“Hadar’s performances of classics from the Great American Songbook, accompanied by a top-shelf jazz quartet are stellar in every way.  Bringing further life to the songs with engaging commentary about the lives of the composers, the stories behind the music, and her personal anecdotes about performing them, made for a really memorable experience.  Can’t wait for the next one!"  

-Phil Cialdella

CEO of Wonderlous Music, NYC

"A rising star has hit the scene and she's not to be taken lightly.  Hadar Orshalimy is a driving force, with singing and song-writing being at the top of a long list of talents that I can't wait to witness....this hard-working young woman is destined for greatness."  

-Donna McElroy

Grammy nominee, vocalist and arranger 



"“Hadar is so multifaceted. This is the fourth project I've used a song of hers on and each one is different in its own beautiful way.”

- Ben Ketai

Creator and director of the Netflix hit series "Startup" and "The River Wild"

"Brilliant concept, perfectly executed. Kodus and huzzah!!! If you ever come to Boston we'll be front row!!!" 

 - Gary Wolf 

Creator of Roger Rabbit


From biological and chemical warfare defense trainer to contemporary Jewish music artist, to singing Jazz at a Barack Obama reception and performing in the UN, New York City based Israeli musician Hadar, has one of the most diverse and interesting career trajectories in the music business today.    

As a songwriter and performing artist, Hadar has credits on more than eleven commercial releases and five placements in film and TV most notably in the hit Netflix series, “Startup” and the “The River Wild” set for release later this year. 

Her critically acclaimed debut jazz album “It Never Was You - jazz by Jewish Composers” released in Dec. 2019 was positively received by numerous American and Israeli media outlets inspiring her to record a follow up album titled “Witchcraft - The Jewish Women of the Great American Songbook”. 

As a new mother to a baby girl, and with the rise of antisemitism and “The war on women’s rights”, Hadar wanted to celebrate women, highlighting their enormous contribution to some of the most iconic songs in history. The album was released on March 8th, 2023 for Women’s History Month.




Hadar Music

Hadar is shining a new light on the unique contribution of female Jewish songwriters to The Great American Songbook. Spanning the works of Dorothy Fields to Betty Comden and more, Hadar breathes new life into some of the most iconic songs in history

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