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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Kind of Blog: An Occasional KWGS Jazz Journal
12:29 pm
Fri March 8, 2013

Two or Three of a Kind: Nifty Jazz Tunes from Duos and Trios (on the Next All This Jazz)

Join us for the forthcoming edition of All This Jazz, which gets underway on Saturday the 9th at 10pm Central on Public Radio 89.5-1. (Plus we'll re-broadcast this show on Sunday the 10th at 7pm on Jazz 89.5-2, which is our all-jazz-all-the-time HD Radio channel.)

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Kind of Blog: An Occasional KWGS Jazz Journal
2:53 pm
Fri March 1, 2013

Next Time on All This Jazz, "Dream" Songs Galore

"We are such stuff / As dreams are made on," as Shakespeare announces in The Tempest. And Sam Spade, the hard-boiled private eye at the center of The Maltese Falcon, famously refers to the eponymous, priceless, black-bird statuette as "the stuff that dreams are made of."

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Kind of Blog: An Occasional KWGS Jazz Journal
1:40 pm
Fri February 22, 2013

"Jazz Goes to the Movies" (on the Next Installment of All This Jazz)

Tune in, dear listeners, for All This Jazz, which kicks off at 10pm Central, come Saturday the 23rd, on Public Radio 89.5-1. As ever, we'll offer two hours of modern jazz, both recent and classic.

And with the 85th Academy Awards ceremony scheduled for Sunday night on ABC-TV, our second-hour theme on the program will be "Jazz Goes to the Movies." We'll therefore dig some terrific, ever-so-tuneful jazz takes on the music of Max Steiner, Alex North, Jerry Goldsmith, Quincy Jones, and other great film composers.

Kind of Blog: An Occasional KWGS Jazz Journal
5:25 pm
Thu February 14, 2013

Next Time on ATJ: Jazz Greats with February Birthdays

Join us for All This Jazz, our weekly, two-hour, indefatigably catchy rundown of modern jazz, both recent and classic, which begins at 10pm Central on Saturday the 16th on Public Radio 89.5-1. (Also, there's a re-airing of our show scheduled for Sunday night, at 7pm, on Jazz 89.5-2, which is our station's all-jazz HD Radio channel.)

For our second-hour theme on the 16th, we'll survey tunes from a wide range of jazz players with February birthdays.

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9:50 pm
Fri February 8, 2013

Next Time on All This Jazz, Music with Lots of "Heart"

Please join us for the next edition of All This Jazz, which begins at 10pm Central on Saturday the 9th, right here on Public Radio 89.5-1.

We'll deliver modern jazz, both recent and classic, from the likes of Tony Williams, Kurt Rosenwinkel, Sidney Bechet, Donald Harrison, Paul Motian, David Murray, Freddie Hubbard, and many others.

And in an all-but-obligatory-yet-hopefully-not-too-cheesy nod to Valentine's Day, the second-hour theme for our show will be "heart" tunes: "My Foolish Heart," "My Heart Stood Still," "Someday, Sweetheart," etc.

Kind Of Blog: An Occasional KWGS Jazz Journal
2:32 am
Fri February 1, 2013

On the Next All This Jazz: The Music of "Porgy and Bess"

Tune in for the next installment of All This Jazz, which takes flight at 10pm Central on Saturday the 2nd on Public Radio 89.5-1.

We'll offer a terrific show from our archives that includes music by Steve Kuhn, Clifford Jordan, Shirley Horn, Kevin Mahogany, Bud Powell, Louis Armstrong, Bill Evans, and Steve Davis. (And then some.)

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Kind Of Blog: An Occasional KWGS Jazz Journal
11:05 am
Sat January 26, 2013

On the Next ATJ: More Great Jazz CDs from Last Year

Join us here on Public Radio 89.5-1 for the next edition of All This Jazz, on Saturday the 26th beginning at 10pm Central.

For our second-hour theme, we'll offer More Great Jazz CDs from 2012. Tune in for outstanding music from Ravi Coltrane, Michael Formanek, Eric Reed, Medeski Martin & Wood (shown here), Charles Mingus, and many others.

It's modern jazz, both recent and classic; it's All This Jazz.

Kind of Blog: An Occasional KWGS Jazz Journal
4:37 pm
Wed January 23, 2013

It's a Gala Opening Concert for the New SFJAZZ Center; Hear It LIVE Tonight on Jazz 89.5-2

SFJAZZ is a well-respected West Coast nonprofit institution that's been around for some three decades now. The organization is committed to jazz education, and to the promotion and preservation of the music and its repertoire; it's also the origin of the annual San Francisco Jazz Festival.

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Kind of Blog: An Occasional KWGS Jazz Journal
8:03 pm
Fri January 18, 2013

On the Next All This Jazz: "Eye" Tunes

"Angel Eyes." "Smoke Gets in Your Eyes." "Them There Eyes." "I Only Have Eyes for You." And so on.

There are, as it happens, a bunch of nice "eye" tunes in the American Popular Songbook. And we'll hear wonderful jazz treatments of several of them --- along with Wayne Shorter's classic piece, "Infant Eyes" --- on the next edition of All This Jazz. "Eyes" will be our second-hour theme, in fact, and the fun gets underway at 10pm Central on Saturday the 19th on Public Radio 89.5-1 (with a re-broadcast of this show on Sunday the 20th at 7pm Central on Jazz 89.5-2).

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Kind of Blog: An Occasional KWGS Jazz Journal
12:28 pm
Fri January 11, 2013

On the Next ATJ: Great Jazz Albums from 2012

Tune in for the next broadcast of All This Jazz, which offers all-killer-no-filler modern jazz, both recent and classic, every Saturday night at 10pm on Public Radio 89.5-1. (There's also a re-airing of ATJ every Sunday evening at 7pm on Jazz 89.5-2, which is the terrific all-jazz HD Radio channel that we provide here at Public Radio Tulsa.)

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