The Four Freshmen
Nov 19 - Nov 21, 2013
The Pacific Jazz Institute at Dimitriou's Jazz Alley welcomes The Four Freshmen for their Jazz Alley debut. Band members are Brian Eichenberger (vocals/guitar/vocal arranger), Curtis Calderon (trumpet/flugelhorn/vocals), Vince Johnson (bass) and Bob Ferreira (vocals/percussion). Show times Tuesday - Thursday at 7:30pm. Doors open at 5:30pm each night.
The Four Freshmen continue to bring their unique brand of vocal harmony to audiences worldwide. The legendary sound that began in 1948 with Bob, Don, Ross and Hal continues on in the 21st century. . .
Brian, Curtis, Vince and Bob have been performing together since 2001. Whether performing with a full symphonic orchestra, in front of a big band, or playing self-contained, their unmistakable sound continues to thrill audiences all over the world.
BRIAN EICHENBERGER sings the melody (top part), plays guitar, and is the chief vocal arranger for the Four Freshmen. He joined the group in 1996 at the age of 19 as a bass player / second part singer, later switching to guitar and top vocal as the group evolved. Off the road, Brian works as a songwriter and producer in his home studio in St Paul, MN. He enjoys running (two marathons so far!) and general computer-audio nerdery. His beautiful wife and lovely daughter miss him terribly when he is away. Their three cats, not so much.
CURTIS CALDERON Coming from a background of touring with big bands such as the Glenn Miller Orchestra, Curtis joined the Freshmen in 2001 and is going as strong as ever. He sings 2nd Tenor and plays trumpet and flugelhorn. Curtis has been touring with various groups since he was 18 and has found a home with the Freshmen. Trumpet was his first instrument, started at the age of 11. Though he enjoys taking his shoes off and emptying his bags at airport security, his favorite part of touring is visiting other countries. Japan is always a favorite.
VINCE JOHNSON Quality, detail, and eloquent versatile coordination are what Vince brings to his music.
In a recent Wall Street Journal article penned about the Four Freshmen William Smith stated that "[Vince] accompanies his bass with some of the best whistling since Bing Crosby. "Born in San Luis Obispo, California, Vincent grew up mesmerized by music and loved every minute of all the musical organizations in which he participated. Mr. Johnson received his Bachelor of Music in Performance from Cal State Long Beach, and his Master of Music in Jazz Studies from the University of Southern California.
BOB FERREIRA is in his twentieth year as bass voice and percussionist for the celebrated vocal group. Ferreira auditioned for the Four Freshmen in 1992 while a music student at Central Washington University. The group asked Ferreira to join, presenting him with a difficult decision of whether or not to leave academics behind in lieu of a career in entertainment. Ferreira is pleased with his decision and has not looked back. Bob still enjoys being a part of such an iconic musical legacy having performed in fifty states, ten countries, and on nine Freshmen recordings.
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