Abraham Burton - of Belizean descent, is a native of New York. His interest in music began its development at the High School of Music & Art, during which time he was awarded by Downbeat and McDonalds in their Combo Competitions. He later studied under the tutelage of the jazz great, Jackie McLean at the Hartt School of Music, where he received his Bachelor of Arts in Music, graduating with honors.
Abraham's professional career as a musician was initiated with the legendary drummer Arthur Taylor. During his five years with "Taylor's Wailers" he recorded on "Mr. A.T." and "Live at the Village Vanguard" on Enja Records, touring throughout Europe and performing at notable New York clubs such as: The Village Vanguard, Sweet Basil, and Birdland.
Since his time, Abraham has developed a reputation as a veritable professional performing and/or recording with the most prestigious of musicians such as Wynton Marsalis, Milt Jackson, Roy Hargrove, Louis Hayes, James Carter, Kenny Barron, and Jimmy Smith to name just a few.
He went on to form a band in '94 entitled "The Abraham Burton Quartet" which recorded "Closest to the Sun" and "The Magician" with Enja Records