Clif Payne /  San Francisco  Smooth Jazz Vocalist
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Clif Payne

Smooth Jazz Vocalist
San Francisco

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"Bring On The Payne"

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RadioIndie International — 04/02/2016

"The Clif music has an important particularity in an artist, the ability to convey feelings and emotions. Clif is able to convey in those who listen to his music all emotions that he himself has had at the time when he writes. The magic of a true artist is precisely to convey their emotions through music and Clif manages to do this in a very special way! Charm, class, refinement and perfect arrangements make Clif Payne an artist truly complete!" Angelo Petruzzi, CEO

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Behind the Scenes

Behind the Scenes on the Masters@ Work Project - “Welcome to My World” Welcome to the Masters@Work series of webisodes. This show spotlights masters doing th...

Clif Payne Bio "Welcome to my World"...

Clif Payne Bio "Welcome to my World"

Introducing Clif Payne - One of the finest and vibrant male vocalists emerging onto the international music scene.

Introduction Masters @ Work "Welcome to my World"...

Introduction Masters @ Work "Welcome to my World"

Welcome to the Masters@Work series of webisodes. This show spotlights masters doing their work with passion and love. They create beautiful vibrations for yo...

The Plan for the recording project "Welcome to my World"...

The Plan for the recording project "Welcome to my World"

Masters@ Work Project - “Welcome to My World” A vision for the recording project by Clif Payne Welcome to the Masters@Work series

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Clif Payne Take 1

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Clif Payne /  San Francisco  Smooth Jazz Vocalist

CLIF PAYNE
Welcome To My World/Short Bio Press Release
2017

Harlem-born, San Francisco smooth jazz vocalist Clif Payne is a fresh new voice emerging onto the international music scene. Discovered by Bobby McFerrin, Payne is currently making music with 2010 Grammy-winning pianist, composer, arranger and former Kurt Elling music director Laurence Hobgood.

In 2016, Payne released his first solo album, Welcome To My World. The album is on this year's Grammy ballot for Best Jazz Vocal and features Clif in a duet with the legendary Freda Payne on "No Payne, No Gain"-- a song that reached #1 on the U.K. R&B/Soul charts in November, 2016. Clif and Freda performed the song in concert at Herb Alpert's Club Vibrato in August of the same year. Produced by Songwriter Hall of Fame inductee, Preston Glass and multi-faceted music director for the Grammy awards, Larry Batiste, the album has been in rotation on radio playlists internationally since its initial release. Key tracks: "Peace Is More (Than The Absence of War)" and "No Payne, No Gain."

Welcome To My World also features En Vogue vocalist Maxine Jones and Midnight Star's Reggie Calloway.

Clif studied jazz and performance with the legendary jazz educator David Baker at Indiana University, Bloomington. Clif also teaches a vocalist class initialed The Music of Stevie Wonder at the California Jazz Conservatory in Berkeley, California.

Don Heckman of the Los Angeles Times has written, "Payne is a lush tenor with soaring melismas in his individual passages."

Angelo Petruzzi, CEO RadioIndie International: "Clif's music has an important particularity in an artist--the ability to convey feelings and emotions. He is able to convey in those who listen to his music all emotions that he himself has had at the time when he writes. The magic of a true artist is precisely to convey their emotions through music, and Clif manages to do this in a very special way! Charm, class, refinement and perfect arrangements make Clif Payne an artist truly complete!"

In concert, Evershift recording artist Clif Payne has opened for Johnny Mathis, Tony Bennett and Dionne Warwick. Clif effortlessly paints a colorful and adventurous soundscape where the hues of jazz, pop, R&B and gospel converge. His mastery of lyrics, interpretation, improvisation, phrasing and tone highlight the technical aspects of his voice without sacrificing its emotional depth--all while taking us on melodic excursions of artistic expression.

Clif Payne lives in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Clif Payne
clifpayne.org

P.O. Box 70743 Sunnyvale, CA 94086



Apr 02, 2016

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RadioIndie International
RadioIndie International

"The Clif music has an important particularity in an artist, the ability to convey feelings and emotions. Clif is able to convey in those who listen to his music all emotions that he himself has had at the time when he writes. The magic of a true artist is precisely to convey their emotions through music and Clif manages to do this in a very special way! Charm, class, refinement and perfect arrangements make Clif Payne an artist truly complete!" Angelo Petruzzi, CEO

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CLIF PAYNE MUSIC

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