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Bio                                                                          contact: greg@frimfram4.com
The Frim Fram 4, based in Boise, Idaho, specializes in the classic tunes of the Jazz Age. Their original instrumentation reflected that of the Nat King Cole trio, relying on vocals, piano, stand up bass, and the exciting new sound of the electric guitar. These days the lineup has Cody Ramey on stand-up bass, Dr. Andrew Cortens on piano, Jonah Shue on electric guitar and violin, Greg Belzeski on drums and congas, and everyone joining in on vocals. (Old-school Gang Singing lives!)

While the band's first motivation was to rejuvenate the hit records from the Nat King Cole trio, other icons of jazz have influenced their direction and repertoire. Over the years the fabled and super-secret Frim Fram Book of Swing has grown to include arrangements from Nat King Cole, Duke Ellington, Hot Club de France, Sinatra, Louis (Armstrong, Jordan, Prima... pick a Louis - the era was full of greats), Bobby Darrin, Tony Bennett, and many others.  The Frim Fram 4's unflagging devotion to the initial conditions of the music they play has made them Champions of Swing in the eyes, and ears, of many of the region's people.

For about 10 years the Frim Fram 4 has been entertaining audiences every Thursday night from 8:45 to midnight at Pengilly's Saloon, one of Boise's oldest and most esteemed institutions. While being the initial launch pad of this Space Age ensemble, Thursday night at Pengilly's has gained such a following and notoriety that it was chosen as one of the Sexiest Places in the World to take and, yes, plant a smooch on a date by Cosmopolitan Magazine.
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