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2019-12-07 10:00 pm - 2019-12-08 12:00 am

 

Charlie Apicella & Iron City
Charlie Apicella - guitar
Dave Braham - organ
Alan Korzin - drums
www.IronCity.nyc

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BIO

Guitarist Charlie Apicella is the leader of Iron City.  The band's sixth CD, Groove Machine features Charlie's hard bop inspired originals and arrangements of classic Blue Note Records gems.

Charlie Apicella is an Eastman Guitars Featured Artist, a Guild Guitars Sponsored Artist and a ZT Amplifiers Official Artist.  He is a regular contributor to Vintage Guitar Magazine's YouTube channel.

 

Charlie Apicella was nominated in the 2019 DownBeat Readers Poll for Guitar
and Hot House NYC Readers Jazz Awards for Guitar, Group (Iron City), and Jazz Artist Of The Year.

He has written lessons for DownBeat and Just Jazz Guitar magazines and has been profiled in DownBeat, Vintage Guitar, and Hot House magazines.

 

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QUOTES

“A deeply melodic guitarist along the lines of Grant Green. Apicella faithfully has sought to channel an era of American music when hard-bop and r&b reigned...But the guitarist still manages to keep things fresh.” MATTHEW KASSEL, DownBeat

"As a player, Apicella immediately brings to mind Grant Green. He’s funky, he’s bluesy, and he’s not afraid to get dirty at times. Apicella and band have that perfect jazz rapport that allows them to be tight as hell and play off each other beautifully." JOHN HEIDT, Vintage Guitar Magazine

"Apicella's playing shines...[he] is aware of the straight-ahead tradition, showcasing his Wes Montgomery influence...Apicella's guitar sound is bright and clean, and easily cuts through the huge sound of the organ." TIM FISCHER, Just Jazz Guitar Magazine

"I think you will find that "SPARKS" will light the artistic fires of the soul and intellect." Heartfully, Yusef Lateef