A Guitarist For Any Venue


I have had the privilege of working with an incredible amount of people, projects and venues over the years. Whether it be a fully staged concert event or an intimate gathering in a tucked away countryside mansion, my guitar is a vessel that affords me the opportunity to play music for audiences of all kinds. My eclectic musical background brings with it proficiency and accessibility to just about every genre of music. National and internationally touring artists, 9-piece jazz bands, blues bands, metal bands, small flamenco ensembles, solo accompaniment and intimate solo venues, the list of people and places I get to work with continues to widen. There are few things more exhilarating than learning a repertoire of new music, flying off to a remote venue and jumping onstage to play a full set of great music. Rehearsed and sometimes not rehearsed. 

Along with live performances, I also provide session work and recording for numerous artists and clientele. On site and remotely, I collaborate with acts and artists from around the world. From work with artists on an upcoming full-release, single song collaborations, guitar overdubs, guest artist appearances and commissioned works, I have the opportunity to provide musical offerings and interact with so many great people.

Simply put, I love guitar!

Should you have a need for music, from world tour to wedding, a blazing guitar solo or intimate background accompaniment, you’ve found the right guy with a guitar. 

Contact me directly for any and all inquiries.


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Music For Any Venue

Jazz Standards, Latin, Flamenco, Classical, Contemporary and popular modern arrangements. All custom tailored and catered to your specific event and venue needs.

Corporate and Private

If you are looking for a fitting "live" musical addition to your private function look no further. Conventions, private dinner parties, grand openings, let the addition of music accompany your guests through out your event.


Corporate and Private

There is no better back drop for your wedding ceremony, cocktail or reception than solo nylon guitar. A great welcoming strum for your arriving guests, customized ceremony and cocktail hour. Musical offerings for weddings both small and large.

Intimate Outdoor

Music for more remote locations. Winery events, outdoor wedding and receptions and all gatherings among friends. Add to your event and include a nice touch of subtle guitar notes mingling in with your guests.

Stage & Theatre

Live Stage and theatre events. Accompaniment for ensembles, soloists and singers. Electric and acoustic offerings tailored to your exact production needs.



Whether you need music for your private or corporate event march down the aisle, or need music composed and performed specifically for your upcoming art exhibit or event. I can offer a wide array of music to choose from. Below are some samples of requests from various past clients. Click on a link to listen.


Popular Selections

Europa - Carlos Santana

Make You Feel My Love - Dylan/Adele

Here Comes the Sun - Beatles

Autumn Leaves - Kosma & Mercer

Don't Know Why - Norah Jones

Daughters - John Mayer

Pachelbel's Canon - Pachelbel

Eleanor Rigby - Beatles 

Joy of Mans Desiring - Bach

Turn Turn Turn - Seeger

Custom Client Requests (Demo's)

Mandy's Medley


Monkton Medley

Dire Straights-Aphex Twin-Toploader

Rosemont Manor Medley

Hollow Coves - Buckley (Hallelujah)

Final Fantasy 5 - Aria

Variation on Final Fantasy Theme



Music For Any Stage

From my work as a solo artist, touring acts, large and small ensemble sit-ins and accompaniment, my diverse catalog of experience and eclectic skillset has offered me a place on many stages. Jazz, rock, latin, classical and modern, a chameleon of sound and trade. 

Six string solo or Hired Hand(s) as part of a touring outfit, along with my guitar, I bring an attention to detail followed with an enthusiasm for your project and music like no other. 

Inquire with me directly about your project. Consistent, dependable, professional. With all 12 notes! Reach out and bring me on board to the stage near you. 


I have played and performed with a multitude of artists and ensembles in just about every genre of music. Touring acts, 9 Piece Jazz Bands, Rock Power Trios, Latin-Flamenco ensembles, Avantgarde all-improv groups, Solo Accompaniments and simply Solo. If you have a need for a guitarist, in any setting, contact me directly about your current project.


Shake - Deluxe Edition Keeping true to the original release, the "Deluxe Edition" of Shake features everything plus two additional tracks that were not included on the original release. The two songs feature Zeljko Zuber playing bass guitar on alternate versions of both "Stride" and "Birdsong". The Alternate Take versions were both recorded during the same recording sessions as the original album release. Both songs offer a very different color and attitude from the originals, as well as have received a fresh new mix and master from Kevin Burnes.

Mix by Frank Marchand Master by Grammy Award Winning Engineer Charlie Pilzer Additional Mix and Master by Kevin Burnes


Pulse An Acoustic and Harmonic Splendor! Guitars tuned to the frequency of 432Hz, this alternate tuning is known as the "heartbeat" tuning. It said to resonate sympathetically with the earths vibration, our body, brain waves, thoughts, consciousness and even at a molecular level with our DNA. It is considered by many to be a spiritually elevating tuning. Beginning with a solo guitar, we are quickly immersed into an interplay of strumming and haunting legatos, created by the unorthodox use of an E-Bow. Handed off to resonant harmonics and an added percussion section, we are then carried through multiple textures, time and timbres. All parts alternating between meters of 4, 5 and 6. Somewhere between tuning and time, we find the essence of Pulse. Pulse was created by one of my favorite guitar's made from Hawaiian Koa. The cover art for this track is the back of the guitar. A perfect pairing of vibrant wood and visual delight. 


Aisea's Ha - Acoustic Single. An extremely special acoustic offering from guitarist Kevin Burnes. Kevin's unique approach to acoustic music unveils a new texture with none other than a Ukulele as the center voice for this small acoustic adventure. The acoustic guitars are hardly treated as an after thought as they envelope the smaller "Uke" voice with a warmth and gentle strength, keeping a very clear and distinct voice of their own. The combination of the two together is both rich and colorful. This piece is an expression of Kevin's deep felt connection with the islands of Hawaii. While in Hawaii, Kevin crossed paths with a great artist, Sua Suluape Toetu'u, Aisea who's art and tattoo work became the inspiration of this piece. The title, Aisea's Ha was a dedicated musical offering of thanks or "Mahalo" to Aisea for his work. The translation of "Ha" in Hawaiian being - life's breath, energy or breath of life. Coincidentally, "Ha" also has a secondary translation and musical meaning of the fourth note of a traditional major scale or Fa. The fourth note of a traditional major scale creates the Lydian Mode which is the tonality and key of the music of Aisea's Ha. It is indeed a small musical piece of paradise.


Shake - Birthplace of the Eclectic-Electric sound! A groundbreaking release from guitarist Kevin Burnes. This guitar instrumental CD has broken new earth with a very new and unique sound and style. With sweeping melodies, terrorizing solos and subtly fingered accompaniments Kevin serves up a wildly varying "Eclectic-Electric" jazz sound that overflows with energy and creativity. Along with a host of other musicians, Keny Ruyter's dynamic drums ooze Latin influences as well as stoic funk leanings. Keny turns the drum-set into a harmonic instrument. Bass player Mike Cykoski brings it all together with a swift pummeling in the low end. It is truly a gem!


The Shake Trio The Shake Trio is a companion release to the original studio version of the album - Shake from Kevin Burnes. Newly remastered, the music was originally performed and recorded live for an "On-Air" internet broadcast. The music has a hint of flavorings from the "Old-School" recordings of Jimi Hendrix and the mid 1960's John Coltrane recordings. Being a live performance it keeps the songs and improvisations as honest as they can be. The music was recorded direct to 2-Track so there were no over-dubs or edits. Simply just the truth! It is Kevin and his music in a stripped down and honest trio package. It includes the bonus track "Spiritual Popcorn". Guitarist Kevin Burnes, drummer Keny Ruyter, and bass player Patrick Recob come together and create a very new and unique sound!


Little Things - An Acoustic Instrumental Single. A long awaited acoustic release from guitarist Kevin Burnes. Little Things was composed for an on-line photo gallery featuring the works of photographer Kerry Murphy and Kelli Seeger Kim. The gallery, featured at Lil Galleries, displayed their very intimate "macro" works.With an effort to capture the essence of the pictures, the music has quite a unique flavor of acoustic sound. The guitars are delicately fingered offering the listener ever-changing textures almost simulating the walk down a row of pictures hanging in an art gallery. The music's connecting tissue is a mystical harmony in the background of what at first seems like the sounds of an accompanying string section. Quite the contrary, the sounds are all guitar! Kevin creates a very unique set of sounds and harmonies that lead us from one color and texture to the next.A very intimate and unique piece of music!


Shake! - The Original Release. Imagine John Coltrane with the Band of Gypsys! This is the original Shake release from guitarist Kevin Burnes and drummer Keny Ruyter. Laden with heavy jazz, blues and improvisational influences, this instrumental CD was the beginning of a new sound - Electric Jazz!. While some of the song titles are the same as featured on Kevin's release The Shake Trio don't let the names fool you. The performances and arrangements are entirely different. This CD is filled with layers of sounds offered up from everything from a full horn section to a timpani drum, tubular bell and a marimba. You will find everything and the kitchen sink on this one! A must have!

For some Shake throwback from the original release, interviews and info: 




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