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.

Our guest is Dan Alexander, a senior editor at Forbes Magazine, who joins us to discuss his new book, "White House, Inc." It's an in-depth investigation into President Trump's business holdings, and into how he used the highest office in the land to enrich these holdings. In order to document the president's endeavors to make money from his office, the book examines his exclusive clubs, luxury hotels, overseas partnerships, commercial properties, and personal mansions.

Dig the next All This Jazz, starting at 9pm on Saturday the 26th, right here on KWGS-FM / Public Radio Tulsa.

We'll hear from Clark Terry, SFJAZZ Collective, Jim Beard, Roy Brooks, and Carmen McRae, among many others. And our third-hour theme, running from 11pm until midnight, will be...on this first weekend of Fall...Autumn Jazz Tunes. Thus we'll hear stellar jazz standards like, to name just a few, "Early Autumn," "Autumn Nocturne," "Autumn Leaves," and "Autumn in New York." (Actually we'll hear two different cuts called "Early Autumn," both dating from the 1940s.)

Tune in for the next All This Jazz, airing at 9pm local time on Saturday the 19th, right here on Public Radio 89.5 / KWGS-FM (and freely streaming all over the place at publicradiotulsa.org)!

Sonny’s in the house! Join us on KWGS 89.5 FM for the next ALL THIS JAZZ, airing Saturday the 12th, from 9pm to 12am Central. The great Sonny Rollins turned 90 earlier this week, and we’ll celebrate the birthday of "the Saxophone Colossus" by spinning several of his tunes…such as "Oleo" and "St. Thomas" and so on...as recorded by Rollins himself and by other jazz greats past and present.

Hope you can tune in to (or log on to) KWGS 89.5 FM (or kwgs.org) for the next ALL THIS JAZZ, airing Saturday the 5th, from 9pm to 12am! We’ll be spotlighting the SteepleChase label, one of the finest indie European jazz record labels out there…which began in 1972 in Copenhagen and is still going strong.

Bird Lives!

Aug 26, 2020

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!

Photo by William P. Gottlieb (U.S. Library of Congress)

Bird Lives! Join us on KWGS 89.5 FM for the next ALL THIS JAZZ, airing Saturday the 29th -- the Charlie Parker Centennial -- from 9pm to 12am Central! 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.

Wayne Shorter, who is, per The New York Times, “generally acknowledged to be jazz's greatest living composer,” will soon turn 87. (He was born August 25, 1933, in Newark, New Jersey.) And so, on the next All This Jazz -- starting at 9pm on Saturday the 22nd, right here on KWGS-FM / Public Radio Tulsa -- we’ll spotlight several of Shorter’s well-known tunes…as performed by the likes of Ben Riley, Kurt Rosenwinkel, Phil Woods, The Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, and more.

Dig the next broadcast of All This Jazz, starting at 9pm on Saturday the 18th, right here on KWGS-FM / Public Radio Tulsa. It'll be three solid hours of can't-miss modern jazz...across a range of styles.

And in the third / thematic hour of our show -- starting at 11pm -- our theme will be Jazz Greats with July Birthdays. Thus we'll hear from Ahmad Jamal, Johnny Hartman, Joe Zawinul, Philly Joe Jones (shown here), and more. And elsewhere in our program, we'll enjoy the music of Nina Simone, Larry Young, Aaron Diehl, Mike Moreno, and Chuck Redd, among others.

  

Catch the forthcoming edition of All This Jazz, beginning at 9pm on Saturday the 11th, 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, and post-modern jazz, each and every Saturday night, from 9 o’clock till midnight.

Join us for a special Independence Day edition of All This Jazz, beginning at 9pm on Saturday, July 4th, right here on Public Radio 89.5 KWGS-FM (and streaming free o’ charge at PublicRadioTulsa.org). Our wide-ranging program delivers three hours of recent, classic, modern, and post-modern jazz, each and every Saturday night, from 9 o’clock till midnight!

Tune in for the next broadcast of All This Jazz, starting at 9pm on Saturday the 27th, right here on KWGS-FM / Public Radio Tulsa. It'll be three solid hours of can't-miss modern jazz…all of it selected and presented by an actual person, rather than a robot. (!)

Summertime...and the living is...well, these days, it's really not as "easy" as it could be. Far from it. However, we're hoping you'll nevertheless take a short break from the seriousness of current events and tune in for the 2020 HIDDEN SIXTIES SUMMER SPECIAL. The fun starts at 8pm, Friday the 26th, on 89.5 KWGS-FM -- or you can catch the free, online live-stream at publicradiotulsa.com!

Catch the next All This Jazz, starting at 9pm on Saturday the 20th, right here on KWGS / Public Radio Tulsa. We'll hear from Steve Davis, Horace Silver, Judy Niemack, Tiny Grimes, Sam Most, and many other jazz greats past and present. And our 3rd-hour theme, running from 11pm until midnight, will be -- on the official first day of Summer in the Northern Hemisphere -- Summer Songs.

Join us for All This Jazz, starting at 9pm on Saturday the 13th, right here on KWGS-FM / Public Radio Tulsa. It'll be three hours of can't-miss modern jazz, all of it chosen and presented by an actual person…rather than, you know, a robot.

And in the third and thematic hour of our show, running from 11pm to midnight, our theme will be Live Recordings.

There’s a song from five years ago called “Breathless” by the outstanding jazz trumpeter and composer, Terence Blanchard. It refers to the last words of Eric Garner: “I can’t breathe.” Garner was killed in 2014 by a New York City policeman who held him in a chokehold until he suffocated -- and more recently, Garner’s last words were also, as many of us know by now, among the last words of George Floyd, whose murder while in police custody in Minneapolis in late May has led to historic, still-in-progress protests all over the globe.

Tune in for the next broadcast of All This Jazz, starting at 9pm on Saturday the 30th, right here on KWGS-FM / Public Radio Tulsa. It'll be three hours of can't-miss modern jazz…all of it selected and presented by an actual person (rather than a robot)!

Dig as you're able the next broadcast of All This Jazz, beginning at 9pm on Saturday the 23rd, right here on KWGS-FM / Public Radio Tulsa. It'll be three hours of can't-miss modern jazz, both recent and classic.

Rudy Van Gelder -- the brilliant, prolific, late-great recording engineer who ever-so-carefully captured the sound on thousands of jazz albums, including classics like John Coltrane’s “A Love Supreme,” Horace Silver’s “Song for My Father,” and Herbie Hancock’s “Maiden Voyage” -- will be in the spotlight on the next All This Jazz. The show starts at 9pm on Saturday the 16th, right here on KWGS-FM / Public Radio Tulsa. (We’ll be listening back to a program from August of 2016, when Van Gelder had recently died.)

Catch the next All This Jazz, starting at 9pm on Saturday the 9th, right here on KWGS / Public Radio Tulsa.

Our third-hour theme (running from 11pm till midnight) will be -- as we listen back to a stellar program that originally aired in 2017 -- Dance Tunes. Thus we'll hear such timeless rug-cutting themes as "Waltz for Debby," "Dolphin Dance," "Freedom Jazz Dance," and "King Porter Stomp," to name just a few. And elsewhere in our show, we'll dig the music of Ralph Alessi, Steve Kuhn, June Christy, and Roy Ayers.

Photo by KPLU

Listen for the next edition of All This Jazz, beginning at 9pm on Saturday the 2nd, right here on Public Radio 89.5 KWGS-FM -- and streaming at PublicRadioTulsa.org! Our wide-ranging program delivers three hours of recent, classic, modern, and post-modern jazz, every Saturday night from 9 o’clock till midnight.

Catch the forthcoming edition of All This Jazz, beginning at 9pm on Saturday the 25th, right here on Public Radio 89.5 KWGS-FM (and streaming at PublicRadioTulsa.org). Our wide-ranging program delivers three hours of recent, classic, modern, and post-modern jazz, each and every Saturday night, from 9 o’clock till midnight.

The legendary bassist, bandleader, and composer Charles Mingus would've turned 98 next week; he died in the late 1970s at age 56. On the next All This Jazz, starting at 9pm on Saturday the 18th here on KWGS / Public Radio Tulsa, we’ll highlight several of his outstanding compositions...the well-known as well as the less-familiar, as rendered by a host of jazz greats past and present.

Herbie Hancock, whose first album as a leader (released in 1962) is shown here, will turn 80 over the weekend. And so, on the next All This Jazz -- starting at 9pm on Saturday the 11th here on KWGS / Public Radio Tulsa -- we’ll be spotlighting the great pianist and bandleader’s compositions, several of which are by now jazz standards.

Catch the next broadcast of All This Jazz, starting at 9pm on Saturday the 4th, right here on KWGS-FM / Public Radio Tulsa. It'll be three solid hours of can't-miss modern jazz, both recent and classic.

Join us for All This Jazz, starting at 9pm on Saturday the 28th, right here on KWGS-FM / Public Radio Tulsa. It'll be three hours of can't-miss modern jazz -- all of it chosen and presented by an actual person (rather than a robot)!

And in the third and thematic hour of our show, as we listen back to a great program that first aired in 2017, our theme will be Live Recordings.

 

This episode of FBO -- our second -- aired on March 19 and 20, 2020.

Listen for the next All This Jazz, starting at 9pm on Saturday the 21st, right here on KWGS-FM / Public Radio Tulsa. It'll be three hours of can't-miss, germ-free modern jazz...across a wide range of styles.

Join us for All This Jazz, starting at 9pm on Saturday the 14th, right here on KWGS / Public Radio Tulsa. It'll be three solid hours of can't-miss modern jazz -- all of it lovingly chosen and presented by an actual person, rather than an algorithm or robot. (!)

Listen for the next All This Jazz, starting at 9pm on Saturday the 7th, right here on KWGS-FM / Public Radio Tulsa. It'll be three hours of can't-miss modern jazz...across a wide range of styles.

And in the thematic, 11pm-to-midnight hour of our show, our theme will be The Art of the Trio. We'll hear stellar three-member jazz groups led by the likes Mose Allison, Michael Formanek (shown here), Paul Motian, Spike Wilner, Jimmy Smith, and more. And elsewhere in our program, we'll listen to Nancy Harrow, Thelonious Monk, Eddie Harris, Delfeayo Marsalis, and Anat Cohen, among others.

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