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, in the world of jazz.

The singing started in 2011 when thinking about putting together a Chet Baker set. Soon Karl was searching for more songs, and then evermore places to sing!



Karl is a Londoner, born in what is now called The Lanesborough Hotel, Hyde Park Corner, way back when it was St George’s Hospital.


Karl has three grown-up children and lives in Surrey.