Kevin Burns began his music studies at Lee College in Cleveland, Tenn. He finished at Oral Roberts University in Tulsa, Okla., where he completed a Bachelor of Music degree in performance and a Master of Business Administration degree. In addition to performing with Free Spirit Kevin is the current split lead trumpeter with the Airmen of Note, The United States Air Force Band, Washington, D.C.
Prior to coming to DC, Kevin played lead trumpet with the nationally televised “Richard Roberts Live” and “Expect A Miracle” television shows in Tulsa, Okla. He also was a featured soloist with the San Antonio Symphony, the Oklahoma Synphonia/Tulsa Pops, the Tulsa Ballet, the Bartlesville Symphony, and worked extensively with various big bands and jazz combos.
Kevin is an active arranger and sought-after studio musician, recording horn tracks for over 60 contemporary Christian albums and many commercial/jingle projects including several for ESPN and ABC Sports. Kevin has performed with such major artists as Natalie Cole, Ray Charles, Mel Torme, Diane Schurr, Jack Jones, Vic Damone, Cab Calloway, Burt Bacharach, Al Hirt, Phil Driscoll, The Lettermen, Rita Moreno, The Temptations and the Four Tops.