Following her November sell-out, and before heading off to performances at New York’s landmark Cornelia Street Café, internationally acclaimed jazz vocalist Lua Hadar returns to San Francisco’s Bliss Bar, in Larry Vuckovich’s Sunday Afternoon Jazz Series: The Art of the Duo. Hadar performs three sets of internationally-flavored jazz from her “jazz without borders” songlist, including her signature French tunes, with TWIST’s Music Director Jason Martineau on piano and Dan Feiszli on bass. With a Paris jazz bistro-cave atmosphere, full bar, light food and cozy fireplace, The Bliss Bar is one of the jewels of San Francisco’s Noe Valley neighborhood. Sunday, January 31, from 4:30-7:30 pm, $10 cash cover. Bliss Bar, 4026 24th Street, San Francisco. (415) 826-6200. Free Parking (Radio Shack lot).
Multi-lingual and multi-talented, Lua Hadar has performed as a singer and actor since her New York childhood. After 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 spiced with 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 in Italy, where she performed on tour for five years. Her fascination with world cultures is reflected in the sophisticated song choices for her band, TWIST, in the development of their signature “jazz without borders.”
A unique and original vocalist with a soaring range, Lua interprets lyrics in several languages with a charming, swinging delivery. Michael Arens of Jazz Germany says “…She makes the other side of the world seem a stone’s throw away.” Her Paris debut in July 2009 came on the heels of the successful New York release of her latest CD, Lua Hadar with TWIST, at Broadway’s famed Iridium Jazz Club (“…stunning…sheer beauty… she rocked!” – Cabaret Scenes, NYC) and her band’s international debut at the Bangkok International Festival of Dance & Music.
Her CD has garnered raves from around the world, (“…vivacious brand of jazz…inspired…swinging…cool” – Luna Kafé, Sweden; “…seductive… polished vocal phrasing… irresistible” – Blast Radio 1386, UK) as well as Radio Top 10 Ratings in the USA. She has appeared at The Fairmont Hotel, The Palace of the Legion of Honor, Anna’s Jazz Island, The Plush Room, Jazz at Pearl’s, and her sold-out September 2009 appearance with her band, TWIST, at San Francisco’s Rrazz Room debuted her new show, French Connection, to raves. (“…seamlessly bridges the culture gap … superb… creates the sound and atmosphere of a Paris music hall…” – Cabaret Scenes, San Francisco; the SF Examiner called French Connection “part of her worldly charm.”)
Lua Hadar with TWIST performs at New York City’s Cornelia Street Café on Saturday April 24 with two shows at 9 pm and 10:30 pm. Proclaimed “a culinary as well as a cultural landmark” by the City of New York, the club has become a cultural and intellectual focal point since its establishment in 1977. The Cornelia Street Café has played host to a wildly diverse assortment of writers, musicians, and artists. Playwright Eve Ensler debuted “The Vagina Monologues” there, and Suzanne Vega played some of her first gigs in the performance space that will host Lua Hadar with TWIST in April.
WHO: Vocalist Lua Hadar with Jason Martineau on piano and Dan Feiszli on bass
WHAT: Sunday Afternoon Jazz Series: The Art of the Duo
WHEN: Sunday, January 31, from 4:30-7:30 pm
WHERE: Bliss Bar, 4026 24th Street, San Francisco, CA 94114. Free Parking.
PHONE: (415) 826-6200.
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