THE BIOGRAPHY OF ABRAHAM LABORIEL

Abraham Laboriel is a world-renowned bassist who has revolutionized the way the electric bass is played. His versatility on the instrument is unparalleled. He was born and raised in Mexico City. He attended Boston's Berklee College of Music where he earned a Bachelors degree in 1972. While at Berklee, Abraham met Harry Blazer. In the early 70's they performed together with a number of prominent artists including Charlie Mariano, Gary Burton, Michel LeGrand and Johnny Mathis. A few years later, at the behest of Henry Mancini with whom Mr. Laboriel was playing regularly, Abraham moved to Los Angeles to become the most recorded bass guitarist in history. He has over 4,000 recordings to his credit and has performed with artists covering the entire musical spectrum - from Christian music artists to symphony orchestras. For example, everyone is familiar with his bass playing on the films "Tootsie," "The Color Purple," "Terms of Endearment," and "48 Hours" to name just a few. Abraham Laboriel is a five-time recipient of National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences prestigious "Most Valuable Player Award", having won the award an unprecedented three years in a row. Mr. Laboriel continues to record and perform worldwide in addition to performing with Ron Feuer and Harry Blazer in the jazz trio GEM.