To celebrate French Independence Day, Lua Hadar with Twist presents their popular French Music Hall show, C’est Magnifique!

This Bastille-Day-with-a-Twist features Lua on French and English vocals, Music Director Jason Martineau on piano, Dan Feiszli on bass, Kelly Park on drums, and for the first time, the swing of Tom Bekeny’s jazz violin.

Saturday, July 12 at 8pm (seating from 7pm) at Society Cabaret at the Hotel Rex Union Square, 562 Sutter Street, San Francisco. Full bar, great food. Tickets start at $26 (NO FEES) at or Or call 415-857-1896.

The show presents a variety of songs from the popular traditions of Paris, including those of American songwriter Cole Porter; hence the title C’est Magnifique!, a song from Cole Porter’s 1953 musical, Can-Can.

Tom Bekeny’s Stephane Grappelli-style swing brings a gypsy jazz color to the show, in a new twist for Twist.

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.
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Since its inception in 2007, Hadar’s cosmopolitan jazz ensemble TWIST has developed a multi-lingual world jazz fusion that twists the styles of international standards and brings new material into the jazz idiom.

Lua has charmed audiences from New York’s Iridium Jazz Club to Bangkok’s Thailand Cultural Center to the Swan Bar in Paris, where, on a return engagement, she previewed C’est Magnifique! to an enthusiastic full house before bringing it to San Francisco’s Society Cabaret for its first run in November 2013.

Hadar has released three CDs with Music Director Jason Martineau and Twist. The most recent, Like A Bridge, was recorded in 2012 as the centerpiece of her Bridges Project.

The Like A Bridge DVD was nominated for an Independent Music Award and was released at Yoshi’s Jazz Club in Oakland in September of 2013 after its premiere at San Francisco’s Historic Balboa Theater.

“…such a lovely variety of songs from cabaret traditions of Paris (and beyond), that we might as well have been in a brick-walled basement room in the Quartier Latin.” – Talkin’ Broadway

“First call band of international talent and an innate gift of swing.” – Critical Jazz

“An artist with excellent, eclectic tastes.” – Palo Alto Daily News

“Lua Hadar has always delighted listeners with her ability to cross all barriers and create a cosmopolitan jazz sound.” –

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The Hotel Rex is located at 562 Sutter Street between Powell and Mason. The Hotel Rex is San Francisco’s answer to New York’s legendary Algonquin Hotel. Surrounded by 1920’s and 30’s glamour guests can linger in the Library Bar for cocktails and conversation. An extensive menu of American classics with a European influence is available in the cabaret room as small plates or dinner. Society Cabaret patrons are immersed in an ambiance of arts and culture, in a true cabaret setting.


Bastille Swings
Lua Hadar with her band Twist in their French Music Hall-style cabaret show, C’est Magnifique! Lua on French and English vocals, Jason Martineau on piano, Dan Feiszli on bass, Kelly Park on drums, Tom Bekeny on jazz violin.

Saturday July 12 at 8pm
Society Cabaret at Hotel Rex
562 Sutter St, San Francisco, CA 94102
TICKETS start at $26 at NO FEES.
Or call 415-857-1896
Seating begins at 7pm. Full bar, great food.