The Four Freshmen
Now in their 62nd year of performance after completing a band transformation, THE FOUR FRESHMEN started in 1948 as an Indianapolis based quartet. In 1950, the original Four Freshmen got their big break when Stan Kenton arranged an audition for the group with his label, Capitol Records. The Four Freshmen were signed to Capitol later that year and in 1952 they released their first single “It’s a Blue World.” The group was nominated for five Grammys for Best Vocal Group Performance from 1958 to 1986.
Throughout the 50’s and 60’s, The Four Freshmen made film and TV appearances, performed and released recordings. The group did not disband even after it’s last original member, Bob Flanigan, retired in 1992. Flanigan now manages the group and owns the rights to The Four Freshmen name. The current incarnation of The Four Freshmen features Brian Eichenberger (lead, guitar, keyboards, arranger), Curtis Calderon (second voice, trumpet, flugelhorn), Vince Johnson (third voice, bass, trombone, whistler, scatter, arranger), and Bob Ferreira (fourth voice, drummer, soloist).