Dr. David Flippo effortlessly combines the elegance and passion of classical music with the vivid colors, harmonies and inventiveness of jazz to create a spontaneous arrangements some of the world's most popular melodies. His music includes jazz standards made popular by Gershwin, Cole Porter, Sinatra and Michael Buble as well as show tunes old and new, popular and classical music, when requested. Dave is also constantly updating and expanding his contemporary music repertoire.
“. . . a music at once complex and transparant, sophisticated and accessible.
"– Howard Reich, Chicago Tribune
Dave Flippo has performed in Chicago as a pianist and vocalist for the past 25 years as a soloist, small ensemble leader and in large dance bands. He recently performed steadily with acoustic bassist Michael Staron at Wilmette’s Avenue Restaurant, whose manager prompted him to add an array of jazz arrangements by classic artists from the 60’s and 70’s to his already voluminous collection of music.
Dr. Flippo taught at the Swain Music Studios in Evanston and Winnetka for over twenty years. He is currently the Jazz Piano instructor at the College of Lake County, classroom instructor at Triton College and teaches private lessons in both jazz and classical piano and theory/composition throughout Chicago’s North Shore.
Dave has released five CD's of his music on Southport and Oppilf Records. He received his Doctorate in Music Composition and Piano from the University of Michigan and a Masters of Music from the Eastman School of Music.