Cliff has a B.M. in Music from The Crane School of Music at Potsdam State College and a M.S. in Music from The College of Saint Rose in Albany, NY.
Cliff has been performing as a professional musician for over 35 years! As a well-respected musician by his peers, Cliff has worked with some of the Capital Districts finest talent including the Albany Symphony Orchestra, Capital Region Wind Ensemble, and the Empire Jazz Orchestra. He has also performed with a variety of internationally known jazz and pop artists including Benny Golson, Jimmy Heath, Aretha Franklin, Randy Brecker, Lew Solof, Slide Hampton, Buddy Greco, Stephen Pollock and David Fathead Newman.
Cliff is also an award-winning composer and producer of advertising jingles and multimedia production. His credits include Avis, National Hobby, and is the music behind New York State’s “C.S.E.A., We’re your Work Force!”
Cliff is a member of the music faculty at The College of Saint Rose and Schenectady County Community College. Cliff is an experienced lecturer in the fields of classical, jazz and rock music in addition to teaching theory, history, methods and ensemble classes.Click here to edit text.