TESTIMONIALS / RECOMMENDATIONS:
~ Our family has hired Dave and his ensemble for two lifecycle events. He is a great listener to the client's needs and desires and adapts accordingly. Dave hires top notch musicians to accompany him. He modifies the volume to the size of the venue and the crowd. He creates fabulous playlists. He learned a particular song that was particularly meaningful to our family. The ensemble is prompt and professional. The combo has a fabulous, jazzy, rich and complex vibe. We highly recommend Dave Flippo. -CBK
~ Dave Flippo (and his accompanist) were always enjoyed by our guests through their outstanding instrumental skills and innovative interpretations of great songs from a variety of genres.
The Avenue Restaurant, Wilmette, IL
~ Dave played piano for my Daughter's wedding and was fantastic. He is easy to work with, professional, creative and super talented. Our guests loved his selection of music during cocktail hour, from jazz to pop to classical - he can play it all! Laurie F.
~ Dave is always fun, thoughtful, timely, talented and entertaining - a real professional. We love having him at Hey Nonny. Chip B.
~ Dave played Piano at my wedding and was spectacular! He’s easy to work with and very talented. I highly recommend him. Chris T.
~ If you are searching for entertainment, look no further than the Dave Flippo Trio (Quartet) for jazz and pop music. We hired his band for our family wedding and everything was perfect. Dave is highly professional, dependable and a great collaborator. More importantly he is a terrific musician who played throughout the evening and well into the night while everyone danced under the stars! I fully recommend Dave Flippo without hesitation; you will be very pleased with your decision. Roger.W.
Chicago's Versatile Virtuoso
~ Solo Piano With or Without Vocals ~
~ Small Ensembles -Duo, Trio and Quartet~
Dr. Dave Flippo has performed for numerous private events throughout the Chicago area for over thirty years - weddings, receptions, corporate events and more. He can appear as a soloist or small ensemble leader,
with or without vocals.
Dave combines classical technique and extensive jazz training with over thirty years of experience in area hotels, clubs, private homes and event venues across Chicago-land. He brings passion, creativity and professionalism to every performance, insuring a unique, personal and memorable experience.
His wide-ranging interests and versatility are reflected in the range of music he commands - all styles of jazz, show tunes, piano bar favorites, popular music from the 60's, 70's and 80's up to the newest contemporary gems and classical music. Other styles he offers include ragtime and Bollywood. His recent engagement at Big Shot Piano Lounge in Arlington Heights, greatly expanded his piano bar, classic rock and popular styling and repertoire and his vocal abilities.
Vocals are always optional and range from Sinatra, Buble and Tony Bennett to Billy Joel, The Beatles, Sheeran, Sting, Mars, Jagger and Mraz. Dave earned his Doctorate in Music Composition at the University of Michigan and his Masters at the Eastman School of Music.
Dave can provide a variety of small ensembles, from duo to quintet in any instrumentation required. He can provide an electric piano and sound system appropriate for the room size.
In the Chicago Area include:
Langham Hotel, Drake Hotel Coq D'or, Eddie V's Prime Seafood , Pete Miller's Steakhouse - Evanston, Mariano's Stores, Del Frisco's Double Eagle Steakhouse amd Big Shot Piano Lounge.
Dave Flippo has also performed at Spaggia’s, Francesca’s, Gordon’s Restaurant, Pops for Champagne, Hilton Towers Chicago, The Signature Room, Cite, Gibson’s Steakhouse, The Chicago Cultural Center, the Marriott Lincolnshire, Magnum's Steakhouse and numerous private homes.