Karl has performed with a wide spectrum of notable performers such as The Fantasy Band (including Dave Samuels, Chuck Loeb, Marion Meadows, George Jinda, John Lee, George Laks, Dave Valentin, Noel Pointer, Larry Coryell, Roy Ayers, Victor Bailey, and Cornell Dupree), Johnny and Edgar Winter, Wolfgang Lackerschmid, Michal Urbaniak, Bob Malach, Jasper Van't Hof, Attila Zoller, Ed Cherry, Cameron Brown, Georg Wadenius, Ronnell Bey, Will Boulware, Glenn Alexander, Dave LaRue, Kermit Driscoll, Charlie Elgart, New Voices of Freedom, the Shirelles, the Drifters, Dan Wall, Arturo O'Farrell, and many other of New York's rising young talents including Bryan Steele. In addition to his New York based projects, he has toured Europe extensively in recent years.
Karl's drumming style draws deeply on his training in classical percussion. Karl studied both computer science and music performance at Rutgers University, Ohio University and Berklee College of Music (while in college, Karl won second place in the 1983 Carmine Appice National Drum Battle). Karl's formal musical training includes private lessons with Gary Chester, Freddy Waits, Michael Carvin, Joe Morello, Joe Cusatis and Muzzy Mizzioni.
Lessons and Master Classes
Karl currently resides and teaches private lessons in the northwest New Jersey area.