Jazz From Planet Flippo - Otherworldly Jazz
Original Compositions & Arrangements by Pianist /Vocalist Dave Flippo
Dave Flippo-piano/vocals/melodica, Dan Hesler-saxes.flute, Heath Chappell-drums, Donn De Santo-bass
Since 1992, this ensemble has presented the original compositions and arrangements by pianist/vocalist Dave Flippo in festivals, colleges, clubs and libraries throughout the Chicago area. Their music is showcased on their five CD releases Their 6th CD, Dedications, is due out in June, 2021.
Flippo's puts his own jazz spin on familiar contemporary rock and popular songs made popular by J.Hendrix, Bowie, Bruce, Dylan, Wonder, Lennon/McCartney, Jackson, Wilson, Winehouse and Radiohead. Flippo mixes his own innovative and compelling originals into the program to offer his listeners music that is both familiar and new.
Jazz Connect 2016 Jazz Jukebox Jury Award
If Six Were Nine by Jimi Hendrix, arr. Flippo
was chosen for the Jazz Connect 2016 Jazz Jukebox Jury conducted at the Jazz Connect Conference 2016- Jazz Times Magazine