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. 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). He's also the co-creator of the popular Museum Confidential podcast, which he and Jeff Martin (of Philbrook Museum of Art) began in 2017.

Born and raised 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 serves on the boards of Chamber Music Tulsa and Tulsa Literary Coalition / Magic City Books, and he's on the advisory boards for Sistema Tulsa and Tulsa Symphony Orchestra. He has has written over the years for This Land Press, Boston Review, and other publications. At last check, his three favorite headlines from The Onion were: "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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On the occasion of her first-ever career retrospective, we speak with the legendary artist and feminist, Judy Chicago (born 1939). "Judy Chicago: A Retrospective," now on view at San Francisco's de Young Museum, includes about 130 paintings, prints, drawings, and ceramic sculptures, in addition to ephemera, several films, and a documentary. We also talk about Chicago's smoke sculptures. What is a smoke sculpture? We'll get to that.

Many people have been incorrectly praised as a "Renaissance Man," but the phrase perfectly describes Mr. John Lurie. Music, acting, painting, writing -- Lurie has really done it all. And he's nowhere near finished creating things. With a long-gestating memoir just being published and a second season of HBO's "Painting with John" now in production, the indie legend kindly agreed to join us recently for a wide-ranging chat.

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Here's hoping you'll catch the next broadcast of All This Jazz, starting at 9pm on Saturday the 2nd, right here on KWGS-FM / Public Radio Tulsa. It'll be three solid hours of can't-miss modern jazz, both recent and classic. We'll offer an encore presentation of a show that first aired back in 2018 -- a mighty fine program featuring cuts by (among others) Pee Wee Russell, Sarah Vaughan, Renee Rosnes, Joni Mitchell, Cecil Taylor, Ron Carter, Conrad Herwig, and Dr. Lonnie Smith, the brilliant "soul jazz" organ whiz who died earlier this week at 79. Join us, fellow jazz buffs!

Listen for the next broadcast of All This Jazz, airing Saturday the 25th on Public Radio 89.5 KWGS HD-1 from 9pm till midnight. We'll present all manner of modern jazz, both recent and classic, both newly released and historically treasured. And in the 3rd and thematic hour of the program, running from 11pm to 12am, our theme will be Coltrane's Compositions...as Trane would've turned 95 on Sept. 23rd.

The long-awaited "Smithsonian Anthology of Hip-Hop and Rap" just dropped. The box set includes 129 tracks on 9 CDs, plus a hefty 300–page book with original design by Cey Adams, the acclaimed artist and founding creative director of Def Jam Recordings. From his early days as a subway-graffiti whiz alongside Keith Haring and Jean-Michel Basquiat to designing classic album covers for Beastie Boys, LL Cool J, and many others, Adams has long been at the epicenter of hip-hop culture. He spoke to us from his studio in New York City.

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Welcome to Season 6 of the Museum Confidential podcast, a co-production of Philbrook Museum of Art and Public Radio Tulsa. Our first episode begins with some basic yet far-reaching questions. What is an "outsider artist"? And do we even call them that anymore? In recent years, the term has shifted to "self-taught artist." Sounds different, but does it mean the same thing? And what about "folk art" -- when does this term apply? We're pleased to chat with Dr. Katherine Jentleson, the Merrie and Dan Boone Curator of Folk and Self-Taught Art at the High Museum in Atlanta.

Tune in, fellow jazz advocates, for the next edition of All This Jazz, beginning at 9pm on Saturday the 21st, right here on Public Radio 89.5 KWGS-FM (and likewise streaming o'er the Interwebs at PublicRadioTulsa.org). Our wide-ranging music program delivers three solid hours of recent / classic / modern / post-modern jazz, each and every Saturday night, from 9 o’clock till midnight.

Catch the next edition of All This Jazz, beginning at 9pm on Saturday the 3rd, right here on Public Radio 89.5 KWGS-FM (and streaming at PublicRadioTulsa.org). Our wide-ranging music program delivers three hours of recent / classic / modern / post-modern jazz, each and every Saturday night, from 9 o’clock till midnight. On our next broadcast -- as we listen back to a show that first aired last summer -- we’ll hear from Lester Bowie, Michael Brecker, Matthew Shipp, Pat Martino, Gerald Wilson, and Kate McGarry, among other greats.

Summertime...and the Livin' Is Tuneful! Dig if you will, dear friends, THE HIDDEN SIXTIES SUMMER SPECIAL, airing Friday the 2nd at 8pm on 89.5 KWGS-FM. Co-hosts John Wooley (of Swing On This) and Scott Gregory (of All This Jazz) shall return with yet another not-to-be-missed flashback featuring music you haven't heard since the '60s...if you've heard it at all. Tune in on the evening of 7/2 for a summer-friendly, cookout-ready hour of sunny sonic wonderment from the likes of Roberto Menescal, Ruby & the Romantics, Pete Fountain, 101 Strings, Anita O'Day, and more! Join us!

Howdy, jazz kin. Please do tune in for the next broadcast of All This Jazz, airing Saturday the 12th on Public Radio 89.5 KWGS HD-1...from 9pm till midnight! We'll present a broad array of modern jazz, both recent and classic, both newly released and historically treasured. And in the 3rd and thematic hour of the program, running from 11pm to 12am, our theme will be A Cole Porter B'day Songbook. The great American composer and lyricist, who died at age 73 in 1964, had a birthday recently; he was born June 9, 1891.

Jazz people! Hello -- and do tune in for the next broadcast of All This Jazz, airing Saturday the 5th on Public Radio 89.5 KWGS HD-1...from 9pm till midnight! We'll present a wide array of modern jazz, both recent and classic, both newly released and historically treasured. And in the 3rd and thematic hour of the program, running from 11pm to 12am, our special theme will be Wynton Marsalis...Music from Throughout His Career.

Listen for the next All This Jazz broadcast, airing Saturday the 15th on Public Radio 89.5 KWGS-FM. We’ll be on the air (and streaming online at kwgs.org) from 9pm till midnight…and we’ll offer an all-aces playlist of modern jazz, both recent and classic, across a range of styles. Also, in the 3rd and thematic hour of our program -- running from 11pm to 12am -- our special focus will be “Jazz Players, Classical Pieces.” Tune in for classical works being interpreted by Paul Desmond, Miles Davis, Bud Powell, Bill Frisell, Jeremy Levy (as shown here), and more.

Here’s hoping you can join us for the next All This Jazz broadcast, airing Saturday the 8th on Public Radio 89.5 KWGS-FM. We’ll be on the air (and streaming online at kwgs.org) from 9pm till midnight -- and we’ll offer a top-notch playlist of modern jazz, both recent and classic, across a range of styles. Also, in the 3rd and thematic hour of our program, running from 11pm to 12am, we’ll salute the 50th birthday of NPR -- which initially took to the airwaves in early May of 1971 -- by listening to several outstanding jazz recordings made in that very year.

Catch the next broadcast of All This Jazz...airing Saturday the 17th on Public Radio 89.5 KWGS HD-1...from 9pm till midnight! (Also live-streaming, btw, at publicradiotulsa.org.) We'll present a mighty tasty array of modern jazz, both recent and classic, both newly released and historically treasured. And in the theme-driven, 11pm-to-12am hour of our show -- as we listen back to a very fine ATJ outing from 2017 -- the special theme will be Jazz for Earth Day.

Dig the next broadcast of All This Jazz, airing Saturday the 27th on Public Radio 89.5 KWGS HD-1...from 9pm till midnight! We'll present a wide-ranging selection of modern jazz, both recent and classic, both newly released and historically treasured. And in the 3rd and thematic hour of the program, running from 11pm to 12am, our theme will be Black Radio Hits...for Black History Month. Thus we'll hear jazz takes on the chart-busting music of Marvin Gaye, Stevie Wonder, Sly Stone, and so on.

Join us for the next All This Jazz, starting at 9pm on Saturday the 20th, right here on KWGS-FM / Public Radio Tulsa. It'll be three solid hours of can't-miss modern jazz, both recent and classic.

Listen for the next All This Jazz, airing Saturday the 13th on Public Radio 89.5 KWGS-FM, from 9pm till midnight! We'll offer top-notch modern jazz, both recent and classic, across a wide range of styles. And in the 3rd and thematic hour of our program, running from 11pm to 12am, the theme will be -- on the eve of Valentine's Day -- Jazz Greats Playing Love Songs. Also, we'll hear plenty of music from the one and only Chick Corea, who died earlier this week at age 79.

Please join us for the next All This Jazz broadcast, airing Saturday the 6th on Public Radio 89.5 KWGS-FM, from 9pm till midnight! We'll offer a top-notch playlist of modern jazz, both recent and classic, across a wide range of styles. And in the 3rd and thematic hour of our program, running from 11pm to 12am, the theme will be More Notable Jazz Albums of 2020. We’ll thus continue last week’s focus as we hear from exceptional releases by Charles Lloyd (shown here), Matt Wilson, Matthew Shipp, Black Art Jazz Collective, and more.

Tune in for our next All This Jazz broadcast, airing Saturday the 30th on Public Radio 89.5 KWGS-HD1 -- from 9pm till midnight! We'll offer a can’t-miss selection of modern jazz, both recent and classic, across a wide range of styles. And in the 3rd and thematic hour of our program, running from 11pm to 12am, our theme will be Notable Jazz Albums of 2020. We’ll thus hear standout releases by Maria Schneider, Conrad Herwig, Artemis (shown here), Bill Frisell, and more.

Catch the next broadcast of All This Jazz, airing Saturday the 23rd on Public Radio 89.5 KWGS HD-1 -- from 9pm till midnight! (And we'll also be live-streaming at publicradiotulsa.org.) We'll present a can't-miss assortment of modern jazz, both recent and classic, both newly released and historically treasured. And in the 3rd and thematic hour of our program, running from 11pm to 12am, our theme will be More Jazz Greats Who Died Last Year.

Tune in for our next broadcast of All This Jazz, airing Saturday the 16th on Public Radio 89.5 KWGS HD-1 -- from 9pm till midnight! (Also live-streaming, btw, at publicradiotulsa.org.) We'll present a mighty tasty array of modern jazz, both recent and classic, both newly released and historically treasured. And in the 3rd and thematic hour of our program, running from 11pm to 12am, our special theme will be Jazz Greats Who Died Last Year. Thus we’ll hear music from the likes of Jimmy Heath, Lee Konitz, Wallace Roney, Gary Peacock, and more.

After a particularly difficult week in the life of this nation, on the next All This Jazz -- airing Saturday night, the 9th, on Public Radio 89.5 KWGS HD-1 -- we’ll be offering Songs of Peace. Join us from 9pm till midnight (over the radio at 89.5 FM, or via live-stream at publicradiotulsa.org) as we enjoy modern jazz, both recent and classic, across a wide range of styles...including music by pianist Christian Sands, trumpeter Freddie Hubbard, singer Jeri Brown, and saxophonist Grant Stewart, among others.

All This Jazz on NYE!

Dec 31, 2020

Happy New Year, jazz fans! Tune in tonight (12-31) for a special NYE edition of All This Jazz! We’ll be broadcasting on KWGS-FM / Public Radio Tulsa from 11pm until just after midnight…happily slamming the door shut on 2020 while likewise offering lotsa modern / recent / classic jazz music. Join us for solid grooves and sonic giddiness from the likes of Dr. Michael White, Monty Alexander, Barbara Carroll, Red Rodney, George Coleman, and more! Come on along! (Party hats recommended but not required.)

Happy Holidays, good people! Do tune in for our next broadcast of All This Jazz, airing Saturday the 19th on Public Radio 89.5 KWGS-FM...from 10pm till midnight! (And please note the start time, which is 10pm instead of our usual 9pm, as we’ll be following a special hour-long presentation of A Jazz Piano Christmas From NPR.) For the 2020 Holiday Edition of ATJ, we’ll present a richly varied array of modern jazz, both recent and classic...and all of it 100% Yuletide Premium!

Listen for the next broadcast of All This Jazz, airing Saturday the 12th on Public Radio 89.5 KWGS HD-1...from 9pm till midnight! We'll present a wide-ranging selection of modern jazz, both recent and classic, both newly released and historically treasured. And in the 3rd and thematic hour of the program, running from 11pm to 12am, our theme will be Live @ Jazz Standard.

Here’s hoping you can tune in for our next broadcast of All This Jazz, airing Saturday the 5th on Public Radio 89.5 KWGS HD-1...from 9pm till midnight! We'll present a tasty, richly varied array of modern jazz, both recent and classic, both newly released and historically treasured...and in the 3rd and thematic hour of our program, running from 11pm to 12am, our special theme with The Dave Brubeck Centennial.

Here's hoping you can tune in for our next All This Jazz, airing Saturday the 14th on Public Radio 89.5 KWGS-HD1...from 9pm till midnight! We'll offer an engaging array of modern jazz, both recent and classic, across a range of styles. And in the 3rd and thematic hour of our program, running from 11pm to 12am, our theme will be Pop, Rock, Soul, and R&B Material!

Join us for the next broadcast of All This Jazz, airing on Saturday the 7th on Public Radio 89.5 KWGS HD-1...from 9pm straight up till midnight! We'll offer a mighty tasty array of modern jazz, both recent and classic, across a range of styles...and in the 3rd and thematic hour of our program, running from 11pm to 12am, our special theme with The Music of Stevie Wonder. (Wonder turned 70 earlier in 2020, and many jazz greats, as it happens, have recorded his tuneful, engaging, pioneering, and ever so groovy music over the years.) Do tune in, fellow jazz fans!

If it's Halloween, it must be time once again for THE HIDDEN SIXTIES HALLOWEEN SPECIAL, featuring a full hour of creepy yet catchy tunes that you may not have heard since the 1960s...if you've heard 'em at all. For this seventh-annual HIDDEN SIXTIES HALLOWEEN broadcast, co-hosts John (SWING ON THIS) Wooley and Scott (ALL THIS JAZZ) Gregory will take to the airwaves at 6pm on Halloween (Saturday the 31st).

Join us for All This Jazz on Saturday night, the 24th, right here on KWGS-FM / Public Radio Tulsa. It'll be three solid hours of can't-miss modern/recent/classic jazz, from 9pm till midnight!

And in the 3rd and thematic hour of our show, running from 11pm to 12am, our theme will be Live Recordings.

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