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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6:03 pm
Sat September 13, 2014

New Music Monday: Closing out Summer, Brasiliero Style

Our final New Music Monday edition for the Summer of 2014 features 3 recordings of Brazilian jazz, curiously it's the end of Winter in Brazil. We begin with a recording we had a sneak preview of a month ago when percussionist Sammy Figueroa was returning from Brazil after recording this CD and stopped by KUVO  Talisman feature Sammy and vocalist Glaucia Nasser and an all star cast of Brazilian musicians.

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9:57 am
Thu September 11, 2014

Norman Provizer's Jazz Notes: Sept. 11th

For some time now, Brian Blade has been a clear giant of modern-day jazz drumming. Not too long ago, the Louisiana- born drummer turned 44 and that reminded me that I have known him for almost three decades. I was teaching at a university in Shreveport, Louisiana and writing about music for one the city’s daily newspapers. That’s when I heard the then 15-year-old Blade play. It was, to say the least, a revelation.

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4:54 pm
Sat September 6, 2014

New Music Monday: A Prolific Week For Debuting Releases

After Labor Day it is a music industry tradition to release the best recordings in preparation for the end of the year gift giving days. Our first New Music Monday edition after the end of the summer holiday weekend will feature an amazing group of CDs making their premiere. 

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11:24 am
Thu September 4, 2014

Norman Provizer's Jazz Notes: Sept. 4th

Jazz Notes 9-4-2014, Norman Provizer

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3:48 pm
Fri August 22, 2014

Final New Music Monday of August Goes Organic !

Our final New Music Monday edition of August goes organic as the 2 leading debut CDs feature the B3 organ!

We'll premiere the latest by Akiko (Tsuruga) who once again will be playing next weekend at the 20th Annual Vail Jazz Party!  Her newest is titled Commencement as she continues her burgeoning career by dropping her surname and just using her first name,  either way she still plays a mean B3. She is accompanied by John Hart-guitar and Jeff Hamilton-drums who will also be part of the spectacular Labor Day Weekend in Vail.

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