latin jazz

Arturo Gómez

On the week of December 18, yours truly, Arturo Gómez, will spotlight five influential purveyors of Latin jazz who are non-Latinos. I will play two songs by each artist selected for each day of the week through Friday, December 22. The first song by the daily artist will be aired at approximately 12:12pm, and the second one will be played around 12:54pm MT.

Ritmo Jazz Latino | Sep 28

Sep 27, 2017

Ritmo Jazz Latino is made up of gifted musicians who specialize in the infectious rhythms of Latin Music. The members of Ritmo Jazz Latino have decades of musical experience bringing various styles, rhythms, & musical influences that collectively translate into a very exotic blend of music!

Poncho Sanchez in KUVO Studio

Sep 14, 2017

Percussion master and leader of the preeminent Latin Jazz ensemble of the US, Poncho Sanchez will be the in-studio guest of Erik Troe during Jazz with Erik Troe tomorrow, Friday, September 15 at 1:30pm. Tune in!

New Music Monday - Holiday Edition | Noon Today

Dec 12, 2016

On “Lunchtime at the Oasis,” KUVO music director Arturo Gómez previews some of the year’s new holiday releases, including the new Kurt Elling project called “The Beautiful Day.”  In keeping with new openness toward Cuba, the Ann Arbor, Mich. Ensemble Aguankó released a new CD this season, “Latin Jazz Christmas in Havana.”  Local pianist (and “30 Under 30” artist) Annie Booth celebrates the holidays with her trio’s new release for 2016, “Festive!”  All that and more on “New Music Monday – The Holiday Edition,” Monday, Dec. 12, Noon on KUVO.

In the liner notes of the new recording of Federico Britos, NEA Jazz Master Paquito D’Rivera states, “I don’t know anyone who doesn’t like Federico Britos, a musician so versatile and charismatic that he’ll get called for a dance, an operetta, a cocktail party, or simply to have a drink in his endearing company and chat in some Miami café.” Some poignant words from one gifted musician to another.  When he was only 5 years old in his native Montevideo, Uruguay Britos began playing violin following in his father’s footsteps.