"Clif Payne is a lush tenor with soaring melismas in his individual passages."
Don Heckman, LA Times
THE DENNY BERTHIAUME TRIO
WITH SPECIAL GUEST VOCALIST CLIF PAYNE
Angelica's Fine Dining, Bar & Entertainment
863 Main Street Redwood City, California 94063, (650) 679-8184
Harlem-born, San Francisco Bay Area-based recording artist.
An eclectic singer specializing in jazz, r&b/soul, Gospel, Folk, Adult Contemporary and The Great American Songbook.
Clif's opened for Tony Bennett, Johnny Mathis & Dionne Warwick. He's performed for several celebrities including Michelle Pfeiffer, Marlo Thomas and Phil Donahue.
The Denny Berthiaume Trio
In 2004, three San Francisco Bay Area musicians created a rhythm section devoted to their own compositions and individualized arrangements of standards. After recording its studio demo in 2005, TRIO publically performed in clubs (i.e., Kelly’s, The Agenda, Pearl’s, Piedmont Piano Company, Savvy Wine Cellars), festivals (San Jose Jazz Festival with Pete Christlieb and Carl Saunders) , and other venues (San Jose Jazz Society with Bud Shank). TRIO’S debut cd, AMERICA: TRIO PLAYS THE MUSIC OF PAUL SIMON (FRP-DB4), was released in early 2008. FASCINATING RHYTHMS, the second CD, was released in 2011.