release date January 30, 2016

It's gonna be a great Holiday Season!
With great joy, production on my debut CD, "Welcome To My World," has begun!

Producer, hit songwriter and Soul Music Hall of Fame inductee Preston Glass (George Benson "Kisses In The Moonlight," Aretha Franklin "Who's Zoomin' Who?" "Natalie Cole "Miss You Like Crazy") is my producer. Preston's latest release is "Electric Together" featuring George Benson & Little Anthony.

Musician, songwriter, producer, mentor and Grammy orchestra conductor Larry Batiste (Bill Summers "Call It What You Want," Young Jeezy featuring Keyshia Cole "Dreamin'.") will be co-writing songs with Preston and I. The highlight of the album will be my featured duet with a legendary songstress. "Welcome To My World" promises to be a "must have" CD.


Harlem-born recording artist--An eclectic singer specializing in Contemporary Jazz, R&B/Soul, Gospel, Folk and
The Great American Songbook.  Clif has opened for Tony Bennett & Johnny Mathis 

"Clif Payne is a lush tenor with soaring melismas in his individual passages."
Don Heckman, LA Times