"I think you will find that "Sparks" will light the artistic fires of the soul and intellect." Heartfully, YUSEF LATEEF
Charlie Apicella is an Eastman Guitars Featured Artist.
"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. The perfect illustration of how great this band is together is Charlie’s “64 Cadillac.” 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
"The Business" reached #7 on the CMJ Jazz Top 40 for two weeks in September, 2011.
"Sparks" debuted at #27 on the CMJ Jazz Top 40. It is licensed by STARBUCKS for performance in their 10,000+ locations world-wide.
IRON CITY has headlined at:
• The Iridium, NYC
• Fat Cat, NYC
• Banjo Jim's, NYC
• Cecil's, NJ
• Trumpets, NJ
• Puppets Jazz Bar, NYC
• Chris' Jazz Club, Philadelphia
• Nomad, DE
• The Northampton Jazz Festival, MA
• The Iron Horse, MA
• Revolution Hall, NY
• Bishop's Lounge, MA
• The Basement, MA
• Tammany Hall, MA