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Lua is at work on a new project. Read her Nomad Notes blog and follow her progress at Lua Hadar Voyager.



 

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International vocalist Lua Hadar and her jazz trio perform their new hit show, When in Rome: Songs of the “La Dolce Vita” Era. Originally produced in conjunction with The Italian Cultural Institute of San Francisco, the show features popular Italian and American hits by Ennio Morricone, Nino Rota, Luigi Tenco, Henry Mancini, Domenico Modugno and more, including such favorites as Arrivederci Roma, Al di là, Volare and of course When in Rome.

Italian and English Vocals: Lua Hadar, Piano: Jason Martineau, Bass: Dan Feiszli, Drums: Kelly Park

When in Rome – Songs of the ‘La Dolce Vita’ Era
Thursday, November 10, 2016 at 8pm

Feinstein’s at the Hotel Nikko

222 Mason Street, San Francisco, CA 94102
www.feinsteinsatthenikko.com



International vocalist Lua Hadar and her jazz trio perform Italian and American jukebox hits from the 1950s to '80s in their new show, "When in Rome." Produced by New Performance Group and The Italian Institute of Culture at the Institute's new Opera Plaza location (San Francisco Civic Center), the show features popular Italian and American hits by Ennio Morricone, Nino Rota, Luigi Tenco, Henry Mancini, Domenico Modugno and more, including such favorites as Arrivederci Roma, Al di là, Volare, and of course When in Rome.

Italian and English Vocals: Lua Hadar, Piano: Jason Martineau, Bass: Dan Feiszli, Drums: Kelly Park

When in Rome
Friday, June 17 at 7:30pm
The Italian Institute of Culture
(Istituto Italiano di Cultura di San Francisco)

Opera Plaza
601 Van Ness Avenue
San Francisco, 94102
 


Cabaret Comico 2015 returns for Year Three of the cultural exchange project dedicated to the comic singer and comic song. The Italian Cultural Institute and New Performance Group, in collaboration with the Italian comic cabaret Festival Dallo Sciamano allo Showman and the San Francisco Italian Athletic Club, present the 2015 edition of CABARET COMICO: A Salute to the Comic Singer & Songwriter. For the first time, in 2015 we will welcome visitors from Italy’s From the Shaman to the Showman festival, for an international artistic and cultural experience. The mini-festival’s second event, a Songwriter’s Showcase & Organic Dinner on Sunday, November 15, is open to all at North Beach’s intimate cabaret and world music club, Peña Pachamama. The Italian visitors will talk with some high school Italian language students on November 12, under the aegis of the Italian Cultural Institute.

Cabaret Comico
A Salute to the Comic Singer & Songwriter
Friday, November 13 at 7:30pm

The San Francisco Italian Athletic Club
1630 Stockton Street
San Francisco, CA 94133
www.sfiac.org

Video: bit.ly/1O5iqHs

 Sunday, November 15 at 4:00pm
Songwriter’s Showcase & Organic Dinner
Peña Pachamama
1630 Powell Street San Francisco, CA 94133

Cabaret Comico: A Salute to the Comic Singer & Songwriter
Info: newperformancegroup.org/cabaret-comico
Facebook: www.facebook.com/CabaretComico


BASTILLE SWINGS: Society Cabaret at Hotel Rex Union Square, San Francisco, presents their annual Bastille Day party, Saturday July 11 at 8pm, with the swinging, cosmopolitan sounds of Lua Hadar and her band Twist in “C’est Magnifique!” From Cole Porter to Charles Trenet, the show includes a variety of songs from the popular traditions of Paris. Lua’s fun and quirky stories give a personalized bridge to the songs, whether you speak French or not. Lua Hadar: French and English vocals, Jason Martineau: piano, Dan Feiszli: bass, Kelly Park: drums and a Special Guest. This show sold out last year so get your TICKETS.

Lua Hadar with Twist in “C’est Magnifique!” 
Saturday, July 11, 2015 at 8pm
 
Society Cabaret at the Hotel Rex Union Square
562 Sutter St, San Francisco, CA 94102

VIDEO

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10-Year Jubilee Duo Concert

Vocalist Lua Hadar and Pianist Jason Martineau in a Duo Concert celebrating 10 years of music-making. A reception with the artists will follow the concert at The Emerald Tablet, the hip new creativity salon in the heart of San Francisco’s North Beach. Space is limited in this intimate, acoustic venue.

Sunday, March 29 at 6pm (doors 5:30)
The Emerald Tablet

80 Fresno Street
San Francisco, CA, 94133.

PRESS RELEASE


Lua teaches a Master Class in France, April 2015
ALL THE INFO




Society Cabaret presents the 2014 edition of Cabaret Comico: A salute to comic singers and songwriters. Two different shows with some of the Bay Area’s funniest singers and songwriters, hosted by Society Cabaret’s Director of Entertainment G. Scott Lacy with vocalist and emcee Lua Hadar.

OCT 17 Candace Forest, Paul Frantz, Diane Merlino, Nancy Schimmel, Bobby Weinapple, and Beth Wilmurt.

OCT 18 Marilyn Cooney, Bill Cooper, Barry Lloyd, Lauren Mayer, Darlene Popovic, and Ray Renati.

VIDEO: http://bit.ly/1pOgXM6


Lua Hadar with Twist
C’est Magnifique
Saturday July 12 at 8pm

Society Cabaret
Hotel Rex Union Square
562 Sutter Street
San Francisco, California 94102

SOCIETY CABARET
MORE INFO
VIDEO

To celebrate French Independence Day, Lua Hadar with Twist presents their popular French Music Hall show, C’est Magnifique, for the first time featuring the swing of Tom Bekeny’s jazz violin.
Tom’s Stephane Grappelli-style swing brings an authentic gypsy jazz color to the show, in a new twist for Twist.

The show presents a variety of songs from the popular traditions of Paris, including those of the American songwriter Cole Porter;
hence the title C’est Magnifique, a song from Cole Porter’s 1953 musical, Can-Can. French songs by Charles Trenet, Maxime LeForestier, Edith Piaf and Serge Gainsbourg round out
the set list, and as ever, Lua’s humorous anecdotes provide
her personalized bridge to the songs,
whether you speak French or not.

Lua on French and English vocals, Music Director Jason Martineau on piano, Dan Feiszli on bass, Kelly Park on drums, and featuring Tom Bekeny on jazz violin.


C’est Magnifique
November 14, 15, 16 at 8pm
Society Cabaret

Hotel Rex Union Square
562 Sutter Street
San Francisco, California 94102
www.societycabaret.com

Direct from a sellout in Paris, international singer-entertainer Lua Hadar opens her new show, C’est Magnifique at Society Cabaret, accompanied by her swinging cosmopolitan jazz band Twist. You’ll feel like you’re in a French Music Hall or a black and white movie as you enjoy stunning vocals in both French and English and wry stories of Hadar’s French connections. Jason Martineau on piano, Dan Feiszli on bass, Kelly Park on drums and featuring Dave Miotke on jazz accordion.


Cabaret Comico

October 26 at 8pm
Society Cabaret
at the Hotel Rex Union Square
562 Sutter Street,
San Francisco, California 94102
More info

Celebrating The Year of Italian Culture 2013, Society Cabaret presents Cabaret Comico in collaboration with Centro Culturale Teatro Camuno and New Performance Group. Some of San Francisco’s funniest singer-entertainers take the stage to present cabaret the Italian way – always with a laugh.

Hosted by Italophile and funny girl Lua Hadar with G. Scott Lacy and starring Trauma Flintsone and Barry Lloyd. Presented in partnership with the Italian Cabaret Festival Dallo Sciamano allo Showman and Italy's Vallecamonica, recognized by UNESCO. www.societycabaret.com


Yoshi’s Oakland presents the Official DVD Release
of the Indie Music Awards nominated
Like A Bridge

 

 


 

 


Yoshi's Oakland
Monday September 30 at 8pm
510 Embarcadero West
Jack London Square
Oakland, CA 94607
www.yoshis.com

Celebrate TWIST's Independent Music Awards nomination, featuring songs from their latest CD, as well as the debut of new arrangements. Lua on vocals, Jason Martineau on piano, Dan Feiszli on bass, Celso Alberti drums, Ian Dogole on udu, dumbek and cajon, Larry De La Cruz on reeds.






June 29, 2013 at 7:30pm

Lua Hadar returns to the Swan Bar in Paris
with the preview of her new show:
C’est Magnifique
Cole Porter, famous French songs, and an international love tour
with Sheldon Forrest on piano and Albin Suffys on bass

Swan Bar

165, Bd du Montparnasse
75006 Paris
http://www.swanbar.fr



DESERT ISLAND JAZZ
Friday March 8th at 9am
Hosted by Alisa Clancy

Lua guests with Alisa Clancy on the Bay Area's most renowned jazz program, Desert Island Jazz. Tune to 91.1 FM or streaming online at kcsm.org.

Every Friday at 9AM, KCSM strands a new castaway on its desert island during the final hour of Alisa's program “A Morning Cup of Jazz”. The castaway, who may be a jazz musician, producer, promoter, presenter or educator, or “just” a fan, selects eight pieces of music to keep them company on the island.

Join us Friday morning, March 8th, for a new castaway – Lua Hadar!



Lua Hadar, vocals; Jason Martineau, piano;
Dan Feiszli, bass; Celso Alberti, drums;
Ian Dogole, global percussion; Larry De La Cruz, reeds.

And Introducing gifted 14-year old singer-songwriter-pianist Josh Reinier.

Musically Minded Academy
February 16, 2013 at 8pm
5776 Broadway
Oakland, CA 94618



Like A Bridge premieres at the movies
NOVEMBER 15th, 2012


World jazz ensemble LUA HADAR with TWIST presents the premiere screening of Like A Bridge: a 70-minute Live Studio Concert directed by Emmy award-winner Lawrence Jordan, and the 25-minute documentary, Building Bridges, on the origins of the band’s “cosmopolitan jazz” sound. Songs in seven languages weave the theme of world unity through this passionate, fun and eclectic performance.

Music Director Jason Martineau on piano, Dan Feiszli on bass, Celso Alberti on drums, Ian Dogole on Global Percussion, Larry De La Cruz on reeds, Emil Miland on cello, Fumiko Ozawa on koto, David Miotke on jazz accordion, and featuring Gideon Bendile and members of his Kalahari Experience Zulu Choir. 

Premiere: Thursday, November 15th at 7:30pm
The Historic Balboa Theater
3630 Balboa Street (at 37th Ave.)
San Francisco, CA 94121


Collector’s Edition DVD for sale at a wine reception with the band, following the screening


Francofonia: Lua Hadar & Friends
The international vocalist teams up with
her French music clan for late afternoon jazz, fun,
and surprises. New CD release on sale.

Bliss Bar
Sunday, October 28 at 4:30-7:30pm

4026 24th St.
San Francisco, CA 94114
event listing
www.blissbarsf.com


Julien Marga - guitar
Magali Hotton - basse
Tohery Ravaloson - batterie

Cultural Exchange Event at Studio NPG
Meet, greet, hear and jam with our colleagues from France, here in San Francisco on a jazz study tour. Musicians are invited to share a track on CD or iPod-like-device or live; a piano and bass are available. 
Friday, October 26, 6:30-8:30pm

Studio NPG
1695 18th Street #317
San Francisco, CA 94107
Admission by donation
event page
www.newperformancegroup.net


 

Jazzschool Concert Series
Like A Bridge West Coast CD Release
Sunday, June 3 at 4:30pm
2087 Addison St.
Berkeley, CA 94704
www.jazzschool.com

Lua on vocals, Jason Martineau on piano, Dan Feiszli on bass, Celso Alberti drums, Ian Dogole on udu, dumbek and cajon, Larry De La Cruz on reeds, special guest Emil Miland on cello.




San Francisco International Arts Festival
Sunday, May 20 at 5pm, San Francisco
International Arts Festival Lounge World Jazz Concert
Lua Hadar with Music Director - Pianist Jason Martineau
and bassist Daniel Fabricant



SOMETHIN' Jazz Club
Like A Bridge New York City CD Release
Saturday, April 14, 2012
212 E. 52nd St.
New York, NY 10022
www.somethinjazz.com



Yoshi's Oakland
Sunday, March 11 at 7pm
510 Embarcadero West
Jack London Square
Oakland, CA 94607
www.yoshis.com

CD pre-release performance with Lua on vocals, Jason Martineau on piano, Dan Feiszli on bass, Celso Alberti drums, Ian Dogole on udu, dumbek and cajon, Larry De La Cruz on reeds, special guest Dave Miotke on jazz accordion.



Jazz Duo Salon Concert
Lua Hadar and Jason Martineau
Sunday, June 12. 2011, 4pm.
Studio NPG


Pure voice and elegant jazz piano are in store as the new Studio NPG presents its first Salon Concert. Lua Hadar, multilingual world jazz vocalist (Founder / Creative Director of Studio NPG), in a duo concert with Jason Martineau: pianist, composer, and music director of Hadar’s high-octane band, TWIST. At the performance, the audience helps to choose the set list for TWIST's upcoming live CD/DVD recording.


SOLSTICE PARTY PRESS RELEASE

Sunday, June 20, at 7pm: Summer Solstice Party. Music director and pianist Jason Martineau leads the band with Dan Feiszli on bass, Jim Zimmerman on drums, Jaz Sawyer on latin percussion, Tony Malfatti on reeds and Dave Baioni on jazz accordion. Celebrate Lua's birthday and party in the Solstice.


Summer Solstice Party
is presented as part of Tomorrow! Productions’ 2010 Something C.O.O.L. Summer Cabaret Festival at the Eureka Theater, 215 Jackson Street, San Francisco.

http://somethingcoolcabaret.com/


FACEBOOK page for Cultural Exchange in Lille & Lomme

Press release for Cultural Exchange in Lille & Lomme

Saturday May 22, 2010
Lille (Lomme), France

Lua Hadar in concert with The French TWIST. A collaboration
with the Ville de Lomme, Ecole Municipale de Musique et de Dance de Lomme, theater company Les Chantiers de L’Indédit de Lille, and the Musiconoclast’ Orchestra, under the direction of Albin Suffys.

Bilingual Master Class
on the Great American Songbook
at 10:00
Concert at 19:30

"Théâtre les Tisserands"
60 rue Victor Hugo
59160 Lomme (Lille)


Thursday, June 3 at 7 pm: Lua stopped off on her way back from France to perform a set of her “jazz without borders” with the Karen Hernandez Trio at the Professional Vocalists Showcase, curated by Dolores Petersen.
Hollywood Studio Bar & Grill
6122 Sunset Blvd
(in Hollywood’s historic Gower Gulch)


Cornelia Street Café Press Release

Lua Hadar with TWIST returns to New York for a debut at the Cornelia Street Café prior to the May concert tour in France, performing French Connection, which sold out San Francisco's Rrazz Room. "...superb… creates the sound and atmosphere of a Paris music hall…” - Cabaret Scenes, San Francisco. Proclaimed “a culinary as well as a cultural landmark” by the City of New York, the Cornelia Street Café has become a cultural and intellectual focal point since its establishment in 1977.

 

 


Piano: Jason Martineau
Bass: Tom Hubbard
Drums & Percussion: Vince Cherico
Reeds: Dave Riekenberg
Jazz Accordion: Ron Oswanski

Saturday April 24, 2010 at 9 pm and 10:30 pm
Cornelia Street Cafe
29 Cornelia Street in Greenwich Village
New York City 10014



Internationally acclaimed jazz vocalist Lua Hadar appears with music director Jason Martineau in the Bliss Bar’s Sunday Afternoon Jazz Series: The Art of the Duo, formerly curated by Yugoslavian-born jazz great, Larry Vuckovich.

Multi-lingual vocalist Hadar and pianist Martineau, along with some of the Bay Area's premier bassists (and some surprise guests), play three sets of internationally-flavored jazz.

The "vintage chic" Bliss Bar, in the heart of San Francisco’s Noe Valley neighborhood, recalls the mystique of
the Paris jazz bistro-caves of the ’50s.



Sunday, November 22, 2009
Sunday, January 31, 2010
Sunday, April 11, 2010
Sunday, July 18, 2010
Sunday, October 3, 2010
Sunday, January 23, 2011
Sunday, July 10, 2011
Bliss Bar
4026 24th Street, San Francisco



 







Sunday, Sept 13, 2009 at 3pm
Lua Hadar with TWIST debut their new show,
French Connection

Headliner Lua Hadar on vocals
Music Director Jason Martineau on piano
Daniel Fabricant on bass
Jim Zimmerman on drums
Patricio Angulo on Latin percussion
Tony Malfatti on reeds
Dave Miotke on jazz accordion

The Rrazz Room at the Hotel Nikko, Union Square
222 Mason St 
San Francisco, CA 94102
http://www.therrazzroom.com
French Connection on Facebook


July 25, 2009 – Paris, France
Lua Hadar with New York pianist Sheldon Forrest
in a featured concert of American jazz and international favorites at Paris’ swank Swan Bar.
Showtime: 9:30 PM

Swan Bar
165, Bld du Montparnasse
75006 Paris

http://www.swanbar.fr/
http://www.myspace.com/swanbar
Lua in Paris on Facebook



Saturday, December 6, 2008,
two shows, at 7:30 and 9:15 pm
Angelica’s Bistro
863 Main Street, Redwood City

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



Lua Hadar with TWIST onstage at their international debut - Main Hall, Thailand Cultural Centre, Bangkok 10th International Festival of Dance & Music, October 2008. www.bangkokfestivals.com

download photo composite

 

 

 

 

 


Lua Hadar with TWIST
in the West Coast release
of their new CD following their critically acclaimed appearance at New York's Iridium Jazz Club.

May 29th, 2008, Jazz at Pearl's
256 Columbus, San Francisco
www.jazzatpearls.com



“World jazz” vocalist LUA HADAR with her band, TWIST, debut their new self-titled CD - a cosmopolitan mix of original, international and standard jazz tunes "twisted" in a surprising fusion by Hadar and her musical director, jazz pianist and arranger, Jason Martineau. TWIST, a sophisticated high-energy band, is comprised of piano, bass, drums, congas and reeds, headlined by the passionate Lua Hadar on vocals. Presented in association with Scott Barbarino.

 


Iridium Jazz Club
1650 Broadway @ 51st Street
New York City
Saturday, May 10, 2008
7 PM – one show only
www.iridiumjazzclub.com

 

 



Lua Hadar with TWIST
Friday, October 12, 2007
3 sets beginning at 8 pm
2120 Allston Way, BERKELEY
www.annasjazzisland.com



Lua Hadar with TWIST
Thursday, October 18
, 2007
The Octavia Lounge
3 sets begin at 7:30 PM
1772 Market St. @ Octavia
SAN FRANCISCO
www.octavialounge.com



Lua Hadar with TWIST
Sunday, October 28, 2007

M Bar Supper Club
Show: 7:30
1253 North Vine Street (in the Fountain & Vine Plaza)
HOLLYWOOD, CA 90038
CLUB INFO: http://www.myspace.com/mbarhollywood


Lua Hadar with The Jason Martineau Jazz Quartet

Jazz Without Borders

Sexy Italian ballads, funk à la Français, and the Great American Songbook

Critic's Choice: SF Bay Times “10+ Best Shows of 2006.”

Following this winter's sold-out East Bay success, vocalist Lua Hadar brings her unique “jazz without borders” sound to San Francisco’s premier jazz club, JAZZ AT PEARL’S, backed by Jason Martineau on piano, Mario Suracci on bass, Randy Odell on drums and with Tony Malfatti on reeds.

THURSDAY, MAY 17, 2007
2 SHOWS at 8 PM and 10 PM

Jazz at Pearl’s, 256 Columbus Ave @ Pacific, San Francisco

Best Jazz Club in San Francisco - 7x7 Magazine, Top 100 Jazz Clubs in The World - DownBeat, Top 30 Hottest Clubs Worldwide - Conde Nast Travel Magazine and Best New Bar & Best All Ages Club - CitySearch




Hear Lua on the Number One Radio Station in Northern California.
Tune your AM radio to 810 from 10 am to 12 noon, SATURDAY MORNING, MARCH 31, 2007, or online at www.kgo.com.

Lua performs live with Jason Martineau (and maybe even the band!) on the 27th ANNUAL KGO CURE-A- THON, benefiting the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.

The CURE-A-THON features KGO Radio personalities, special guests and live bands. It is a live, commercial- free pledge event and auction airing on KGO Radio.

Listeners call in their pledges and bid on exciting auction items. Every dollar raised goes directly to fund leukemia and lymphoma research. The full broadcast is from 7 p.m. Friday, March 30th to 7 p.m. Saturday, March 31st.
Over the past 26 years, KGO Radio has raised over $14 million to benefit the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.

Last year over 200,000 people tuned in to the CURE-A-THON. Be one of them this year, and hear a selection during each half hour from 10 am to 12 noon on March 31st from the "Jazz Without Borders" set list. Lua and
Jason will also be interviewed.

Stay tuned!


 



Lua Hadar with the Jason Martineau Jazz Trio:
The Great American Songbook & International Standards

Saturday, February 17, 2007
3 sets beginning at 8 pm
2120 Allston Way, Berkeley CA
Cover: $10 + 1-drink min.
Reservations: (510) 841-JAZZ (5299)

download press release

Directions, parking: www.annasjazzisland.com
(a 2-minute walk from The Jazz School and Berkeley Rep)

Sexy Italian ballads, funk à la Français, and the Great American Songbook: Following her sold-out November success, vocalist Lua Hadar returns to deliver her unique “jazz without borders” sound, backed by Jason Martineau on piano, Eugene Warren on bass and Randy Odell on drums.
SF Bay Times “10 Best Shows of 2006.”


IT'S ABOUT TIME, ALREADY!

One of the Year’s 10+ Best Shows – SF Bay Times, Jan. 4, 2007

Swing with Lua Hadar as she holds back the clock for a romantic and hilarious musical look at the "middle 3rd of life."

IT'S ABOUT TIME, ALREADY!
with the Jason Martineau Jazz Trio
directed by Rob
ert Weinapple

 


October 7, 2005: Premiered at The Purple Onion, San Francisco, CA
October 15, 2005: The Rainbow Room, Napa, CA
November 4, 2005: Larkspur Café Theater, Marin County, CA
February 12, 2006: Kelly’s of Alameda, Alameda, CA
February 28, 2006: The Empire Plush Room, San Francisco, CA
March 5, 2006: The Empire Plush Room, San Francisco, CA
September 7, 2006: Tom Rolla’s Gardenia, Hollywood, CA