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. 

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MCG Jazz

This week's menu on New Music Monday includes fathers and sons, a musician family and some Front Range players...saxophonists Don Aliquo Sr. and Jr. headline the new CD, Fathers and Sons featuring 5 other Pittsburgh, PA based fathers and sons musicians. From Philadelphia, PA we'll debut the new one by the splendid organ player Joey De Francesco-Project Freedom. from Greeley is the UNC faculty member and bassist, Erik Applegate whose new one Two's Company fulfills his goal or recording a series of duos with pianists, guitarists, trombonists and saxophonists.

  Lew Gaiter Jr.

RIP at 83: 1933 to 2017

Cellar Live Records

After finishing in third place in the 2011 Thelonious Monk International Jazz Piano Competition held annually at the Kennedy Center’s Eisenhower Theater, Washington, D.C, Emmet Cohen placed first at the 2014 American Jazz Pianists Competition Like most jazz musicians who excel at their instrument, Emmet began playing at the very young age o

Frank Ayala

After its annual sabbatical New Music Monday returns to Lunchtime at the Oasis this Monday, January 16th at Noon hosted by KUVO's Music Director, Arturo Gómez.

TCB/Challenge Records

We close out the year with previously unreleased concert recordings of two former KUVO artists of the year, from 2014 legendary pianist-composer-bandleader Horace Silver and from 2016, “the world’s greatest living saxophonist” Sonny Rollins. In 1959, both the Sonny Rollins Trio and the Horace Silver Quintet played in the Radio Studio Zurich on March 5th, 1959 for a live broadcast and recording. Finally, over 55 years later TCB the Montreux Jazz Label which issue concerts from Swiss Radio broadcasts and Montreux Jazz Festival performances has remastered and released their shows.