Technical Sgt. Kristian Baarsvik is the lead alto saxophonist with the Airmen of Note, The United States Air Force Band, Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling, Washginton, D.C.
A native of Marion, Massachusetts, Baarsvik’s Air Force career began in 2011 with his assignment at The USAF Band of Mid-America, Scott AFB, IL. He holds a Bachelor of Music degree in Studio Music and Jazz from the University of Miami Frost School of Music. While there, Baarsvik studied with Gary Keller, Whit Sidener, Hal Crook, Paul Demarinis, Debra Richtmeyer and Adrianne Honnold.
Prior to enlisting, Sergeant Baarsvik performed music aboard cruise ships throughout the Mediterranean and Caribbean.
Baarsvic joined the Airmen of Note in 2019 where some of his career highlights include the 2019 Jazz Heritage Series where he performed alongside jazz luminaries, John Fedchock, Christian McBride and Randy Brecker.