The Four Freshmen2018-10-05T18:26:01+00:00

The Four Freshmen are America’s most enduring vocal group. From the moment they step on stage The Four Freshmen 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 their 23rd incarnation, with over 45 albums, an overwhelming 70 top selling singles and 6 Grammy Nominations, you can rely on the consistent entertainment that the Four Freshmen provide. In concert you will rejoice in the Freshmen classics “Day by Day” and “Blue World” as well as sharing some of their favorites with new arrangement that include the irresistible force of “Something’s Gotta Give”, the melodious “Skylark”, “Early Autumn”, “September Song”, and “My One and Only Love”. Each of the Four Freshmen is an accomplished vocalist and musician bringing current influences and direction to a time honored musical heritage.

Each of the members of the Four Freshmen are considered some of the best young jazz talents in the business. The current members 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.

See the Four Freshmen with a big band and you’ll be blown away. Watch them with a symphony orchestra and you’ll be awed. Catch them self-contained and you will be thoroughly amazed and entertained. No matter how you see the Four Freshmen, just see The Four Freshmen! You will thank yourself.

MEET THE FRESHMEN…

Bob Ferreira

Singing fourth part and playing drums, Ferreira began his life of music in high school playing drums in a rock band and subsequently joined his high school chamber choir and vocal jazz ensemble in Bothell, Washington.  After graduating high school, Bob auditioned and was accepted into the notable vocal jazz ensemble “Soundsation” at Edmonds Community College under the direction of former Four Freshmen, Kirk Marcy.  Ferreira then transferred to Central Washington University where he began pursuing his degree in Music Education.  It was there where the Four Freshmen, by Marcy’s recommendation, offered Ferreira a position in the legendary vocal group.  In his Tenure with the Freshmen, Ferreira has performed in all 50 states, over 10 countries and is credited on 11 recordings with the Freshmen.  When he is not touring, Bob enjoys his time at home in Las Vegas playing drums in various bands and jam sessions, pursuing amateur photography, and spending quality time with family and friends.

Jonathan Gaines

 Born in 1992, Jon Gaines was introduced to the world of music at the age of 5 when he began taking piano lessons from his grandmother in his hometown, Derry NH.  By fifth grade, young Jon was expanding his musical talents to the trumpet, but it wasn’t until Jon first heard a recording of Louis Armstrong that a passion was sparked and this new found love of jazz set him on a life long pursuit for musical excellence.  Gaines’s high school years were spent performing with a wide variety of concert and jazz bands as well as several vocal ensembles.  After high school, Jon attended the prestigious New England Conservatory where he furthered his studies in jazz improvisation with the likes of educators John McNeil, Jerry Bergonzi, and Frank Carlberg.  Jon also continued to advance his trumpet technique through lessons from venerable instructors Steve Emery and Laurie Frink.  Along with all his instrumental studies on trumpet and piano Jon also undertook several years of vocal instruction before earning his bachelors degree in 2014.  Outside of his music career Jon is an Eagle Scout and when not performing in his current home town of Boston he enjoys exploring the great outdoors, in particular the woods of Northern Maine.

Stein Malvey

Stein Malvey sings the 2nd tenor and plays guitar with The Four Freshmen. Growing up in Northfield, Minnesota, he began his musical journey at age four, studying piano. Growing restless with classical repertoire, he discovered guitar at age 12, and fell in love. Just two years later he was playing guitar professionally. Stein graduated with a Bachelor of Music degree in guitar performance from Lawrence University Conservatory of Music. Stein spent years in both the New York and Minneapolis music scenes, recording and touring with groups in many genres: rock, pop, r&b, soul, funk, jazz, country, and avant-garde. When he isn’t touring with The Four Freshmen, Stein lives in Los Angeles.

Tommy Boynton

Singing 1st tenor and playing bass, Tommy grew up in Aurora, Colorado. His musical journey began in the 3rd grade, singing in a children’s chorus, and studying piano and drums. Tommy’s love for music lead him to Phil Mattson’s prestigious School for Music Vocations in Creston, Iowa. He then graduated from the New England Conservatory in Boston, Massachusetts in 2012, where he studied with Dominique Eade and Ran Blake. Boynton continued to share his love and passion for music by returning to SMV where he taught for the three years until he joined the Freshmen. Tommy has shared the stage with several Grammy nominated musicians, including jazz pianist Fred Hersch, and critically acclaimed jazz vocalist Kate McGarry. He is an avid soccer player and cyclist and has toured across the midwest and around the Pacific Northwest on his bicycle, and believes there is no better way to explore an area or the world than on a bicycle. He currently resides in Des Moines, IA. While on the road, he misses his kitties, Alice and Little Brother, more than anything.  

“An Ultra talented Quartet of Vocalists” 

The Wall Street Journal

“I have loved the Freshmen harmony since the first time I heard them. They are my favorite band to watch perform live.”

Brian Wilson , The Beach Boys

“The Four Freshmen have endured for the simple reason that they are tops in their class.”

Charles Osgood , CBS Sunday Morning

“Unisons, harmonies, open voicings, movable inner parts—all so beautiful and so, so modern. The Four Freshmen of today are as good as the band during the Ken Albers days. … the good news is the Four Freshmen are still making great music.”

Tim Hauser, The Manhattan Transfer

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