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Since 1992, The Dave Flippo Ensemble has presented original compositions by Dr. Dave Flippo, reflecting his wide range of interest and influences and feature his unique, often offbeat arrangements. The band performs both instrumental and vocal programs, featuring Flippo on vocals. The can appear as a duo, trio or quartet.

Their newest CD,
Life on Mars, (Oppilf Records) features the trio and will be released in April of 2016. It include striking arrangements of rock and pop classics from the 60s and 70's by Bowie, Hendrix, Lennon/McCartney, Dylan, Bruce, Wonder and (Joni) Mitchell.

"If Six Were Nine" was chosen for the
Jazz Connect 2016 Jazz Jukebox Jury
conducted at the Jazz Connect Conference 2016 - Jazz Times Magazine
* * * Come hear the trio at Jerry's Wicker Park for our CD RELEASE PARTY * *
on Sunday, May 22nd 4-7 pm
1938 W. Division, Chicago


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Life on Mars - The Dave Flippo Trio
“Jazzified” Rock Classics (and a few standards) Original jazz arrangements of tunes by Jimi Hendrix, David Bowie, Bob Dylan, Jack Bruck (Cream), Lenon-McCartney, Joni Mitchell and Stevie Wonder

Sunday, May 22nd 4-7 pm @
Jerry's Wicker Park
1938 W. Division, Chicago, IL

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Concert Programs:

Goes the POP!"
- "Jazzified" Rock Classics and Contemporary Gems.

The Dave Flippo Trio presents a dazzling collection of unique, inventive jazz arrangements of popular contemporary music from the 60’s to the present. Since 1992, the band has been performing in the Chicago area at festivals, libraries, colleges and local clubs, most recently at Eddie V's Prime Seafood, the Underground Wonderbar and Jerry's Wicker Park.

- The program includes the music of classic rock artists:
Lennon/McCartney, Jimi Hendrix, Bob Dylan, Joni Mitchell, Stevie Wonder, David Bowie and Jack Bruce (Cream). Contemporary recording artists in the band’s book include: Amy Winehouse, KT Turnstall, Flaming Lips, Sting, Jason Mraz and Train.
- The group also can perform as a quartet or duo, with or without vocals.
(Recorded on the upcoming release
Life on Mars on Oppilf Records - Release date: March 2016)

- Vocal Jazz Settings of the Ancient Tao Te Ching

Eighteen vocal settings of the Tao Te Ching by Dave Flippo built off his 'lyricized' texts, "clothed" in a wide variety of styles . . . swing, bossa, ambient, rock, tango bossa, (contrapuntal) Indian and others. The collection of brief thoughts, which seem extremely relevant today, are insights into the workings of nature, the earth and human behavior. The program includes a mix of vocals and offers plenty of high energy music balanced with ballads and gentle Latin works. Sample texts can be found
(Recorded on their CD
Tao Tunes on Oppilf Records - 2011)

For information about Dave Flippo's musical offerings for music for private
and corporate functions, please visit