Karl Denson

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Date of Birth December 27, 1956
Place of Birth California
Age 63 years old
Horoscope Capricorn

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Karl Denson

Karl Denson is an American funk and jazz saxophonist, flutist and vocalist from Santa Ana, California. He was a member of Lenny Kravitz's band 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. He continues to lead his own Karl Denson's Tiny Universe and Karl Denson Trio, while touring with the Rolling Stones since 2014 to date. Karl Denson's Tiny Universe had performed at every single JamCruise as of 2014. Denson appears in the 1988 movie Coming To America as the saxophonist in the fictional band Sexual Chocolate. Members of KDTU include Denson, Chris Stillwell, Chris Littlefield, D. J. Williams, David Veith, Alan Evans and Seth Freeman KD3 comprises Denson with keyboardist Anthony Smith and drummer Brett Sanders.

Born: December 27, 1956
Origin: San Diego, California
Genres: Jazz, funk, jam band
Occupation(s): Musician, singer
Instruments: Saxophone, flute, vocals
Associated acts: The Greyboy Allstars, Lenny Kravitz, The Rolling Stones, Sexual Chocolate
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About Karl Denson

Jazz and funk saxophonist, flautist, and singer. He founded a band called The Greyboy Allstars and also played with Lenny Kravitz's musical group.

Before Fame

He released his debut solo album, Blackened Red Snapper, in 1992.


He formed the Karl Denson Trio (KD3) with percussionist Brett Sanders and keyboard player Anthony Smith.

Family Life

He grew up in San Diego and Santa Ana, California.


His albums with Lenny Kravitz include Mama Said and Let Love Rule.

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  • American funk saxophonists
  • American jazz flautists
  • Jam bands
  • Jazz musicians from California
  • African-American jazz musicians
  • 21st-century saxophonists
  • American jazz saxophonists
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Latest information about Karl Denson updated on October 19, 2020.

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