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

Jazziz

Tuesday August 29th marks the 32nd anniversary of KUVO Jazz.  Beginning at 6am, we will be giving away a Count Basie CD during each shift, Victor Cooper, 6-9a, Susan Gatschet, 9a-12p, Arturo Gómez, Noon-1pm, Erik Troe, 1-4pm and Rodney Franks, 4-8p. Count Basie's band was nicknamed 16 men swingin'.  Count Basie's Band Finest Hour CD has 16  swingin' songs spanning 1937 thru 1969 including the ensemble's theme song: One O'Clock Jump which debuted in 1937, 80 years ago! The collection also features perhaps Basie's best known recording: April in Paris.

SWR Music

August is a special month for KUVO Jazz as every August 29 we celebrate another anniversary, this year we will toast to our 32nd year of providing jazz to Denver, the Front Range and beyond. In honor of this special occasion, we have selected a superb recording as our monthly spotlight. It’s the swinging SWR Big Band from Stuggart, Germany that has amazed audiences since its founding in 1951. Over the decades, the SWR has collaborated with some of the finest names in jazz, Miles Davis, Frank Foster, Chick Corea, Arturo Sandoval, Roy Hargrove and dozens more.

Smoke Sessions Records

During the next New Music Monday edition of KUVO Jazz," I will debut the latest releases by the always soulful pianist Harold Mabern and the splendid sequel, MONK-estra Volume 2 in addition to several others, one of which, the new Matt Wilson with Denver's own Ron Miles on cornet.   Last year's pianist John Beasley debut of the MONK'estra proved so successful he has returned with Volume 2, this time out he has Denver's own multi-Grammy® winner Dianne Reeves, violinist Regina Carter, Kamasi Washington and Pedrito Martínez as invited musicians. Mr.

Smoke Sessions Records

Bobby Watson is one of the most accomplished saxophonists and educators of the last 40 years, rightfully so, because Bobby was born and raised in one of the most fertile and important areas for jazz in the US, Kansas City. After graduating from the University of Miami in 1975, attending at the same time as Pat Metheny and Jaco Pastorious, he relocated to NY and rapidly became the music director of the prestigious Art Blakely and the Jazz Messengers, a position he held until 1981 when he left to form his own band, Horizon.

NEA

 

Denver and KUVO are very proud of the accomplishments of Dianne Reeves who still calls Denver home. Moreover, the very popular and esteemed blues and jazz vocalist, the late James van Buren served as an early mentor to a young Pat Metheny, they remained close friends until the passing of JVB as he was affectionately called by his fellow Denver music peers.

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