As producer and songwriter, Cliff has dazzled audiences with a collaboration of traditional and modern jazz combined with a funk undertone. He studied at the HARTT School of Music in Hartford, CT focusing on jazz and was blessed to be able to work with the great jazz saxophonist 'Jackie McLean' as his mentor. Cliff is a native of Hartford and began his career as a solo pianist in Hartford's most elite jazz cafes including the Blue Star Café, 36 Lewis Street and the 440 Lounge. His international performances at the famous 'Jazz No Jazz' festival in Zurich, Switzerland with former band 'Head To Toe' earned him an invitation for annual appearances. In 1999, while looking to record a new demo, Cliff reviewed many local studios and Prophet Records' recording studio was one of them. While recording his demo, Prophet Record's executives were buzzing about Cliff and his work and exceptional talent and offered him a deal.