Born: June 21 Primary Instrument: Vocalist
Multi-lingual and multi-talented, LUA HADAR 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.
Lua sings jazz influenced by pop, funk, latin and international cabaret. Instantly accessible and truly exotic, this Broadway- influenced performer has been molded by exchange experiences in places as diverse as Bali, Russia, Switzerland, Japan, Thailand, France and Italy. Her fascination with world cultures is reflected in the sophisticated song choices for her band, TWIST, in their signature “jazz without borders.” ...
She makes the other side of the world seem just a stone’s throw away… - Michael Arens, Jazz Dimensions, Germany
This review only needs one word really �� WOW! … Hadar spreads a rainbow of passion across the musical landscape… fire power spicier than any dish in a local cabana… simply amazing. - J. Edward Sumearu, The Metro Spirit, Augusta, Georgia.
- … a stunning evening…sheer beauty… she rocked… her physical presence and body language remind one of the great Latin, Abbe Lane, at her peak…pure pleasure! - Joe Regan Jr. Cabaret Scenes Magazine, New York City
…a real vocalist with some long range and power…Clear and vibrant…beautiful… - Ray Redmond, Jazz USA
…seamlessly bridges the culture gap with her delightful and thoughtful new show…Her beautiful mezzo soprano combined with a superb collection of musicians creates the sound and atmosphere of a Paris music hall… I felt I understood the content without speaking French… - Steve Murray, Cabaret Scenes, San Francisco
The “French Connection” is a part of her worldly charm. �� Carol Banks Weber, Examiner.com
…astounding command of [her] voice…her name should be spotlighted worldwide. - Nicolo Furmankiewicz, Department of Virtuosity Magazine, Warsaw, Poland
…vivacious brand of jazz…inspired…swinging…cool - Luna Kafé, Sweden
…seductive… polished vocal phrasing… irresistible - Blast Radio 1386, UK
…a rich and sophisticated mixture. - John M. Peters, The Borderland Magazine, UK
A sexy lady from New York who swings it internationally. It’s a high-octane release, something new and unexpected. - Chris Spector, Midwest Record Recap, Lake Zurich, Illinois
…instantly accessible and truly exotic. - LMNOP Magazine. Chattanooga, Tennessee
…elegance and dignity… a mix of funkiness, sultry, art song, jazz, and Latin… - Rob Lester, Sound Advice, New York City
…well-crafted jazz with high soulfulness and spirit… - Rotcod Zzaj, Improvijazzation Nation, Hawaii
…a sultry voice with hints of Piaf…. �� Albert Goodwyn, San Francisco Bay Times
…able to make the familiar sound fresh… - Les Traub, Cabaret Scenes, Los Angeles
…beautiful...truly original... - Enrico de Angelis, L’Arena, Verona, Italy
It's about Time
Personnel: Lua Hadar: vocals; Jason Martineau: piano; John Wiitala: bass; Dave Rokeach: drums.
with The Kitchenettes
Dining at the Banquet
Personnel: with The Kitchenettes:Lua Hadar, Linda Kosut, Eryka Raines: vocals; Barry Lloyd: piano; Mike Bacile: bass; Ron Marabuto: drums
As A Side Musician
Dallo Sciamano allo Showman - Festival della Canzone d'Autore Umoristica
Bravo Records - A La Bianca Group
Tracks: 2 and 9
Personnel: with The KitchenettesLua Hadar, Linda Kosut, Eryka Raines: vocals; Barry Lloyd: piano; Mike Bacile: bass; Ron Marabuto: drums
New Performance Group
Personnel: Lua Hadar: vocals; Sheldon Forrest: piano
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San Francisco, CA
Willing to teach:
Credentialed teacher. Teach Master Classes in vocal performance at the microphone. All levels. Private studio, San Francisco, CA. Students perform in public shows at local clubs. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information and schedule. www.newperformancegroup.net
Interpretation, stye, audience contact and mic technique with the Great American Songbook.