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Bird Lives!

Join us on KWGS 89.5 FM for the next ALL THIS JAZZ, Saturday August 29th -- the Charlie Parker Centennial -- from 9pm to midnight!

Born in Kansas City, Missouri, on August 29, 1920, alto saxophonist Charles "Yardbird" (or simply "Bird") Parker was the leading proponent of the ingenious, pivotal jazz idiom known as bebop until his death at age 34 -- and a century later, his influential legacy continues. Host Scott Gregory will be spinning lots of Bird's music, as recorded by himself and by plenty of other jazz greats past and present. 

Come on along!

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). Scott became this radio station's Operations Director in the summer of 2023; he also hosts and programs All This Jazz, which airs every Saturday night on Public Radio 89.5-1 from 9pm till midnight.