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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. 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 Facebook Twitter @luahadar Youtube Like A Bridge Website and Blog: Lua’s Voyager Project iTunes

Lua Hadar with Twist Celebrates Release of their Concert Film with live show at Feinstein’s

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 … Continue reading

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WHEN IN ROME stars Lua Hadar with Twist

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 … Continue reading

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Lua ‘getting downright existential with while getting jazzed about her upcoming Bastille Day celebration’

@CBWJazzExaminer Carol Banks Weber asks @LuaHadar the deep questions in this interview on LH: ‘No matter what the language and whether it is samba or swing, we are one world, one humanity. If I can bring out this one … Continue reading

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Twist swings it in French for Bastille Day encore performance at Society Cabaret Hotel Rex Union Square

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, … Continue reading

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Join us March 29 for a 10-Year Jubliee

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 … Continue reading

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Like A Bridge DVD News

The Like A Bridge DVD is for sale at all live Lua Hadar with Twist shows. In 2015 the Like A Bridge Live Studio Concert will be available for purchase as a digital download that you can keep. We will … Continue reading

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Cabaret Comico 2014 Makes a Hit!

The 2014 production of Cabaret Comico expanded to two nights and a dozen guest artists, with the enthusiastic attendance of San Francisco’s Italian Consul General. See the Italian Press at:

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What’s up next?

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. … Continue reading

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Twist to celebrate Bastille Day with French swing jazz at Society Cabaret

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 3, 2014 San Francisco 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. … Continue reading

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Footage from our new show “C’est Magnifique” in its debut at Society Cabaret San Francisco, November 2013

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