Karl completed his Undergraduate degree in Jazz Performance at the University of Toronto in 2009.
He was also one of three trombonists selected to attend The Banff International Workshop in Jazz and
Creative Music led by Dave Douglas in 2008.
Since graduating, Karl has been a working as a freelance musician playing in many musical situations including
Jazz Clubs, Weddings, Corporate events, Creative music showcases, Cruiseships and Music Festivals. He currently
performs regularly with The Boxcar Boys, The Lemon Bucket Orkestra and Drumhand.
Karl has studied privately with a variety of professionals including Gordon Sweeney (principle Trombonist of the TSO),
Terry Promane, William Carn, Jim Lewis, Kelesley Grant as well as Jamie Reynolds and Tom Richards.
Karl has also performed with many professionals including Clark Terry, Buddy DeFranco, Alex Dean, Jackie
Richardson, Dave King (The Bad Plus), Thomas Morgan, Osmany Paredes, Dave Douglas, Tim Ries,
Renee Rosnes and Kirk McDonald.
Karl is based out of Toronto where he freelances as well arranges and composes music for his own creative projects.