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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June 2013 CD of the Month
12:31 pm
Thu January 23, 2014

June 2013 CD of the Month

Kenny Barron and The Brazilian Knights  Sunnyside RecordsDuring the weekend of June 9th, 2012 two notable events took place for the gifted pianist Kenny Barron, he traveled to Rio de Janerio, Brazil to celebrate his 69th birthday and he went into a studio to record an album of samba/bossa jazz with an all Brazilian ensemble. The result, Kenny Barron and the Brazilian Knights for Sunnyside Records is an outstanding and authentic representation of Rio’s current “jazz brasiliero” scene. 

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May 2013 CD of the Month
12:27 pm
Thu January 23, 2014

May 2013 CD of the Month

Emily Bear  Diversity  Qwest Records/Concord MusicEvery generation produces child prodigies in various fields of endeavor, for music fans we are fortunate to have an 11 year old piano sensation Emily Bear release her first major label CD, Diversity, her previous 5 recordings have all been for charitable causes. For most, Diversity will serve as an introduction to Miss Bear who has been entertaining audiences on stage and TV since she was 5 years old.

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April 2013 CD of the Month
12:15 pm
Thu January 23, 2014

April 2013 CD of the Month

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.

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March 2013 CD of the Mont
12:11 pm
Thu January 23, 2014

March 2013 CD of the Month

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.

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February 2013 CD of the Month
12:00 pm
Thu January 23, 2014

February 2013 CD of the Month

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.

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