Lua Hadar
  • Female
  • San Francisco, California
  • United States
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Where are you located?
San Francisco, CA
What is your affiliation to the Jazz World?
Musical Artist, Vocalist
Tell us a little about your background...
I am a vocalist, the product of many influences. My band is called Lua Hadar with Twist. We perform original, international and standard jazz tunes "twisted" into a fusion - "cosmopolitan jazz," you might call it. I sing in English, French, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Japanese and Malagasy so far, with more coming up on our new project. I'm the daughter of a musician, a reed man, and I grew up in New York. Returning to New York to to perform has been very important for me, as was the band's international debut at the Bangkok 10th International Festival of Dance & Music, and our 2010 and 2015 Cultural Exchanges in Lille, France. Our 2012 Concert Film, Like A Bridge, is now live on iTunes and Google Play.
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followed a link to Marissa Dodge
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Our 2012 Concert Film, Like A Bridge, was filmed live at Fantasy Studios in Berkeley, CA.


LIKE A BRIDGE concert film now live on iTunes

LIKE A BRIDGE concert film now live on Google Play

BUILDING BRIDGES, a free Youtube series about the making of Like A Bridge

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Upcoming Project

Posted on October 14, 2016 at 12:54pm 0 Comments

I've begun research on our new project, Lua Hadar's Voyager Project.

Here is the fledgling website,, at which you will find the first notes, photos and thoughts on the subject, including my blog NOMAD NOTES .

Like A Bridge on the Top Jazz Adds

Posted on July 15, 2012 at 10:25am 0 Comments

Kudos to publicist Kari Gaffney - our CD, Like A Bridge, hit the    CMJ Top Jazz Adds Charts right out of the chute, with adds to jazz playlists from Maine to Alaska.…


Brent Black of Critical Jazz reviews Like A Bridge CD

Posted on July 15, 2012 at 10:17am 0 Comments

…first call band of international talent with an innate gift of swing and the ability to reinvent tunes without disrespecting the originals or themselves…incredibly intriguing hybrid… delightful world flavor…extreme talent. A true winner! Full Review at

Posted on March 18, 2012 at 10:30am 0 Comments

March 1, 2012

I took a big risk. And I’m not sorry.


I’d worked so hard for so many years with such commitment to achieve my goals in the struggling double life of an artist-as-a-person-who-had-to-make-a-living. As much as I loved being a teacher and a teaching artist, performing had always been my favorite thing to do. I loved making people laugh, bringing them to feel things, to remember things.


But I…


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At 10:13pm on March 7, 2009, Letitia said…
Greetings Lua Hadar!

The Jazz Network does it again for me! I LOVE your SOUND, I must introduce you to my sister and friends.

A new FAN!
At 6:56am on March 4, 2009, Kari Gaffney said…
Lua Hadar is grabbing press with ever critic that hears her unique style and fantastic presentation. She is truly one of a kind.

We at Kari-On Productions are proud to represent such a talented and diverse artist.

Kari Gaffney
At 10:56pm on February 25, 2009, Artero said…
"La joie de se trouver ", a nice way to sing it !
At 11:59am on February 23, 2009, Dr. Otto Gomez said…
Hello Lua !!! I will get back with you sometime next month. I'm presently working on a recording project. God Bless.

Dr. Otto
At 2:42am on December 26, 2008, dirk amrein said…
At 1:05am on December 20, 2008, dirk amrein said…
At 5:54pm on July 31, 2008, Dr. Otto Gomez said…
Hey Lua !!! I love the smooth sound of your voice. Maybe, in the future, we can write some music together. Until I hear from you, Be Cool !!!
Dr. Otto
At 10:20am on July 23, 2008, Luiz Santos said…
Hi Lua!
I wish you all the best.
Peace, Luiz
At 1:46am on July 16, 2008, dirk amrein said…

hi lua ,hope you are fine best dirk
At 1:41pm on May 27, 2008, Andrew Lum said…
Sure, I will keep a look out for you..

















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