In 2014 Charlie Apicella was invited by Pat Martino to study improvisation, composition, and Pat’s unique method for learning the
mechanics of the guitar.
He has performed concerts and recorded with jazz legends Dave Holland, Sonny Fortune, and John Blake, Jr.
Charlie began his music training in 1999 at the University of Massachusetts studying composition and improvisation with Yusef Lateef and music history with Archie Shepp.
In 2005 he began studying under Dave Stryker who produced the Iron City records Sparks (2009) and The Business (2011).