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Karl Denson talks about his adoption of America's Finest City.

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San Diego's Really a Tiny Universe

Karl Denson talks about his adoption of America's Finest City.
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For as long as I can remember, there have been a few things that can be unequivocally counted on during the holidays in San Diego:: the absence of snow, lighted boats parading in the harbor, surfing Santas, and Karl Denson (in one incarnation or another) playing shows around town.

Despite the Greyboy Allstars co-founder and Tiny Universe bandleader boasting a resume that includes parings with icons like Maceo Parker and Fred Wesley, headlining slots at the Newport and New Orleans Jazz Festivals, and a two-decade-strong recording career, the quintessential saxman always finds the time to treat hometown fans with some funk and boogaloo at the end of each calendar year.

I recently caught up with him during a sound check at the Belly Up to chat about his adoption of America's Finest City, his unique musical path and bringing jazz to the rock kids.

Blogger Scott McDonald covers music in San Diego for a few different publications and is the editor of Eight24.com

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