Born in New York and reared in North Carolina, Burgh started playing flute in junior high school. There was no money for private lessons, so Burgh diligently studied his band music and supplemented his appetite by learning to play along with songs on the radio. Jazz, blues, marches, R&B, soul, and gospel music filled the Burgh house and influenced his musical development. He furthered his studies at Hampton University. After graduation, Burgh found that most bands wanted him to play saxes in addition to flute, so he worked to develop his skills on these woodwinds as well. Burgh is grateful to have shared the stage with artists such as George Duke, Stanley Clarke, Joe Chambers, Kathy Sledge, Yolanda Adams, The Manhattans, Tom Browne, and Ray Charles. In addition to being a Professor, Burgh is an active performer and composer. He also currently performs with the FROG Project, Mangroove, The Port City All-Stars, The Duke Ladd Trio, Vermillion Sands, and other local groups. He and fellow musician and songwriting partner Terry Thompson have recently formed 2 Nice Guys Music Productions.