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.

Catch the next All This Jazz, starting at 9pm on Saturday the 24th, right here on KWGS-FM / Public Radio Tulsa.

On this edition of ATJ, we'll conclude our three-episode tribute to (and retrospective of) ECM Records, as in Edition of Contemporary Music, which was founded in Germany 50 years ago and thus far has released some 1,600 albums. And which is also, without a doubt, still going strong -- and still sounding excellent!

Dig the forthcoming All This Jazz, starting at 9pm on Saturday the 17th, right here on KWGS-FM / Public Radio Tulsa.

(Note: This show first aired earlier this year.) Nathan Englander is our guest; he's the bestselling author of "For the Relief of Unbearable Urges," "What We Talk About When We Talk About Anne Frank," and other books. He joins us to discuss his new novel, "Kaddish.com." Per a critic writing for The New York Times, this book is "sublime.... [It] reads like a modern-day Hasidic tale in which religious characters are bedeviled by the challenges of upholding God's word in an all too human world.... Kafka and Roth's influences are felt in Englander's work....

Join us for the forthcoming All This Jazz, starting at 9pm on Saturday the 10th, right here on good ol' KWGS-FM / Public Radio Tulsa!

(Note: This show originally aired back in February.) Our guest is the novelist Margaret Verble. Her new book, which she tells us about, is "Cherokee America." Set on the American frontier in the spring of 1875, and specifically in the Cherokee Nation -- which would later be part of Oklahoma -- this novel follows a series of complex family alliances and cultural and racial clashes in the aftermath of the Civil War. It's a vivid (and often funny) novel of blood relations and home lands, of buried histories and half-told truths, and of past grief and present-day harm.

Join us for All This Jazz, starting at 9pm on Saturday the 3rd, 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 a robot or algorithm....

Also, in the 3rd and thematic hour of our show, running from 11pm till midnight, our focus will be on "Festival Jazz." On this weekend when the 2019 Newport Jazz Festival is happening up in Newport, Rhode Island, we'll hear recordings made at Newport, at Monterey, and at other world-class jazz festivals over the years.

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Listen for the next broadcast of All This Jazz, starting at 9pm on Saturday the 6th, right here on KWGS-FM / Public Radio Tulsa. It'll be three solid hours of can't-miss modern jazz -- all of it introduced, selected, and presented by an actual person (i.e., not by a robot)!

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

Dig the next broadcast of All This Jazz, starting at 9pm on Saturday the 29th, right here on KWGS-FM / Public Radio Tulsa. It'll be three hours of can't-miss modern jazz -- all of it introduced, chosen, contextualized, and presented by an actual person...rather than a robot.

If it's summer -- and indeed it is -- it must be time for the latest HIDDEN SIXTIES SUMMER SPECIAL, airing at 8pm, Friday the 28th, on 89.5 KWGS-FM (and also live-streaming at publicradiotulsa.com). For the SUMMER SPECIAL's fifth anniversary, our own Scott Gregory and John Wooley have once again gone to the deep cuts and beyond to present an hour of music you haven't heard since the sixties, if you've heard it at all.

We're pleased to present a new Found@TU podcast. Found@TU is a monthly series from Public Radio Tulsa in which University of Tulsa faculty (from an array of academic disciplines) talk about their research in a clear, fresh, and engaging manner. This time out, our guest is Dr. Andrew Grant Wood, the Stanley Rutland Professor of American History here at TU. He discusses his wide-ranging research on Mexican society and culture -- and you can access this free, on-demand podcast here.

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

Our program’s third-hour theme (running from 11pm to midnight) will be New Releases...as we sample a host of fine albums that've come out so far in 2019. We’ll dig newly issued music by Branford Marsalis, Fred Hersch, Nikki Parrott, Steve Davis (shown here), and more. And elsewhere on our show, we’ll hear from Jennifer Wharton, Dexter Gordon, Sarah Vaughan, Howard Alden, Etta Jones, and Aaron Diehl (to name but a few). Join us, fellow jazz buffs!

Listen for the next All This Jazz, starting at 9pm on Saturday the 15th, right here on KWGS / Public Radio Tulsa! We'll hear from Anat Cohen, Cyrus Chestnut, Hugh Masekela, Thelonious Monk, Jimmy Rushing, and many other jazz greats past and present.

Join us for All This Jazz, starting at 9pm on Saturday the 1st, 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, and contextualized by an actual person (rather than a robot or magic formula).

We’ll be listening to an all-killer-no-filler show that originally aired back in January, a program that features the mighty fine music of Dr. Lonnie Smith, Brad Mehldau, Tim Sparks, Joshua Redman, Collin Walcott, J.R. Monterose (shown here), Myra Melford, and many more.

Join us for the next edition of All This Jazz, beginning at 9pm on Saturday the 25th, right here on KWGS-FM. And cue the bell-bottoms, sideburns, and lava lamps…as our thematic hour, running from 11pm till midnight, will be Recorded in 1969: Jazz from Fifty Years Ago.

Join us for 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 lovingly chosen and presented by an actual person...rather than an algorithm!

Also, in the 3rd and thematic hour of our show, from 11pm till midnight, our focus will be "Live Recordings." Thus we'll hear -- as we listen back to a nifty show that first aired in February -- live-performance tracks from Art Blakey, Harold Mabern (shown here), George Wallington, Carmen McRae, and other greats.

Join us for All This Jazz, starting at 9pm on Saturday the 11th, right here on KWGS-FM / Public Radio Tulsa. It'll be three hours of can't-miss modern jazz -- all of it introduced, chosen, contextualized, and presented by an actual person (rather than a robot)!

There are countless examples of writers using paintings or other visual art as inspiration to create entirely new work. Think "Girl with a Pearl Earring," "The Da Vinci Code," or even "Ode on a Grecian Urn" by John Keats. This is what the award-winning writer Donna Baier Stein did when she decided to write a new collection of short stories based on lithographs by iconic American artist Thomas Hart Benton. The issues that Benton dealt with and depicted throughout the Great Depression and afterward still resonate today.

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

Listen 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 introduced, contextualized, and selected by an actual person (and not a robot)....

Listen for All This Jazz, starting at 9pm on Saturday the 20th, right here on KWGS-FM / Public Radio Tulsa.

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

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

Our program’s third-hour theme (running from 11pm to midnight) will be New Releases...as we sample a variety of fine albums that've come out thus far in 2019. And so we’ll dig newly issued music by Guillermo Klein (shown here), Cyrille Aimee, Ralph Alessi, Kendrick Scott, and more. And elsewhere on our show, we’ll hear from Bill Evans, Anat Cohen, Benny Green, Lionel Hampton, Shamie Royston, and New York Swing (to name but a few). Join us, fellow jazz buffs!

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

Dig the next All This Jazz, friends, beginning at 9pm on Saturday the 23rd, right here on Public Radio 89.5 KWGS...and online via live-stream at PublicRadioTulsa.org.

The program delivers three hours of recent and classic jazz music, across a range of styles, every Saturday night from 9 o'clock till midnight. (We also offer a 7pm re-airing of ATJ on Sunday evenings, on Jazz 89.5-2, which is Public Radio Tulsa's all-jazz HD Radio channel.)

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

Our program’s third-hour theme, running from 11pm to midnight, will be a continuation of last week's -- i.e., as we continue to celebrate Women's History Month, the forthcoming theme on ATJ will be More Women in Jazz. We’ll hear from Shirley Scott, Maria Schneider, Marian McPartland, and Esperanza Spaulding (shown here), to name just a few. And elsewhere on our show, we’ll dig Bill Evans, Teddy Charles, Herlin Riley, Steve Khan, Jimmy Rushing, and more. Come on along!

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

Join us for All This Jazz, starting at 9pm on Saturday the 2nd, right here on KWGS-FM / Public Radio Tulsa. It'll be three hours of can't-miss modern jazz -- all of it introduced, chosen, contextualized, and presented by an actual person (rather than a robot)!

Listen for the next All This Jazz, starting at 9pm on Saturday the 23rd, right here on KWGS-FM / Public Radio Tulsa.

Join us for All This Jazz, starting at 9pm on Saturday the 16th, right here on KWGS / Public Radio Tulsa. It'll be three solid hours of can't-miss modern jazz -- all of it chosen and presented by an actual person...rather than a robot!

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

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