Lunchtime at the Oasis

Weekdays, Noon to 1 PM

Always a finger-snapping and toe-tapping delights for your ears, KUVO's Music Director Arturo Gomez serves up an exciting lunchtime tribute to all things jazz! 

Our lunch menu includes jazz classics, modern jazz, Latin jazz and musician birthday tributes. Chase away the Monday blues by previewing new releases with this show's New Music Monday segment. And don't miss KUVO's CD of the Month pick, always announced during Arturo's show!

Blue Note Records

Few cities have produced as many jazz greats as Detroit and its surrounding suburbs, in fact beyond jazz,  the Motor City  has always been fertile ground for producing numerous gifted and influential musicians in a wide array of music categories. Blue Note Records releases a new compilation CD in tribute to Motown; Detroit Jazz City. The recording features 9 selections from different artists that hail from Detroit.

Jazz vocalist Michelle Lordi will perform with several Colorado jazz greats at Dazzle August 21. 

Tune in Aug. 21 at 12:30 PM for a live interview of Lordi with Lunchtime at the Oasis host Arturo Gómez

Offering a unique mix of conventional and unconventional, traditional and modern, Lordi takes listeners on a captivating journey. 

Blue Engine Records

One week before its official release date we debut the latest by the Jazz At Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis : Live in Cuba. Recorded in October of 2010, this double disc set is finally available. The orchestra played to standing room only audiences at Havana's Mella Theatre over 3 nights performing jazz standards, originals and Afro-Cuban tunes. Also in this week's line up is the Nigerian descent bassist, Essiet Okon Essiet's new one, Shona featuring among others, Manuel Valera on piano and Lionel Loueke on guitar.

Dazzle Jazz; text & info from

Veteran Denver educator and musician Joe Anderies will perform with a group of up-and-coming talent at Dazzle Jazz on August 16 at 7 PM.

KUVO Music Director and Lunchtime at the Oasis host Arturo Gómez received the 2015 JazzWeek Bobby Jackson Award for Music Director of the Year in the major market category.

This is the fourth time in his 12 years at KUVO that Arturo has won this prestigious honor.