Lua Hadar sings her own brand of cosmopolitan jazz influenced by pop, funk, Latin and international cabaret. A unique and original vocalist with a soaring range, Lua interprets lyrics in several languages with a charming, swinging delivery, as well as passionate commitment and humor. She has appeared at Yoshi’s Oakland, The Fairmont Hotel, The Palace of the Legion of Honor, San Francisco’s Rrazz Room, The Plush Room and Jazz at Pearl’s, New York’s Iridium Jazz Club and Cornelia Street Café, the Swan Bar in Paris, Theatre Les Tisserands in Lille, France, and at the Bangkok International Festival of Dance and Music.
Hadar’s 2012 performances at Somethin’ Jazz Club in New York City and The Jazzschool in Berkeley, California, released her 3rd CD, Like A Bridge, recorded at Fantasy Studios. The band previewed its DVD, Like A Bridge, on the big screen at the historic Balboa Theater in San Francisco.
A multi-lingual vocalist and actor, a teaching artist and an independent producer, she has a lifelong commitment to cultural exchange and has enjoyed collaborations in Bali, France, Italy, Japan, Russia, Switzerland and Thailand. The mission of her band, TWIST, is to foster world harmony through music and language.
The top international musicians of Twist are: 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. Our new recording, Like A Bridge also features guest artists Dave Miotke on jazz accordion, Emil Miland on cello, Fumiko Ozawa on koto, and Gideon Bendile with the Kalahari Experience Zulu Choir.
Name: Lua Hadar
Lives in: San Francisco, California
Occupation: Singer and Voice Artist
Unique traits: comic timing, character voices, speak/sing several foreign languages, very good with children