Carl Filipiak Portrait Carl Filipiak: Art of Life Records Recording Artist
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Geometric Records re-issue of Carl Filipiak and the Jimi Jazz Band's album "I Got Your Mantra" is now available on 180 gram vinyl!
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I Got Your Mantra on 180 gram vinyl. Click to purchase.

We are proud to announce that Ryan Fowler's Guitar Experience is now the exclusive home of online guitar lessons featuring the legendary Carl Filipiak. We are now ready to accept new students. Go to for details.

Online lessons with Carl Filipiak are now available. Click for details.

Carl Filipiak and the Jimi Jazz Band Live at the Cat's EyeUpcoming Shows/Interviews:
Cat's Eye Pub October 25
Windup Space November 2
Jazz at Costas November 4
Cat's Eye Pub November 22

Thank you to our friends and fans who helped “Live at the Cat's Eye” reach #1 on Amazon's Jazz Fusion and Bebop Jazz MP3 Album download lists! Read the Five Star Reviews HERE. Now available on Amazon, iTunes, and Art of Life Records.

Carl Filipiak and the Jimi Jazz Band’s latest release, “Live at the Cat's Eye” is now available on Art of Life Records. Seven songs that capture what they do every month at their second "home" in Baltimore, Maryland. Featuring Frank Young, Paul Hannah, Steve Zerlin, Matthew Everhart and Michael Pope. Check it out on Art of Life Records. Thanks to all of my friends and fans of the band and that liked “I Got Your Mantra.” This is truly for you.

“Live at the Cat's Eye” is now available on CD. Click HERE to purchase the CD »

Click HERE to view a pdf of Carl's Vintage Guitar Mag review »

Sign up for guitar lessons with Carl. If you’re interested in rock, jazz or blues, Carl can definitely help you play what you love. He's into everything from the Beatles to Hendrix, Miles to Metheny, Albert King to Eric Clapton and anything in between. All levels are welcome.

Gift certificates are now available for guitar lessons with Carl. Call (410) 561-8750 or visit Carl's lessons page for details.

"Carl at the Cat's Eye" by Robert McClintock

Robert McClintock is one of our area's prominent artists and his collection of landmarks, monuments, and well-loved restaurants and bars of greater Baltimore is titled "Baltimore Seen." His hybrid art combining photography and free hand digital painting has gathered national and international acclaim, and I'm honored to be in one of his pieces, "Carl at the Cat's Eye." You can check him out at

Purchase “I Got Your Mantra”and Carl's full Geometric Records catalog as individual tracks and/or full releases from places such as Apple’s iTunes Store, Emusic, and many more! All six studio albums are ready to download in high quality digital format.

“Rock/Fusion Improvising” from Mel Bay Carl's “Rock/Fusion Improvising” from Mel Bay was featured in Guitar World Magazine as one of the top 25 books & instructional videos you must have!

Check out Mel Bay's review of Carl's book on Facebook:
For those of you who aren't familiar with Carl's book, it legitimately is one of the best books of its kind in our catalog. There's a ton of great information in it and a tons of people have gotten a lot from it! The whole "Private Lessons" series turned out really well and is one of the best lines to have emerged from that era. Not trying to sell you guys on it, just letting you know that if you like Carl's book, check out the rest of the series, and if you don't know Carl's book, check it out! July 18 ,2012

Thanks for the great reviews on iTunes! “…His explosive playing on the closing “Too Much TV” is humorous and throughout I Got Your Mantra, Filipiak shows that he is one of the leaders of 21st century fusion.” —iTunes CD review

Carl has performed and/or recorded with some of the industry’s finest musicians including Dennis Chambers, Gary Thomas, Victor Wooten, Grammy nominee Bob Berg. He has also opened for guitarists Eric Johnson, Danny Gatton, and Sonny Landreth.
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Carl and the Jimi Jazz band appears at many venues throughout the Mid-Atlantic region, including The Rams Head in Annapolis, 8x10, Artscape, State Theater, and National Guitar Workshop, just to name a few. Read More »
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Six String ExperienceCarl just set up a new web site dedicated to all things guitar. Check out “Six String Experience: News, Tips, Tricks, Reviews and advice about all things guitar” for lessons with Carl and interviews with lots of your favorite guitar players, including Mike Stern, John McLaughlin, and Johnny Winter!

Visit YouTube for lots of cool new videos featuring Carl and the Jimi Jazz Band — Now in High Definition! »

Carl Filipiak and the Jimi Jazz Band: I Got Your MantraCarl's Online store is finally here! Check back often to see what's new! T-shirts and more are on their way. »

”I Got your Mantra,” produced by “Grammy Nominated” John Grant is now available from Art of Life Records! Art of Life is home to guitar legends Ted Greene, Lenny Breau, and many more. Learn More »

Vintage Guitar April 2008 coverCheck out Randy Runyon and Animal Zoo featuring special guests Dennis Chambers, Mike Pope and yours truly. Dennis and I are on “Letter Two.” Thanks for the 5 star reviews on itunes — we really appreciate it! Check it out and feel free to write a review, we can always use more.

Check out Carl's interview in Vintage Guitar »

Check out Carl's review in Voodoo Child Magazine.

Check out new lead sheets from “I Got Your Mantra”, newly transcribed by Chris Vazquez.»