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.

Ways to Connect

Our guest is David Grann, a staff writer at The New Yorker Magazine. He's well-known as the bestselling author of "The Lost City of Z," "Killers of the Flower Moon," "The Old Man and the Gun," and other books. He joins us to discuss his newest work of nonfiction, "The White Darkness," which profiles one Henry Worsley, a family man and decorated British special forces officer who also happened to be obsessed with Ernest Shackleton, the 19th-century polar explorer. In 2008, Worsley set out across Antarctica in order to retrace Shackleton's famed expedition....

Listen for the next All This Jazz, starting at 9pm on Saturday the 3rd, right here on KWGS / Public Radio Tulsa.

Found@TU is a monthly interview podcast in which University of Tulsa faculty discuss their research in a clear, accessible, and engaging manner: how they conduct such research, why they love doing so, and what they're finding out. You can access the latest Found@TU podcast here.

Dig 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 introduced, chosen, contextualized, and presented by an actual person (rather than a robot)!

Eeeek!! Frightfully fun and festive music...dead ahead! That's right, folks, it's time once again for The Hidden Sixties Halloween Special! Join co-hosts John Wooley (of Swing On This) and Scott Gregory (of All This Jazz) for an hour of pop, rock, jazz, folk, reggae, R&B, spoken word, film music, and what-not...all of it Halloweenishly irresistible and likewise so good it's somehow kinda scary. Tune in at 8pm on Friday the 26th, if you dare, right here on KWGS-FM.

Dig the next All This Jazz, starting at 9pm on Saturday the 20th, right here on KWGS / Public Radio Tulsa.

Dig the next All This Jazz, starting at 9pm on Saturday the 13th, right here on KWGS / Public Radio Tulsa.

We'll hear from Allison Miller, Kenny Garrett, Phil Woods, Chet Baker, Lee Konitz, and Billie Holiday, among many others. And our third-hour theme, running from 11pm until midnight, will be The Arrival of Autumn. Thus we'll hear such stellar jazz standards as "Early Autumn," "Autumn Leaves," and "Autumn in New York" (to name just a few)....

Listen for the next All This Jazz, starting at 9pm on Saturday the 6th, right here on KWGS / Public Radio Tulsa.

We are pleased to present the second installment in our Found@TU podcast series. Found@TU is a monthly interview podcast in which University of Tulsa faculty discuss their research in clear, accessible, and engaging ways. Episode 2 features a chat with Dr. Jennifer Ragsdale, Associate Professor of Psychology, who discusses her fascinating research on how people deal with work stress. You can access a free, on-demand stream of this podcast here.

Listen for the next All This Jazz, starting at 9pm on Saturday the 29th, right here on KWGS / Public Radio Tulsa.

Listen for the next All This Jazz, starting at 9pm on Saturday the 22nd, right here on KWGS / Public Radio Tulsa.

Catch the next All This Jazz, starting at 9pm on Saturday the 15th, right here on KWGS / Public Radio Tulsa.

Herbie Hancock's SPEAK LIKE A CHILD...Gary Burton's COUNTRY ROADS & OTHER PLACES...Herbie Mann's MEMPHIS UNDERGROUND...Chick Corea's NOW HE SINGS, NOW HE SOBS...and so forth! On the next edition of All This Jazz -- beginning at 9pm on Saturday the 8th, right here on KWGS-FM -- our thematic hour, running from 11pm till midnight, will be Jazz in 1968: Outstanding Recordings from Fifty Years Ago.

Dig the next All This Jazz, starting at 9pm on Saturday the 1st, right here on KWGS / Public Radio Tulsa.

Listen for the next All This Jazz, starting at 9pm on Saturday the 25th, right here on KWGS-FM / Public Radio Tulsa.

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Listen for the next broadcast of All This Jazz, starting at 9pm on Saturday the 18th, right here on KWGS / Public Radio Tulsa. It'll be three solid hours of can't-miss modern jazz -- all of it introduced, contextualized, and lovingly selected by an actual person (i.e., not by a robot)!

We’ll listen back to a fine broadcast that fisrt aired in May of 2016 as we hear from John Hicks, Sophie Milman, Cory Henry, Weather Report, Dave Brubeck, Kenny Wheeler, GoGo Penguin, and Anat Cohen (shown here), among others. 

Tune in for the next broadcast of All This Jazz, starting at 9pm on Saturday the 11th, right here on KWGS / Public Radio Tulsa. It'll be three solid hours of can't-miss modern jazz -- all of it introduced, contextualized, and lovingly selected by an actual person (i.e., not by a robot)!

We’ll listen back to a smashing program that fisrt aired in July 2016 as we hear from the likable likes of Sidney Bechet (shown here), George Cables, Gretchen Parlato, Tyshawn Sorey, Cannonball Adderley, Bria Skonberg, Julian Lage, and Sullivan Fortner, among others. 

Dig the next All This Jazz, starting at 9pm on Saturday the 4th, right here on KWGS / Public Radio Tulsa.

Listen for the next All This Jazz, starting at 9pm on Saturday the 28th, right here on KWGS-FM / Public Radio Tulsa.

On this final weekend of the 7th month, our program’s third-hour theme (running from 11pm to midnight) will be July Birthdays -- and thus we’ll dig the music of Hank Mobley (shown here), Helen Merrill, Brian Blade, Johnny Hartman, Albert Ayler, and more. And elsewhere on our show, we’ll hear from the likes of Bob Brookmeyer, Wayne Shorter, Marian McPartland, Vince Mendoza, and Richard "Groove" Holmes (to name but a few). Join us!

Listen for the next All This Jazz, starting at 9pm on Saturday the 21st, right here on KWGS / Public Radio Tulsa.

This time around, we're on summer holiday for a spell in Europe...as our program’s third-hour theme, running from 11pm till midnight, will be Live in Europe. Thus we'll hear jazz greats like Ella Fitzgerald and Fred Hersch and Art Blakey recorded in, respectively, Switzerland and Belgium and Paris. And elsewhere in our show, we'll dig the music of Gary Versace, Herbie Mann, Cannonball Adderley, Howard Roberts, Karrin Allyson, and more. Join us!

Listen for the next All This Jazz, starting at 9pm on Saturday the 14th, right here on KWGS / Public Radio Tulsa.

Our program's third-hour theme, running in the 11pm-to-midnight hour, will be Summer Tunes, and so we'll dig jazz takes on such familiar themes as "Summertime" and "The Things We Did Last Summer" -- along with wonderful songs like Horace Silver's "Summer in Central Park" and Marc Johnson's "Summer Running." And elsewhere in our show, we'll enjoy the music of Dave Holland, Jane Bunnett, Teddy Edwards, Charles Earland, Lionel Loueke, and more. Join us!

Catch the next All This Jazz, starting at 9pm on Saturday the 7th, right here on KWGS / Public Radio Tulsa.

Listen for the next All This Jazz, starting at 9pm on Saturday the 30th, right here on KWGS-FM / Public Radio Tulsa.

 

On this last day of June, our program’s third-hour theme (running from 11pm to midnight) will be June Birthdays -- and thus we’ll dig the music of Eric Dolphy, Reggie Workman, Chick Corea, Joe Chambers, Lena Horne, and more. And elsewhere on our show, we’ll hear from the likes of Houston Person, Fred Hersch, Carla Cook, Mike Clark, and George Benson (to name but a few). Join us!

 

Join our old friends John Wooley and Scott Gregory as they co-present the latest HIDDEN SIXTIES SUMMER SPECIAL, airing Friday the 29th at 8pm on KWGS 89.5 FM -- and streaming at that same time online, of course, at publicradiotulsa.org. It'll be a sun-screened, toe-tapping, air-conditioned, fun-fun-fun mixture of pop, rock, jazz, easy listening, and what-not -- all of it being oh-so-tasty summer-flavored music that you haven't heard since the 1960s...if you've heard it at all.

Tune in for the next broadcast of All This Jazz, starting at 9pm on Saturday the 23rd, right here on KWGS / Public Radio Tulsa. It'll be three solid hours of can't-miss modern jazz -- all of it introduced, contextualized, and lovingly selected by an actual person (i.e., not by a robot)....

Join us for the next All This Jazz, starting at 9pm on Saturday the 16th, right here on KWGS / Public Radio Tulsa.

On this Father's Day edition of our program, we'll dig John Coltrane and his son, Ravi; Max Roach and his daugher, Maxine; Ellis Marsalis and his sons, Wynton and Branford; Al Cohn and his son, Joe; and so on. And elsewhere in our show, we'll enjoy the music of Alan Broadbent, Milt Jackson, Blue Mitchell, Helen Merrill, Craig Taborn, and more. Join us!

(Note: This interview originally aired back in February.) The author and journalist Mark Whitaker is our guest on StudioTulsa. A former managing editor of CNN Worldwide, and a previous Washington bureau chief for NBC News, Whitaker has a new book out, which he tells us about.

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

Catch the next All This Jazz, starting at 9pm on Saturday the 2nd, right here on KWGS / Public Radio Tulsa.

Catch the next broadcast of All This Jazz, starting at 9pm on Saturday the 26th, right here on KWGS / Public Radio Tulsa. It'll be three solid hours of can't-miss modern jazz -- and it'll happen, btw, on what would've been the 92nd b'day of Miles Davis (who was born 5/26/1926 and died at age 65).

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