Lua Hadar is a unique and original vocalist with a soaring range who interprets lyrics in several languages with a charming, swinging delivery.
A unique and original vocalist with a soaring range, Lua interprets an eclectic song list with a
charming, swinging delivery, as well as passionate commitment and humor. She has been
molded by cultural exchange experiences in places as diverse as Bali, Russia, Switzerland,
Japan, Thailand, France and Italy. Since its inception in 2007, Hadar’s band TWIST has
developed a reputation for twisting the style of international standards, performing original
numbers and expressing our common humanity through songs in 7 different languages. Lua
has charmed audiences at such noted jazz clubs as Yoshi’s and The Iridium to Bangkok’s
Thailand Cultural Center and the Swan Bar in Paris.
Lua Hadar with Twist performs international standards with a different 'twist' on style; they
also present both original and rarely performed songs, in several different languages.
English, French, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Japanese and Malagasy (the language of
Madagascar) are represented in the new recording, which uses the Bridge as a metaphor for
the connections we can make with each other to foster world unity and harmony. The CD
Like A Bridge, recorded at the same sessions with the DVD, is receiving critical acclaim and
airplay on over 100 radio stations, across the USA and in Canada, The Netherlands, Germany,
England and Brazil.
WHAT THE CRITICS ARE SAYING:
An effervescent swing, a dynamite range with passionate phrasing, Hadar is nothing if not
the consummate entertainer…incredibly intriguing hybrid … delightful world flavor … first
call band of international talent with an ability to reinvent tunes without disrespecting the
originals … A breath of fresh air at a time the world in general and music specifically are in
dire need. A true winner! -– Brent Black, Critical Jazz
There is a strong sense of timeliness throughout the album, thanks to the various languages
it feels like one is drifting around the world. Lua Hadar brings out the inherent dramatic
essence in all these songs and I imagine a live performance will be quite something to
behold. - John M. Peters, The Borderland, UK
… a wave of sonic bliss… - Jeffrey Siegel, Straight No Chaser Jazz Show
Singing in seven different languages, Lua Hadar's rich voice and strong, commanding
presence and overall musicality transcend language barriers… pure pleasure in listening to
her magnetic power… compelling confident vocals… intriguing instrumental work… great
variety and power… certainly beautiful and often hypnotic.
- Rob Lester, Talkin’ Broadway – Sound Advice