Karl Scholz began working as a professional guitarist at age 17, working with The Temptations, The Drifters, The Shangri-La’s, and the local jazz elite.

Graduated as a Presidential Scholar from Southern Illinois University with a Bachelors Degree in Jazz Performance.

Lived in New York City, New York for eight years working in the jazz and studio scene, playing everywhere from Birdland to Lincoln Center to Carnegie Hall and touring the USA and Canada. Lives in Berlin, Germany since 2000.