Tom Swafford (b. 1972) grew up in Seattle and lived in Boston, The Bay Area, and Amsterdam before moving to New York in 2007. He has presented many concerts of his music at New York venues including Roulette Intermedium and The Stone. His 11-piece ensemble String Power released its debut album in 2015. Tom recorded and toured Europe in the group Kef, with bassist Shanir Ezra Blumenkranz and guitarist Aram Bajakian. His musical theater piece, Bad Actor, was performed at The Tank (NYC) in 2017. He played on the song “Window,” by Guster, his classmates at Tufts University. He has a Ph.D. (2002) in composition from U. C. Berkeley where his principle teacher was Olly Wilson.

Artist Support Program 2005 : Recorded his album Dubious Diversions, performed by Beth Fleenor and Tiffany Lin


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    Tom Swafford - Dubious Diversions