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NEWS: Got a quartet gig coming up at Pete Miller's in Evanston - Friday, Oct 27, 7-11 pm.
Since 1992, Planet Flippo (formerly Flippomusic) has presented the original compositions and arrangements by pianist/composer Dave Flippo, showcased on their five CD releases. Their programs present fresh and striking modern pieces that explore evocative harmonies, widely diverse ethnic styles and offbeat rhythms and grooves.

Most recently on their recent CD "Life on Mars," the ensemble has added a collection of jazz arrangement of classic rock tunes by Hendrix, Bowie, Bruce (Cream), Dylan, Dylan, Stevie Wonder and Lennon McCartney. Their program also includes more recent gems by Amy Winehouse, Sting, Flaming Lips and KT Turnstall.

Howard Reich of the Chicago Tribune stated Flippomusic as
" ...creates a texture as exotic as it is original... a music at once complex and transparent, sophisticated and accessible."

The band performs both instrumental and vocal programs, featuring Flippo on vocals and can appear as a duo, trio or quartet.

The group offers three distinct programs below.

"If Six Were Nine" was chosen for the
Jazz Connect 2016 Jazz Jukebox Jury
conducted at the Jazz Connect Conference 2016
- Jazz Times Magazine

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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


Concert Programs:

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

The Planet 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, Radio Head 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)

- A mix from the extensive Planet Flippo book

A blend of contemporary classics from the "Jazz Goes the Pop" program, a few Tao Tunes, other world-jazz originals and a few jazz standards. Something tasty for everyone.

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