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".


3:48 pm
Fri August 22, 2014

Final New Music Monday of August Goes Organic !

Our final New Music Monday edition of August goes organic as the 2 leading debut CDs feature the B3 organ!

We'll premiere the latest by Akiko (Tsuruga) who once again will be playing next weekend at the 20th Annual Vail Jazz Party!  Her newest is titled Commencement as she continues her burgeoning career by dropping her surname and just using her first name,  either way she still plays a mean B3. She is accompanied by John Hart-guitar and Jeff Hamilton-drums who will also be part of the spectacular Labor Day Weekend in Vail.

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3:26 pm
Tue August 19, 2014

August CD of the Month: Jazz meets the Classics

Paquito D’Rivera was a child prodigy on sax and clarinet, by the time he was a teen, he had already traveled to New York and Santo Domingo to perform as a featured soloist with an orchestra.  In his native Cuba he had played with the  National Symphony Orchestra of Cuba and became the youngest endorser of Selmer instruments. While visiting New York he promised himself that one day he would relocate to N.Y.

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1:32 pm
Fri August 8, 2014

New Music Monday: New Orleans Seasoning Continues

After our New Orleans All-Star Rhythm Revue at our signature fund raiser at Balestreri Vineyards on Saturday night, we remain in the New Orleans and Caribbean groove, after all The Crescent City is the northernmost port of entry of the Caribbean. Our highlight of the week is the brand spanking new CD by Dr. John, a tribute to his hometown and the most important figure of jazz, Louis, Armstrong.  Dr. John is accompanied by fellow New Orleans talents such as Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Terence Blanchard and Nicholas Payton as well as Arturo Sandoval and Bonnie Raitt.

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CD of the Month
3:21 pm
Sat August 2, 2014

New Music Monday: We're Having a Heatwave

We commence another month of weekly debuts with an array of hot sounds of the summertime led by the Toronto based saxophonist and flautist Jane Bunnett and her new all female aggregation, Maqueque (mah-keh-keh), an Afro-Cuban  word defined as the spirit of a young girl. Jane is joined by drums and strings on some tracks, other songs features vocals and one selection is augmented by a brass band. Jane Bunnett And Maqueque is an exclusive jazz89KUVO advance premiere!

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11:24 am
Thu July 31, 2014

Idris Muhammad-A Funky Drummer-RIP@74

New Orleans native,  legendary drummer/bandleader Idris Muhammad passes away at 74 years of age.

Idris Muhammad, whose drumming crossed over several musical styles including funk, jazz, and rhythm and blues, died Tuesday , July 29. He was 74. Click here to read full obituary.

jazz89KUVO and KVJZ will be honoring the memory of the late Mr. Muhammad by playing music featuring his drumming throughout the day for the next week or so.