Russ returns with his new show, celebrating the music of the legendary Bobby Darin!


“As Long As I'm Singing”:
RUSS LORENSON Celebrates The Music of
BOBBY DARIN

  • Thursday, January 10, 2013 • 2pm

Russ Lorenson explores the life and music of an American music legend in his show, "As Long As I’m Singin': Russ Lorenson Celebrates the Music of Bobby Darin". An innovative performer whose tragically brief life was often stranger than fiction, Bobby Darin worked his way from shady nightclubs all the way to the world-famous Copacabana, where he smashed all attendance records, and wowed audiences with hits like "Splish Splash," "Mack the Knife," "Beyond the Sea," and "If I Were A Carpenter."

A dynamic entertainer and musical chameleon, Bobby had Top 10 hits in Rock 'n Roll, Jazz, Pop, Country and Folk, moving effortlessly through each genre and making it his own. Not only a Grammy-winning recording artist, Bobby was also an award-winning composer, an Oscar-nominated and Golden Globe Award-winning actor, and a music publishing mogul. His marriage to "America's Sweetheart" Sandra Dee broke young girls' hearts and made headlines around the world.

Beset with illness from an early age, Bobby was driven to accomplish all he could in what he knew would be a brief life, and gave everything he had to be remembered "as a human being and as a great performer."

With a swingin' band featuring the San Francisco Bay Area's hottest jazz musicians, along with a trio of beautiful backup singers, the show captures Bobby's unique spirit, musical versatility, and fun-loving style! 


"Lorenson is not just a crooner covering the traditional Sinatra style or trying to be the next Connick, he is his own man."   -- Jazz Review

"...possesses one of the great male voices in cabaret..." – Cabaret Scenes

"...with his quartet accompaniment, he revealed the artistry of a master crooner...Lorenson's own vocal technique is a masterpiece."  San Francisco Examiner 

"Russ' technique has roots in "crooning" but he is far above the quality of the self-described crooners we are accustomed to in cabaret lately. His voice has a creamy, dreamy quality..." – Cabaret Hotline Online

"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." – The Juice Weekly

"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.”   – TalkinBroadway.com

"[The] audience thrilled to Lorenson. An elegant performer, he brought a supple voice and strong sense of characterization to all his songs. And he shined with an understated charm..."                – The Los Angeles Times