"Hadar Orshalimy has a friendly and expressive voice, and her interpretations are straightforward, doing justice to the lyrics and the melody while also swinging.  Witchcraft serves the dual purpose of putting the focus on female Jewish songwriters and the appealing voice of Hadar Orshalimy"  

- Scott Yanow, LA Jazz Scene

"In Witchcraft, the New York City-based musician has pulled together some timeless chestnuts and adds her smoky, rich voice in an important collection. ..Not only a grouping of some of our most adored tunes, but an important honoring of Jewish women in this beloved body of work"

-Debbie Burke, Jazz Author




"Armed with a smoky, rich contralto voice, Hadar proceeds to interpret time-honored classics...With Hadar lending her unique vocal approach to beautiful songs that will last forever, Witchcraft is more than a homage to the Jewish women composers of classics, it is also a tribute to herself, an elegant Jewish singer with a great deal of spirit to match"

- Ed Blanco, All About Jazz


“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 & director "Startup" and "The River Wild" (Netflix) 

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

 - Gary Wolf, Creator of Roger Rabbit

“Hadar’s performances of classics from the Great American Songbook, accompanied by a top-shelf jazz quartet are stellar in every way.  Can’t wait for the next one!" 

-Phil Cialdella, CEO of Wonderlous Music, NYC


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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