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".


3:22 pm
Tue June 17, 2014

June CD of the Month: Theo Croker Afro Physicist"

At the age of only 29, Theo Croker not only has the chops to be an outstanding trumpeter, he also has imaginative music concepts, the love of many different styles of music, compositional skills and the music education that has given him a solid foundation to build on, oh yeah-one more thing-he has the genes as he is the grandson of the hall of fame trumpeter & vocalist, Grammy® winner,  Adolphus “Doc” Cheatham.  Theo is from Leesburg, Florida, when he was 11 years old he spent a summer with his granddad

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11:19 am
Mon June 16, 2014

Last New Music Monday of Spring: Bobby Hutcherson's return to Blue Note

It's been over 35 years since Bobby Hutcherson had recorded for Blue Note-his home for 15 years in the 1960s and '70s. For his return NEA Jazz Master Mr. Hutcherson recruited David Sanborn, Joey De Francesco and Billy Hart. Enjoy the View  is a fitting title for Bobby's renewed alliance with his former label. Considered the "world's greatest saxophonist", Sonny Rollins issues Road Shows-Volume 3 for the Okeh label.

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1:45 pm
Mon June 9, 2014

Jazz At Lincoln Center Ertegun Jazz Hall of Fame

Established in 2004, the Ertegun Jazz Hall of Fame honors and recognizes the contributions of the music’s greatest practitioners.

We are thrilled to announce the 2014 inductees into the Ertegun Jazz Hall of Fame!

Betty Carter
Fletcher Henderson
Elvin Jones
Wes Montgomery

You can read the entire story and discover who have been the past inductees here.

5:59 pm
Fri June 6, 2014

Our Next New Music Monday

Our next New Music Monday edition of Lunchtime at the Oasis hosted by Arturo Gómez will feature the long-awaited debut of trumpeter and vocalist, Theo Croker, the grandson of legendary jazz trumpeter Doc Cheatham, his first mentor. Theo's CD, Afro Physicist is produced by Dee Dee Bridgewater, who encountered Croker in Shanghai, China.

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2:01 pm
Wed May 28, 2014

RIP Maya Angelou @86. 1928-2014

Read about Maya's extraordinary accomplishments and amazingly multifaceted life here:   maya-angelou-poet-activist-and-singular-storyteller-dies-at-86