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!

Crate divers unite!  Saturday, April 22, 2017 marks the 10th annual "Record Store Day," conceived in 2007 by a few independent record store owners and employees.  The owner of Denver's Twist and Shout Paul Epstein shared plans for this year's celebration with Arturo Gómez on his mid-day radio show, "Lunchtime at the Oasis."

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.

Susan Gatschet

In addition to jazz clubs and music schools, acclaimed young pianist Emmet Cohen included KUVO in his Colorado tour.  Here's a segment of his performance interview on "Lunchtime at the Oasis" with host Arturo Gomez.

While in Colorado Cohen held classes at Colorado State University and the University of Northern Colorado. "The Way I've learned to teach is to show my love for it and show the joy it can bring me; and the uplifting it can bring to people of all kinds, old people, young people, children or people of different countries."

Synergy Music

We begin another year of New Music Monday with trumpets galore.....Gabriel Mervine  releases his first as a leader, People,  on Denver's own Synergy Music label. He relocated to the Front Range from New Jersey to pursue his music studies, after graduating from UC-Boulder,  Mervine has impressed the music community with his quality playing in a wide variety of styles.


This list of notable 2015 jazz releases was curated by KUVO Music Director Arturo Gómez.  

1. H2 Big Band, It Could Happen: with LA’s best session players and Rene Marie vocals on a couple of tracks