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

Ways to Connect

Eubie Blake Cultural Center

From the early contributions of Bessie Smith, Lil' Hardin-Armstrong through Mary Lou Williams, Melba Liston and to present day musicians such as Ingrid Jensen and Tia Fuller, women have left their mark on Jazz. In celebration of  Women's History Month, Matthew Goldwasser, sitting in for a vacationing Ed Danielson-Saturday Jazz (2-4pm) will devote the show to the women in jazz. Big Bands, small groups, great soloists and arrangers, old and new, and even a few of the proverbial "chick singers.' Tune in and enjoy what these great women have created.

mundialmontreal

Adonis Puentes’ rich, soulful voice is the perfect front for his all-acoustic orchestra, layering traditional Cuban rhythms with deep bass lines, jazzy horn arrangements and his melodic guitar. 

Born into a musical family and a life-long artist, Puentes’ 2014 album was nominated for World Music Album of the Year at the Juno Awards. 

We’ll even have a dance floor available so you don’t feel tied to your seat, and you don’t need to speak Spanish to enjoy this show — music and dance are the international languages of joy!

Striekezone

We start off sweet 2016 with a superb effort by the veteran band leaders, guitarist Dave Stryker and alto saxophonist Steve Slagle who for their latest recording expand their band by adding a few guest horn players. The Stryker/Slagle Band Expanded Routes album is on Dave Stryker’s own Strikezone Records.

Synergy Music

We begin another year of New Music Monday with trumpets galore.....Gabriel Mervine  releases his first as a leader, People,  on Denver's own Synergy Music label. He relocated to the Front Range from New Jersey to pursue his music studies, after graduating from UC-Boulder,  Mervine has impressed the music community with his quality playing in a wide variety of styles.

MARYLYNN GILLASPIE; irockjazz.com; ted.com

This list of notable 2015 jazz releases was curated by KUVO Music Director Arturo Gómez.  

1. H2 Big Band, It Could Happen: with LA’s best session players and Rene Marie vocals on a couple of tracks

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