International Vocalist Lua Hadar Debuts With Her Band TWIST At NYC Cultural Landmark, Cornelia Street Café
on: March 22, 2010, 12:18 am
Author: Bellalua Records, a division of New Performance Group
San Francisco, March 22, 2010 - Following the successful release of their latest CD at the Iridium and at the Bangkok International Festival of Dance & Music, Lua Hadar with TWIST returns to New York City for a debut at the Cornelia Street Café on Saturday April 24 with shows at 9 pm and 10:30 pm. Prior to her May concert tour in France, the multi-lingual vocalist and her high-octane band perform French Connection, which sold out at San Francisco 's Rrazz Room last September. (" .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." ) Piano: Jason Martineau, Bass: Tom Hubbard, Drums & Percussion: Vince Cherico, Reeds: Dave Riekenberg, Jazz Accordion: Ron Oswanski. 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. 29 Cornelia Street in Greenwich Village , New York City 10014 ; $10 plus 2-drink or food min. Full menu, full bar. Call to reserve: 212-989-9319 . www.corneliastreetcafe.com
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. She is now based in San Francisco , where she performs and tours with her band, TWIST , singing 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 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!" - Joe Regan, Jr. 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 .
WHO: Vocalist Lua Hadar with TWIST in French Connection WHAT: multi-lingual vocalist & her high-octane band playing "jazz without borders"
WHEN: Saturday, April 24, at 9:00 pm & 10:30 pm
WHERE: Cornelia Street Café, 29 Cornelia Street in Greenwich Village , New York City 10014
COVER: $10 plus 2-drink or food min. Full menu, full bar