Nov 29 – To many music enthusiasts, The Four Freshmen need no introduction. Starting as college students in 1948, the young group won fame with their renditions of “Graduation Day,” “Poinciana,” “Day by Day” and “Blue World.” Stan Kenton played a major role in advancing the early career of The Four Freshmen, and their unique sound strongly influenced other vocal groups, such as Manhattan Transfer, Take 6 and the Beach Boys.
Now, more than 60 years later, the names and faces have changed a few times, but the harmony and legendary sound of The Four Freshmen continue to fascinate audiences worldwide.
Today’s Four Freshmen ensemble is considered by many to be the greatest jazz vocal group of all time. The current quartet (referred to as “Group 22”) consists of highly educated, musically diverse young men who provide their own accompaniment. They not only preserve the Freshmen sound, they enhance it with their youth, vitality and talent, giving new treatments to the Great American Songbook.
Don’t miss this wonderful evening of close harmony. The Four Freshmen will perform at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, November 29.