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 enjoyed collaborations in Bali, France, Italy, Japan, Russia, Switzerland and Thailand. The mission of her band, TWIST, is to awaken audiences to their common humanity through music.
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 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 & Music, and Yoshi's Jazz Club in Oakland, CA. Lua produced and hosted the 'Cabaret Comico' Festival in San Francisco from 2013-2015, featuring about 30 local comic singers and songwriters over the three years of the Festival.. She has performed in Italian for a San Francisco Symphony Benefit and in French for the Robert Mondavi Winery in Napa County, CA.
Hadar delivers Master Classes in interpretation and style of The Great American Songbook, part of her heritage as a native New Yorker and daughter of a musician. Most recently, her Master Class was given in Lille, France, in collaboration with pianist Dave Austin and French bassist Albin Suffys. Lua's San Francisco-based Studio NPG has provided professional development for performing artists, salon concerts, and community events , featuring teaching artists such as Broadway-TV-film star, Faith Prince, among others.
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