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full_band_montage_horizonal_loresNEWS FLASH: Twist’s Concert Film, Like A Bridge goes live on iTunes and Google Play in September 2016.




LIKE A BRIDGE concert film on iTunes, live Sept 19, 2016

LIKE A BRIDGE concert film on Google Play

When in Rome 2016 Postcard WEBWhen in Rome: Songs of the “La Dolce Vita” Era
Starring Lua Hadar with Twist
Thursday, Nov. 10, 2016 at 8pm
Feinstein’s at the Nikko Hotel Union Square
222 Mason Street, San Francisco 94102
Phone: 415-394-1188

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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 and more, including such favorites as Arrivederci Roma, Al di là, Volare and of course When in Rome. Italian and English Vocals: Lua Hadar; Piano: Jason Martineau; Bass: Dan Feiszli; Drums: Kelly Park

Friday, June 17, 2016 at 7:30pm at The Italian Cultural Institute of San Francisco
(Istituto Italiano di Cultura di San Francisco)
Opera Plaza, 601 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94102
Doors at 7:00. Wine will be available.

Tickets $20 in advance and more info at Brown Paper Tickets
or call 1-800-838-3006.Tickets at the door $25.
Students/Members at The Italian Cultural Institute may purchase advance tickets for $15 with a password obtainable from The Institute.

BastilleDay2015 Postcard LORESBASTILLE 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, the show includes a variety of songs from the popular traditions of Paris. Lua’s fun and quirky stories give a personalized bridge to the songs, whether you speak French or not. Lua Hadar: French and English vocals, Jason Martineau: piano, Dan Feiszli: bass, Kelly Park: drums and featuring Dave Sturdevant on guitar and harmonica. TICKETS $25-45 (no fees) at  or by Phone at 415-857-1896.
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AXS.COM “Better to be Understood than Glorified” Carol Banks Weber quotes Lua and 6 other independent artists.

Carol Banks Weber in National talks about our Independent Music Awards nomination in a feature article with lots of photos.

French documentary filmmaker Christian Jeunet interviews Lua

French documentary filmmaker Christian Jeunet interviews Lua

Lua was interviewed by French documentary filmmaker Christian Jeunet for his full-length feature San Francisco Beyond the Postcard.

Lua Hadar with Twist: C'est Magnifique

Lua Hadar with Twist: C’est Magnifique

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 and English vocals, You’ll feel like you’re in a French Music Hall or a black and white movie. Full bar and delicious small plates available. The Hotel Rex is San Francisco’s answer to New York’s famous literary and cultural hangout, the Algonquin Hotel.

Music Director Jason Martineau on piano, Dan Feiszli on bass, Kelly Park on drums and featuring jazz accordionist David Miotke.

Hotel Rex Union Square, 562 Sutter Street, San Francisco, California 94102. There are a limited number of General admission $20 seats on sale now, while they last. Prime seating tickets are $45. No booking fees!!
Direct ticket link:

YOSHI’S presents the Official DVD Release of “Like A Bridge”
Monday, Sept 30 at 8pm

Yoshi’s Oakland
510 Embarcadero West
Jack London Square
Oakland, CA 94607
Phone: 510.238.9200
TICKETS just $14
See clips from the Indie Music Awards-nominated DVD on Yoshi’s new screen as the band rolls out new tunes live on stage. Lua on vocals, Jason Martineau on piano, Dan Feiszli on bass, Celso Alberti on drums, Ian Dogole on percussion and Larry De La Cruz on reeds.

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 79 15. METRO: Mabillon, Saint-Germain-des-Prés or Saint-Sulpice

Next Live Show in Paris!

with Sheldon Forrest on piano and Albin Suffys on bass.

with Sheldon Forrest on piano and Albin Suffys on bass.

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
featuring Cole Porter, famous French songs and an international love tour

« C’est Magnifique » Lua Hadar, Sheldon Forrest et Albin Suffys rendent hommage à Cole Porter, ainsi qu’à la chanson française et internationale, au Swan Bar.

With Sheldon Forrest on piano and Albin Suffys on bass
5 Euros cover; full bar and small plates available
Swan Bar
165, Bd du Montparnasse 
75006 Paris
Tél.: 01 44 27 05 84
Métros: Raspail – Vavin 
RER: Port Royal

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

We are thrilled to announce our nomination by the Independent Music Awards for our Live Studio Concert, Like A Bridge, in the long form video category. See our page and vote for us at

Gratitude to our Fans and Ground Team for the super time we had at the November 15 Movie Premiere of our Live Studio Concert LIKE A BRIDGE and bonus feature BUILDING BRIDGES at the historic Balboa Theater in San Francisco. Here’s a video of the evening!

The CD is receiving airplay on over 100 stations across the country and abroad. The reviews keep coming in. Electronic Press Kit

All About Jazz review 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 supple inflections within the musical selections, and her phrasing of each melodic line…a bridge of musical delight that makes a truly global journey, introducing sounds from across the beautiful palette of diversity.

Straight No Chaser 8/4/2012, Podcast by Jeffrey Siegel. Hadar and her band take a decidedly global approach to reinventing tunes without losing the spirit originals. Martineau takes a world beat approach to “Bridge”, and Hadar glides through the song on a wave of sonic bliss, sparked by solos from horn player Larry De La Cruz.

The Borderland, UK – 8/3/2012, CD Review by John M. Peters
There is a strong sense of timeliness throughout the album, thanks to the various languages it feels like one is drifting around the world. Lua Hadar brings out the inherent dramatic essence in all these songs and I imagine a live performance will be quite something to behold.

Talkin’ Broadway – Sound Advice, 7/26/2012, CD Review by Rob Lester – “Singing in seven different languages, Lua Hadar’s rich voice and strong, commanding presence and overall musicality transcend language barriers… pure pleasure in listening to her magnetic power… compelling confident vocals… intriguing instrumental work… great variety and power… certainly beautiful and often hypnotic.”

Midwest Record – Entertainment Reviews, News and Views, 7/13/2012
…she and the band nail it live in the studio…sophisticated…another fine example of adult chill.

Critical Jazz – July 12 – A review just in by Brent Black of Critical Jazz: …incredibly intriguing hybrid of say cosmopolitan jazz with some delightful world flavor …An effervescent swing, a dynamite range with passionate phrasing, Hadar is nothing if not the consummate entertainer… first call band of international talent with an innate gift of swing and the ability to reinvent tunes without disrespecting the originals or themselves…extreme talent and delightfully entertaining… A breath of fresh air at a time the world in general and music specifically are in dire need. A true winner! Full review

Times Square Chronicles …impressive…brilliant… an international group of superb musicians …an extraordinary achievement… Full Review

In the first week that the Like A Bridge CD was released to radio stations around the country it made #1 on the Top Jazz Ad Charts, and is receiving airplay from Maine to Alaska.

The Like A Bridge CD is available on iTunes, at Amazon, CD Baby, and with most online vendors.

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