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Karl Denson's Tiny Universe

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KDTU is a band on a mission.  Based out of San Diego, KDTU began its journey in 1998 after bandleader Karl Denson decided to take a break from his longtime band The Greyboy Allstars which he...

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KDTU is a band on a mission.  Based out of San Diego, KDTU began its journey in 1998 after bandleader Karl Denson decided to take a break from his longtime band The Greyboy Allstars which he helped to form five years earlier. GBA had proven themselves as the ultimate party band, spreading their "West Coast Boogaloo" style all over the world and making "Jazz" a dance term again. KDTU set out to take this formula to the next level by putting more emphasis on vocals and adding some funk, r&b and hip hop elements. It turned out to be a winning combination which set KDTU on the top of the heap in the touring world from 1999 through 2005. In 2005 Karl decided to take a break to get back to his roots and work in a smaller jazz setting.  During 2006 and 2007 Karl led KD3, a trio configuration featuring Sax, Organ and Drums. This led to the 2007 release of Karl Denson's "Lunar Orbit" album which was a great critical success. In 2008, Karl rejoined his former boss Lenny Kravitz and has been country hopping the year away since.  KDTU is gearing up with a new record and tour plans for 2009.