Martha Cinader graduated with honors from The Spence School in New York City in 1980. Fascinated by Jazz and the underground music scene in New York City, she worked as a fashion model and spent a lot of time listening to live music. Her first published piece of writing was an interview with the jazz musician Monty Waters, that was published in The East Villager. She traveled with her partner around Europe for six years, on what could barely be called a circuit of expatriate jazz musicians. Leaving from Munich she returned to New York City with a three year old daughter in 1990.
She was a producer and on-air host for most of the nineties at WBAI Radio 99.5FM where she produced a weekly arts magazine, and also wrote and produced twelve episodes of Marvelina, a science fiction radio drama, and four episodes of Mission of Love, later produced as a two act play written in iambic pentameter at Club Vinyl. She also hosted a weekly arts magazine for which she produced numerous author interviews. Some of them are transcribed in her ebook American Authors Unplugged, available exclusively at cinader.com.
Cinader hosted a weekly performance series called Listen & Be Heard, and developed a repertoire of poetry with music, returning to Europe on a few small tours, and appearing at jazz and poetry festivals in New York and California. Most of that material was recorded on a CD entitled Living It! The title cut, was put out on vinyl, by Liquid Sound Lounge Records, and persists as an underground hit, and is included on several compilations around the world, including Universal Music France.