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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 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 Voyager Project https://luahadarvoyager.wordpress.com iTunes http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/siboney/id285051379?i=285051809&ign-mpt=uo=6

14-year old Josh Reinier with original song – in rehearsal for Feb 16 Concert

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Lua Hadar with Twist perform a live concert of cosmopolitan jazz Feb.16 in Oakland with guest 14-year old songwriter Josh Reinier

Fresh from the acclaimed release of their new CD and DVD, Like A Bridge, world jazz ensemble LUA HADAR with TWIST presents a family-friendly concert of cosmopolitan jazz. The concert will feature songs from around the world as well as … Continue reading

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Footage from Like A Bridge Premiere Night – Balboa Theater – Lua Hadar with her global jazz band Twist

November 15, 2012, San Francisco’s Historic Balboa Theater hosted the premiere screening of the new music movie, Like A Bridge, and its accompanying documentary, Building Bridges. The event, classic with searchlight, limo and crowd was a huge success with rocking … Continue reading

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Like A Bridge reviewed by Rotcod Zzaj at Improvijazzation Nation

Lua Hadar (with Twist) – LIKE A BRIDGE: Lua’s vocals are just as attractive and alluring as my first encounter with her music back in issue # 86. She totally understand that “laid-back thing”, as evidenced on the opener, “Bridge … Continue reading

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Global jazz takes the spotlight – National Jazz music – Examiner.com

by Carol Banks Weber When vocalist and executive producer Lua Hadar sets her mind on something, she goes global. The vocalist went global recently on her TWIST band’s new CD/DVD, “Like A Bridge.” …A world-traveled jazz vocalist, Hadar constantly seeks … Continue reading

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Like A Bridge reviewed on All About Jazz, by Geannine Reid 10/25/12

… a bold, worldly musical venture… Hadar’s grasp of various languages and vernaculars is vast, singing in English, French, Spanish, Japanese, Portuguese, Italian and Malagasy. What is more impressive is her command of each of the seven dialects’ dictions and … Continue reading

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Like A Bridge Movie Trailer

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TWIST goes to the movies – November 15 at the Historic Balboa Theater!!

Join us for the World Premiere of our Live Studio Concert movie LUA HADAR with TWIST: Like A Bridge and the documentary, Building Bridges Thursday, Nov. 15 at 7:30pm, Balboa Theater Tickets $10. Wine reception & DVD signing 3630 Balboa … Continue reading

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Cabaret Scenes Magazine Likes Like A Bridge

Hadar and the band bring a jazzy world beat to the local classics. One doesn’t need to know the language to enjoy the spirit embodied in the music here. – Steve Murray, Cabaret Scenes. The full review is printed in … Continue reading

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We have impressed Mr. Groomes at O’s Place

Lua Hadar is a multilingual vocalist with deep warm tones. She sings a set of ten popular and Latin classics. Hadar flows through lyrics in French, Portuguese, Japanese, Spanish, Italian and English imparting the local accent in each case. She … Continue reading

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