D.M.A. Berklee College of Music (H)
B.M. Berklee College of Music
Bassist Abraham Laboriel is one of the most original and virtuosic musicians in the world today. His thirty-year career as a first call studio session player inspired Guitar Player magazine to identify him as “the most widely used session bassist of our time”. His extraordinary high-energy live performances have thrilled audiences around the world, and he has played on nearly four thousand recordings for a diverse group of artists including Michael Jackson, Ella Fitzgerald, Stevie Wonder, Ziggy Marley, and Christina Aguilera, and on film scores for composers Henry Mancini, Quincy Jones, and Lalo Schifrin. Laboriel graduated from the Berklee College of Music in Boston in 1972 with a degree in Composition, and was awarded an honorary Doctor of Music degree by that institution in September 2005.
At the Cornel School of Contemporary Music at Shepherd University, Dr. Laboriel teaches Group Performance class, Master Clinic, and private lessons.