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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

‘C’est Magnifique’ opens at Society Cabaret, Hotel Rex Union Square

Direct from a sellout in Paris, ‘C’est Magnifique’ makes its USA debut at Society Cabaret at the Hotel Rex, Thursday through Saturday, Nov.14-16 at 8pm. This retro floor show features the cosmopolitan jazz ensemble Twist, with Lua Hadar on French … Continue reading

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Twist releases award-nominated DVD at Yoshi’s Sept 30

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: Fresh … Continue reading

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Chez Georges Paris spins our CD with live appearance June 28, Friday, 7:30pm

FLASH: FRIDAY JUNE 28 AT 7:30 PM: Underground World Music Wine Bar and Dance Club, Chez Georges, hosts Lua live as DJ Jeff spins the new CD, Like A Bridge. 11 rue des Canettes, 75006 Paris. Ph 01 43 26 … Continue reading

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One Night Only: June 29, 2013 at the Swan Bar of Montparnasse

Lua previews her new show, C’est Magnifique, with Sheldon Forrest on piano and Albin Suffys on bass.

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Lua Hadar returns to Paris’ Swan Bar, Sat. June 29

June 29, 2013 at 7:30pm One Night Only Lua Hadar returns to the Swan Bar with the preview of her new show: C’est Magnifique A love affair in any language With Sheldon Forrest on piano and Albin Suffys on bass … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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March 8 show with Alisa Clancy now available to hear Go to our On the Air page to hear the entire 1 hour Desert Island broadcast with Alisa Clancy on KCSM. Click here for the list of what I played – a Dozen Divas for International Women’s Day.

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Pop Culture Classics – Celebrating the Icons of Pop Culture, 2/11/13

Pop Culture Classics – Celebrating the Icons of Pop Culture, 2/11/13, Pop Culture Classics’ Recommended CDs, DVDs and Books, by Paul Freeman. LUA HADAR WITH TWIST – “LIKE A BRIDGE” – The San Francisco artist builds musical bridges across all … Continue reading

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Lua Hadar gives cosmopolitan jazz a twist for Musically Minded Academy

NATIONAL EXAMINER by Carol Banks Weber

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Something’s Coming this Saturday night at the Musically Minded Academy in Oakland

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