Arturo Gómez

Music Director and Host of Lunchtime at the Oasis

Arturo has been part of "The Oasis in the City" since the spring of 2003. Before that, he was part of Miami's jazz station for 13 years. Arturo was fortunate to have been raised listening to the progressive radio stations of Los Angeles, instilling in him a love and knowledge of many music styles while his parents hosted many Cuban music dance parties at home. Arturo is an award-winning Music Director: he's been awarded the Music Director of the Year honors for 3 consecutive years while at KUVO/KVJZ and once before in Miami. Arturo brings an enthusiastic and passionate approach to his music programs, coupled with pertinent information in the traditions of classic jazz radio. Arturo proudly states, "Jazz is my favorite 4-letter word and the world's greatest art form".

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Music
3:02 pm
Thu January 15, 2015

October CD of the Month: Freddy Cole

In the beginning of his career Freddy Cole had to live in the shadow of his legendary older brother, Nat. Like his most famous sibling, Freddy as well as his other lesser known brothers Eddie & Ike all had similar timbres as Nat so each had to develop their own unique approach and style in singing. Freddy has been the most successful follower of big brother Nat King Cole. Born in Chicago Freddy began his piano lessons as an adolescent and as a teen during in post WW2 Chi-Town he would frequent many of the great jazz and blues clubs.

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Music
3:02 pm
Thu January 15, 2015

November CD of the Month: Jimmy Greene-"Beautiful Life"

Jimmy Greene     Beautiful Life     Greene Music Works/Mack Avenue Records

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New Music Monday
3:23 pm
Sat January 10, 2015

New Music Monday Returns! 1st edition of 2015

After it's annual one month hiatus, New Music Monday segment returns to Lunchtime at the Oasis chock full of brand new, swingin' music in a variety of styles. The following are just some of the highlights of 2015's initial new arrivals debuts.

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Music
11:15 am
Mon January 5, 2015

Joe Bonner: Rest in Peace

The extremely gifted composer and pianist, a resident of the Denver area since the early 1980s has passed away. Joseph Leonard Bonner was born April 20, 1948 in Rocky Mount, NC, he died Friday, November 20, 2014 in Denver. He recorded and toured with many giants of jazz including Pharaoh Sanders, Woody Shaw, Leon Thomas, Harold Vick, Fred Wesley, Richie Cole, Carlos Garnett, Azar Lawrence, Roy Brook, Billy Harper and many others. 

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Music
1:06 pm
Fri December 26, 2014

Buddy De Franco-1923 to 2014: Clarinet Pioneer

Clarinetist Buddy DeFranco RIP @ 91, an NEA Jazz Master

Boniface Ferdinand Leonardo De Franco,

Feb. 17 1923, Camden, NJ (raised in Philadelphia)-Dec. 24 2014, Panama City, Fl

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