LOVE VINTAGE LAS VEGAS STYLE Concert Showcases Rat Pack-era Music with the Las Vegas Phil Today
The Las Vegas Philharmonic will have the world on a string tonight, April 5th at 7:30 p.m. when it performs "Love Vintage Las Vegas Style," an evening of Rat Pack-era favorites conducted by Matt Catingub. In addition to leading the 65-piece orchestra, Mr. Catingub will also sing and play piano and saxophone and will be joined on stage by his regular collaborators, vocalist Anita Hall and drummer Steven Moretti, to create a swinging big band performing songs made famous by much-loved Las Vegas headliners.
Song selections include That's Amore, Everybody Loves Somebody, Night & Day, That Old Black Magic, A Lot of Livin' To Do, Moonlight In Vermont, I Got the World On A String, Hey Big Spender and many others with the music arranged by Mr. Catingub, who led the Las Vegas Philharmonic's 4th with the Phil concert last year. His successful big band called Big Kahuna & the Copa Cat Pack was widely acclaimed touring the world with Rosemary Clooney and backing notable artists such as Michael Feinstein, Linda Eder and Lionel Hampton. Mr. Catingub also wrote and performed the music for the George Clooney film Good Night and Good Luck. He made an onscreen appearance as the leader of the band, created all of the arrangements and played tenor sax in the movie and on the CD. The soundtrack for Good Night and Good Luck featuring Matt and vocalist Diane Reeves won a Grammy Award in 2005 for Best Jazz Vocal Album.