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

Duke Ellington Orchestra  The Afro-Eurasian Eclipse  Fantasy RecordsApril is an important month for public radio music stations and jazz as it is "Public Radio Music Month" and "Jazz Appreciation Month". In commemoration of these dual events, jazz89KUVO launched its own creation, "Around The World In April" taking listeners to different destinations on the globe every day to spotlight the artists and music recorded at each daily location. Moreover, we included fun facts of the region covering history, culture, festivals and cuisine.

Jackie Ryan  "Listen Here"  Open Arts ProductionsOver the past 10 years, Jackie Ryan has become one of jazz’s top vocalists, able to sing in a wide array of styles utilizing her 3 ½ octave range to amaze audiences around the world-especially in London and the West Coast of the US. Ms. Ryan’s discography also displays her talents of giving new life to standards while offering contemporary songs interpreted with originality.

Gabriel Alegria Afro-Peruvian Jazz Sextet  "Cuidad de los Reyes (City of Kings)"  Sapo NegroOur February CD of the Month selection goes beyond the traditional border of Black History or African American Awareness month to include all of the Americas, so we go to Lima, Perú in South America to choose the third installment of the Gabriel Alegría Afro-Peruvian Jazz Sextet on their own Sapo Negro (black frog) recording label.

Damani Phillips  "Reckoning"  Phillips Music

Al Hermann & The New Impressions Trio  "Dream Dances"  Summit RecordsLooking back on 2012, I’m thrilled to see it has been a banner year for jazz recordings. We close out the year with Denver trombonist Al Hermann & The New Impressions Trio's. Dream Dances for Summit Records. Al is a gifted player who selected a variety of standards from the Great American Songbook, Brazil and Latin America played in a soothing, swinging style that results in a captivating listening experience from start to finish.

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