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The Press:

"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, BeyondChron.org

“Russ is an elegant performer who has faultless musical taste and vocal phrasing.  He has a voice that is reminiscent of some of the great singers like Tony Bennett, Chet Baker and a little of Mel Tormé.”
        -Richard Connema, TalkinBroadway.com

"...a handsome baritone with a lot of charisma...the ingredients are all there."
        -John HoglundBackstage

"Mr. Lorenson's superb vocals and easy-going manner made for an hour of pure entertainment."
        -Stu HamstraCabaret Hotline Online

"...he [brings] a supple voice and strong sense of characterization to all his songs."
        -John GodfreyThe Los Angeles Times

"…[his] relaxed, easy deliveries…seem natural and heartfelt..."
        -Anne Marie Welsh, San Diego Union-Tribune

“…irresistible..."
        -Jennifer Poth, The Coronado Journal

Other Artists/Performers:

"Russ Lorenson has it all...the voice, the heart, and just enough show business swagger and swing. After his Tony Bennett show has played every city in the country - which it should - he has more than enough creativity and fire to sustain him for a long career in any repertoire he chooses!"
       -Andrea Marcovicci, "Queen of Cabaret"

"...a fearless singer who can sing to the rafters and then turn around and sing to only you...
        -Anna de Leon, Jazz Legend

"A SPECTACULAR show by a SPECTACULAR singer!"
       -Sue Matsuki, Multiple MAC Award winning vocalist

"An absolute knock-out of a show! A crooner with an edge, Russ Lorenson's music will melt your heart. Russ is the new guy to keep your eye on!"
        -Shawn Ryan, Cabaret Entertainer, 2005 MAC Award nominee

"Russ Lorenson has the kind of pure, swinging tenor that is perfectly suited to the Great American Songbook and to the best of the musical theater repertoire. His engaging personality and good sense of humor always shine through; he 'takes the stage' and makes the audience feel they have landed in exactly the right place at the right time."
        -Lua Hadar, elegant chanteuse and hilarious comedienne

"Russ Lorenson is a pure joy on any stage!  He has such a warm, rich, relaxed voice that when he sings a ballad, you imagine being with your lover in front of a cozy winter fire...and when he swings, you want to hit the clubs and dance the night away!"
        -Terese Genecco, 2007 Backstage Bistro Award winner, 2006 MAC Award Nominee & 2003 San Francisco Entertainer of the Year

'Why do the wrong people travel, instead of staying in town to see Russ Lorenson's show?  Because they don't know how much fun they will have at this festive, fresh, musical trip around the globe with this lovely crooner!'
        -Shaynee Rainbolt, 2008 MAC Award winning songwriter, 33 Jazz Recording Artist

"Oh my god! This guy has been shot out of a cannon and is non-stoppable! Check him out!"
        -Linda Kosut, 2008 Backstage Bistro Award winner

Audience Members:

“All I can say is terrific venue, terrific band, and you made me never want to leave San Francisco!”
        -Chuck Nelson, San Francisco

"I felt like you were talking to me with the songs..."
        -Laura Lutz, San Francisco

"From your song choices to your intriguing and toe-tapping arrangements, from your smooth delivery to your kick-ass band, it was just a great show!"
        -Michael Austin, San Francisco

"Don't you dare leave San Francisco - EVER!"
        -Christopher Copeland, San Francisco

“The performance was fabulous! Loved your stories, songs, the band - it was just great!”
        -Amanda King, San Francisco

"This is so clearly what you were meant to do!"
        -Dan Geller, San Francisco

 

 

                                         

 

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