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

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.)

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

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.

Tune in for the next edition of All This Jazz, beginning at 10pm on Saturday the 19th, right here on Public Radio 89.5-1. (We'll also offer, per custom, a 7pm re-airing of ATJ on Sunday the 20th on Jazz 89.5-2, which is our station's all-jazz HD Radio channel. And please note that you can learn more about our program, and can always access the latest playlist info, at this link.)

Here's hoping you can catch the next broadcast of All This Jazz, beginning at 10pm on Saturday the 12th, right here on Public Radio 89.5. (We'll also offer, per custom, a 7pm re-airing of ATJ on Sunday the 13th on Jazz 89.5-2 --- which is our station's all-jazz HD Radio channel --- and please note that you can learn more about our show, and can always access the latest playlist information, at this link.)

Last week, we at Public Radio Tulsa (KWGS and KWTU) were very pleased to welcome Ms. Henke's Kindergarten Class from Lee Elementary School. The students have lately been learning about sound waves, echoes, vibrations, and related concepts, so a visit to a nearby radio station seemed like a great way to see (and hear!) such ideas in action.

Please listen to the forthcoming edition of All This Jazz, beginning at 10pm on Saturday the 5th, right here on Public Radio 89.5-1. We'll also offer, as always, a 7pm re-airing of ATJ on Sunday the 6th on Jazz 89.5-2, which is our station's mighty fine all-jazz HD Radio channel. (And note that you can learn more about our show, and can always access the latest playlist information, at this link.)

Tune in for the next edition of All This Jazz, beginning at 10pm on Saturday the 29th, right here on Public Radio 89.5. We'll also offer, as ever, a 7pm re-airing of ATJ on Sunday the 30th on Jazz 89.5-2 --- which is our station's all-jazz HD Radio channel. And please note that you can learn more about our show, and can always get the latest playlist information, at this link.

Tune in for the next installment of All This Jazz, which begins at 10pm on Saturday the 22nd, right here on Public Radio 89.5. (We'll also offer, as always, a 7pm re-broadcast of ATJ on Sunday the 23rd on Jazz 89.5-2, which is Public Radio Tulsa's all-jazz HD Radio channel.)

Here's hoping you can tune in for the next broadcast of All This Jazz, beginning at 10pm on Saturday the 15th, right here on Public Radio 89.5. (We'll also offer, per custom, a 7pm re-airing of ATJ on Sunday the 16th on Jazz 89.5-2 --- which is our station's terrific all-jazz HD Radio channel --- and please note that you can learn more about our show, and can always get the latest playlist information, at this link.)

Join us for the forthcoming edition of All This Jazz, beginning at 10pm on Saturday the 8th, here on Public Radio 89.5-1. We'll also offer, as always, a 7pm re-airing of ATJ on Sunday the 9th on Jazz 89.5-2, which is our station's mighty fine all-jazz HD Radio channel.

Every week, we faithfully present modern jazz, both recent and classic...from Armstrong to Zawinul, from Adderley to Zorn. And the second half of our two-hour program always carries a theme.

Hope you'll join us for the next edition of All This Jazz, beginning at 10pm on Saturday the 1st here on Public Radio 89.5-1. (Note that you can learn more about our show, and always get the latest playlist information, at this link.) We'll also offer, as ever, 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 next edition of All This Jazz, beginning at 10pm on Saturday the 22nd, right here on Public Radio 89.5-1. (We'll also offer, as always, a 7pm re-airing of ATJ on Sunday the 23rd on Jazz 89.5-2, which is our station's all-jazz HD Radio channel.)

Hope you can come along for the forthcoming airing of All This Jazz, beginning at 10pm on Saturday the 15th, right here on Public Radio 89.5. (We'll also offer, as ever, a 7pm re-airing of ATJ on Sunday the 16th on Jazz 89.5-2 --- which is our station's terrific all-jazz HD Radio channel --- and please note that you can learn more about our show, and can always get the latest playlist information, at this link.)

Tune in on Saturday the 8th at 10pm for the next presentation of All This Jazz, right here on Public Radio 89.5-1. We'll also offer, as ever, a 7pm re-airing of our show on Sunday the 9th on Jazz 89.5-2, which is our station's all-jazz HD Radio channel. (And please keep in mind that you can learn more about ATJ, and always obtain the latest playlist information, at this link.)

Here's hoping you can join us for the next edition of All This Jazz, beginning at 10pm on Saturday the 1st, right here on Public Radio 89.5-1. (Note that you can learn more about our show and always get the latest playlist information at this link.) We'll also offer, as ever, 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.

Hope you can tune in for the next edition of All This Jazz, which begins at 10pm on Saturday the 25th, right here on Public Radio 89.5. (We'll also offer, as always, a 7pm re-broadcast of ATJ on Sunday the 26th on Jazz 89.5-2, which is Public Radio Tulsa's all-jazz HD Radio channel.)

Please tune in for the next edition of All This Jazz, beginning at 10pm on Saturday the 18th, right here on Public Radio 89.5-1. (We'll also offer, as always, a 7pm re-airing of ATJ on Sunday the 19th on Jazz 89.5-2, which is our station's all-jazz HD Radio channel.)

Each week, we spin modern jazz, both recent and classic...from Geri Allen to Joe Zawinul, from Louis Armstrong to John Zorn. And the second half of our two-hour program always carries a "theme."

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