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Dave Flippo

Primary Instrument: Piano

Born: March 1, 1958    

FLIPPOMUSIC has presented the unique, original jazz of Dave Flippo since 1992 when it introduced Chicago to its “globaljazz” world fusion with two CD's on Southport Records: Tendrils of Light and Ganesh. Since then, Flippo's development as a singer has spawned two additional CD's of vocal compositions,The Heart is Strong and Tao Tunes, to be released in September 25, 2011. Tao Tunes returns to Flippo's “world-theme” with the setting of ancient Chinese texts -- the Tao Te Ching. Full of timeless observations and wisdom as well as energy and humor, the music touches on 10 different styles, including Latin, jazz, funk, ambient and rock.The band plays in clubs, festivals, artists series and even for private events with a “global” or adventurous theme....
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Tao Tunes

Oppilf Records (2011)

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CHICAGO TRIBUNE REVIEW: “Tendrils of Light” by Howard Reich

One of the most unusual and appealing bands to spring up in Chicago of late, Flippomusic Globaljazz speaks a language of its own making--and a beguiling language it is. Part Arabic melody, part Asian harmony, part American boy ( and so on ), the band creates a sound, a texture and a brand as exotic as it is original.

All About Jazz, Italia: By Luca Corte Rappis

Born at the intersecting point of many cultures, the resulting jazz language has discovered how to gather the energies and exalt the qualities of each culture's music, succeeding where others have often failed.

Jazz Times - “Spheres” by Joseph Woodard

Chicago pianist/keyboardist David Flippo is hardly the first to combine jazz and world music, but his group Flippomusic Globaljazz is unorthodox in that it actually specializes in fusing jazz (both mainstream and avant-garde) with Middle Eastern, Asian, African, and Latin sounds...

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Primary InstrumentPiano

LocationSkokie, IL

Willing to teachBeginners

Credentials/BackgroundDR. DAVE FLIPPO has taught piano in Chicago's Northshore area since 1987, primarily at the former Swain Music Studios of Evanston, which mover to Winnetka in 2004. In that period he has taught beginners, intermediate and advanced students - tweens and teens as well as adults of all ages all looking to reconnect with music through the piano. He presently teaches from his home studio in Skokie - Dr...

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