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Russ Lorenson Brings Tony Bennett Tribute to San Diego, 8/22
San Diego native Russ Lorenson comes home with his acclaimed show, "Benedetto/Blessed: Celebrating the Life and Music of Tony Bennett," for one performance only, at 5:00pm on Sunday, August 22nd at The Celebration Cabaret in San Diego.
In honor - not impersonation - of Mr. Bennett (whose birth name, Benedetto, translates to “blessed" in Italian), and his successful career spanning over six decades, Lorenson performs an array of the crooner's biggest hits, including “I Left My Heart in San Francisco," “Fly Me To The Moon," “Because of You" and “The Shadow of Your Smile," and tells the story of this remarkable artist's life.
“I find great inspiration in Mr. Bennett's music and artistic vision," says Lorenson. “The Great American Songbook has had no greater champion, and I am honored to be singing Mr. Bennett's greatest hits in the town where I left my own heart."
Russ Lorenson has established a reputation as one of today'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. 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.”
Nominated for a MAC Award by the Manhattan Association of Cabarets and Clubs, Russ Lorenson's passion for the stage started as a youngster, with a performing career that began at age seven. As an actor he has appeared in award-winning musical productions with theatre companies throughout the US, including San Diego's own Starlight Musical Theatre, Diversionary Theatre, and Lyric Opera San Diego. 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,"
Lorenson’s other shows, A Little Travelin’ Music and Standard Time, have played to sold-out audiences throughout the US. His debut CD, A Little Travelin’ Music, features songs from the show and includes duets with special guests Shawn Ryan and Klea Blackhurst. His second CD, What I Want For Christmas, has received extensive radio airplay in major markets across the US.
Critical acclaim for the show and Mr. Lorenson has been widespread: The Napa Valley Register said that "...Lorenson’
For more information about Russ Lorenson, please visit http://www.russlorenson.com.
ATTENTION CALENDAR EDITORS:
WHO: Russ Lorenson
WHEN: Sunday, August 22, 2010 at 5:00pm.
WHERE: The Celebration Cabaret, 5820 Oberlin Drive, San Diego, CA, 92121.
TICKETS: $20.00-$42.50, available at http://www.russlorenson.com/
Russ Lorenson is available for interviews, and review copies of his CD’s are available through RL Productions at (415) 674-3863. Please contact George Russell (firstname.lastname@example.org)
ATTENTION PHOTO EDITORS:
High-res images of Russ Lorenson can be downloaded at http://www.russlorenson.com/