Acclaimed trumpeter Jens Lindemann, along with saxophonist/pianist/vocalist Matt Catingub, bring Celebrating the 100th birthday of Nat King Cole: Tunes of the Great American Songbook to Rockport!
Hailed for his “golden timbre and virtuosic flair” (New York Times), Lindemann, a former member of the Canadian Brass, was recently named “International Brass Personality of the Year” (Brass Herald) and is currently a professor at UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music. Equally at home in the classical, jazz and pop musical realms, Lindemann has played in every major concert venue in the world: from the Philharmonics of New York, Los Angeles, London, and Berlin to Tokyo’s Suntory Hall and even the Great Wall of China. Lindemann has also won major awards ranging from Grammy and Juno nominations to winning the prestigious Echo Klassik in Germany. A prizewinner at numerous competitions including the prestigious ARD in Munich, Jens also placed first, by unanimous juries, at both the Prague and Ellsworth Smith (Florida) International Trumpet Competitions. Redefining classical music boundaries, Lindemann performs with artists from Sir Neville Marriner to Doc Severinsen. He is the first classical brass soloist to be awarded the Order of Canada, the country’s highest civilian honour.
Matt Catingub wears many hats: saxophonist, woodwind artist, conductor, pianist, vocalist, performer, composer, and arranger. Matt is the Artistic Director and co-founder of the Macon Pops in Macon, Georgia, and recently the Artistic Director and Conductor of the Glendale Pops In Los Angeles, the Hawaii Pops in Honolulu, Hawaii, as well as the Festival Pops Conductor of the New Hampshire Music Festival. He has also held the Principal Pops Conductor positions of the Honolulu Symphony, the Hawaii Symphony, and the New Mexico Symphony.