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Clif Payne

Clif Payne

Jazz / Contemporary Jazz / Pop, Soul, Gospel, Soft Rock, Folk Sunnyvale, CA  US
Reflections on John Legend's "All Of Me"
Reflections on John Legend's "All Of Me"
Serengeti Suite
Serengeti Suite
The Way You Look Tonight (demo)
The Way You Look Tonight (demo)
I Learned It All The Hard Way (in concert)
I Learned It All The Hard Way (in concert)


  • 2015

    Feb 7

    Redwood City, CA, US | 6:00pm

    Clif Payne – Tribute to Stevie Wonder THIS SHOW WAS SOLD OUT!!! THANK YOU SO MUCH!!! “Clif Payne is a lush tenor with soaring melismas in his individual passages," Don Heckman Los Angeles Times Harlem-born, Clif Payne is earning renown as one of music’s most unique voices. Payne has appeared alongside Johnny Mathis, Bobby McFerrin, Dianne Reeves and Tower of Power. Payne effortlessly paints a colorful and adventurous soundscape where the hues of jazz, gospel and R&B 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 Celebrating the Songs of Stevie Wonder is a celebration of the musical world of Wonder.

  • 2014

    Jul 11

    Redwood City, CA, US | 6:00pm

    Well, here we go! It's My 4th Appearance at Angelica's! 863 Main St, Redwood City, CA 94063 (650) 679-8184 Friday, July 11 6:30-8:30 Bell Stage 2 (upstairs) I'll be accompanied by my Mega Music Makerz . . . -Frank Martin on keys (Al Jarreau, James Taylor) -Ruth Davies on bass (Elvin Bishop, Charles Brown) -Deszon Claiborne on drums (Taj Mahal, Kenny Washington) Come experience the music that transcends fad and circumstance. This will be my 4th appearance at Angelica's, and it would be absolutely fantastic to pack this place! I thank you so much for your continued support! “Clif Payne is a lush tenor bursting with soaring gospel melismas.” LA Times, Don Heckman "An impressive, great singer!" Emilio Castillo, Tower of Power "I like your sound!," Fred Hersch, jazz pianist, Grammy nominee "Clif is a passionate, phenomenal singer! A real pro!" Peter Cuschieri, Mgr., Angelica's Concert Venue clifpayne.org

  • 2013

    Nov 10

    Milpitas, CA, US | 12:00pm

    Join us for a live video feed, direct from the control room of Gold Recordings Studio and production facility in Northern California with special guests Clif Payne and Aliza Hava!

  • 2012

    Feb 12

    Oakland, CA, US | 4:00pm

    Clif Payne Sings the Love Songs of Stevie Wonder Stevie Wonder is an American musical icon as a vocalist, songwriter and musician. His songs have been recorded by Barbara Streisand, Chaka Khan, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Michael Jackson, Michael Buble and many others. As a vocalist, he's a true original, influential. But it is his talent as a master songwriter that will be the highlight of this Valentine's Day celebration. Please join me with John R. Burr on piano and a very, very special guest for an afternoon of love songs by Stevland Morris--Steve Wonder! And stick around afterwards for refreshments! HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY! (in advance!)

  • 2011

    Dec 24

    Oakland, CA, US | 8:00pm

    This annual show sells out quickly, so get your tickets early! Soulful, swinging vocalist Clairdee and her San Francisco-based sextet celebrate the season with an entertaining variety of jazz, R&B, and contemporary grooves for kids from one to ninety-two. The 75-minute program includes classic favorites from Vince Guaraldi’s "A Charlie Brown Christmas," and Sammy Cahn’s "Let It Snow," to Frank Loesser’s "Baby It’s Cold Outside," as well as a few surprises. The music will warm your heart, lift your soul and send you dancing into the new year. Musicians: * Clairdee, vocals * Ken French, keyboards/music director * Ruth Davies, bass * John Hoy, guitar * Clif Payne, vocals * Jim Zimmerman, drums Tickets: Buy tickets Price Info: $20


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Harlem-born Clif Payne is a refreshing new voice emerging onto the contemporary jazz scene. He's been called “the Payne that feels so good” by peers and audiences worldwide. His elegant vocals dazzled LA Times columnist Don Heckman to write,“Clif Payne is a lush tenor burs...See Full Bio

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Q: Remember when you came home with me to play guitar for an outdoor wedding in Fort ?Wayne? Really glad to see your career is going so well!

A: Hello Rhonda! Great to hear from you! How have you been? My apologies to you and all my Reverbnation fans for being slow in answering. I'll be paying more attention to Reverbnation now. It's been a long, long time since I was in Fort Wayne, but I do remember playing a lot of gigs in that area. Rhonda, if you're on Facbook it would be great if you could "Like" my music page at https://www.facebook.com/pages/Clif-Payne-Official-Music/200830231845?ref=hl Be well! Peace, Clif clifpayne.org @saangpayne (Twitter)

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