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

Crate divers unite!  Saturday, April 22, 2017 marks the 10th annual "Record Store Day," conceived in 2007 by a few independent record store owners and employees.  The owner of Denver's Twist and Shout Paul Epstein shared plans for this year's celebration with Arturo Gómez on his mid-day radio show, "Lunchtime at the Oasis."

The acclaimed multi-instrumentalist and vocalist Raúl Midón returns to Denver and will visit KUVO for a performance-interview in the Phyllis A. Greer Studio with host Arturo Gómez at 12:30pm, Wednesday April 19.  Raúl will be celebrating his CD release party at the Soiled Dove Underground at 8pm that evening. His new CD, “Bad Ass and Blind” features jazz standouts Nicholas Payton and Gerald Clayton. Steve and Raúl will chat about the new recording and Mr.

Mack Avenue Records

The art form of creative music called jazz is currently enjoying a renaissance of young talented musicians on a wide variety of instruments, naturally piano is one of those music makers leading the pack. Of the amazing crop of gifted pianists around the world, surely Christian Sands is on the top portion of that list. Not yet 30 years of age, Christian has accomplished many of his goals and has been honored with many accolades for his playing and compositional skills by his peers and mentors.

KUVO is extremely grateful to the family owned and operated Drum City Guitarland for their most generous donation of the entire line of Pearl percussion instruments plus a set of LP timbales. They have been serving the Front Range since 1965 and are considered to have among the most knowledgeable staff as well as being recognized as one of the top music stores in the USA. Founded by the professional drummer, the late Ronny Kae, Drum City Guitarland is currently managed by his sons, Tim and Jason Kae who were groomed since children to take over the store.

Posi-Tone records

The multi-instrumentalist and educator Michael Dease hails from Augusta, GA which is known for giving the world James Brown. Although best known as a tenor and bass trombonist, Dease also plays, trumpet, piano, saxophone and bass.  he is currently the Assistant Professor of Jazz Trombone at Michigan State University, he previously held similar positions at Queens College, CUNY, and The New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music in New York City.

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