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Local Artist, Karl Denson, Talks New Album And Inspiration

Musician Karl Denson in a 2019 photo.

Credit: Robbie Jeffers

Above: Musician Karl Denson in a 2019 photo.

Karl Denson is a San Diego saxophonist, flutist and vocalist who tours regularly with The Rolling Stones. His musical touch is highly sought after by artists like Lenny Kravitz, the Allman Brothers, Slightly Stoopid and Blackalicious. Aside from album credits, Denson leads his own band, Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe.

Their new album, "Gnomes and Badgers," is a multi-genre dance party with a message of love and joy. The sound is James Brown-inspired funk and soul mixed with foot-stomping blues and the spontaneous spirit of jazz.

When not on tour, Denson calls San Diego home. He joins Midday Edition Thursday to talk about his new album.

Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe are performing and celebrating the release of "Gnomes and Badgers" on Friday, March 15 at The Music Box located at 1337 India Street in San Diego.

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