Classic jazz guitar tone and phrasing are the cornerstone of Charlie’s playing. He is the leader of the organ trio Iron City and has produced three of the band’s recordings. He has published lessons for DownBeat and Just Jazz Guitar magazines and hosts his own private lesson teaching website.
His straight-ahead sound has him among the first call as an accompanist for vocalists and his Freddie Green-style rhythm guitar playing keeps him in constant demand for big bands. Charlie Apicella is an Eastman Guitars Featured Artist, a Guild Guitars Sponsored Artist, and a ZT Amplifiers Official Artist, and a regular contributor to Vintage Guitar Magazine’s YouTube channel. He’ll collaborate with two Modern Guitar Masters, Vic Juris & Dave Stryker.