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By Steven Lieberman
Observer Reporter 

Come listen to the Four Freshman play from their top selling albums on Sunday

Inspired music by other legends, that thrust them into the spotlight

 

January 20, 2022

The Four Freshman

The legendary vocal quartet, The Four Freshman, will make a rare appearance on January 23 at the Lisa Wengler Center for the Arts at Pepperdine University in Malibu.

Since their inception in 1948, they have continued to tour worldwide with their unique blend of harmonic jazz arrangements and big band vocal group sounds. They are considered 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.

The group formed when four college freshman crafted a unique style of vocal harmony that soon caught the ear of the great bandleader Stan Kenton. Kenton was responsible for bringing the Freshman to Capitol Records where they would eventually record 23 albums, thrusting them into the national spotlight. They have recorded over 75 albums, 70 top-selling singles, and have received six GRAMMY nominations.

The integrity of the sound created by the original guys has been meticulously maintained. While paying tribute to such classic Freshman favorites as "Day By Day" and "Blue World," the current group also continues to bring new arrangements to their live shows and recordings. In concert, they shine on brand new arrangements of "Come Fly with Me" and "I Ain't Got Nobody."

As four amazing musical talents, the quartet's youth, vitality, and talent adds a modern twist of elegance to a time-honored sound.

For more information and to buy tickets, go to: https://arts.pepperdine.edu/events/2021-2022-season/the-four-freshmen.htm or call 310-506-4522.

 

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