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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Exile Productions

It’s nearly impossible to mention the name Van Morrison without the song "Moon Dance" popping up in the conversation shortly thereafter. Rightfully so, because that song placed the Irish, blue-eyed soul singer on the musical map. However, Van’s talents go beyond his biggest hit, before and after its 1970 release. Coming up in Northern Ireland in the late 1950s, Van was influenced by the US blues, R ‘n’ B, and jazz music he heard alongside traditional Irish music and skiffle, which was a popular trend at the time.

Highnote Records

Houston Person is in his mid-80s, despite recording nearly 80 albums as a leader, he is still playing at a mercurial level of excellence. He is one of the last standing saxophonists that serve as a link between the pioneers and vintage players that were Coleman Hawkins, Ben Webster, Lester Young et al and the contemporary players from the John Coltrane school.  Mr. Person brings his signature big, fat tenor sound to his latest project, Rain or Shine for the HighNote label, his home since its inception in the early 1990s.

Arturo Gómez

On the week of December 18, yours truly, Arturo Gómez, will spotlight five influential purveyors of Latin jazz who are non-Latinos. I will play two songs by each artist selected for each day of the week through Friday, December 22. The first song by the daily artist will be aired at approximately 12:12pm, and the second one will be played around 12:54pm MT.

Peter Sommer

Our November CD of the Month selection is by one of the Front Range’s most formidable aggregations led by educator and superb saxophonist Peter Sommer. For us in Colorado the title of the album, Happy-Go-Lucky-Locals rings true as the Peter Sommer Septet are a local ensemble featuring seven of our best players.

Motéma Music

October is the Centenary month of the birth of the extremely influential pianist and composer, Thelonious Sphere Monk. That’s the reason that our selection for the October CD of the Month is by the 14-year-old piano phenom Joey Alexander. Not only does he play the music of Monk, he cites Thelonious as his strongest influence and inspiration. Joey was only 6 years on his Indonesian island of birth, Bali, when he was able to identify the melody of Monk’s Well, You Needn’t.

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