SSG Christopher Burbank
Hometown: Bedford, NH
Joined the Band: 2020
Ensemble: The U.S. Army Blues
Bachelor's Degree: University of New Hampshire
Master's Degree: The Juilliard School
Doctorate or Performance Certificate: Frost School of Music at the University of Miami
SSG Christopher Burbank, a native of Bedford, NH, earned a Bachelor of Music Education degree from the University of New Hampshire, a Masters of Music degree in Jazz Studies at the Juilliard School, and a Doctorate of Musical Arts in Jazz Performance at the Frost School of Music, University of Miami. Burbank has had the privilege of studying with Brian Lynch, Eddie Henderson, Terence Blanchard, and Clark Terry.
While pursuing his master’s degree at the Juilliard School, Burbank was active on the New York City jazz scene, performing as both a sideman and a leader at such venues as Dizzy’s Coca Cola Club and Smalls Jazz Club. He represented the Frost School of Music at the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival and the Monterey Jazz Festival. In 2014, he was selected as a semifinalist for the Thelonious Monk International Jazz Trumpet Competition in Los Angeles, CA.
Burbank was a member of the U.S. Naval Academy Band from 2015 to 2021. In January of 2020, he was selected for assignment to the U.S. Army Blues. Burbank has been a member of the U.S. Army Blues and The U.S. Army Band “Pershing’s Own” since August of 2021.