Arturo Gómez

Music Director & host of Jazz with Arturo Gómez

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, Jazz with Arturo Gómez, every weekday from noon to 1 pm. 

You can contact Arturo at Arturo@KUVO.org

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Pianist/vocalist Henry Butler RIP at 68

Sept, 21, 1949, New Orleans, LA to  July,2, 2018, NYC, NY

Octave Music/Mack Avenue Records

One of the most unique and loved pianists of all time was Erroll Garner who like so many other legendary jazz musicians was a native son of Pittsburgh. Born into a musical family Erroll followed the lead of his older brother Linton and began playing piano while still an adolescent. He grew up idolizing another great Pittsburgh pianist, Earl “Fatha” Hines. Erroll developed complete independence of his hands allowing him to sound orchestral in his playing. Mr. Garner was gifted with an amazing memory which allowed him to overcome his inability to read or write music.

Strikezone Records

Drummer McClenty Hunter Jr. like so many other musicians amassed his earliest experiences playing in the church, since then he has gone on to make a name for himself as a “first-call” drummer in jazz, both in touring bands and in recording studios. Born in Detroit and raised in the Baltimore suburb of Columbia, MD, Hunter has released his debut as a leader, The Groove Hunter which is an ideal title as that is what McClenty likes to do, hunt down different grooves.

Resilience Music Alliance

April is Jazz Appreciation Month, a celebration of jazz past and present, as designated by the prestigious National Museum of American History in 2001. This year marks the centenary of the birth of one of the pioneers of vocalese, the incredible Eddie Jefferson. Born on August 3, 1918 in Pittsburgh, Eddie was shot dead after a performance at the historic Baker’s Lounge in Detroit on May 9, 1979 by a disgruntled former dancer for Jefferson who felt he was discharged by him without adequate cause.

toddbarkan.com

The 2018 class of the National Endowment of the Arts Jazz Masters entered the Hall of Fame on Monday, April, 16, The inductees included Denver's own Dianne Reeves and Todd Barkan. Mr. Barkan has a long history of promoting jazz as an owner or manager of several esteemed jazz clubs. record producer for several labels, impresario and ambassador.

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