Pops Shows

FROM SAMOA TO SINATRA

As heard on SiriusXM's Siriusly Sinatra Channel, and Matt's soon to be released (May of 2023) 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

Desafinado

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

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LATIN POP REVOLUTION

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

Santana-Esque

Tito-Esque

*So Danco Samba

*Mas Que Nada

Avalon

La Bamba (Trad Version)

 

2nd Half

St. Louis Blues (Cha Cha)

*Hurt

*Livin' la Vida Loca

Chicago (Mambo)

*Despacito

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

Auwe Kanoa / Conga

Mambo #2001 (Also Sprach Zarathustra)

 

Additional Musicians: Drummer, Female Vocalist

This program fully licensed and/or royalty free

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GERSHWIN'S GREATEST

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

Strike Up The Band

Soon

Someone To Watch Over Me

Oh Lady, Be Good

How Long Has This Been Going On? 

An American In Paris (Excerpts)

Home Blues (1928)

S Wonderful 

 

2nd Half

Rhapsody In Blue

Somebody Loves Me

Do It Again 

Fascinating Rhythm

The Man I Love

 

Additional Musicians: Drummer, Female Vocalist, Piano Soloist

This program fully licensed and/or royalty free

 

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MARDI GRAS JAZZ

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

Jada

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

 

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SETTING THE STANDARDS

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

Chicago

When My Sugar Walks Down The Street

Stardust

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

This program fully licensed and/or royalty free

 

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CLASSICALLY JAZZED

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 Maestro Thom Wilkins and the Omaha Symphony. 

 

Sample Program:

 

1st Half

Toccata (J.S. Bach)

Air On G String (J.S .Bach)

Polovtsian Dance (Borodin)

Pavanne/The Lamp Is Low (Ravel)

Una Furtiva Lagrima (A Secret Tear)(Donizetti)

Carmen Medley (Toreador Song/Habanera/Madrid)(Bizet)

A Fifth And A Half Of Beethoven (Beethoven)

 

2nd Half

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

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

Mambo #2001 (Also Sprach Zarathustra)(Strauss)

 

Additional Musicians: Drummer, Female Vocalist, Violin Soloist

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FOLK SONGS FOR HIPSTERS!

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

Clementine

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

This program fully licensed and/or royalty free