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Pops Shows


As heard on SiriusXM's Siriusly Sinatra Channel, and Matt's just 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 exciting program of some of the best songs from two of the most iconic bands of rock & roll: The Doobie Brothers, and Steely Dan. The music of these two genre-bending, hit-making, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame-ing groups comes together for one incredible concert. Program debuted in 2023 with the Omaha Symphony.


Sample Program:


1st Half

Reeling In The Years

Do It Again


Rikki Don't Lose That Number

Deacon Blues

Hey Nineteen




2nd Half

What A Fool Believes

Takin' It To The Streets

Black Water

China Grove

Rockin’ Down the Highway

Long Train Runnin’

Listen to the Music



Additional Musicians: Drummer, Guitarist, Female Vocalist



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

This program fully licensed and/or royalty free




A collection of some of the greatest Traditional Pop songs, arranged and performed by Matt. As conductor and music director for some of the finest performers of the style, (Rosemary Clooney, Jack Jones, Michael Feinstein, xxx) as well as his own reputation as keeper of the flame, this is the program that sets the standard for the Great American Songbook.


Sample Program:


1st Half


When My Sugar Walks Down The Street


Lucky Day

Birth Of The Blues

Bye Bye Blackbird

Yes Sir That's My Baby    

Sweet Georgia Brown

Just A Gigolo/I Ain't Got Nobody


2nd Half

Oh, Lady Be Good!

Tea For Two

The One I Love Belongs To Somebody Else    

Sometimes I'm Happy

It All Depends On You

I Can't Believe That You're In Love With Me

Mack The Knife

Ol’ Man River

Blue Skies


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 (Beethoven)

Air On G String (J.S .Bach)

Toccata (J.S. Bach)

Humoresque (Dvorak)

American In Paris/Home Blues (Gershwin)

Pavanne/The Lamp Is Low (Ravel)

My Reverie (Debussy)

Joy Medley (Jesu, Joy Of Man's Desiring/Ode To Joy)(Bach/Beethoven)


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



Combining some of the most familiar melodies with Jazz, Rock, & Pop influences creates one of the more original Pops shows in years. This newly arranged and orchestrated program of unique and "hip" versions of familiar songs is aimed to please a Pops audience of all ages!


Sample Program:


1st Half

Turkey In The Straw 

Careless Love 

Yellow Rose Of Texas


Beautiful Dreamer

Swing Low, Sweet Chariot 

Home On The Range

Bill Bailey

A Tisket, A Tasket


2nd Half

I've Been Working on the Railroad

Michael Row The Boat Ashore 

Take Me Out to the Ball Game

Gotta Travel On

Oh Susanna

Down in the Valley

Billy Boy

On Top Of Old Smokey


Additional Musicians: Drummer, Female Vocalist

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