Masters of Harmony, The Four Freshmen
Singing with a harmony uniquely their own, The Four Freshmen have enamored listeners world-wide for 65 years, while gaining recognition as one of the most influential vocal groups of all time. Their tight-knit sound inspired The Beach Boys’ Brian Wilson, The Mamas & The Papas, Frankie Valli and the Manhattan Transfer.
It all started in 1948, when four college freshmen crafted a unique style of vocal harmony that soon caught the ear of the great bandleader Stan Kenton. Kenton was responsible for bringing the Freshmen to Capitol Records, where they would eventually record 23 albums, thrusting them into the national spotlight. In 65 years, The Freshmen have recorded over 75 albums, 70 top selling singles, and received 6 Grammy Nominations. The four have toured constantly since their inception, continuing to perform to sold out audiences around the globe. As the faces changed through the years, the integrity of the sound created by the original guys has been meticulously maintained. Die-hard fans and former members alike have agreed that the current lineup; Bob Ferreira, Tommy Boynton, Stein Malvey and Curtis Calderon, are second to none. While paying tribute to such classic Freshmen favorites as “Day By Day” and “Blue World,” the current group also continues to bring new arrangements to their live shows and recordings. Their latest endeavor, “Four Freshmen & Friends”, features the audience Favorites like “The Girl From Impanema”, and “So Danco Samba”. The Freshmen shine on brand new arrangements of “Stompin’ At The Savoy” and Here’s That Rainy Day”.
As four amazing musical talents, their show is one not to be missed! Whether accompanied by a big band, symphony orchestra, or self-contained; their youth, vitality, and talent adds a modern twist of elegance to a time-honored sound.