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While the multi-talented Karl Denson has been known to structure his Tiny Universe performances as an opportunity to pay homage to an impressively diverse array of artists, nothing prepared his devoted fans for the announcement of an Allman Brothers Band tribute at The Fillmore SF on Nov. 25th! Continue reading
Listen to WGLT NPR interview KD about Jazz, The Greyboy Allstars, Tiny Universe and his musical passions. Listen at Continue reading
Karl Denson is one of our scene’s most ubiquitous presences, so it was only a matter of time before we got around to featuring him in a column defined by, yep, ubiquitous presences. But these are exceptional times even by Denson standards. His longtime outfit the Tiny Universe is once again evolving, having brought back Soulive’s Alan Evans as full-time drummer. Continue reading

Not everyone in the S.D. music scene has played with him, but almost everyone has heard him. In fact, it’s hard to find anyone who isn’t reverent when speaking of Karl Denson. He’s been the go-to saxophone player for more than two decades, having played with everyone from Lenny Kravitz and Steve Winwood to local hitmakers Slightly Stoopid and Joshua White. If a band needs a sexy sax hook, a jazz flute solo or even some soulful vocals,… Continue reading

K-dizzle sits down with his hometown newspaper the San Diego Union Tribune for a special video and print interview about his latest happenings and gigs April 2 & 3 at Belly Up in Solana Beach performing RUN DMC REMIXED featuring Vokab Kompany. Continue reading

What do you say to Mick Jagger when he calls up and asks you to join the Rolling Stones? “Let me check my day planner”? “Sorry, Mick, I’ve got a tapestry-making webinar that week”? (I’m riffing here.) No, when Mick Jagger calls, you’re on the next plane out of town. I don’t care if he’s 103 years old—it’s the Rolling Stones. San Diego–based saxophonist Karl Denson got that call from Mick Jagger, or Skype call as it were, and Denson… Continue reading

Relix Magazine writer Mike Greenhaus catches up with KD about his recent tour of Australia and New Zealand with The Rolling Stones and much more…

American Songwriter Magazine premieres the video of “My Baby” here featuring singer Nicki Bluhm filmed around California from KDTU’s latest release New Ammo. Karl says, “My Baby’ was the first song I ever wrote on guitar. I envisioned it as a vintage rock duet number, so we brought in the amazing Nicki Bluhm to sing with me and the song became what it is today.” 

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