Karl studied trumpet at The Royal College of Music and spent many years playing in ‘pit bands’ for musical shows. Karl has played in all types of bands and ensembles, in the west end and around the world, finally arriving, inevitably, at jazz.
His singing career began in 2011 when thinking about putting together a Chet Baker set. After finding the right songs, and then some places that would let him sing!
Karl has since performed at a number of Jazz events including The Isle of Wight jazz festival, Jazz FM Live at Roux at Parliament Square, Stompin On the Quomps Christchurch and performances at the Colour House Theatre.In 2014 Karl appeared in the West End show 'Soul Sister' at The Savoy theatre, played in the Ali Campbell band in Peru, Ireland, Scotland and Germany. Karl is very pleased to have sung with Tina May during her sell-out show at Centre Stage, Bournemouth, and also to have guested on gigs with sax player Sarah Bolter, and her band Not Just Sax.
In 2016 Karl had the great privilege of singing with Liane Carroll at the Pheasantry Kings Road, Dean St Pizza Express and at Ronnie Scott's as a guest during her 'Cold Turkey' Christmas Show.
Also in 2016 Karl had 2 feature nights in The Jazz Lounge upstairs@Ronnie's with Renat D'aiello, and gigs monthly at 'Jazz After Dark' in Greek St. Soho.Karl has become a regular at the legendary Jazz venue "Ronnie Scott's"