John has been a lover of music since day one. Though he didn't begin to play piano until high school, music has always been his strongest passion. John's father, David Burke, raised him on music of the 60's, especially The Beatles. Being a talented musician, David also taught John how to sing, recognize harmony, and write songs. Once John turned 15, he decided to follow his father's footsteps and start learning the piano.
Throughout high school and college, John remained musically active by joining a band, singing in choir, and discovering hundreds of new musicians. However, once John first listened to his first George Winston album, "Autumn," he devoted himself to solo piano, and after seeing George Winston in several concerts and eventually befriending him, John made a goal to record his own album. In November of 2011, he finished "Synesthesia."
A native of Atlanta, GA, John resides in Duluth and is a recent graduate of Oglethorpe University, where he studied Spanish and Music. He works as a Spanish Translator for a technology company in Sandy Springs and is working on his Master's degree at Georgia State University. John is also a Choir Director at Skyland church in Brookhaven and a pianist at St. Benedict church in Johns Creek.