Straight No Chaser Podcast Featuring LUA HADAR with TWIST

… One of two relatively new releases that covered Bridge Over Troubled Water comes from Lua Hadar wIth the band TWIST, on an album called Like A Bridge. This one is definitely a world beat approach to Bridge Over Troubled Water, so instead of going for that traditional gospel sound, they’ve sort of ditched that and pianist and arranger Jason Martineau has really done a good job in giving something totally different. I think you’ll enjoy Lua Hadar’s voice and especially some of the solos by horn player Larry De La Cruz….Yes one of the really great things about music, jazz in particular, is that creative individuals can find a way to take material, whether the material is average or exceptional, such as the song Bridge Over Troubled Water, and turn it into something that is very uniquely theirs… jazz explorations that some of our best musicians do today.

CLICK THE LINK TO HEAR THE ENTIRE PODCAST, which includes examples of Bridge Over Troubled Water by Paul Simon, Aretha Franklin, Matt Wilson, and more, including Lua Hadar with TWIST.

About luahadar

LUA HADAR BIO Lua Hadar is a multi-lingual vocalist and actor, a teaching artist and an independent producer. She has a lifelong commitment to cultural exchange and has been inspired by collaborations in Bali, France, Italy, Japan, Russia, Switzerland and Thailand. The mission of her band, Twist, is to give audiences a sense of their common humanity. Lua has performed as a singer and actor since her New York childhood. Graduating summa cum laude with a B.A. in Theatre Performance, Lua attended the celebrated Neighborhood Playhouse School of the Theatre and The Dalcroze School of Music, also studying with Metropolitan Opera coach, Joan Dornemann. She also holds teaching credentials and an M.A. in Education. Lua Hadar sings her own brand of cosmopolitan jazz influenced by pop, funk, folk, Latin and international cabaret. Instantly accessible and truly exotic, she has been molded by diverse international experiences. Her fascination with world cultures is reflected in the sophisticated song choices for her band, Twist. Hadar has charmed audiences from New York's Iridium Jazz Club to Bangkok's Thailand Cultural Center to the Swan Bar in Paris. She has performed numerous times at San Francisco's legendary Fairmont Hotel, as well as The Plush Room, The Rrazz Room, Jazz at Pearl's, Society Cabaret at Hotel Rex, Yoshi's Jazz Club and Feinstein's at the Nikko (Nov 2016). In addition to the Iridium, New York audiences have welcomed her home at Somethin' Jazz Club and the Cornelia Street Café in Greenwich Village. Lua performed in Italy, Spain, Switzerland, and North America during her 5-year residency as an actor and singer with two Italian theater companies. She has been an Italophile since she can remember, living in Italy several years while touring as a performer, becoming fluent in the language and falling in love with all things Italian. Hadar delivers Master Classes in interpretation and style on The Great American Songbook, part of her heritage as a native New Yorker and daughter of a musician. Her San Francisco-based Studio NPG has offered professional development for performing artists and salon concerts and events for the community, featuring teaching artists such as Broadway-TV-film star, Faith Prince, among others. OFFICIAL WEBSITE http://luahadar.com Facebook https://www.facebook.com/Lua.Hadar.with.TWIST Twitter @luahadar Youtube http://www.youtube.com/luahadar Like A Bridge Website and Blog: likeabridge.net Lua’s Blog http://www.luahadar.wordpress.com iTunes http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/siboney/id285051379?i=285051809&ign-mpt=uo=6
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