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