Kevin joined the American Brass Quintet in the fall of 1998, and with that appointment also became a faculty member of the Juilliard School.
Originally from Bowling Green, Ohio, he began trumpet studies at the age of ten. His first solo appearance was at age fifteen with the Toledo Symphony. After attending Interlochen Arts Academy, he graduated in 1993 with a bachelor of music degree from the Curtis Institute of Music, where he studied with Frank Kaderabek; two years later he received a master of music degree from the Juilliard School as a student of Mark Gould.
Since his days at Curtis, Mr. Cobb has enjoyed touring and performing in Japan, Central America and Europe, as well as in the U.S. He also toured as solo trumpet with the Israel Camerata of Jerusalem, where he was praised for his “beauty of tone” by the Sarasota Herald-Tribune. In New York Mr. Cobb is regularly active with such organizations as the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, Orchestra of St. Lukes, New York Philharmonic, and the New York City Ballet.
He also performs with New York Big Brass and in Broadway shows, and can frequently be heard in radio and television commercials.