Lua Hadar performs at Swan Bar in Paris
San Francisco world jazz vocalist Lua Hadar makes a featured concert appearance with New York pianist Sheldon Forrest at The Swan Bar in Paris, France. This Paris debut comes on the heels of the successful release of her latest CD, Lua Hadar with Twist, at New York's famed Iridium Jazz Club, and her band's international debut at the Bangkok 10th International Festival of Dance and Music. "
It's a particular thrill for me to be performing in Paris, with my dear friend and longtime musical associate, Sheldon Forrest, " says Hadar. "I've been passionate about cultural diplomacy my whole life. When performing abroad, we really have a chance to make a positive person-to-person impact on international relations. It's a wonderful privilege." A unique and original vocalist with a soaring range, Hadar interprets lyrics in several languages with a charming, swinging delivery. The concert will present American jazz, international standards and a few surprises. Saturday, July 25 at 9:30 PM, Swan Bar, 165 Boulevard du Montparnasse, 75006 Paris.
Instantly accessible and truly exotic, Lua moves from stage to cabaret to jazz club with effervescent ease. A native New Yorker, from a musical family, Lua Hadar has performed as a singer and actor all her life. Her experiences in cultural diplomacy have taken her to places as diverse as Bali, Russia, Switzerland, Thailand, Japan and Italy. Her love for The Great American Songbook, the soundtrack of her New York childhood, mixes with her passion for world cultures, so both jazz club and concert audiences enjoy an eclectic mix of grooves and languages from the familiar to the exotic, but always with Lua's fresh twist.
New York critic Joe Regan Jr. wrote about her performance at New York's Iridium Jazz Club: - "a stunning evening - sheer beauty - every selection was dramatically on the nose - she rocked - her physical presence and body language remind one of the great Latin [performer], Abbe Lane, at her peak. The evening was pure pleasure!"
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