Fresh from the acclaimed release of their new CD, Like A Bridge, world jazz ensemble, LUA HADAR with TWIST presents the premiere of their new Live Concert DVD, Like a Bridge, a 70-minute Live Studio Concert directed by Emmy award-winner Lawrence Jordan, shot at the legendary Fantasy Studios in Berkeley, California.
The premiere screens at San Francisco’s historic Balboa Theater tonight, November 15 at 7:30 p.m. for one night only with the cast and crew on the scene signing DVDs at a wine reception after the show. In addition to the Like A Bridge Live Studio Concert, the premiere includes a 25-minute documentary, Building Bridges, on the creation of the Bridges Project and the origins of the band and its signature “cosmopolitan jazz” sound.
For Hadar, music is much more than club dates, even though she’s appeared in the best of them, from Yoshi’s in Oakland to the Iridium in New York. Lua is a genuine – and fervent – voice for the power of music to change the world. “Our new DVD encourages people to be like a bridge to each other in promoting understanding of differing languages, cultures, and ideas,” Hadar says.
Songs of hope, courage and our common humanity in seven languages (English, French, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Japanese and Malagasy) weave the theme of world unity throughout this passionate, fun and eclectic performance by vocalist Lua Hadar and her band of top international musicians. 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 South African performer Gideon Bendile and members of his Kalahari Experience Zulu Choir.
The limited release Collector’s Edition of the DVD will be available for $19.99. tonight, November 15th at 7:30pm, Balboa Theater, 3630 Balboa Street (at 37th Ave.) San Francisco, Calif., Phone (415) 221-8184, Tickets $10 at Special Events, www.balboamovies.com.