Yoshi’s presents Lua Hadar and her Cosmopolitan Jazz Ensemble, TWIST, with the Official Release of their Indie Music Award-nominated DVD, “Like A Bridge.” Live on stage at Yoshi’s Oakland, Monday, Sept. 30 at 8pm
San Francisco, August 21, 2013:
Lua Hadar with Twist
Fresh from a success in Paris, Lua Hadar brings her cosmopolitan jazz ensemble Twist back to Yoshi’s Oakland to celebrate the Official Release of their DVD, Like A Bridge. A 70-minute Live Studio Concert directed by Emmy award-winner Lawrence Jordan, Like a Bridge
was shot at the legendary Fantasy Studios in Berkeley, and was nominated in the Long Form Video Category by the Independent Music Awards. On September 30, clips from the DVD will be shown on Yoshi’s new screen as the band rolls out some fresh new tunes live on stage. Music Director Jason Martineau on piano, Dan Feiszli on bass, Celso Alberti on drums, Ian Dogole on Global Percussion, Larry De La Cruz on reeds, and Hadar on vocals in seven languages.
“Why do I sing such an eclectic song list?” Hadar asks.“I want the audience to get the feeling that humanity shares common struggles and joys, that we are all united. As a group, these songs in languages of five continents are bridges from us to our audience. We hope that we can each be to one another ‘like a bridge.’”
Lua Hadar with Twist, Official DVD Release of Like A Bridge, Monday, Sept. 30 at 8pm. Yoshi’s Jazz Club and Japanese Restaurant, 510 Embarcadero West, Jack London Square, Oakland CA 94607. Phone 510-238-9200. Tickets $14. http://www.yoshis.com/oakland/jazzclub/artist/show/3515
Media representatives may obtain a review copy of Like a Bridge CD or DVD by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org.
DVD Trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AQQmh7j-XRc
Hi res photo downloads: http://www.luahadar.com/downloads.html
Photo Credit for band collage (above): Jack Schow; Graphics: Martineau Arts
Websites: http://www.luahadar.com; http://www.likeabridge.net
Press Kit: http://bit.ly/LikeABridgeCDPressKit
Emmy-winning Director Lawrence Jordan: http://bit.ly/LawrenceJordanIMDB
TWEET: Yoshi’s Oakland presents Lua Hadar with Twist Official DVD Release Sept 30, 8pm, $14.http://www.yoshis.com/oakland/jazzclub/artist/show/3515
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. 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
Like A Bridge Website and Blog: likeabridge.net
Lua’s Voyager Project https://luahadarvoyager.wordpress.com
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