Saxophonist ABRAHAM BURTON was born and raised in Greenwich Village, the “mecca” of jazz. Abraham spent four years under the watchful eyes of Jackie McLean studying the saxophone with an emphasis on Jazz history. He performs with his own dynamic group, “The Abraham Burton Quartet.” The collective has been featured at venues and festivals worldwide. Abraham has also been a part of the Mingus family for two decades, performing globally in all three ensembles The Mingus Big Band, Mingus Dynasty and the Mingus Orchestra. Furthermore, Abraham has been active on the jazz scene collaborating with many of today’s icons such as Lucian Ban, David Bryant, Marc Cary, Steve Davis, Dezron Douglas, Duane Eubanks, Josh Evans, Joe Farnsworth, John Hebert, Freddie Hendrix, James Hurt, Eric McPherson, Nat Reeves, and Nasheet Waits.
In recent years, Abraham’s interest has broadened to teaching and sharing his musical knowledge and experience with future generations.