|Lua Hadar (2013)|
(Photo by Kingmond Young Photography)
|The multi-lingual, multi-talented, Lua Hadar has performed as a singer and actor since her New York City childhood.
After getting her B.A. in Theatre Performance (she also holds an M.A. in Education), Lua attended the celebrated Neighborhood Playhouse School of the Theatre, while also studying opera with Metropolitan Opera coach Joan Dornemann. She's a unique and original vocalist with a soaring range and emotional depth, singing her own brand of cosmopolitan jazz influenced by pop, funk, Latin and international cabaret.
Lua is also influenced by her world travels, to Bali, Russia, Switzerland, Japan, Thailand, France and Italy, which collectively bring her to "jazz without borders" (she sings in at least half a dozen languages).
Lua's first album, "Lua Hadar with TWIST", received a warm critical reception, and her new "Like a Bridge" forms the centerpiece of her "Bridges Project", which includes an educational and cultural exchange component.
|# 1||Dee Dee Bridgewater||This Is New||This Is New||Verve|
|# 2||Sarah Vaughan||Ken Burns Jazz||I Feel Pretty||Verve|
|# 3||Cesaria Evora||Miss Perfumado||Sodade||Nonesuch|
|# 4||Edith Piaf||The Voice of the Sparrow: The Very Best of Edith Piaf||Mon Manège à Moi||Capitol|
|# 5||Karrin Allyson||Wild for You||It's Too Late||Concord|
|# 6||Celia Cruz||Mambo Kings||Guantanamera||Warner Bros/Elektra|
|# 7||Noa||Achinoam Nini Gil Dor||Three Days: Day 2||Universal/NMC|
|# 8||Susannah McCorkle||Hearts and Minds||My Attorney Bernie||Concord|
|# 9||Rhiannon with Sovosó||Truth and Other Stories||Gift of Music||Primarily a Capella|
|# 10||Kitty Margolis||Left Coast Life||Without a Song||Mad-Kat Records|
|# 11||Ella Fitzgerald||The Intimate Ella||Reach for Tomorrow||Polygram|
|# 12||Barbara Cook||It's Better with a Band||It's Better with a Band||DRG|
|Book||Jared Diamond, "Guns, Germs and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies"|
|Luxury Item||A magnum of Chopin vodka|
Ron E. Beck