Dave Flippo

FLIPPOMUSIC formed in 1992 by Dave Flippo, with the plan of bringing his “globaljazz” pieces to life and sharing it with the Chicago community. What started as a mad experiment of fusing jazz with different world music grooves and styles(CDs: “Tendrils of Light” and “Ganesh”) has expanded to include Flippo's original vocal works (CD: When the Heart is Strong”)—many in the contemporary jazz venue. The band's latest recording project -”Tao Tune” returns a bit to the original global fusion theme—this time with the written content. Flippo's love of the ancient and very cool Tao Te Ching inspired him to make some of the text into lyrics and set them in a variety of styles.

Also jazz piano teacher at the College of Lake County, Dr. Flippo's Eclectic Piano Studios and in the home throughout the North Shore.


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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Beginner to advanced


DR. 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. Flippo's Eclectic Piano Studio - and in the home throught the Northshore

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