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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Music
9:27 pm
Sun April 5, 2015

New Music Monday: The Sounds of Spring for April 6th

The many splendid varieties of Spring continue to arrive to The Oasis, this week  we're pleased to debut the new one by the swingin'-soulful veteran pianist from Memphis, Harold Mabern. For his latest release out on the Smoke Sessions Records label, Mr. Mabern features a stellar line up of accompanists along with an all-star line up of guest vocalists. On Afro Blue Harold features Gregory Porter, Kurt Elling, Norah Jones, among others.

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4:29 pm
Sun March 29, 2015

New Music Monday: Women's History Month Edition

We close out March-Women's History Month spotlighting three new releases that have women as leaders. The honey-toned vocalist Cassandra Wilson is back with a tribute to Billie Holiday one of several to be issued throughout 2015, the centennial of her birth. On Coming Forth by Day, Ms. Wilson decided to focus on the lyrics of Billie's most poignant songs and sing them from the heart. Since debuting in 1997, pianist Lisa Hilton continues to rise up on the scale of musicians deserving of wider recognition, her latest Horizons features Aurora's own, Rudy Royston on drums.

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4:11 pm
Sun March 22, 2015

New Music Monday-First Spring Blossoms

Before you know it, the umpire will be yelling Play Ball ! at Coors Fields, a Spring ritual.  Here's the first crop of musical flowers for New Music Monday. The pianist-vocalist Eliane Elias releases Made in Brazil for the Concord label. As always Ms. Elias includes songs of her favorite composer, Antonio Carlos Jobim and a few other composers brasileiros along side her original music.

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4:10 pm
Sun March 8, 2015

New Music Monday for March 9th

The 2 outstanding guitarists, Kevin Eubanks and Stanley Jordan team up for a brand new release, Duets, a collection of 10 duos between the two, alternating between acoustic and electric guitars as well as Kevin taking turns on vibes, piano and bass. The Puerto Rican trombonist and bandleader from Philadelphia, Angel "Papo" Vazquez celebrates 40 years as a musician with his brand new outing with his group,  the Mighty Pirates Troubadours, Spirit Warrior is another production of Vazquez's own, Picaro Records.

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11:23 am
Thu March 5, 2015

Clark Terry---A Denver Perspective

Join me Friday for a special edition of Lunchtime at the Oasis beginning at Noon when 2 former Clark Terry disciples and C. T.  band members, trumpeters Bob Montgomery and Brad Goode join me to share their memories about the late Clark Terry. Both Bob and Brad attended Mumbles' 94th birthday at his home in Pine Bluff, AK earlier this year and have just returned from participating in Mr. Terry's memorial services in NYC last weekend.

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