J A Z Z  F R O M  P L A N E T  F L I P P O

Available Programs:

"JAZZ FOR THE GENERATIONS"
Something for every listener, from young to old;  Flippo's unique arrangements puts a fun twist on tunes from Lenon/McCartney to Radiohead ...

"TAO TUNES AND MORE"
Planet Flippo's 3rd CD presents "Tao Tune" and explores the ancient Chinese Text "the Tao Te Ching) set to wide array of jazz & Latin styles.

"THE MUSIC OF PLANET FLIPPO"
This program explores the wide variety and numerous styles of Dr. Dave Flippo's original music including  world/jazz fusion, the Tao Te Ching and energetic new jazz pieces. 

 

Previous Performances include:
COLLEGES:

Northwestern University

"Lunch on the Lake Series," 

U.I.C Jazz "Artists Series," 

College of Lake County Faculty  Series,  

DePaul Multicultural Festival,  U of C Jazz Festival, Concordia College, 

Oakton Community College Jazz at Lunch,

LIBRARIES: Algonquin, Barrington, Bloomingdale, Brookfield, Forest Park, Fremont, Gail-Bordon, Grayslake, Helen Plum, Homewood, Morton Grove, Naperville, Newberry, Orland Park,Park Ridge, Riverside, Prospect Heights, Rolling Meadows, Skokie,  Wauconda, Wilmette,  Woodridge


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"JAZZ FOR THE GENERATIONS" - Full Hour Concert

Virtual Concert from "Flippo's Place"  for Rolling Meadows Library. 

Click on "YOUTUBE" /"show more" to use full hyperlinked program. 

The Trio: Life On Mars -  Bowie, arr. Flippo

"JAZZ FOR THE GENERATIONS"  

Something for every listener, from young to old. Dr. Dave Flippo's unique arrangements puts a fun twist on tunes from Lennon/McCartney to Radiohead; Steely Dan to Amy Winehouse; Sinatra to Joni Mitchel plus some originals jazz tunes by Flippo. The ensemble's wide pallet of sounds includes Dave Flippo keyboard, vocals and melodica and can appear as a trio or quartet. 

Their 5th CD - Life on Mars - won the 2018 National Jazz Connects Award for their recording of If Six Was Nine by Jimi Hendrix and their sixth CD, Dedication, has received international airplay and numerous rave reviews.

Rehab 
Winehouse
Fool on the Hill
Lenon / McCartney
Superstition 
Stevie Wonder
Karma Police
Radio Head
Too High
Wonder
If 6 Was 9
Jimi Henddrix
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Life on Mars
David Bowie
Bye Bye Blackbird
Ray Henderson
Kuzushi 
Flippo
Freewheelin' 
Flippo
Chelsea Morning
Joni Mitchell
Here, There &
Everywhere. 
The Beatles
Spiderman 
Webster
Finch House
- Flippo
Tangled Up In Blue-Dylan-at Fitzgeralds
 
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"Tao Tunes and More"
A fun and evocative way to introduce minds, both young and old, to ancient wisdom of how the world and people behave. The program picks from eighteen vocal settings of the ancient Tao Te Ching by Lao Tsu.

The short verses are arranged in a wide variety of styles: swing, bossa, ambient, rock, ballad, tango,  bossa nova, and Indian-jazz. The program also adds arrangements of like-minded tunes like Nature Boy, Everything Must Change, Imagine, and Do You Realize.
From their  2021 Re-Release now on International Radio/Web "Tao Tunes"

The program includes a printed program including the lyrics of each piece. 

Useful
- Flippo
Paradox
- Flippo
Within
- Flippo
Returning
- Flippo
Stop!
- Flippo
Distractions
- Flippo
Trouble
- Flippo
Water
- Flippo
Useful-from "Tao Tunes"
 

"The Music of Planet Flippo"
Dr. Dave Flippo has been composing in a variety of contemporary jazz styles since his graduation from the University of Michigan in 1987.  This program present the wide range of grooves and styles that Flippo has explored in the past twenty years: world/jazz fusion, setting of the Tao Te Ching, lyrical jazz ballads and exciting and challenging contemporary pieces that swing hard and dabble in odd meters and colorful chord progressions. This is a new program that is just being offered, although the ensemble has been playing and developing all of this music for the past two decades.  Passionate, joyous and fun. 

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Dr. Dave Flippo
Freewheelin' -by Dave Flippo
Third Eye Open-Flippo (Elbo Room)
(contemporary jazz)
Finch House
- Flippo
Four-Four Waltz
- Flippo
Gyromaniations
- Flippo
(world/jazz fusion)
Finch House (Lawn Concert)
(7/8 jazz tune)
Distractions
- Flippo (Tao Tune)
Paradox
- Flippo (Tao Tune)
Useful
- Flippo (Tao Tune)
Syrtotic-Flippo- (Fitzgeralds)
(world/jazz fusion)
Freewheelin
- Flippo
(contemporary jazz)
Cool Ali
- Flippo
(world/jazz fusion)
Dreams Reborn
- Flippo
 

PAST PERFORMANCES as a TRIO, QUARTET and QUINTET

CLUBS

Hot House, Jerry's Wicker Park, Heartland Cafe, Joe's Be Bop Cafe, Eddy V's Prime Seafood-Chicago, Underground Wonderbar,

Pete Miller's, Morseland,
Philanders, Beat Kitchen, Bop Shop, Jazz Bulls Club

JAZZ FESTIVALS
Taste of Chicago
South Shore Jazzfest
Chicago Symphony East Meets West Festival
Independent Label Festival
Around the Coyote Art Festival
Southport Records Jazz Festivals
Navy Pier World Jazz Festival

 

STREET FAIRS
Evanston Art Fair, Lincoln Park Cultural Center Art Fair, Ravenswood Manor Street Festival, Oak Park Summer Series, Buffalo Grove Concerts on the Rotary Green, Libertyville Out to Lunch Summer Series

SPECIAL PUBLIC PERFORMANCES
Jazzin' at the Shedd,
After Hours at the Field Museum
Brookfield Zoo Summer Concert Series
Chicago Cultural Center Concert Series

COLLEGES
Northwestern University
"Lunch on the Lake Series"
U.I.C Jazz Artists Series

DePaul Multicultural Festival

U of C Jazz Festival
College of Lake County Faculty Concert Series

Triton Faculty Series
Concordia College Summer Concert
Oakton Community College Jazz at Lunch

LIBRARIES
Algonquin, Barrington, Bloomingdale, Brookfield,

Forest Park, Fremont, Gail Bordon, Grayslake, Helen Plum, Homewood, Morton Grove, Naperville, Newberry, Orland Park,Park Ridge, Riverside, Prospect Heights, Rolling Meadown,  Skokie,  Wauconda, Wilmette,  Woodridge

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