Dave Flippo - Chicago pianist , vocalist and ensemble leader plays jazz perfirns contemporary, show tunes and classical for private events, weddings, corporate events.
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Ever fluid, pianist and vocalist and ensemble leader Dave Flippo moves effortlessly from elegant and poetic to driving, energetic and just plain fun - equally at home with jazz, contemporary, Bollywood, world, show tunes and classical.

With thousands of songs at his fingertips, Dave can craft whatever program is requested or simply mix styles as he observes and feels the mood and composition of the audience.

His vocals are always optional and range from Sinatra, Buble and Tony Bennett to Billy Joel, Sting and Jason Mraz.
With a Doctorate in Music Composition from the University of Michigan and a Masters in the same from The Eastman School of Music, Dave relishes creating fresh and unique arrangements of the pieces he performs, often crafting personal, spontaneous versions based on the audience’s energy and mood.

In addition to numerous private parties in homes throughout Chicago, the Northshore and the Western Suburbs, Dave has performed at:
Coq ‘Dor at the Drake Hotel, Langham Hotel, Spaggia’s, Francesca’s, Gordon’s Restaurant, Pops for Champagne, Eddie V's Premier Seafood, Hilton Towers Chicago, The Signature Room, Cite, Pete Miller’s Steakhouse, Gibson’s Steakhouse, The Chicago Cultural Center, the Marriott Lincolnshire and others.

Dave can provide a variety of small ensembles, from duo to quintet in any instrumentation required.
He can provide an electric piano and sound system appropriate for the room size.

dave flippo at grand piano jazz

For a different side of Dave Flippo, visit www.flippomusic.com to learn about the JAZZ FROM PLANET FLIPPO, a contemporary jazz quintet that records and performs Dave's (and other's) original compositions and arrangements. This group focuses features pieces with a world-jazz fusion style and recently released "Tao Tunes" - musical settings of the ancient Tao Te Ching. The are currently eleasing their fifth CD, "Life on Mars", a collection of "jazzified" arrangements of 60's and 70's rock classics.