Lua Hadar returns from international debut in Bangkok
San Francisco world jazz vocalist Lua Hadar returns from a triumphant international debut at the Bangkok 10th International Festival of Dance and Music with her sophisticated high-energy band, Twist, to perform a homecoming concert at Angelica's Bistro in Redwood City. This comes on the heels of the successful release of her latest CD, Lua Hadar with TWIST, at New York's famed Iridium Jazz Club. A unique and original vocalist with a soaring range, Hadar interprets lyrics in several languages with a charming, swinging delivery. TWIST plays its own brand of "jazz without borders, " spiced with elements of Latin, pop, funk, and international cabaret. Saturday, December 6, two shows at 7:30 and 9:15 PM.
Lua Hadar moves from stage to cabaret to jazz club with effervescent ease. A native New Yorker, from a musical family, Lua Hadar has performed as an actor and singer all her life. Her love for The Great American Songbook, begun in her New York childhood, mixes with her passion for world cultures, so 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.
For 10 years, Lua Hadar led teams of teachers and hundreds of students to create original stage productions in Garfield and John Gill Elementary Performing Arts Magnet Schools in Redwood City.
New York critic Joe Regan Jr. wrote about the May 10th release 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, Abbe Lane, at her peak. The evening was pure pleasure!"
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