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Russ Lorenson, “San Francisco’s Favorite Crooner,” has established a reputation as one of the San Francisco Bay Area’s leading interpreters of jazz standards, with a sound and approach that place him at the intersection of Broadway, jazz, and pop – the very essence of the Great American Songbook. Downbeat called him “A showman of taste and discretion.” Jazz Review says that “Lorenson is not just a crooner covering the traditional Sinatra style or trying to be the next Connick; he is his own man.”

Russ Lorenson’s passion for the stage started as a youngster, with a performing career that began at age seven in his home town of Philadelphia. As an actor he has appeared in award-winning musical productions with theatre companies throughout the US, and has toured with the National Theatre for Children. As a vocalist he has toured the US, UK and Europe, appearing in concert with such luminaries as Broadway stars Teri Ralston (Company, A Little Night Music, The Baker’s Wife), Karen Mason (Hairspray, Mamma Mia, Sunset Boulevard) and Dale Kristien (Phantom of the Opera), “Queen of Cabaret” Andrea Marcovicci, jazz diva Wesla Whitfield, and as the opening act for the legendary Eartha Kitt. In 2007, he was nominated for a MAC Award by the Manhattan Association of Cabarets and Clubs for his New York debut show, A Little Travelin’ Music,

Lorenson is best known for his critically-acclaimed tributes to two American musical icons, Tony Bennett and Bobby Darin

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“A showman of taste and discretion”
- Downbeat

“There is nothing wrong with a little bit of Tony Bennett. Vocalist Russ Lorenson is proof that a little bit of Bennett can really do a lot...Lorenson is not just a crooner covering the traditional Sinatra style or trying to be the next Connick, he is his own man. Lorenson’s baritone is almost like an instrument. It's richness, combined with his vocal phrasing is impeccable.”
-Brenton Plourde, Jazz Review

“Russ Lorenson is a performer that is reminiscent of the old greats...His voice transcends mainstream artists and is placed in a category in itself, one where the world of acting and jazz are interchangeable entities in the music spectrum.”
-Jennifer Herrera, The Juice Weekly

“Not only does Lorenson have the soul of the greats �” Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennett and other dream crooners of the 50’s, 60’s and 70’s �” he has the band with him to really bring those decades to life...He was just tremendous.”
-Lee Hartgrave,

“Russ is an elegant performer who has faultless musical taste and vocal phrasing

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