Arturo Gómez

Music Director & host of Jazz with Arturo Gómez

Arturo has been part of "The Oasis in the City" since the spring of 2003. Before that, Arturo 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 a Cuban music dance party during his growing up years.

An award-winning Music Director, Arturo was awarded Music Director of the Year for three consecutive years while at KUVO/KVJZ and once before in Miami.

Arturo brings an enthusiastic and passionate approach to music programs, coupled with pertinent information in the traditions of classic jazz radio. Arturo proudly states, "Jazz is my favorite four-letter word and the world's greatest art form."

Catch Arturo's program, Jazz with Arturo Gómez, every weekday from noon to 1 pm. 

You can contact Arturo at Arturo@KUVO.org

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Resilience Music Alliance

In honor of the centennial year of birth of the amazing vocalese-composer-singer Eddie Jefferson, the acclaimed vocalist Allan Harris' brand new recording is a tribute to one of his musical heroes: "The Genius of Eddie Jefferson" which features the former Jefferson touring and recording band alto saxophonist, Richie "Alto Madness" Cole. Thanks to Pat and Allan Harris, Love Productions, Jeff Moskow and Resilience Music Alliance for allowing KUVO Jazz to be the first radio station to play this soon to be released recording ahead of its scheduled issue on April 27th.

Wycliffe Gordon.com

The Labor Day weekend is at hand. And in Colorado that means it’s time for another Jazz Party. Launched by Dick Gibson in 1963, there’s been a Jazz Party in the state for more than a half-century, with only a short break when the Gibson event (that started in Aspen and moved through Vail, Colorado Springs and Denver) ended and a revived and revised Jazz Party emerged in Vail guided by Howard Stone. The 23rd edition of the Vail Jazz Party takes place this weekend starting with a Thursday night kickoff at Lionshead in Vail Square at 6 p.m.

16th Annual FIVE POINTS JAZZ FESTIVAL

Saturday, May 19th - Performance Schedule:

Parade: starts at 11 a.m. sharp! Beginning at 26th and Welton featuring the Dinosaurchestra Marching Band and Grand Marshals Wende Harston & Dr. Daddio parading up to the Main Stage.

The annual Lifetime Achievements Awards recipients are:

Norman Harris III, Jeff Fard & Lu Vason (posthumous)

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Although not well known to the casual jazz fan, females have been an important part of jazz history going all the way back to the 19-teens. During the “Jazz Age” of the 1920s several ladies became popular and influential performers while several all-female ensembles and big band began forming. With the absence of men during WW2, women orchestras played a significant role keeping jazz alive. The legendary International Sweethearts of Rhythm became the first integrated big band.

Arturo Gómez sits in for Geoff Anderson on Tuesday evening, March 6, from 8 to 10pm. The weekly Vinyl Vault features the then young lion ensemble, Out of The Blue with their 2nd album, “Inside Track” from 1986 for Blue Note Records. All six of the members have gone on to brilliant careers as leaders and accompanists, they are Michael Phillip Mossman-trumpet, Kenny Garrett-alto sax, Ralph Bowen-tenor sax, Harry Pickens-piano, Bob Hurst-bass and Ralph Peterson-drums.

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