Welcome to the site of Baltimore MD's jazz and rock guitarist Carl Filipiak and all things music. Stay tuned for current news and updates and thanks for all of your support for our music over the years. We couldn't have done it without all of our friends, fans and family.
GIG UPDATE - Our shows for the next few months are off the schedule due to the current situation in the US and abroad.
I'll be posting updates on the "LIVE" page as soon as possible and we're really looking forward to seeing everyone soon.
Please stay safe and all the best to you during these times.
The Jimi Jazz Band - Frank Young drums, Matt Everhart bass, and Paul Hannah sax. "What Now", their third album, has received critical acclaim and national airplay.
The Jazz Quartet - Paul Hannah sax, Robert Shahid drums, and Steve Zerlin bass. We're in the 6th year of our residency of monthly gigs at Costas Inn in Baltimore MD, and can't wait to return.
Gregory Thompkins' Tribute to John Coltrane - Gregory Thompkins sax, Paul Hannah sax, Carl Filipiak guitar, Frank Young drums, Steve Zerlin bass. Upcoming concerts TBA.
Geometric Records to release "Live at the Cat's Eye" and
"What Now" on vinyl later in the year.
Carl is enjoying playing his Benedetto guitars thanks to Howard Paul, good friend and CEO of Benedetto Guitars.
Art of Life Records
Recording Artist Carl Filipiak
Available on Amazon, iTunes,
Art of Life, Geometric Records,
CD Baby, and Spotify.
Mel Bay Publications
Author "Rock Fusion Improvising"
Private Lesson Series available
in print and eBook.
Maryland Music Awards
Jazz Performer 2014
Jazz Artist 2018
"Best Jazz Instrumentalist"
-Washington Area Music Assoc.
"Best Jazz Guitarist"
- Baltimore Magazine
Carl Filipiak is a guitarist from Baltimore, MD and has released 7 albums on Geometric Records featuring Dennis Chambers on drums and Bob Berg on sax, and has recorded several albums for Art of Life Records.
He has performed, recorded and toured with Dennis Chambers, Will Calhoun, Greg Grainger, Victor Wooten, Gary Grainger, Scott Ambush, Mike Pope, Bob Berg and many others. He has recorded at Abbey Road in London and played many concerts and festivals around the country. His instructional books are published by Mel Bay and Balafon.
He continues to teach privately and plays close to home on the East Coast with the Jimi Jazz Band, his jazz quartet, and his friends Lafayette Gilchrist and Gregory Thompkins from The New Volcanoes.
Check out his schedule and his music is
available on Amazon, iTunes, Spotify, Art of Life, CD Baby and Geometric Records.
The Christmas Song
If you’re interested in rock, jazz or blues, I can definitely help you play what you love. I’m into everything from the Beatles to Hendrix, Miles to Metheny, Albert King to Eric Clapton and anything in between. All levels are welcome. I have a convenient location and parking as well as a spacious studio and waiting room for your comfort. You will have access to information from my personal library of records, CDs and books.
My teaching studio is located in Lutherville -Timonium, MD. Lessons are $75 an hour and are scheduled on a weekly or every other week basis, Monday through Thursday. If you are interested call 410-561-8750.
All you need is your guitar and an open mind!
Gift certificates are now availble for lessons, so contact me for details.