Like A Bridge DVD nominated for Indie Music Award

Congratulations to the band, artistic team and crew!! You rock!!

Lua Hadar with Twist nominated for 12th Independent Music Awards
More Than 300 Self-Released & Independent Label Artists Nominated from thousands of submissions worldwide

For Immediate Release

San Francisco, April 10, 2013 – Cosmopolitan jazz ensemble LUA HADAR with TWIST of San Francisco, California joins more than 300 exceptional self-released and independent label artists, as well as former major label acts named by Music Resource Group (MRG) as Nominees in The 12th Independent Music Awards (The IMAs), the influential awards program for independent bands and fans.

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Like A Bridge DVD has been nominated in the Long Form Video category.

Celebrating the democracy of creativity and meritocracy of talent, The Independent Music Awards honor exceptional independent artists traditionally ignored by mainstream media and big box retailers.

Lua Hadar with Twist is nominated among an eclectic mix of established artists and artists on the rise including Omar Sosa, Ben Kweller, Band Of Skulls, Bright Eyes, Langhorne Slim & The Law, Killer Mike, Paper Lions, Sarah Cheng-De Winne and The Congregation, among many other deserving artists whose recordings were released during the 12th IMA program eligibility period.

Representing the broad spectrum of today’s global independent music scene, the Nominees in over 80 Album, Song, Music Video and Design categories were culled from thousands of submissions from North America, South America, Asia, Africa, Australia, Greenland and Europe.

Winners will be determined by a panel of influential artist and industry judges including Tom Waits and Kathleen Brennan, Ziggy Marley, Suzanne Vega, Meshell Ndegeocello, Del McCoury, Pete Wentz, Shelby Lynne, G. Love, Jim Lauderdale, McCoy Tyner, Brandi Carlile, John Medeski & Chris Wood (Medeski, Martin & Wood), Judy Collins, Raul Midon, Andrea Marcovicci, “Weird Al” Yankovic, Bernie Worrell, Jeremy Taggart, Toots Hibbert, Dennis Diken, Joel Madden, Arturo Sandoval, Jonatha Brooke, Alan Light (Live From The Artists Den), Terry McBride (Nettwerk Music Group), Kevin Lyman (Vans Warped Tour), Jason Olaine (Jazz at Lincoln Center), Anthony DeCurtis (Rolling Stone), Dan Storper (Putumayo World Music, Bob Ludwig (Gateway Mastering), Bruce Iglauer (Alligator Records) and others.

The results will be announced in May, 2013.

In addition to industry-determined Winners, music fans from around the world have until Friday, July 19, 2013 to cast their votes at The IMA Vox Pop Jukebox (http://www.independentmusicawards.com/imanominee/12th) to determine the fan-selected program winners.

Members of global jazz ensemble Lua Hadar with Twist with their new DVD, Like A Bridge

Candace Forest, Lua Hadar, Larry De La Cruz, Fumiko Ozawa, Ian Dogole, Dan Feiszli, Celso Alberti, Emil Miland, Jason Martineau

Hadar says, “We’re thrilled and honored at this nomination always grateful for the support of our fans, friends and family. The judges will choose in May but The People have a voice, too, and a popular vote. If fans would like to show their support they can do so by voting for us in the Long Form Video category at IMA Vox Pop Jukebox at this special link: http://www.independentmusicawards.com/imanominee/12th/Video/Long-Form.”

The Independent Music Award Winners will be promoted to nearly 1 billion music fans worldwide. Details and complete list of Nominees and Judges available at TheIndependentMusicAwards.com

Contact: Jude Folkman
Music Resource Group
jude@IndependentMusicAwards.com
973-767-1811

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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