Charlie Apicella & IRON CITY: jazz organ trio

Charlie Apicella & IRON CITY: jazz organ trio

 New York City, New York, USA

"Apicella is a lithe, swinging guitarist with an affinity for the contrasting styles of both Grant Green and Wes Montgomery...An all-around impressive debut by a guitarist of substance." MARK GARDNER, Jazz Journal


"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


"The Business" 2011.

"Sparks" 2010.

"Put the Flavor On It" 2009.

Set List

IRON CITY can perform four 40-60 minute sets per engagement.

We perform original tunes and groove classics by Michael Jackson, James Brown, Burt Bacharach, and Marvin Gaye.

"The Business"
"64 Cadillac"
"A Decade in the Making"
"Delia Soul"
"G's Blues"

"Billie Jean" Michael Jackson
"Sookie Sookie" Grand Green
"Let's Get It On" Marvin Gaye
"And Satisfy" Roberta Flack
"Let the Music Take Your Mind" Kool & the Gang
"Super Bad" James Brown
"I Don't Want Nobody" James Brown
"Walk on By" Burt Bacharach
"I Can't Help Falling in Love with You" Elvis Presley
"I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel to be Free" Nina Simone/ Billy Taylor