S
ince their formation in 1992, The Flippomusic JazzEnsemble has been widely known for their unique
“World Jazz Voyage”
program - a collection of original and familiar pieces that draws upon music from cultures the world over - from Africa, India, Asia, Eastern Europe, Central and South America and the Middle East.
They’ve appeared at the Taste of Chicago, Southshore Jazz Fest, The Art Instsitute and in the Chicago Symphony East Meets West Festival, as well as at numerous street festivals, college an library arts series and jazz clubs throughout the city.


Dave Flippo Dan Hesler Heath Chappell Donn DeSanto Chicago Jazz

N
ow they have added a second, very different and exciting program -
"Jazz Goes the Pop!"
- that blends jazz standards with jazz arrangements of contemporary popular music from the 60’s through the present - the music of Lenon/McCartney, Sting, Bob Dylan, Joni Mitchel, Stevie Wonder, Jason Mraz, Jimi Hendrix, Cream and Ceelo Green are mixed with jazz favorites by Gershwin, Porter, Bernstein and Young.
Dave Flippo Jazz Quintet Heath Chappell Dan Hesler Donn DeSanto Aras Biskis Chicago Contemporary Jazz
The ensemble can appear as a quartet or quintet and both feature vocals by Flippo. Programming is flexible and the band is easily able to mix both programs to create an even more diverse mix, if desired.

(Photos by John Broughton)