Charlie Apicella, Don Braden, Avery Sharpe, Austin Walker
Date(s) - 05/28/2022
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
World class jazz musicians come together to bring you a night to remember.
Charlie Apicella was voted onto the 86th and 84th DownBeat Readers Poll for Guitar. He studied composition and improvisation with musical titans Yusef Lateef and Pat Martino and was trained as a historian by Archie Shepp and Dr. Billy Taylor. As a young guitarist he met his idol BB King, who offered him advice and shared some stories. He has performed concerts and recorded with jazz legends Dave Holland, Sonny Fortune, and John Blake, Jr. as well as contemporary masters Joe Magnarelli, Vic Juris, Dave Stryker, Don Braden, and Jon Herington of Steely Dan.
Don Braden is a Jazz musician of the highest caliber. For over 30 years he has toured the world leading his own ensembles on saxophone and flute, as a special guest, and as a sideman with Jazz greats Betty Carter, Wynton Marsalis, Freddie Hubbard, Tony Williams, Roy Haynes, and many others.
Honesty. Clarity. Dignity. These are words that come to mind when you listen to the music of bassist/composer Avery Sharpe. In an age of ephemeral pop stars and flavor-of-the-month trends, Sharpe is a reminder of the lasting value of steadfast dedication and personal integrity. As the title of one of his tunes asserts, “Always Expect the Best of Yourself.”
Austin Walker is an internationally recognized modern drummer that doubles on world percussion and is currently based out of New York City.
Tickets: General Admission – $20 ($25 at-the-door)
Seating/ Bar: 6:00 PM
COVID-19 Guidelines: All guests must wear a mask when not actively eating and drinking/ provide proof of vaccination at-the-door.
This event is indoors.