"Cliff Schmitt on Bass" - Stephen Holden, New York Times

"Cliff Schmitt on Bass" - Clive Davis, The Times (London)

"...Schmitt is just so smartly attuned to every nuance in every measure that the effect is mesmerizing." -Richard Cohn, Larchmont Gazette

Bassist Cliff Schmitt has performed thousands of gigs since his professional debut in 1992. From his first gig on the south side of Dallas with R&B legend Al "TNT" Braggs, to nightclubs in New York, Paris and Rio De Janiero, to crowds of thousands at festivals in North and South America, Europe and Asia. He was a resident of Brooklyn, NY for ten years, but now calls Jersey City, NJ home. Cliff is currently the bassist for Concord recording artist Curtis Stigers, and co-leads a duo project with Guitarist/Harmonica player Noé Socha called Likho Duo.

Live Performances:
Jazz - Curtis Stigers, Jeanie Bryson, Rick Margitza, Billy Hart, Dave Leibman, Paula West, Von Freeman.
Pop- Norah Jones, Art Garfunkel, Michael Bolton, Martha Reeves, Peter Noone.
Blues- Philip Walker, Smokin' Joe Kubek, Clarence Spady, Guitar Shorty, Michael Powers, Moe Holmes, Junior Mack, Bill Sims Jr., Jimmy Johnson, Dave Specter.

Nightclub Performances:
Blue Note, Birdland, Terra Blues, Swing 46, Knitting Factory, Chicago Blues, The Bitter End, The Savoy, The Living Room, Cafe Carlyle, Detour, Smalls, Sardi's, Session 73, The Garage, Green Mill (Chicago), Jazz Showcase (Chicago),House of Blues (Chicago), Ronnie Scott's (London), Duc de Lombards (Paris), Jazzhouse (Copenhagen).

Festival Performances:
JVC Jazz Festival - NYC; Hampton Court Festival - London; Amersfort Jazz Festival - Holland; Ottawa Bluesfest; Chicago Blues Festival; Toronto Distillery Festival; Halifax Jazz Festival; Guinness Jazz Festival - Ireland; Efes Pilsen Blues Festival - Istanbul, Ankara, Izmir; Vienna Jazz Festival; Jazz Open - Stuttgart; Silda Jazz Festival - Norway.


Likho Duo - "Blues and the World Beyond" (Likho Records)
Curtis Stigers - "Hooray for Love" (Concord)
Curtis Stigers - "Lost in Dreams" (Concord)
Michael Powers - "Prodigal Son" (Baryon)
Michael Powers – "Onyx Root" (Baryon)
Ted Brancato - "The Next Step" (Origin)
The Chesterfields – "Henry Street Soul"
David Caceres – "Trio" (Guild)
Greta Gertler – "The Baby That Brought Bad Weather"
Ron Sunshine – "Candy" (Golden Bug)
David Brandom – "Home" (Blujazz)
Roberta Piket - "I'm Back in Therapy..."
Veronica Martell – "The Art of Intimacy" (Apria)
Awry - "Awry"

Music for film:

The Definition of Insanity (2004)