The Four Freshmen
THE FOUR FRESHMEN are America’s most enduring vocal group. From the moment they step on stage the group will get your heart pounding and your feet moving. With pure energy and great songs from the past and present. The Four Freshmen deliver a world of music that will take listeners back to the bygone era of their youth while introducing others to a brand of vocal harmony entertainment unique to the legendary Four Freshmen. A Four Freshmen concert is one you will never forget!
In 1948, four young men created a sound that forever changed the way vocal jazz harmony was heard and performed. Known as The Four Freshmen, the group started with two brothers, Don and Ross Barbour, their cousin Bob Flanigan, and friend Hal Kratzsch. With a soaring, true tenor in Bob Flanigan, the group created a sound that has endured for over 6 decades.
The Freshmen became one of the first groups to perform at college auditoriums and field houses. That new younger audience helped them score the biggest hit of their career, "Graduation Day", in 1957.
The Four Freshmen were an important influence for future vocal groups, including The Beach Boys, The Manhattan Transfer, The Lettermen, The Four Preps, and many others.
The current members, Bob Ferreira, Jake Baldwin, Ryan Howe and Tommy Boynton not only preserve the Freshmen sound, they augment it with their youth, vitality and talent giving an innovative treatment to the Great American Songbook. If you long for a blend of nostalgic music with a fresh new sound performed by consummate professional musicians that know the meaning of exciting entertainment, then The Four Freshmen are the band you are longing for.
In concert, you will hear all The Freshmen classics. Audiences will delight to:
“Day by Day,"
“It's A Blue World,”
“Something’s Gotta Give,"
"How Can I Tell Her,"
“My One and Only Love,"
and many more.
Each of The Four Freshmen is an accomplished vocalist and musician bringing current influences and direction to a time-honored musical heritage.
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