One of San Francisco’s favorite cabaret entertainers, the multi-talented, multi-lingual Lua Hadar sings her own brand of cosmopolitan jazz, backed by her band Twist. Her latest show plays Nov.10, 2016 at Feinstein’s at the Nikko, When in Rome: Songs of the “La Dolce Vita” Era, featuring Italian and American jukebox hits from the 50s-60s. Info & Tickets
With this performance, the band celebrates the iTunes and Google Play release of their full-length concert film, “Like A Bridge,” recorded in 2012 at the legendary Fantasy Studios in Berkeley, CA.
The Concert Film “Like A Bridge,” was nominated for an Independent Music Award and released at Yoshi’s Jazz Club in September of 2013 after its screen premiere at San Francisco’s Historic Balboa Theater. With its songs in seven languages, the full-length concert film “Like A Bridge” will be live in September 2016 on iTunes and Google Play.
Also celebrating the Concert Film release, Hadar unveils a 9-Part Series called “Building Bridges,” about the making of the Concert Film “Like A Bridge.” This free series is available on Youtube at http://tinyurl.com/LuaBuildingBridges
International vocalist Lua Hadar and her jazz trio perform Italian and American jukebox hits from the 1950s through the 80s in their new show, When in Rome. Popular tunes by Ennio Morricone, Nino Rota, Luigi Tenco, Henry Mancini, Domenico Modugno and more, including such favorites as Arrivederci Roma,Al di là, Volare and of course When in Rome. Italian and English Vocals: Lua Hadar; Piano: Jason Martineau; Bass: Dan Feiszli; Drums: Kelly Park
Friday, June 17, 2016 at 7:30pm at The Italian Cultural Institute of San Francisco
(Istituto Italiano di Cultura di San Francisco)
Opera Plaza, 601 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94102
Doors at 7:00. Wine will be available.
BASTILLE SWINGS: Society Cabaret at Hotel Rex Union Square, San Francisco, presents their annual Bastille Day party, Saturday July 11, 2015 at 8pm, with the swinging, cosmopolitan sounds of Lua Hadar and her band Twist in “C’est Magnifique!” From Cole Porter to Charles Trenet, the show includes a variety of songs from the popular traditions of Paris. Lua’s fun and quirky stories give a personalized bridge to the songs, whether you speak French or not. Lua Hadar: French and English vocals, Jason Martineau: piano, Dan Feiszli: bass, Kelly Park: drums and featuring Dave Sturdevant on guitar and harmonica, for that Toots Thielemans touch! This show sold out last year so get your TICKETS $25-45 (no fees) at http://bit.ly/1GAFDPU or by Phone at 415-857-1896. VIDEO LINK: https://youtu.be/EuohiSigShk. See more at societycabaret.com or luahadar.com
Lua Hadar and Jason Martineau celebrate 10 Years of Music-Making
Webster’s includes, in it’s definition of JUBILEE, the word “flaming,” as in Cherries Jubilee (flambé). Music Director Jason Martineau has inspired me to musical sparks (and flames) in our 10-Year association, and it merits a concert.
Vocalist Lua Hadar and Pianist Jason Martineau in a 10-Year Jubilee Duo Concert celebrating 10 years of music-making. Sunday, March 29 at 6pm (doors and seating at 5:30) at The Emerald Tablet, 80 Fresno Street in the heart of North Beach, San Francisco, CA, 94133. Ph 415-500-2323.
Coming in October, a mini-festival of Comic Cabaret, in partnership with our Italian colleagues and their festival From The Shaman to the Showman.
International cultural exchange brings Cabaret Comico 2014 to Society Cabaret at Hotel Rex Friday and Saturday, October 17-18, 2014
San Francisco’s version of Italy’s comic cabaret festival, From the Shaman to the Showman, returns this year with double the fun. Society Cabaret presents two different nights of the Bay Area’s funniest singers and songwriters performing original songs and comic numbers from musical theater in the 2014 edition of Cabaret Comico: A salute to comic singers and songwriters, hosted by G. Scott Lacy and Lua Hadar.
October 26, 2013 marked Chapter One of the international cultural exchange for the production of CABARET COMICO, a partnership of San Francisco’s SOCIETY CABARET with the Italian Centro Culturale Teatro Camuno, and their Festival Dallo Sciamano allo Showman (From the Shaman to the Showman), the cabaret festival of original comic songs and songwriters. The word ‘comic’ is key; in Italy all cabaret is comic.
WHO: San Francisco Bay’s Funniest Singers and Songwriters, Hosts: G.Scott Lacy and Lua Hadar WHAT: Cabaret Comico 2014, in partnership with Italian Comic Cabaret Festival Dallo Sciamano allo Showman WHERE: Society Cabaret at Hotel Rex Union Square, 562 Sutter St, San Francisco, CA 94102 WHEN: Two different shows, Friday and Saturday, October 17-18 at 8pm (doors at 7pm) WHY: Laughter is good for you HOW: Tickets at Ticketmaster http://bit.ly/1lX2JJ5 and by calling 415-857-1896
Friday Night Program, October 17, 2014, 8:00 PM Cabaret Comico: A Salute to Comic Singers and Songwriters. Special Guest Stars: Candace Forest, Paul Frantz, Diane Merlino, Nancy Schimmel, and Bobby Weinapple, Beth Wilmurt.
Saturday Night Program, October 18, 2014, 8:00 PM Cabaret Comico: A Salute to Comic Singers and Songwriters. Special Guest Stars: Marilyn Cooney, Bill Cooper, Barry Lloyd, Lauren Mayer, Darlene Popovic, and Ray Renati.
MORE INFORMATION: Now in it’s 11th year in Italy’s Valle Camonica, Dallo Sciamano allo Showman is a co-production of Centro Culturale Teatro Camuno and the renowned festival of original song and songwriters, Club Tenco. Featuring many stars as well as emerging artists, it has been covered by Italian National Television RAI. The Valle Camonica, in the Lombardy Region of northern Italy, boasts a UNESCO site of prehistoric rock carvings, which have greatly influenced local artists and scholars, among them festival producer Nini Giacomelli and her creative team, who see the performer as a kind of shaman, healing the audience through laughter.
Society Cabaret enters its second year of international co-production to expand last year’s 1-night pilot project to a 2-night event, with this year’s edition of Cabaret Comico. The star attraction at San Francisco’s Hotel Rex Union Square, Society Cabaret’s 75-seat house is a gem of a performance space, with sound, lights, a grand piano, cabaret tables, a full bar and a terrific kitchen. Society Cabaret’s four founding partners combine their individual artistic expertise to bring a cooperative vision to their thriving performance venue.
Lua Hadar’s New Performance Group is dedicated to deepening intercultural communication through the performing arts, arts education and exchange with the goal to bring an awareness of our common humanity to audiences and participants. New Performance Group has produced classes, performances, CDs, community events, international exchange and a DVD in its 20-year history. Nominated for an Independent Music Award, Lua Hadar is a vocalist, emcee and indie producer with a long history of performing both abroad (Italy, France, Thailand and more) and in New York and San Francisco, including at legendary North Beach music venues such as The Purple Onion, Peña Pachamama, Caffé Trieste and Jazz at Pearl’s.
Since 1987 Lua Hadar’s New Performance Group has maintained a cultural dialogue and collaboration with Nini Giacomell’s Centro Culturale Teatro Camuno. In partnership with G. Scott Lacy’s new Society Cabaret in San Francisco, they look forward to October 17-18, 2014 when an expanded version of CABARET COMICO will tickle San Francisco’s funny bone.
July 12, 2014 Bastille Day Show at Society Cabaret
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 3, 2014
To celebrate French Independence Day, Lua Hadar with Twist presents their popular French Music Hall show, C’est Magnifique! This Bastille-Day-with-a-Twist features, for the first time, the swing of Tom Bekeny’s jazz violin. Saturday, July 12 at 8pm (seating from 7pm) at Society Cabaret at the Hotel Rex Union Square, 562 Sutter Street, San Francisco. Tickets start at $30 (NO FEES) at Ticketmaster or http://www.societycabaret.com. Or call 415-857-1896. Full bar, great food.
More info at http://www.likeabridge.net and http://www.luahadar.com.
The show presents a variety of songs from the popular traditions of Paris, including those of the influential American songwriter, Cole Porter; hence the title C’est Magnifique!, a song from Cole Porter’s 1953 musical, Can-Can.
Tom Bekeny’s Stephane Grappelli-style swing brings a gypsy jazz color to the show, in a new twist for Twist.
French songs by Charles Trenet, Maxime LeForestier, Edith Piaf and Serge Gainsbourg round out the set list, and as ever, Lua’s humorous anecdotes provide her personalized bridge to the songs, whether you speak French or not.
Since its inception in 2007, Hadar’s band TWIST has developed a reputation for twisting the style of international standards, performing original numbers and presenting songs in different languages. Lua has charmed audiences from Yoshi’s Jazz Club to Bangkok’s Thailand Cultural Center to the Swan Bar in Paris, where, on a return engagement, she previewed C’est Magnifique! to an enthusiastic full house before bringing it to San Francisco’s Society Cabaret for its first run in November 2013.
Join us at Society Cabaret at the Hotel Rex Union Square, San Francisco to celebrate Bastille Day as Lua Hadar with Twist returns to present C’est Magnifique!. Parking is available at the Sutter-Stockton garage. Seating begins at 7pm for the 8pm show. A full bar and delicious menu are available at tables during the show, for a real cabaret experience.
Lua on French and English vocals, Music Director Jason Martineau on piano, Dan Feiszli on bass, Kelly Park on drums, and featuring Tom Bekeny on jazz violin.
Lua Hadar with Twist C’est Magnifique! Bastille with a Twist
Saturday July 12 at 8pm;
seating begins at 7pm
Society Cabaret at Hotel Rex
562 Sutter St, San Francisco, CA 94102 http://www.societycabaret.com
See video below from our November 2013 debut of “C’est Magnifique!” at San Francisco’s Society Cabaret. The July 12 show features the jazz violin of Tom Bekeny instead of the jazz accordion of David Miotke, for some swinging new twists.
Twist celebrates the iTunes and Google Play release of its concert film, Like A Bridge, with a live show at Feinstein's at the Hotel Nikko Union Square. When in Rome, Nov 10, 2016 at 8pm. http://tinyurl.com/Italian-Lua-Feinsteins
Lua Hadar with Twist performs Italian and American jukebox hits from the 1950s through the 80s in their new show, When in Rome. Info and Tickets at http://wheninrome.brownpapertickets.com
#Bastille Day party, Sat July 11, 8pm @Lua Hadar with Twist swinging cosmopolitan sounds @societycabaret tix http://bit.ly/1GAFDPU
See all the Italian Press for Cabaret Comico at http://www.luahadar.com/POP4_calendar_italianpress.html
October 17 and 18 - Society Cabaret hosts the second annual CABARET COMICO, a mini-festival of comic song and songwriters, in partnership with the Italian Festival Dallo Sciamano allo Showman (From the Shaman to the Showman). www.societycabaret.com Tickets: http://bit.ly/1lX2JJ5
July 12 at 8pm - One Night Only - Twist Celebrates Bastille Day with our French music hall show, C'est Magnifique!
Society Cabaret at Hotel Rex Union Square San Francisco. Tickets at http://www.ticketmaster.com/Lua-Hadar-tickets/artist/1911076 or call 415-857-1896. www.societycabaret.com
Feb 16, 2014 See our new video from the recent debut of our latest show, "C'est Magnifique" at Society Cabaret at the Hotel Rex Union Square, San Francisco http://bit.ly/N0pLxy
Nov 14-16th at 8m: Lua Hadar with Twist appear at the new Society Cabaret at the Hotel Rex Union Square San Francisco with the debut of their new French-English romp, C'est Magnifique. www.societycabaret.com
Yoshi's Oakland presents the Official DVD Release for the Indie Music Awards nominated Like A Bridge, Monday Sept.30 at 8pm. Tickets just $14 at http://yoshis.inticketing.com/evinfo.php?eventid=313056
Lua was a guest on KCSM's Desert Island Jazz on March 8 with Alisa Clancy. Click On the Air in the Menu bar on this website to hear the entire program. A dozen influential divas sing in several languages.
Lua Hadar with Twist appears live with Guest Star 14-year old singer-songwriter Josh Reinier on Feb.16 in Oakland. See Press Release for all the info and ticket buy link.
Like A Bridge Live Studio Concert DVD was given its premiere screening November 15, 2012 at the Balboa Theater in San Francisco.
The CD is for sale on iTunes and Amazon, and is receiving airplay from Maine to Alaska, and as far as Brazil.