Spring Jazz Series: Charlie Apicella & Iron CityMay 12, 2017
After one conversation with Charlie Apicella you quickly understand that his guitar is a lot more than six strings. It's things in life, deep seated, that inspired this Massachusetts native to make it his life. Already a student of guitar, Charlie was immeasurably affected by seeing and meeting blues legend B.B. King, who told him, "listen to Wes Montgomery and Kenny Burrell, two of my favorites."
Classic jazz guitar tone and phrasing are the cornerstone of Charlie Apicella’s playing. He is the leader of the organ trio Iron City and has produced three of the band’s recordings including “Big Boss” on ZOHO Records. Alongside him are organist David Braham, drummer Alan Korzin, saxophonist Stephen Riley, trumpeter Freddie Hendrix and percussionist Mayra Casales.