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Pops Shows

All programs feature Matt on Piano, Saxophone, & Vocals, and can be performed with Matt acting as both conductor and performer/host, OR if orchestra has its own conductor Matt can be strictly the performer/host!


As heard on SiriusXM's Siriusly Sinatra Channel, and Matt's recently released CD/Recording of the same name. A unique tribute to the music of Frank Sinatra, as well as a personal tribute to Matt's legendary Jazz singer mom, Mavis Rivers, who was personally signed by Mr. Sinatra to his Reprise Records Label as its first female artist. Chronicling through music and stories how a little Samoan girl ended up recording/performing with the music & entertainment royalty of the day. A one-of-a-kind exploration the Great American Songbook.


Sample Program:


1st Half

This Could Be It

You'd Be So Nice To Come Home To

All My Tomorrows

The Best Is Yet To Come

There’s No You

People Will Say We're In Love

Dearly Beloved

The Man I Love


2nd Half

Get Out And Get Under The Moon

Pick Yourself Up

I Remember You


On Second Thought

Teach Me Tonight

Honeysuckle Rose

In the Cool Cool Cool of the Evening

It Don't Mean A Thing (If It Ain't Got That Swing)


Additional Musicians: Drummer, Female Vocalist



An inventive mash-up of Popular All Time Classical Melodies reimagined, and all newly arranged, for the contemporary Pops Orchestra by Matt Catingub. The highlight of the program is Matt’s original work: Three Shades Of Blue, Concerto For Violin Jazz Trio And Orchestra, recently premiered by Violinist Amy Schwartz Moretti & Maestro Thom Wilkins, with the Omaha Symphony. 


Sample Program:


1st Half

A Fifth and a Half of Beethoven 

Air on G String (J.S. Bach)

Humoresque (Antonin Dvorák)

American in Paris (Short Excerpts)

Home Blues (Gershwin)

Pavanne (Variations) (Maurice Ravel)

Reverie (Variations)  (Claude Debussy)

Toccata (Variations) (J.S. Bach)


2nd Half

Three Shades Of Blue, Concerto for Violin, Jazz Trio, and Orchestra (Catingub)

Mambo #2001 (Also Sprach Zarathustra)(Strauss)


Additional Musicians: Drummer, Female Vocalist, Violin Soloist


A Journey through the world of popular latin music and it’s roots. Audience is encouraged to participate in multiple ways, a fun evening of familiar songs, and modernized melodies. All newly arranged for the contemporary Pops Orchestra by Matt Catingub. 


Sample Program:


1st Half

Tico Tico

Peg O My Heart



*So Danco Samba

*Mas Que Nada


La Bamba (Trad Version)


2nd Half

St. Louis Blues (Cha Cha)


*Livin' la Vida Loca

Chicago (Mambo)


T Minus 3-2-1 / 1-2-3

Auwe Kanoa / Conga

Mambo #2001 (Also Sprach Zarathustra)


Additional Musicians: Drummer, Female Vocalist


Matt’s Gershwin themed recordings over the years forms the basis for this show that celebrates some of the greatest music by America’s greatest composer, with fully reimagined and newly arranged versions of Gershwin standards and classics, including an all new, yet traditional take, on Rhapsody In Blue


Sample Program:


1st Half

I Got Rhythm


They All Laughed

Someone To Watch Over Me

Nice Work If You Can Get It

A Foggy Day

An American In Paris (Excerpts)

Home Blues

S Wonderful 


2nd Half

Rhapsody In Blue

They Can't Take That Away

Lady Be Good

Embraceable You

The Man I Love

Our Love Is Here To Stay


Additional Musicians: Drummer, Female Vocalist, Piano Soloist


Mardi Gras means masks, madness, and most of all: Music. A lively, fun-filled musical evening centered around the distinct songs and styles that make New Orleans the city of jazz. 


Sample Program:


1st Half

Way Down Yonder In New Orleans

*Carnival Time

When My Sugar Walks Down The Street

St. Louis Blues

*Mardi Gras Mambo

Mardi Gras Blues (Go To The Mardi Gras)

It Had To Be You


The Man I Love 


2nd Half

King Porter Stomp

Won’t You Come Home Bill Bailey

Rock-A-Bye Your Baby With A Dixie Melody

*Jock A Mo

Baby, Won't You Please Come Home 

*Do You Know What It Means To Miss New Orleans?

Just A Gigolo/I Ain’t Got Nobody

When The Saints Go Marching In

After You’ve Gone (Encore)


Additional Musicians: Drummer, Female Vocalist


Most programs fully licensed and/or royalty free. Some additional licensing fees may be required.

Several other Pops Shows are available. Titles and Descriptions upon request.

Have an idea for a show, or need a show built from the ground up? Let's chat!

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