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

Available Programs:

The Planet Flippo Ensemble offers four eclectic and uniquely  different programs
mixing originals and striking arrangements of contemporary classics and featuring Dave on piano, vocals and melodica. Quartet or Trio Ensembles available. 

"GNU-JAZZ FROM PLANET FLIPPO"
Gnu music from the mind of Dr. Dave Flippo PLUS Jazzified Contemporary Gems

"TAO TUNES"
Explore the ancient (and VERY relevant) Chinese Text "the Tao Te Ching) set to wide array of jazz and world musical grooves
and styles.

"FLIPPED OUT!"
High Energy Festival-Style Program
Featuring Contemporary Classics,
Originals and Familiar Jazz Standards

Previous Performances include:
COLLEGES: Northwestern University "Lunch on the Lake Series," U.I.C Jazz "Artists Series," College of Lake County Concert Series,  DePaul Multicultural Festival,  U of C Jazz Festival, Concordia, Oakton Community College Jazz at Lunch,

LIBRARIES: Algonquin, Barrington, Bloomingdale, Forest Park, Fremont, Gail Bordon, Grayslake, Homewood, Morton Grove, Naperville, Newberry, Orland Park,Park Ridge, Riverside, Prospect Heights,, Skokie,  Wauconda, Wilmette,  Woodridge
(FULL LISTING BELOW)

 

"GNU-JAZZ from PLANET FLIPPO"  

A blend of the expansive and creative music of Dr. Dave Flippo

mixed with equally unique arrangements of contemporary gems by Hendrix, Bowie, Lenon/McCartney, Flippo, Dylan, Joni Mitchell,  Steely Dan, Amy Winehouse, Radiohead and more.

Their 5th CD - Life on Mars - won the 2018 National Jazz Connects Award for their recording of If Six Was Nine by Jimi Hendrix.

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

Quartet:

(VOCALS)

Trio:

Rehab 
Winehouse
Rehab 
Winehouse
Spiderman 
Webster
Freewheelin' 
Flippo
Too High
Wonder
Fool on the Hill
Lenon / McCartney
(VOCALS)
If 6 Was 9
Jimi Henddrix
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Life on Mars
David Bowie
Chelsea Morning
Joni Mitchell

Duo:

(VOCALS)
Bye Bye Blackbird
Ray Henderson
(VOCALS)
The Jets Song
Leonard Bernstein
Kuzushi 
Flippo
(VOCALS)
(VOCALS)
Here, There & Everywhere
The Beatles
QUARTET
 
Tangled Up In Blue-Dylan-at Fitzgeralds
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"Tao Tunes"
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.

Dr. Dave Flippo's study (and work toward implementation) of these varied lessons inspired him to "paint" various lyrics in a wide variety of styles: swing, bossa, ambient, rock, ballad, tango,  bossa nova, Indian-jazz and others.
From their  2021 Re-Release now on International Radio/Web "Tao Tunes"

Useful
- Flippo
Paradox
- Flippo
Within
- Flippo
Returning
- Flippo
Stop!
- Flippo
Distractions
- Flippo
Trouble
- Flippo
Water
- Flippo
 
Superstition - Stevie Wonder

" Flipped Out!"
Writing, performing and recording for 25 years has yeilded five CD's and enough high energy, intense groove pieces to easily fill a set for any street or concert festival. A mix of new and old originals, several with a jazz fusion flavor, plus a mix of contemporary covers by Hendrix, Radio Head, Dylan and Winehouse. A quartet give you the biggest sound.  Vocals

are always an option. 

Cool Ali
- Flippo
Gyromaniations
- Flippo
Syrtotic
Flippo
Paradox
- Flippo
Superstition 
Stevie Wonder
Karma Police
Radio Head
Too High
Wonder
If 6 Was 9
Jimi Henddrix
Rehab 
Winehouse
Spring Joy
- Flippo
Spiderman 
Webster
Norwegian Wood
- The Beatles
Freewheelin'
- Flippo
Third Eye Open
- Flippo
Distractions
- Flippo
 
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Dr. Dave 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, Forest Park, Fremont, Gail Bordon, Grayslake, Homewood, Morton Grove, Naperville, Newberry, Orland Park,Park Ridge, Riverside, Prospect Heights,, Skokie,  Wauconda, Wilmette,  Woodridge

Hot Off Our Outdoor 2020-2021
Summer & Fall  "Front Lawn Series!"

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Finch House
- Flippo
Four-Four Waltz
- Flippo
Gyromaniations
- Flippo
Distractions
- Flippo
Paradox
- Flippo
Useful
- Flippo
Syrtotic-Flippo- (Fitzgeralds)
Giraffe Trek-Flippo (Fitzgeralds)
Freewwheelin
- Flippo
Cool Ali
- Flippo
Dreams Reborn
- Flippo
Third Eye Open-Flippo (Elbo Room)