Songbook Cabaret Series Upstage @ The Palace
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 “It’s a 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 65 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 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. They continue to tour worldwide with sold-out audiences, sharing their unique brand of magnetism, stage presence and approach to The Four Freshmen standards.