Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe brings big sound to Scranton

     Karl Denson (right) performs at the Merryland Music Festival, July 9, 2016 at the Merriweather Post Pavilion, Columbia, Maryland.  Photo courtesy of Julia Lofstrand Photography.

    Karl Denson (right) performs at the Merryland Music Festival, July 9, 2016 at the Merriweather Post Pavilion, Columbia, Maryland. Photo courtesy of Julia Lofstrand Photography.

    Newsworks Tonight’s Dave Heller caught up with Karl Denson at a music festival in Columbia, Maryland, last month.

    Music fans will gather at Montage Mountain in Scranton, Pennsylvania, next weekend for the Peach Festival. Dozens of performers are scheduled to entertain, including Karl Denson. The jazz saxophonist, composer, and vocalist got his start playing in Lenny Kravitz’s band more than a quarter-century ago.

    Between stints with several groups, including the Rolling Stones, Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe funk sextet has been in the studio and on the road for some 15 years.

    Newsworks Tonight’s Dave Heller caught up with Denson at the Merryland Music Festival in Columbia, Maryland, last month. In addition to talking about the music scene, Karl offered a simple message for his fans who are trying to make sense of turbulent times.

    You can hear their conversation below.

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