Matt Mauser and the Pete Jacobs Big Band: A Tribute to Frank Sinatra, captivates multi-generational Sinatra fans across the globe.
As the lead singer of the popular Southern California rock band, Tijuana Dogs, Matt Mauser has been entertaining audiences with his unique style since the late '90s. As the Tijuana Dogs grew in popularity, the band was often asked to perform at weddings, corporate parties, and events that required a more sophisticated style of music. It was during that time when Matt fell in love with the music of Frank Sinatra. Mesmerized by Sinatra's smooth voice and unequaled phrasing, Matt memorized the subtleties in each song Frank sang.
Matt has the unique ability to put a modern twist on Frank's classic sound, while using his own style to entertain and educate audiences about Frank's life.
Pete Jacobs was a music major at Azusa Pacific University and then went on to a highly successful career as a producer and music arranger. In 1997 he formed a 16-piece big band called Wartime Radio Revue. This band has performed across the United States and Europe, and includes performances at New York's Lincoln Center, Disneyland and The Hollywood Bowl.
In 2011, Matt approached Pete with the idea of starting a Frank Sinatra tribute band. Pete, without hesitation, said "Let's do it!" They immediately went to work charting music, recording vocals and rehearsing with Pete's big band. Their collaboration captures Sinatra at the height of his career when singing with The Count Basie Orchestra at The Sands Hotel in Las Vegas.