Martin Swinger

About Martin Swinger

MARTIN SWINGER, an ARTS ARE ESSENTIAL, Inc. artist, has two Hartford Performs programs: MNEMONIC'S The TONIC and INTRO TO SONGWRITING

MARTIN SWINGER is an atypical 50-something who can’t stop exploring music, songwriting and singing. Socially conscious, thought provoking and surprisingly entertaining, Martin is celebrated for his fluid voice and engaging delivery.

He’s recorded 5 CD’s, won local and national songwriting awards, is a repeat performer at Kerrville Folk Festival and counts among his fans the late Pete Seeger, Peter Yarrow, Paul Stookey, Billy Jonas, Ezra Idlet, Vance Gilbert and John Waters.

Martin composes songs about Alzheimer’s, Autism, oysters, dyslexic theology and the adventures of Betty Boop and Buddha – lyrically and melodically illustrating the variety of human emotions with sensitivity, creatively thoughtful stories. Martin has a deep appreciation for a good belly laugh, and by igniting wonder in the powerful metamorphosis music inspires in the heart, mind, body and soul.

Surprising, humorous, intimate, outrageous, courageous and universal - each unforgettable song is sung with delicacy, skill and the panache of a seasoned, professional performer!

Grade Levels

K , 1 , 2 , 3 , 4 , 5

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Program Formats

Combo In-School Performance & In-School Workshop


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