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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 is also the poetry editor at This Land Press. At this writing, 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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Kind of Blog: An Occasional KWGS Jazz Journal
1:42 pm
Fri May 17, 2013

All This Jazz Stops to Smell (and Hear) the Roses (and Other Flowers)

Join us for the next edition of All This Jazz --- a weekly survey of modern jazz, both recent and classic --- airing every Saturday night here on Public Radio 89.5-1, from 10pm till midnight. (There's also a re-broadcast of our show on Sunday night at 7pm, on Jazz 89.5-2, which is our all-jazz HD Radio channel....)

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Kind of Blog: An Occasional KWGS Jazz Journal
3:41 pm
Fri May 10, 2013

Next Time on ATJ: A Spotlight on Live Recordings

Please tune in for the forthcoming installment of All This Jazz, which begins at 10pm Central on Public Radio 89.5-1 on Saturday the 11th. (And we'll re-air the show, as ever, on the following evening, Sunday the 12th, at 7pm Central on Jazz 89.5-2, our terrific all-jazz HD Radio channel.)

ATJ delivers two solid hours of modern jazz, both recent and classic, every Saturday night --- and there's always a theme for the second half of our program.

Kind of Blog: An Occasional KWGS Jazz Journal
7:46 pm
Fri May 3, 2013

Next Time on ATJ: On the Eve of Cinco de Mayo, a Spolight on Latin Jazz

Come on along for the next edition of All This Jazz, which begins at 10pm on Saturday the 4th here on Public Radio 89.5-1. (We'll also re-air the program on the following evening, Sunday the 5th, at 7pm on Jazz 89.5-2, which is our station's all-jazz HD Radio channel.)

With each and every broadcast, All This Jazz delivers two solid hours of modern jazz, both recent and classic --- from Bird to Phil Woods, from Trane to Joe Lovano, from Bix to Roy Hargrove, from Mingus to Esperanza Spalding.

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Kind of Blog: An Occasional KWGS Jazz Journal
12:19 pm
Fri April 26, 2013

Next Time on ATJ: Celebrating Jazz Legends with April Birthdays

Join us for the next installment of All This Jazz, beginning at 10pm Central on Saturday the 27th here on Public Radio 89.5-1. (We'll also offer, as ever, a re-broadcast of the show on Sunday the 28th at 7pm on Jazz 89.5-2, which is Public Radio Tulsa's terrific all-jazz HD Radio channel.)

Our program delivers modern jazz, both recent and classic, right up 'til midnight. And for the second-hour theme this time around, with April just about to give way to May, we'll be spotlighting "Jazz Legends with April Birthdays."

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Kind of Blog: An Occasional KWGS Jazz Journal
8:59 pm
Fri April 19, 2013

On the Next All This Jazz: "Live in Boston"

Please tune in for the forthcoming edition of All This Jazz, which gets underway at 10pm Central on Saturday the 20th here on Public Radio 89.5-1. (We'll also offer, as ever, a re-airing of our program at 7pm on Sunday the 21st on Jazz 89.5-2, which is our all-jazz HD Radio channel.)

All This Jazz spins modern jazz, both recent and classic --- and there's always a "theme" in the second half of our two-hour broadcast.

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Kind of Blog: An Occasional KWGS Jazz Journal
2:30 pm
Fri April 12, 2013

On the Next All This Jazz --- Drumroll, Please --- It's Jazz Groups Led by Drummers

Please tune in for the next edition of All This Jazz, which gets underway at 10pm local time on Saturday the 13th on Public Radio 89.5-1.

We'll be listening back to a terrific show that first aired in October of last year --- and that carries an especially toe-tapping second-hour theme: namely, "Jazz Combos Led by Drummers."

Tony Williams, Buddy Rich, Matt Wilson, Art Blakey, and Jack DeJohnette (who's pictured here): we'll hear from bands under the respective direction of all these greats, and a few others as well, on the forthcoming edition of ATJ.

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StudioTulsa
12:12 pm
Wed April 10, 2013

TU's Theatre Department Presents "Spring Awakening"

Aired on Wednesday, April 10th.

On this edition of ST, we welcome back Machele Miller Dill, an assistant professor of musical theatre here at the University of Tulsa. Dill is directing "Spring Awakening," which the TU Department of Theatre will present in the Lorton Performance Center (here on the TU campus) from tomorrow night (the 11th) through Sunday afternoon (the 14th).

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Kind of Blog: An Occasional KWGS Jazz Journal
12:36 pm
Fri April 5, 2013

On the Next ATJ, Jazz Tunes Penned in Tribute to the Greats of This Music

"The Duke" by Dave Brubeck. "In Walked Bud" by Thelonious Monk. "Django" by John Lewis. "Bessie's Blues" by John Coltrane. "Jelly Roll" by Charles Mingus. "I Remember Clifford" by Benny Golson. (This last-named piece written, of course, in honor of Clifford Brown, shown here.)

If you know the modern jazz repertoire, then you know that many wonderful themes have been composed over the years in tribute to this music's outstanding practitioners.

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Support
3:25 pm
Tue April 2, 2013

Hear What Other Listeners Have Said About Our Programming

A fund drive is when we ask you, our listeners, to take a moment to consider what this public radio station is worth to you: why it matters to you personally, what you gain from listening to it, why you keep returning to it, and what our programming actually brings to you. Listener support is our leading source of income here at Public Radio Tulsa --- as in, all those forty- and sixty- and hundred-dollar checks that are sent in from listeners throughout our community. (They really do "add up" --- and they really do make it happen.)

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Kind of Blog: An Occasional KWGS Jazz Journal
5:04 pm
Fri March 29, 2013

Can I Swing an "Amen"? (On the Next All This Jazz: Hymns and Spirituals)

Next time on All This Jazz --- to borrow a phrase from the fantastic soul-jazz guitarist Grant Green (and specifically, from the classic Blue Note LP shown here) --- we'll be "Feelin' the Spirit." Please tune in for the forthcoming edition of our show, which begins at 10pm on Saturday the 30th here on Public Radio 89.5-1.

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