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Boy Katindig

Jazz Pianist and International Recording Artist BOY KATINDIG, comes from a well-known clan of musicians who pioneered Latin jazz in Manila. His father is Philippines' jazz legend/pianist/arranger Romy Katindig. In 1978, Boy signed up with A&W Records International and recorded several albums under the Horizon label. " Midnight Lady", his first album was awarded "Best Instrumental Composition" by the Himig Awards and Gold for the single which preceded it "Don't Ask My Neighbor". The album was released in the U.S. by PAUSA. "Aftermidnight" followed and then "Love Fusion", which Boy describes "Horizon Record's signature jazz project", the album garnered awards for "Best Jazz Instrumental" &" Best Performance in a Jazz Composition" for "Its Still September" from the Cecil Music Awards Foundation. His vocal composition, "Capture The Changes" featured in a single by Horizon was awarded "Best Vocal Jazz Composition". The "Boy Katindig Band" which spawned out of the 'Midnight Lady" release, was also voted Best Jazz Group by the Aliw Awards Foundation consecutively for three years. "In My Inner Fantasies" featured his top selling double platinum vocal hit "I Will Always Stay In Love This Way". Consistent airplay plus a series of successful concerts throughout Manila and neighboring cities followed each album release, making Boy's name synonymous to contemporary jazz and as its main exponent from the Philippines. One significant event was a sold out concert with Japanese jazz harpist, Tadao Hayashi at the famous Araneta Coliseum. In 1986, after performances in Southeast Asia, the last of which was with Shakuhachi flutist John Kaizan Neptune at the Pyramid Theater in Kuala Lumpur, realizing the need for growth and international acceptance, Boy decided to move to the United States, the homeland of his craft. At that time, KKGO of Los Angeles and KBLX of San Francisco were two of the main jazz stations playing his albums. After concerts in both cities, in 1990, he produced and recorded his first U.S. album, together with L.A. jazz luminaries, Gerald Albright, Abraham Laboriel, Brandon Fields and Phil Upchurch to name a few. Boy's performances led him to Hawaii where he met saxophonist Michael Paulo, famous for his stints with Al Jarreau, Kalapana, James Ingram, Johnny Mathis, Kenny Loggins, Patti Austin and mutual friend, David Benoit. Michael, who was looking for artists for his record company, Noteworthy Records, took a notice of Boy's indie release "Journey To Love" and produced his self-titled CD release in 1995.

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Groovin' High CD Reviews: "One of the best produced and independently released albums of the year" This is what "Contemporary Jazz" is about! Very nice product from beginning to end! Very tasty stuff. Very nice arrangements, mix & production! Hope to see you with your band on tour! Gregg Hudson- Tour Manager (Paul Taylor/ Jeff Lorber/ Greg Karukas/ Gerald Albright/The Rippingtons) "Complementing his acoustic piano with Fender Rhodes and various synth textures, Boy Katindig's ready to start "groovin' high" and energize the contemporary jazz keyboard realm with his catchy, ultra funky and melodic style". "One of the best independently released genre discs of the year, Groovin' High features the perfect blend of laid back romance, spirited, optimistic uptempo gems and even an electrified Latin jam that will get you up dancing"—-Jonathan Widran-JAZZIZ Magazine.

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Album Discography

Recordings: As Leader | As Sideperson

Groovin' High

Kool Kat Productions


Midnight Lady

BV Haast Records




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