classic, across a range of styles.

Please tune in for the next broadcast of All This Jazz, beginning at 10pm on Saturday the 27th --- right here on Public Radio 89.5 (KWGS-FM) and online via live stream at PublicRadioTulsa.org.

Listen for the next broadcast of All This Jazz, beginning at 10pm on Saturday the 20th, right here on Public Radio 89.5 (KWGS-FM)...and online via live stream at PublicRadioTulsa.org.

In the first half of the program, we'll hear from Jane Ira Bloom, Diego Urcola, The Jazz Crusaders (featuring the late-great Joe Sample on piano), Ken Peplowski, and more.

Please tune in for the forthcoming edition of All This Jazz, beginning at 10pm on Saturday the 13th -- right here on Public Radio 89.5 (KWGS-FM)...and online via live stream at PublicRadioTulsa.org.

Tune in for the next broadcast of All This Jazz, beginning at 10pm on Saturday the 6th -- right here on Public Radio 89.5 KWGS-FM...and online, via "live stream," at PublicRadioTulsa.org.

Please come along for the next broadcast of All This Jazz, beginning at 10pm on Saturday the 30th -- right here on Public Radio 89.5 (KWGS-FM)...and online via live stream at PublicRadioTulsa.org.

In the first half of the program, we'll hear from the SF Jazz Collective, Jimmy Cobb, Mathias Eick (shown here), and many more.

Hope you can tune in for the forthcoming broadcast of All This Jazz, beginning at 10pm on Saturday the 23th -- right here on Public Radio 89.5 (KWGS-FM)...and online via live stream at PublicRadioTulsa.org.

Hope you can tune in for the forthcoming edition of All This Jazz, beginning at 10pm on Saturday the 16th, right here on Public Radio 89.5. We'll also offer, as ever, a 7pm re-broadcast of ATJ on Sunday the 17th on Jazz 89.5-2, which is Public Radio Tulsa's all-jazz HD Radio channel. (Note that you can learn more about our show -- and can always get the latest playlist information -- at this link.

This weekend, August 1st through the 3rd, the fabled Newport Jazz Festival will occur in Newport, Rhode Island. It's the 60th anniversary for this great American outdoor concert soiree, which was originally presented as the "First Annual American Jazz Festival" in 1954. (The complete line-up and further details for this year's Newport Jazz Festival can be accessed here, by the way.)

Hope you can tune in for the next broadcast of All This Jazz, beginning at 10pm on Saturday the 26th -- right here on Public Radio 89.5 (KWGS-FM)...and online via "live stream" at PublicRadioTulsa.org.

Hope you can catch the next edition of All This Jazz, beginning at 10pm on Saturday the 19th, right here on Public Radio 89.5 KWGS-FM -- and online, via live stream, at PublicRadioTulsa.org. As ever, we'll spin two hours of modern jazz, both recent and classic, across a range of styles.

Please join us for the next broadcast of All This Jazz, beginning at 10pm Central on Saturday the 12th --- right here on Public Radio 89.5 (KWGS-FM)...and "live streaming" online at PublicRadioTulsa.org.

Please tune in for the forthcoming installment of All This Jazz, which begins at 10pm on Public Radio 89.5 on Saturday the 5th.

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.

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.

"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.

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.

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?

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.

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.

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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