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".

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New Music Monday
7:43 am
Mon February 24, 2014

New Music Monday

We close out February with a diverse New Music MondayVeteran bassoon player Daniel Smith has a new one for 2014: "Smokin' Hot Bassoon Blues"Chicago's elders statesman of the sax, Ari Brown launches "Groove Awakening"Guitarist Sheryl Bailey has a live release recorded in Vancouver, "A Meeting of Minds"From Paris, we have the US debut of vocalist Brigitte Zarie's "L'Amour" with fine guests including Randy BreckerFinally, from Seattle, the debut of vocalist, Mercedes Nicole, 'Beautiful Alignme

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New Music Monday
8:54 am
Sat February 15, 2014

New Music Monday

His debut on the Blue Note label.

Our next New Music Monday edition will be jam packed with excellent debuting CDs. Tune in at noon on Monday when KUVO Music Director Arturo Gómez unveils the latest releases.

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January 2014 CD of the Month
1:58 pm
Thu January 30, 2014

Tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.!

January 2014's CD of the Month

The most recent release by Bobby Watson is an inspired tribute to the theme that inspired it. Bobby Watson and the "I Have a Dream Project", Check Cashing Day,  honors the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington and the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Junior’s I Have a Dream speech.

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December 2013 CD of the Month
12:59 pm
Thu January 23, 2014

December 2013 CD of the Month

Brian Lynch  "Unsung Heroes: Volume 2"  Hollistic Music WorksFor the first time in the 12 year history of KUVO’s CD of the Month Club we chose a sequel to a previous CD of the Month selection, Unsung Heroes: A Tribute To Some Underappreciated Trumpet Masters-Volume 2 by educator and modern trumpet master, the Grammy® Award winning  Brian Lynch. This superb recording is on Brian’s own Hollistic Music Works label.

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November 2013 CD of the Month
12:54 pm
Thu January 23, 2014

November 2013 CD of the Month

7 On 7  "Back When It Was Fun"  Artist AllianceSeven gifted musicians who have been playing together for nearly 10 years have recorded their debut album as a group; Back When It Was Fun as by 7 On 7 whose name goes beyond being a septet, All 7 members contributed a song apiece to their initial outing as well as joining forces to create their own label, Artist Alliance. 7 On 7 is an inspired session where the experience of having played together so often is reflected in the cohesiveness of the music.  

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