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".


New Music Monday
10:19 am
Mon April 14, 2014

New Music Monday

Tune in today at noon for New Music Monday:

Spring is heating up and so are the latest arriving CDs--

The gifted saxophonist Eric Alexander pays tribute to his home town on “Chicago Fire” with veteran pianist Harold Mabern

Colorado’s own Capri Records issues a sizzling Clayton-Hamilton Jazz Orchestra recording, “The L.A. Treasures Project” featuring vocalists Barbara Morrison and Ernie Andrews-Live at the Alvas Showoom

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New Music Monday
3:19 pm
Sun April 6, 2014

New Music from Jimmy Heath

New Music

It’s Spring and Baseball Season! We continue our Jazz Appreciation Month Celebration with a swingin’ New Music Monday: tune in Monday at 12noon!

One of the true living legends of jazz is back with a new release. Saxophonist Jimmy Heath’s Big Band new release is “Togetherness: Live at the Blue Note” . Among the all-stars in his band are Denver’s own Greg Gisbert, Roy Hargove and Antonio Hart.

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New Music Monday
6:42 pm
Fri March 28, 2014

The last of March's new releases

Our final New Music Monday for March is headlined by pianist David Hazeltine leading his quartet live at the Smoke Jazz Club in NYC. "For All We Know" features saxophonist Seamus Blake.  David mixes the selections well with his own compositions and his own versions of well known songs. The GRAMMY® nominee trombonist-composer-arranger Pete McGuinness' new one for 2014 is by his Jazz Orchestra, "Strength in Numbers".

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CD of the Month
11:42 am
Fri March 21, 2014

March CD of the Month

Our March selection is one of great pride for us, Javon Jackson was raised in Denver and maintains strong family connections to the Front Range. For over 20 years he’s been a globetrotting musician, both as an esteemed sideman and as a band leader.  Furthermore, Mr. Jackson is a respected educator currently holding the chair at the prestigious Jackie McLean Institute of Jazz at The University of Hartford's Hartt School.

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New Music Monday
12:08 pm
Sun March 16, 2014

New releases from (mostly) female bandleaders

The new release from saxophonist Jane Ira Bloom

Tune in on Monday at noon for the St. Patrick's Day edition of New Music Monday. KUVO Music Director Arturo Gómez will preview the latest releases. This week, in honor of Women’s History Month, New Music Monday is made up of mostly female bandleaders.

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