Arturo Gómez

Music Director & host of Jazz with Arturo Gómez

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, Jazz with Arturo Gómez, every weekday from noon to 1 pm. 

You can contact Arturo at Arturo@KUVO.org

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BluJazz Productions

The veteran jazz men, bassist Ernest McCarty Jr and drummer Jimmie Smith both toured and recorded with the legendary pianist Erroll Garner throughout the 1970s. Therefore, it is no surprise they decided to reunite, form a quartet and pay tribute to one of jazz’s all time most exciting performers who wrote the all-time classic Misty.  To round out the quartet, Ernest and Jimmie chose the late pianist Geri Allen who grew up admiring and emulating the piano styling of Mr.

OKeh Records

Every Monday at Noon the New Music Monday edition of Jazz with Arturo Gómez debuts the latest and hottest arrivals to KUVO Jazz. This Monday, September 11th will feature vocalist Dee Dee Bridgewater paying homage to her hometown of Memphis with a fine selections of songs associated her birthplace. The new recording, Memphis...Yes, I'm Ready features two tributes to kings, B.B and Elvis as well as to the legendary Stax sound, Also on the menu will be the newest by Denver's own, Joe Smith and the Spicy Pickles, Gin and Moonlight, their best outing to date!

Wycliffe Gordon.com

The Labor Day weekend is at hand. And in Colorado that means it’s time for another Jazz Party. Launched by Dick Gibson in 1963, there’s been a Jazz Party in the state for more than a half-century, with only a short break when the Gibson event (that started in Aspen and moved through Vail, Colorado Springs and Denver) ended and a revived and revised Jazz Party emerged in Vail guided by Howard Stone. The 23rd edition of the Vail Jazz Party takes place this weekend starting with a Thursday night kickoff at Lionshead in Vail Square at 6 p.m.

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.

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