In 1986, after extensive performances in Southeast Asia, Boy finally moved to the U.S. The homeland of his craft, which filled his need for growth and international acceptance. KKGO of LA and KBLX of San Francisco were two of the main jazz stations playing his albums.
After concerts & shows in both cities, four years later in 1990, he produced and recorded his first U.S. album, together with jazz greats, Gerald Albright, Abraham Laboriel, Brandon Fields, Russ Freeman (Rippingtons) 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 Paulo's record company, Noteworthy Records signed Boy and produced his self-titled CD release for 1995.
His band in Hawaii," Boy Katindig & Friends" in association with CD 101.9 Smooth Jazz of Hawaii, performed to packed and enthusiastic audiences in Oahu's premier nightspots. Our heartfelt thanks to Rick Chao of "Eurasia" for "believing".
Puerto Princessa, one of the cuts from his Noteworthy release was featured in Jazziz Magazine's CD compilation for May 1995 together with Spyro Gyra's "Lost and Found", Joe Farrell's "Mode for Joe", Dori Caymmi's "Irresistible", Bill Evans' "London House" and Joe Lovano & Gunther Schuller's"Rush Hour on 23rd Street".