Whether he is recording with members of P-Funk, touring
with current pop artists or leading his own jazz trio Karoly delivers
the same drive and energy he has become known for on the Los Angeles
Karoly started playing drums at the age of six and continued his studies throughout his teens, and later at the University of North Texas. After college Karoly spent the next seven years playing in Minneapolis, where he played an average of over two hundred shows a year with acts such as Mazarati, The Nathan Anderson Project, Charlie's Cafe and the Twin Cities Jazz Orchestra.
In 2002 Karoly made the move to Los Angeles, to continue his career on the west coast. First establishing himself as an in demand live player Karoly has worked with many of the top musicians performing today. For years Karoly has also been first call drummer for many of the biggest artists from the Philipines. He has toured with Vina Morales, Jay-R, Banig, Ella May Saison, Phillipine Idol winner Erik Santos, and many more. The live performances have also led Karoly to recording sessions at Capitol Records, Warner Brothers, Fox Studios, and Universal Publishing. Currently Karoly can be seen performing with alternative country artist The Swansons as well as with his own oringinal projects.
Along with keeping a busy performance schedule, Karoly is very involved in music education. He has authored three method books for drums, and is a member of the Vic Firth Education Team.
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