Abraham Burton

Tenor Sax
Artist Albums
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06/23/2020
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Abraham Burton Trio
02/18/2020
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Abraham Burton Quartet
02/13/2020
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Nasheet Waits / Abraham Burton Quartet
02/12/2020
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Nasheet Waits / Abraham Burton Quartet
01/07/2020
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Abraham Burton Quartet
12/28/2019
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Jack Walrath Quintet
12/27/2019
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Jack Walrath Quintet
12/17/2019
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Abraham Burton Quartet
12/03/2019
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Abraham Burton Quartet
11/30/2019
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Victor Lewis "After-hours"
11/29/2019
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Victor Lewis "After-hours"
11/19/2019
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Abraham Burton Quartet
11/05/2019
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Abraham Burton Quartet
10/15/2019
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Abraham Burton Quartet
10/08/2019
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Abraham Burton Quartet
09/24/2019
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Abraham Burton Quartet
09/03/2019
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Abraham Burton Quartet
07/09/2019
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Abraham Burton Quartet
06/22/2019
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Donald Edwards Quintet
06/21/2019
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Donald Edwards Quintet
06/04/2019
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Abraham Burton Quartet
05/25/2019
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Jack Walrath Quintet
05/24/2019
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Jack Walrath Quintet
05/14/2019
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Abraham Burton Quartet
04/30/2019
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Abraham Burton Quartet
04/02/2019
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Abraham Burton Quartet
03/23/2019
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Duane Eubanks Quintet
03/22/2019
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Duane Eubanks Quintet
03/05/2019
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Abraham Burton Quartet
02/26/2019
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Abraham Burton Quartet
02/12/2019
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Abraham Burton Quartet
01/29/2019
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Abraham Burton Quartet
01/08/2019
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Abraham Burton Quartet
12/11/2018
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Abraham Burton Quartet
11/27/2018
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Abraham Burton Quartet
11/13/2018
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Abraham Burton Quartet
10/09/2018
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Abraham Burton Quartet
09/11/2018
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Abraham Burton Quartet
09/08/2018
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Jack Walrath Quintet
09/07/2018
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Jack Walrath Quintet
08/28/2018
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Abraham Burton Quartet
08/14/2018
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Abraham Burton Quartet
07/31/2018
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Abraham Burton Quartet
07/27/2018
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Steve Williams Quartet
06/12/2018
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Abraham Burton Quartet
05/15/2018
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Abraham Burton Quartet
05/07/2018
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Joe Farnsworth Quartet
05/01/2018
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Abraham Burton Quartet
04/17/2018
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Abraham Burton Quartet
04/03/2018
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Abraham Burton Quartet
03/20/2018
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Abraham Burton Quartet
03/06/2018
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Abraham Burton Quartet
02/20/2018
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Abraham Burton Quartet
02/13/2018
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Abraham Burton Quartet
01/23/2018
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Abraham Burton Quartet & After-hours Jam Session
01/16/2018
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Abraham Burton Quartet & After-hours Jam Session
01/06/2018
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The SmallsLIVE Collective
01/05/2018
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The SmallsLIVE Collective
01/02/2018
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Abraham Burton Quartet & After-hours Jam Session
12/26/2017
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Abraham Burton Quartet & After-hours Jam Session
12/19/2017
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Abraham Burton Quartet & After-hours Jam Session
11/28/2017
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Abraham Burton Quartet & After-hours Jam Session
11/21/2017
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Abraham Burton Quartet & After-hours Jam Session
11/14/2017
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Abraham Burton Quartet & After-hours Jam Session
10/24/2017
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Abraham Burton Quartet & After-hours Jam Session
10/17/2017
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Abraham Burton Quartet & After-hours Jam Session
10/10/2017
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Abraham Burton Quartet & After-hours Jam Session
10/07/2017
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Jack Walrath Quintet
10/06/2017
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Jack Walrath Quintet
10/03/2017
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Abraham Burton Quartet & After-hours Jam Session
09/26/2017
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The Abraham Burton Quartet & After-hours Jam Session
09/19/2017
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The Abraham Burton Quartet & After-hours Jam Session
09/12/2017
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The Abraham Burton Quartet & After-hours Jam Session
09/05/2017
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The Abraham Burton Quartet & After-hours Jam Session
08/29/2017
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The Abraham Burton Quartet & After-hours Jam Session
08/22/2017
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The Abraham Burton Quartet & After-hours Jam Session
06/27/2017
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The Abraham Burton Quartet
06/20/2017
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The Abraham Burton Trio
06/13/2017
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The Abraham Burton Quartet
06/09/2017
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After-hours Jam Session with Joe Farnsworth
06/03/2017
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Wayne Escoffery & Tenor Traditions
06/02/2017
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Wayne Escoffery & Tenor Traditions
05/23/2017
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The Abraham Burton Quartet
05/16/2017
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The Abraham Burton Quartet
05/09/2017
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The Abraham Burton Quartet
05/02/2017
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The Abraham Burton Quartet
04/25/2017
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The Abraham Burton Quartet
04/18/2017
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The Abraham Burton Quartet
04/11/2017
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The Abraham Burton Quartet
04/04/2017
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The Abraham Burton Quartet
03/15/2017
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The Abraham Burton Quartet
02/11/2017
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The Duane Eubanks Quintet
02/10/2017
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The Duane Eubanks Quintet
02/04/2017
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The Joe Farnsworth Quartet
02/03/2017
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The Joe Farnsworth Quartet
12/10/2016
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The Eric McPherson Quartet
12/09/2016
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The Eric McPherson Quartet
10/15/2016
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The Jack Walrath Quintet
10/14/2016
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The Jack Walrath Quintet
09/10/2016
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The Abraham Burton Quartet
09/09/2016
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The Abraham Burton Quartet
08/06/2016
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The Joe Farnsworth Quartet
08/05/2016
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The Joe Farnsworth Quartet
07/23/2016
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The Duane Eubanks Quintet
07/22/2016
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The Duane Eubanks Quintet
06/25/2016
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The Freddie Hendrix Quintet
06/24/2016
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The Freddie Hendrix Quintet
05/28/2016
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The Abraham Burton Quartet
05/27/2016
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The Abraham Burton Quartet
05/21/2016
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The Jason Brown Quartet
05/20/2016
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The Jason Brown Quartet
04/26/2016
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The Josh Evans Group
04/19/2016
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The Abraham Burton Quartet
03/15/2016
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The Abraham Burton Quartet
12/26/2015
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Dezron Douglas & Friends
11/24/2015
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The Josh Evans Quartet
10/24/2015
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The Duane Eubanks Quintet
10/23/2015
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The Duane Eubanks Quintet
09/22/2015
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Josh Evans Group
05/15/2015
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Nasar Abadey and Supernova®
03/28/2015
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The Steve Davis Quintet
03/27/2015
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The Steve Davis Quintet
03/26/2015
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The Steve Davis Quintet
01/29/2015
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The Duane Eubanks Quintet
08/07/2014
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The Abraham Burton Quartet
03/29/2014
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The Steve Davis Quintet
03/28/2014
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The Steve Davis Quintet
03/27/2014
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The Steve Davis Quintet
01/08/2014
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The Duane Eubanks Quintet
08/08/2013
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Cause and Effect Eric McPherson Group
08/07/2013
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Cause and Effect Eric McPherson Group
05/16/2013
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The Duane Eubanks Group
12/14/2012
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The Tyler Mitchell Group
10/11/2012
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The Vince Ector Group
08/23/2012
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The Duane Eubanks Group
04/15/2012
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The Tyler Mitchell Group
12/17/2011
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The Steve Davis Quintet
12/16/2011
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The Steve Davis Quintet
11/02/2011
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Lucian Ban & "Elevation"
10/06/2011
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The Jack Walrath Quintet
08/14/2011
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The Smalls All-Stars
07/31/2011
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The Tyler Mitchell Quintet
07/27/2011
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The Duane Eubanks Quartet
06/19/2011
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The Tyler Mitchell Quintet
05/01/2011
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The Tyler Mitchell Quintet
12/23/2010
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The Rick Germanson Quartet
12/11/2010
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The Eric McPherson Band
12/10/2010
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The Eric McPherson Band
07/31/2010
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The Eric McPherson Band
07/30/2010
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The Eric McPherson Band
05/22/2010
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The Neal Smith Quartet
05/21/2010
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The Neal Smith Quartet
04/30/2010
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The Eric McPherson Band
04/22/2010
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The Duane Eubanks Band
04/16/2010
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The Eric McPherson Band
03/06/2010
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The Dezron Douglas Quintet
03/05/2010
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The Dezron Douglas Quintet
12/05/2009
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The Eric McPherson Quartet
12/04/2009
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The Eric McPherson Quartet
11/05/2009
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The Jack Walrath Quintet
07/08/2009
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The Bill Cantrall Group
03/21/2009
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The Eric McPherson & Abe Burton Quartet
03/20/2009
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The Eric McPherson & Abe Burton Quartet
01/05/2008
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The Harry Whitaker "moment to moment"
12/29/2007
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The Harry Whitaker Group
Upcoming Shows
07/31/2020
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Ted Klum Mouthpieces Promotional Performance Event
It was once written in the New York Times by jazz columnist Peter Watrous, “If Abraham Burton were to be drawn in a caricature, there would be flames coming out of his horn…” Approaching three decades as a prominent figure on the jazz scene, world-renowned saxophonist and educator Abraham Burton’s passionate sound can still ignite a room filled with patrons. Abraham Burton has been showcased as a soloist on two Grammy award-winning albums and a featured musician on more than one hundred recordings. Throughout his career Abraham has performed and recorded with numerous contemporaries as well as legendary jazz artists including Rashid Ali, Kenny Barron, Walter Bishop Jr., James Carter, Michael Carvin, Santi Debriano, Rein de Graaff, Roy Hargrove, Louis Hayes, Roy Haynes, John Hicks,Terumasa Hino, Yosuke Inoue, Victor Lewis, Harold Mabern, Christian McBride, Jackie McLean, Mulgrew Miller, Lawrence “Butch” Morris, David Murray, Steve Nelson, Nicholas Payton, Alvin Queen, Larry Ridley, Wallace Roney, Jimmy Smith, Horace Tapscott, Arthur Taylor,Kenny Washington, David Williams and Jimmy Woode. Born and raised in Greenwich Village, the “mecca” of jazz, Abraham’s interest in music was sparked by the many pioneers on the New York scene. At an early age, Abraham frequented neighborhood jazz clubs as a “rodey” for drummer Freddie Waits. Abraham became personally acquainted with many popular jazz artists like Richard Davis, Billy Higgins, Elvin Jones, Max Roach, Billy Harper and his first private teacher Bill Saxton. Abraham attributes a large portion of his musical concept and his education to the years spent with the master musicians he met as a youngster.   Determined to further explore the jazz idiom, Abraham attended Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music & the Performing Arts, under the tutelage of head jazz instructor Justin Dicioccio. Abraham was chosen by Dicioccio to be the alto man in an all-star quintet, which was awarded best jazz combo by Downbeat Magazine. In addition, Abraham received an award for outstanding soloist. In the same year Abraham won the McDonald’s Jazz Combo Competition in trio fashion.   By this time, Abraham had met his idol, saxophonist Jackie McLean, with whom he began an apprenticeship and an enduring mentorship. Over the next few years, McLean encouraged Abraham to continue his studies at the Hartt School of Music. Abraham spent four years under the watchful eyes of Jackie McLean studying the saxophone with an emphasis on Jazz history. In 1993 Abraham received his Bachelors Degree in Music and Performance, graduating with honors. Abraham's professional career initiated with master drummer Arthur Taylor. As a “Wailer," Abraham recorded on the albums "Mr. A.T." and "Live at the Village Vanguard.” Abraham began touring throughout Europe and performing at popular New York jazz clubs including The Village Vanguard, Blue Note, Sweet Basil, Condon’s and Birdland. Abraham also began performing with his own dynamic group, “The Abraham Burton Quartet.” The collective has been featured at venues and festivals worldwide including the North Sea Jazz Festival, Jazz a Juan, Moors Jazz Festival, Seixal Jazz Festival and the Pori Jazz Festival. The Band has also recorded a notable collection of albums under Abraham’s leadership.   Additionally, Abraham has 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. In 2013 Abraham was awarded the prestigious Ralph Bunche Fellowship at Rutgers University where he received his Masters Degree in Music. Abraham also has joined the faculty at both the Jackie McLean institute of Jazz (University of Hartford) and Rutgers University where his classes are in high demand. Musically, Abraham continues to explore unchartered territories while devoting time to teach and inspire future generations, passing forward the infinite torch of jazz.