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Karl Denson

Karl Denson
File:Karl Denson 2003.jpg
Denson in Seattle 2003
Background information
Born (1956-12-27) December 27, 1956 (ageĀ 57)
Origin San Diego, California
Genres Jazz, Funk, Jam band
Occupations Musician
Instruments Saxophone, Flute, Vocalist
Associated acts Karl Denson's Tiny Universe
Karl Denson Trio
The Greyboy Allstars
Lenny Kravitz

Karl Denson (born 1956) is a funk and jazz saxophonist, flutist and vocalist from Santa Ana, California. He was a member of Lenny Kravitz's band[1] and has co-founded and led The Greyboy Allstars. Denson has recorded with artists including Jack DeJohnette, Dave Holland, Slightly Stoopid, Blind Boys of Alabama, Blackalicious, Stanton Moore, and Jon Foreman of the rock band Switchfoot. As of 2007 he continues to lead his own Karl Denson's Tiny Universe and Karl Denson Trio (KD3).

Also Member of KDTU include Denson (saxophone, flute), Chris Stillwell (bass), Chris Littlefield (trumpet), Brian Jordan (guitar), David Veith (keyboards) and John Staten (drums).

Newest guitar player D.J. Williams joins summer of 2011

KD3 is Denson with keyboardist Anthony Smith (Global Funk, Giant People) and drummer Brett Sanders (brother of John Staten).

Selected discography

  • Let Love Rule (album) (Lenny Kravitz) - (1989)
  • Mama Said (Lenny Kravitz) - (1991)
  • Blackened Red Snapper (solo album) - (1992)
  • West Coast Boogaloo (The Greyboy Allstars) - (1995)
  • Chunky Pecan Pie (Solo Album) - (1995)
  • Herbal Turkey Breast - (1996)
  • A Town Called Earth (The Greyboy Allstars) - (1997)
  • The D Stands for Diesel - (1997)
  • Live (The Greyboy Allstars) - (1999)
  • The Bridge (Karl Denson's Tiny Universe) - (2002)
  • Dance Lesson #2 - (2002)
  • Flyin' the Koop (Stanton Moore) - (2002)

Steve Winwood, About Time (album), Different Light (song) (2005

  • Once You're There (EP) (Karl Denson's Tiny Universe) - (2006)
  • What Happened to Television? (The Greyboy Allstars) - (2007)[2]
  • Lunar Orbit (Karl Denson Trio) - (September 2007)
  • Brother's Keeper (Karl Denson's Tiny Universe) - (2009)
  • Top of the World (Slightly Stoopid) - (2012)



  • Interview at JamBase Retrieved August 26, 2007
  • Greyboy Allstars at AllAboutJazz Retrieved August 26, 2007
  • KD3 bio at JamBase
  • Karl Denson at Retrieved January 29, 2009

External links

  • Karl Denson's Tiny Universe MySpace

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