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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6:50 pm
Wed October 8, 2014

Carmen Lundy-Patrice Rushen Band Stop By Studio

What a nice surprise to have a visit from Carmen Lundy and her band. Thank you to everyone who called in during Take Note and to all of you supporting KUVO during our Fall Membership Drive. 

Pictured left to right - Susan Gatschet Reese, Jamison Ross, Andrew Renfroe, Kenny Davis, Carmen Lundy, Victor Cooper, Patrice Rushen and Arturo Gómez.

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5:48 pm
Mon September 22, 2014

September CD of the Month: Mark Elf "Returns 2014"

Mark Elf is a gifted guitarist who early in his career played in the band led by “The Mighty Burner”-Charles Earland as well as other leading organ players; Jimmy McGriff and Richard “Groove” Holmes.

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11:59 am
Sun September 21, 2014

New Music Monday's First Autumn 2014 Edition

We begin the Autumn editions of New Music Monday with a multi-colored palette of various styles of jazz. The highly esteemed pianist-composer and bandleader, Eric Reed releases Groovewise for the Smoke Sessions label, Eric is accompanied by Ben Williams-bass, Gregory Hutchinson-drums and Seamus Blake plays saxophone. Eight of the CD's ten tracks are originals by Mr. Reed.

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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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