Master Sgt. Kevin Cerovich is a trombonist with the Airmen of Note, The United States Air Force Band, Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling, Washington, D.C. A native of Overland Park, Kansas, his career in the Air Force began in 2012 when he joined the United States Air Force Academy Band, Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado Springs, Colorado, performing with the Falconaires, the Concert Band and Marching Band.
Cerovich holds a Bachelor of Music in Jazz Trombone from the University of Missouri Kansas City Conservatory of Music. There, while studying with Bobby Watson and Paul McKee, he won numerous awards including the 2007 International Trombone Association's JJ Johnson Jazz Competition and the Eastern Trombone Workshop's Solo Jazz Competition. Before leaving Kansas City, Cerovich released his debut album, "The Last Spring" featuring his quartet playing all original compositions.
Cerovich moved to New York City in 2008 to further his music career and was quickly hired by jazz piano icon Eric Lewis with whom he toured internationally and recorded on the 2009 Sony Pictures soundtrack, "Dark Country." He then recorded and toured for several years with French music legend Charlelie Couture in Europe and Canada. Before joining the Air Force Cerovich was a member of the Charlie Persip Big Band and the National Jazz Museum in Harlem All Stars. His work was nominated for a Latin Grammy in 2015. Cerovich has also performed with the Michael Dease Big Band, Jay McShann, Elliot Mason, and Kevin Mahogany among others.
Cerovich's Air Force career highlights include the Jazz Heritage Series concerts with Steve Turre, Terell Stafford and Peter Erskine and performances at the Hartford, Atlanta, and Detroit Jazz Festivals. Cerovich also participated in several Airmen of Note recordings including "Airmen of Note," and "Veterans of Jazz." In 2015, Cerovich deployed with a small group from The U.S. Air Force Band who traveled to Qatar, Kuwait, Jordan and Afghanistan in support of diplomatic and troop morale initiatives as a part of Operation Resolute Support.