Saturday, November 15, 2008

Gold Coast Jazz Society Hosts The Four Freshmen

Jazz Up Your Holidays

Legendary Four Freshmen featured in Four Freshmen Holiday Show

Fort Lauderdale, FL - Forget your troubles, come on get happy and jazz up your holiday season with Gold Coast Jazz Society's jazz show on December 10, 2008. The concert will feature the legendary jazz group the Four Freshmen in The Four Freshmen Holiday Show and will take place at Parker Playhouse, 707 NE 8th Street, Fort Lauderdale, Florida. The show begins at 7:45 pm. Single tickets are $35 and $40 and are on sale through the Broward Center's AutoNation Box Office at 954-462-0222 or online at or

"Some musical groups survive and even flourish, year after year, decade after decade. The Four Freshmen have endured for the simple reason that they are top in their class." Said Charles Osgood of CBS Television. This legendary jazz group was voted 1 in the "Best Vocal Group" category for the 2007 Jazz Times Readers Poll. Now in their 60th year of performance, The Four Freshmen continue to bring their unique brand of vocal harmony to audiences worldwide. They have strongly influenced many groups over the years including Take Six, Manhattan Transfer and the Beach Boys.

The names and faces have changed a few times along the road, but the legendary sound continues. In their 50 plus year history, The Four Freshmen have produced over 45 albums, 70 top selling singles and 6 Grammy Nominations. In Session, their most recent release, contains material never previously recorded by The Four Freshmen. The group consists of Bob Ferreira, drums and singing down low as the bass voice, Brian Eichenberger, singing lead voice playing guitar and bass, Curtis Calderon, singing the second part, playing trumpet and flugel horn and Vince Johnson, the baritone voice of the harmony playing bass, guitar and trombone. For more information about this exception jazz group, go to their website at .

You won't want to miss this opportunity to hear one of the longest running groups in jazz. A pre-concert Jazz Riff jazz talk will be given by radio personality Stu Grant (WLVE FM) at 7:00pm in the theater before the show.

Hot House Florida, South Florida's Guide to jazz, Latin, and blues, will be on-site to distribute the December edition to attendees.

Go online for more information about the Gold Coast Jazz Society or call 954-524-0805. The Gold Coast Jazz Society is a not-for-profit organization that is dedicated to the preservation and promotion of jazz music through a mainstage concert series, free community concerts, jazz education programs and other events. Season sponsors include HI Foundation, BankAtlantic, DeMeo Young McGrath, Miller Wiggin & Associates, Morgan Stanley, The PaperMill, WLRN FM and the Riverside Hotel.

Funding for this organization is provided in part by the Broward County Board of County Commissioners as recommended by the Broward Cultural Council, and by the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs, the Florida Arts Council, the National Endowment for the Arts and Funding Arts Broward.

Pam Dearden
Executive Director
Gold Coast Jazz Society
1350 E. Sunrise Blvd.
Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33304
954-524-0805 954-525-7880 (FAX)
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