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The Flippo Jazz Ensemble offers two striking and very different programs.
Below offer a vocal or instrumental format:
- - - The group can appear as a Quartet, Trio or Duo - - -

"Jazz Goes the Pop!"
An exciting collection of old, new and newer jazzified pop melodies with a focus on popular classics from the 60’s to the present. Dave Flippo’s unique and creative arrangement give a refreshing new twist to many of the melodies we’ve heard all our lives.
From their newest CD "Life on Mars"

"Tao Tunes"
The program picks from eighteen vocal settings of the ancient 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.
From their recent CD "Tao Tunes"

Fool on the Hill
Lenon / McCartney

Chelsea Morning
Joni Mitchell

- Flippo

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If 6 Were 9
Jimi Henddrix

Life on Mars
David Bowie

- Flippo

- Flippo

Stevie Wonder

Dance the Night Away
Jack Bress (Cream)

- Flippo

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The ensemble has performed as a duo, trio, quartet and quintet at these . . .

COLLEGES - Northwestern University, University of Illinois at Chicago, College of Lake, County, DePaul University, University of Chicago, Oakton Community College & Concordia College
LIBRARIES: Algonquin, Barrington, Bloomingdale, Forest Park, Fremont, Gail Bordon, Grayslake, Naperville, Newberry, Orland Park,Park Ridge, Prospect Heights,Homewood, Skokie, Wauconda, Woodridge

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Pictured from Left to Right: Dave Flippo – keyboard, vocals; Donn De Santo – bass,
Dan Hesler – saxophones and flute, Heath Chappell – drum set and Aras Biskis – percussion.

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