Arturo Gómez

Music Director & Lunchtime at the Oasis Host

Arturo has been part of "The Oasis in the City" since the spring of 2003. Before that, Arturo 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 a Cuban music dance party during his growing up years.

An award-winning Music Director, Arturo was awarded Music Director of the Year for three consecutive years while at KUVO/KVJZ and once before in Miami.

Arturo brings an enthusiastic and passionate approach to music programs, coupled with pertinent information in the traditions of classic jazz radio. Arturo proudly states, "Jazz is my favorite four-letter word and the world's greatest art form."

Catch Arturo's program, Lunchtime at the Oasis, every weekday from noon to 1 pm. 

You can contact Arturo at Arturo@KUVO.org

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We close out January with a diverse line up of new releases for your listening delight.

First up is the posthumous released CD by one of the all time great jazz flutists, Sam Most who passed away about 18 months ago.  Mr. Most's New Jazz Standards on Summit Records s a collection of a dozen tunes all written by the noted trumpeter Carl Saunders. In addition to flute, Sam is heard on clarinet, baritone sax and he throws in some scatting as well.

Akua Dixon is the most accomplished cellist in jazz history. Her brand new for 2015 recording on her very own Akua’s Music label adds to her impressive list of accomplishments and to her living legacy. In 2011 Akua released Movin’ On to much critical acclaim and jazz radio airplay, her latest album, which is self-titled continues where she left off and once again raises the bar another notch. Ms.

This week's edition of New Music Monday features 2 brand new recordings from veteran and popular Front Range artists, Neil Bridge 7+ featuring Karen Lee and  the Dale Bruning Sextet.

The pianist, composer, arranger and retired educator Neil Bridge releases his latest 7+ album, this time featuring vocalist Karen Lee who is also a renowned dancer. On This is Who We Are!, Karen debuts with 4 tracks while the remaining 7 are all swingin' selections in a variety of styles, originals and covers songs.

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.

Jimmy Greene     Beautiful Life     Greene Music Works/Mack Avenue Records

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