Shortly after graduating from Stanford University with a degree in political science, Cliff made the decision to pursue his passion. Songwriting. The subsequent 25 years have brought a #1 song on the jazz charts, a performance on the Grand Ole Opry and frequent collaborations with artists including Ke$ha, Keb’ Mo’, Mickey Hart (Grateful Dead), Chris Barron (Spin Doctors) and Lisa Loeb. Cliff teaches songwriting for organizations including The Stanford Jazz Workshop and LinkedIn Learning and has spoken about songwriting for TEDx.
Cliff’s songwriting workshops are designed to help executive teams problem solve and increase productivity. At Cliff’s request, neuroscientist and NY Times bestselling author, Daniel Levitin, has explained the science behind why these workshops are effective in this executive summary.
Most recently, Cliff’s work with Deloitte was covered by the Houston Chronicle.